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2011-09-19 21:06:45

Ovarian cancer is one of the most frequent forms of cancer that affect women. As tumors can initially grow unchecked in the abdomen without causing any major symptoms, patients are usually diagnosed at an advanced stage and have to undergo surgery plus chemotherapy. During the operation, surgeons attempt to remove all tumor deposits as this leads to improved patient prognosis. To do this, however, they primarily have to rely on visual inspection and palpation - an enormous challenge...

2011-09-19 07:49:02

The first fluorescence-guided surgery on an ovarian cancer patient was performed using a cancer cell "homing device" and imaging agent created by a Purdue University researcher. The surgery was one of 10 performed as part of the first phase of a clinical trial to evaluate a new technology to aid surgeons in the removal of malignant tissue from ovarian cancer patients. The method illuminates cancer cells to help surgeons identify and remove smaller tumors that could otherwise be missed....

2011-08-03 13:46:54

Era of Hope conference to feature compelling research examining benefits to daughters based on mother's diet During pregnancy, women are counseled to refrain from consuming certain types of foods, beverages and medications in order to avoid jeopardizing the health and development of the fetus. In fact, the American Pregnancy Association has a list of a dozen items they recommend expectant mothers omit from their diets. However, there are some additions, such as folic acid, that, when taken...

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2011-07-11 13:11:07

According to a new study, Swedish teenagers who consume more folic acid will get better grades in school.  According to Dr. Torbjorn Nilsson of Orebro University Hospital and his colleagues, the new study is among the first to examine whether folate is tied to school achievements. The researchers looked at 386 15-year-olds who were finishing up ninth grade.  Once all the grades from the classes were added up, there was a difference between the teens who got the most and the least...

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2011-07-06 05:45:00

Poor oral health is just as bad for fertility as obesity, and could delay the time of conception by as much as two months, Professor Roger Hart told the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology on Tuesday. "Until now, there have been no published studies that investigate whether gum disease can affect a woman's chance of conceiving, so this is the first report to suggest that gum disease might be one of several factors that could be modified to improve the...

2011-07-06 00:00:04

A new study finds high folate intake is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, a finding consistent with the findings of most previous epidemiologic studies. The study is reassuring, as previous recent evidence has suggested that consumption of very high levels of folate through supplements and from folate-fortified diet may increase risk of some cancers. Nonetheless, the potential importance of folate in colorectal cancer prevention remains in question because at least one...

2011-07-05 23:31:53

Intake of high levels of folate may reduce colorectal cancer risk, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food. "We found that all forms and sources of folate were associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer," said Victoria Stevens, PhD, of the American Cancer Society and lead author of this study. "The strongest association was with...

2011-07-02 00:00:34

NOCUBE announces the release of Deficiencia de Nutrientes, a new revolutionary health app, now available on iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®. Deficiencia de Nutrientes, is a Spanish version of the popular health app Nutrient Depletionsâ“ž¢. The only app of its kind! Nutrient Depletions puts patients health first by providing information of key essential nutrients depleted by common medications. Certain commonly prescribed medications will deplete...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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