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2012-02-02 18:00:59

Therapeutic cooling for stroke, damaging effects of normally beneficial blood component following ischemic stroke, more Stroke experts from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will present research updates at the International Stroke Conference of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Feb. 1 through Feb. 3 in New Orleans. Highlights include: 6:15 — 6:45 p.m. CST, Feb. 1, Thrombin Activity Associated with Neuronal Damage during Acute Stage of Ischemic Stroke After...

Breast Cancer Risk Reduced With Moderate Red Wine Consumption
2012-01-09 11:22:26

Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are challenging the widely-held belief that the risk of breast cancer is increased by any type of alcohol consumption. Women who enjoy a regular glass of red wine could actually be reducing their risks according to a new medical study. Alcohol, doctors have long known, increases the body´s estrogen levels, fostering the growth of cancer cells. However, the Cedars-Sinai study found that chemicals in the skins and seeds of...

2012-01-06 12:08:42

Drinking red wine in moderation may reduce one of the risk factors for breast cancer, providing a natural weapon to combat a major cause of death among U.S. women, new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shows. The study, published online in the Journal of Women's Health, challenges the widely-held belief that all types of alcohol consumption heighten the risk of developing breast cancer. Doctors long have determined that alcohol increases the body's estrogen levels, fostering the...

2011-11-02 09:10:45

Among the most commonly used treatments for IBS, a targeted antibiotic was shown to be the safest in a new study by Cedars-Sinai researchers Among the most commonly used treatments for irritable bowel syndrome — which affects as many as 20 percent of the United States population — a targeted antibiotic was shown to be the safest in a new study by Cedars-Sinai researchers, based on an analysis of 26 large-scale clinical trials. The study, for presentation at the American...

2011-09-08 09:42:09

An article appearing in the Sept. 7 New England Journal of Medicine, reporting on National Institutes of Health research on brain stents, says aggressive medical treatment without stenting is better for high-risk stroke patients. But experts at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who were involved in the study believe this procedure is appropriate for some patients. They express concern that those who might benefit from minimally invasive placement of a mesh tube or stent to open blocked brain...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.