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Could targeting this heart hormone help control blood pressure?

Could targeting this heart hormone help control blood pressure?

Recent insights into a hormone released by muscle cells could lead to improved ways to treat high blood pressure. Researchers find novel ways to tackle high blood pressure. When the hormone, which has the name atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), enters the bloodstream, it lowers blood pressure by triggering blood vessel dilation and excretion of sodium […]

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13 adults with complete paralysis benefit from nerve transfer surgery

13 adults with complete paralysis benefit from nerve transfer surgery

A new study showcases the benefits of nerve transfer surgery — sometimes in combination with traditional tendon transfer surgery — for restoring upper limb function in people with complete paralysis. A team of Australia-based surgeons has restored the function of upper limbs in 13 young adults who experienced spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury (SCI) […]

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Brain structure may play key role in psychosis

Brain structure may play key role in psychosis

New research finds that having a larger choroid plexus, which is a vital brain structure, could be involved in psychosis. Research finds clues about psychosis in a brain structure that scientists have not yet fully studied. Variations in the structure of the choroid plexus, which produces cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), could play a key role in […]

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Ticks

Ticks

What are ticks? What do ticks look like? Ticks are small arachnids. Ticks require blood meals to complete their complex life cycles. Ticks are scientifically classified as Arachnida (a classification that includes spiders). The fossil record suggests ticks have been around at least 90 million years. There are over 800 species of ticks throughout the […]

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orphenadrine (Norflex)

orphenadrine (Norflex)

What is oral orphenadrine? What are the uses for oral orphenadrine? Orphenadrine is an oral central acting skeletal muscle relaxant that is used for the treatment of acute muscle aches, pain, or spasms. The exact mechanism of action in relieving muscuar aches or spasms is not completely understood. Orphenadrine may reduce muscle spasms through actions […]

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Urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer

Urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer

Recent research has revealed that a new urine test can detect aggressive prostate cancer cases that need treatment up to 5 years sooner than other diagnostic methods. Research has assessed the effectiveness of a new urine test for prostate cancer. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, United Kingdom, and the Norfolk […]

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

What is a urinary tract infection (UTI)? Picture of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Causes A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. These are the structures that urine passes through before being eliminated from the body. The kidneys are a pair of small organs that lie on either […]

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30 Sunburn Natural and Home Remedies for Severe Sunburns

30 Sunburn Natural and Home Remedies for Severe Sunburns

What are the definitions of mild and severe sunburns? What are their symptoms and signs? Sunburn is the result of too much exposure to the sun, or a sun-equivalent (such as a tanning bed or other UV source). Sunburn is most common during the summer when the sun’s rays are the strongest. Mild sunburn symptoms […]

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Keratosis Pilaris (KP)

Keratosis Pilaris (KP)

What is the treatment for keratosis pilaris? Many treatment options and skin care recipes are available for controlling keratosis pilaris. Often there is very good temporary improvement following a regular skin care program of lubrication. As a general rule of thumb, treatment needs to be continuous. Since there is no available cure or universally effective […]