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2013-11-19 23:21:11

Infini by Lutronic, uses micro-needling at depths up to 3.5 mm with radiofrequency at the tips to stimulate collagen, cause tissue contraction, and scar remodeling. It was recently FDA approved in late July, 2013. Destin, FL (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Radiofrequency use in medical treatments has over a 70 year history. It has been used for multiple applications but the most exciting innovations recently have been in skin tightening. Thermage in 2002 was the first to market a device which...

Common Lung Blood Pressure Drug May Damage The Heart
2013-01-22 09:02:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta significantly improves understanding of how widely used drugs in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) affect the heart health of patients who use them. The findings of this study, published in a recent issue of Circulation Research, a journal of the American Heart Association, reveal that the medications most often prescribed for PAH could block...

2011-09-25 12:00:00

Gold nanowires in engineered patches enhance electrical signaling and contraction BOSTON, Sept. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of physicians, engineers and materials scientists at Children's Hospital Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have used nanotechnology and tiny gold wires to engineer cardiac patches, with cells all beating in time, that could someday help heart attack patients. As reported online by Nature Nanotechnology on September 25, the addition...

2011-07-20 17:03:29

Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," says Sean Ward, professor of physiology and cell biology, at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, who conducted the study. Ward's study was recently published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Human...

2011-05-31 06:43:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb, according to a new study. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," Professor Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, was quoted as saying. Human eggs are microscopically small, but need to travel to a...

2011-05-26 13:42:29

Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," says Professor Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, USA. Ward's study is published today in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Human eggs are microscopically small, but need to...

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2010-08-30 13:37:35

A new test could help predict which women will have a natural birth or will need a Caesarean section.  Scientists found that when high levels of lactic acid are measured in the amniotic fluid, it is more likely the mother will need a Caesarean section. The test is already being administered in a number of European hospitals. Over half of the caesareans in the U.K. are emergency rather than elective procedures. Swedish company Obstecare helped developed the test with the help of...

2010-08-18 13:47:28

Doctor Elena Zubillaga studied 109 women and 120 men admitted to hospital with a cardiac insufficiency solely due to high blood pressure. More concretely, she analysed the clinical, biochemical and ecocardiographical differences between the patients, depending on their sex. She also made reference to the data provided by serum markers for the metabolism of the collagen (protein) in the heart and the systolic function or contraction of the latter, as alterations taking place in the metabolism...

2010-01-27 10:44:57

The team identified beta-sitosterol "“ a steroid that can inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine "“ as the main constituent of pomegranate seed extract. The research suggests that pomegranate extract could be used as a natural stimulant to encourage the uterus to contract during labor. Pomegranate juice is thought to have a number of health benefits, from lowering cholesterol and blood pressure to protecting against some cancers, but until now there has been no...

2010-01-11 09:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading clinical research center in Salt Lake City has joined an international trial program to test an experimental new drug designed to treat painful menstrual cramps, or dysmenorrhea, a condition that affects between 45 and 90 percent of women of childbearing age in the United States. Although not life threatening, dysmenorrhea can be debilitating and psychologically taxing and is one of the leading causes of absenteeism from work and school....