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2011-04-08 11:17:00

ST. LOUIS, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Louis University researchers have identified a novel mechanism to control the traffic of cells and fluid from tissues to lymphatic vessels. It may be possible to harness this mechanism to fight cancer spread from one organ to another organ and improve the effectiveness of vaccines. The lymphatic system is an extensive fluid transit system, consisting of vessels in the body. It defends the body against infection. Cancer cells and...

2011-01-04 14:21:06

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have found that a significant increase of an enzyme in the blood vessels of pregnant women with preeclampsia may explain some of the symptoms associated with the condition, including hypertension, swelling and protein in the urine. The findings could lead to a treatment for pregnant women with preeclampsia, which is one of the most significant health problems in pregnancy and a leading cause worldwide of both premature delivery...

2010-05-27 16:52:23

Finding could lead to first-ever target for drug therapy for lymphedema A genetic mutation for inherited lymphedema associated with lymphatic function has been discovered that could help create new treatments for the condition, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Their findings are reported in the June issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics. Lymphedema, the swelling of body tissues caused by an accumulation of fluid in a blocked or...

2010-02-17 14:03:27

COLUMBIA, Mo. "“ Lymphedema, a chronic swelling condition that can appear after breast cancer surgery, is a risk for 1.3 million breast cancer survivors. Although lymphedema can cause lifelong swelling in the arms, back, neck and chest, there is no national standard of diagnosis or care. Now, University of Missouri researchers are leading the American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP), a national, multi-disciplinary collaboration to develop comprehensive guidelines for the assessment,...

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2008-12-30 14:59:17

Hospitals in many states nationwide are looking into new simple methods of reducing breast cancer survivors' risk of developing lymphedema. Lymphedema is a painful condition that causes a patient's arm to swell. It is a common side effect of cancer treatments such as surgery and radiation. "I have ladies tell me the lymphedema is much worse than their cancer because the cancer's cured," says Dr. Electra Paskett, an epidemiologist at Ohio State University. Paskett is among those health care...

2008-10-30 18:00:29

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A large number of breast cancer survivors received complimentary L-Dex readings as part of the "Know Your L-Dex" awareness campaign activities at recent Komen Race for the Cure(R) events in Houston and Dallas. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081030/NY43020 ) Dr. Walton Taylor, a breast surgeon at the Medical City Dallas Hospital, provided survivors with complimentary readings using an FDA-cleared L-Dex medical device developed by...

2008-10-01 09:00:09

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The first-ever "Know Your L-Dex" (Lymphedema Index) awareness campaign is set for kick-off this week as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities. At Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Breast Cancer Network of Strength events throughout the United States, breast surgeons will provide female breast cancer survivors with complimentary L-Dex readings using an L-Dex XCA medical device -- the first FDA cleared device of its type -- developed by...

2008-07-07 12:00:48

FREDERICK, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ActiPatch(TM), the product marketed by Bioelectronics Corp. (Pink Sheets: BIEL), is changing the face of medicine and the way we heal. Recently chosen as "One of 9 Medical Breakthroughs That May Change Your Life," by MedicalHeadway.com, ActiPatch is fast becoming the treatment of choice for everything from soft tissue injuries to surgical recovery. "The decision to include ActiPatch in the top 9 medical breakthroughs was an easy one," said...

2006-08-23 14:26:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Holding an ice pack on a sprained ankle for no more than 10 minutes at a time is more effective for easing pain than icing for a longer stretch of time, researchers report. However, the either approach was effective for reducing swelling and improving joint function, the team found. Ice is one of the standard treatments for reducing pain and swelling after an ankle injury, but there is little scientific evidence for the best approach to using this...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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