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2011-06-10 13:35:22

People lose 30% of their muscle strength between the ages of 50 and 70 years. However, maintaining muscle strength in old age is enormously important in order to maintain mobility and to be able to lead an independent life and manage everyday tasks independently. In the current issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International, Frank Mayer and colleagues from the University of Potsdam conclude that progressive strength (resistance) training counteracts muscular atrophy in...

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2011-06-08 13:21:37

Scientists claim that an apple a day helps to boost muscles and fight fat. Researchers discovered that ursolic acid - a waxy substance found in apple peel - has natural body building qualities and could help people stay toned and slender. The scientists found while performing experiments that apples boost muscle growth by up to 15 percent and reduces body fat by over half. According to the new study, it also helps reduce blood sugar levels, cholesterol and harmful fatty acids. Dr....

2011-05-11 14:48:00

SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valor Medical announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for Neucrylate AN for treating cerebral aneurysms. Neucrylate AN is a liquid embolic device that is injected through a microinfusion catheter into the aneurysm. When Neucrylate AN comes in contact with the blood in the aneurysm it immediately changes from a liquid into a porous, elastic, sponge like material. Unlike conventional micro-coils used for treating cerebral aneurysms...

2011-05-09 07:35:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women who develop cerebral aneurysms are less likely to have taken the oral contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy, suggesting taking oestrogen could have a protective effect, according to a study. Cerebral aneurysms, weaknesses in the blood vessel walls of the brain which cause the vessels to balloon, occur more frequently in women, and it has been suggested that female hormones may play a role in their development. If the cerebral aneurysm ruptures, because...

2011-05-06 07:29:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Drinking coffee, having sex and even blowing your nose could all temporarily raise your risk of rupturing a brain aneurysm and suffering a stroke, according to a new study. Dutch researchers discovered eight main triggers that appear to increase a person's risk of having an intracranial aneurysm (IA), which is a weakness in the wall of a brain blood vessel that often causes it to balloon. If this aneurysm ruptures, it can result in a stroke. About two percent of the...

2011-05-05 14:21:52

Oral contraceptive and hormone replacement therapy in women with cerebral aneurysms Women who develop cerebral aneurysms are less likely to have taken the oral contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy, suggesting taking oestrogen could have a protective effect, reveals research published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. Cerebral aneurysms, weaknesses in the blood vessel walls of the brain which cause the vessels to balloon, occur more frequently in women, and it has...

2011-04-13 15:05:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System for surgery on brain aneurysms that are difficult to manage because of their size and shape. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel, which can rupture as it increases in size, causing hemorrhage or death. Brain aneurysms often produce no symptoms until they grow and...

2011-04-06 12:25:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new device that provides neurointerventional surgeons with another tool to treat brain aneurysms without performing open surgery. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) An aneurysm is a weak, enlarged area in an artery (blood vessel). Over time, the force of normal blood pressure can cause it to rupture, which can be life-threatening and cause...

2011-04-05 12:04:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroVasx announced today that the FDA has approved the cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System as a Humanitarian Use Device (HDE) for the treatment of large, giant and wide-neck cerebral aneurysms, which are typically the most difficult to treat. The HDE allows for the treatment of up to 4,000 patients per year in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110405/CG77724LOGO) Christopher Dowd, M.D., Clinical Professor of...

2011-02-15 05:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nfocus Neuromedical, Inc., an innovative medical device company with a focus on the next generation treatment for brain aneurysms, announced today that its Luna(TM) Aneurysm Embolization System (AES) received CE Mark for the treatment of patients with brain aneurysms. The Luna AES is designed to be a single-deployment, easy-to-use system for the treatment of brain aneurysms both pre- and post-rupture. "Brain aneurysm treatment...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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