Cardiology

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Blood clots, which lead to heart attacks and strokes, are a leading cause of death worldwide. The main goal of emergency medicine in such cases is to dissolve the blood clot and restore blood flow in the affected vessel as quickly and safely as possible. An important need is for drugs that target the clot and dissolve it without causing problems in unaffected blood vessels.

Disease

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A recent retrospective study by four Michigan physicians shows strong evidence that symptoms of headache, dizziness and anxiety in some patients with traumatic brain injury potentially could be alleviated or even eliminated with specialized eyeglass lenses containing prisms. The paper was published in the April 2010 issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Medical practice

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Growth hormone treatment has sustained effects against problems associated with osteoporosis for years after it is stopped in postmenopausal women, suggests a new trial. The rate of fractures in women who had osteoporosis who treated with growth hormone fell by half during the 10-year study. The authors of the study believe it is the largest and longest controlled study with growth hormone treatment in postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Other

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With the average American consuming around 4.5 kg of chocolate each year, it is safe to say it is one of the nation's most loved treats. It is not hard to fathom why; it tastes delicious and stimulates the release of endorphins - the "feel-good" hormones. And according to numerous studies in recent years, chocolate is amazingly good for our health.

Psychiatry

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New research published in Science demonstrates a connection between a mother's immune response to a viral threat and autism-like traits in the offspring of mice. New research investigating the root of autism implicates T helper cells. Despite first being described in 1943, autistic spectrum disorders remain a mysterious affliction.

Retirees

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VHA (Veterans Health Administration) services were found to be either similar or better than the private sector for several chronic disease treatments, including cancer, researchers reported in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine. VHA is part of the VA (US Department of Veterans Affairs) that provides the medical assistance VA program through various of its own outpatient clinics, medical centers, hospitals and long-term healthcare facilities.

Women health

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Dairy foods have their pros and cons; though they are a good source of calcium, they can also be high in fat. When it comes to the effects of dairy foods on breast cancer risk, a new study finds that they can be just as conflicting. Researchers suggest that a high intake of certain cheeses, such as cheddar, may raise women's risk of breast cancer.