0 comments on “Non-event – this word of the day in dictionary has a great importance. And a common usage in medicine. It may mean an occurrence only of superficial interest,mroutine, unexceptional, unremarkable, unnoteworthy- used unsparingly. Read on..”

Non-event – this word of the day in dictionary has a great importance. And a common usage in medicine. It may mean an occurrence only of superficial interest,mroutine, unexceptional, unremarkable, unnoteworthy- used unsparingly. Read on..

Many a times the word uneventful may be seen in summaries that your clinician or treating physician may record in his report or history during a therapy course or at tome of discharge from a hospital stay. Actually means nothing to worry about currently.

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News Today: Angelina Jolie has ovaries and fallopian tubes removed-But Hold on

general mesh of cancer type wordsLink to the news::: Who needs the tests such as this and what is the significance and take of masters in science. There are two tests or may be panels or gens or serum markers as we may call them in question. First is CA 125 Serum Marker and the other is the Mutation test in two genes called as BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. what they mean and how the test should be elective and who may or may not undergo such an exercise.  This news rocks the hollywood but is also starting to haunt women across the globe the second time. Read on 

0 comments on “Mal de mer: Nausea: This dictionary word of the day means sea sickness. Lets explore what it is!”

Mal de mer: Nausea: This dictionary word of the day means sea sickness. Lets explore what it is!

sea sicknessMotion sickness is a syndrome that occurs in response to real or perceived motion, which can include gastrointestinal, central nervous system, and autonomic symptoms.

Motion or sea or travel sickness is considered a physiological form of dizziness, since it is not indicative of a disease process. This can be induced in nearly all normal human subjects. The affects and conditions may vary in severity, as it may be produced with minimal provocation in some individuals but can be very difficult to elicit in others.

What is Nausea: The symptoms of motion sickness were first described by Hippocrates. They frequently occur during boat travel, and the principal symptom (nausea) is derived from the Greek word for ship (naus).

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COPD- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

copd 2COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. In people with COPD, the airways (the branching tubes that carry air within the lungs) become narrow and damaged. This makes people feel out of breath and tired.

COPD can be a serious illness. It cannot be cured and it usually gets worse over time. But there are treatments that can help.

You might have heard COPD referred to as “chronic bronchitis” or “emphysema.” These are types of COPD.

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Medical Law don’t confuse it with “jurisprudence” which means branch of medicine

lawMedical law is the branch of law which concerns the prerogatives and responsibilities of medical professionals and the rights of the patient. It should not be confused with medical jurisprudence, which is a branch of medicine, rather than a branch of law.

Medical jurisprudence: The branch of the law that deals with the application of law to medicine or, conversely, the application of medical science to legal problems. Medical jurisprudence may be involved in cases concerning genetic relationships (eg, paternity testing) or injury or death resulting from violence. An autopsy may be done to help determine the agent of death (eg, a gun shot, poison) and how long the person has been dead.. Forensic medicine is also important in cases involving rape. Modern techniques use such specimens as semen, blood, and hair to identify the body of a victim and to compare the DNA of the criminal to that of the defendant through DNA fingerprinting.Medical law is the branch of law which concerns the prerogatives and responsibilities of medical professionals and the rights of the patient.

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All you need to know about Cerebrovascular diseases

strokeCerebrovascular diseases include some of the most common and devastating disorders: ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and cerebrovascular anomalies such as intracranial aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).

Most cerebrovascular diseases are manifest by the abrupt onset of a focal neurologic deficit, as if the patient was “struck by the hand of God.”

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Module 3A: Cancer and its basics- for laymen,believers and followers

cancerback to basics

During my education and endeavours in medicine, I read Betty S quote once that Where there is life, there is cancer. Although the types of cancer and their incidence (the number of new types diagnosed each year) may vary by geography, sex, race, age, and ethnicity, cancer exists in every population and has since ancient times.

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10 Foods That Could Worse Your Arthritis Inflammation

arthritisOriginal article by Churchil Otieno

Decrease arthritis inflammation by avoiding 10 key foods

Processed foods contain oils and sugars and refined carbohydrates that result in inflammation of the joints.

Avoiding the following foods will help decrease flare-ups and pain in the joints:
• Processed grains such as white bread
• Sugary sodas and sports drinks
• Junk food
• Foods with high fructose corn syrup ingredients
• Commercial boxed breakfast cereals
• Condiments like jams and jellies
• Juice Concentrates
• White rice and pasta made from anything other than whole grains
• Frozen sweets and dessert items
• Store-bought chips, cookies and crackers

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Combine and Conquer | Therapy yields reduction in HER2+ breast cancer recurrence

Combine and Conquer | HMS.

Therapy yields reduction in HER2+ breast cancer recurrence

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In a phase two clinical trial, women with small (stage one) HER2-positive breast tumors who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and a targeted drug following surgery were highly unlikely to have the cancer recur within three years of treatment, investigators at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report in a paper published Jan. 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The findings may help establish the therapy—which combines the chemotherapy agent paclitaxel and the targeted drug trastuzumab (Herceptin)—as the first standard treatment approach for this group of patients, the authors state.

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Many previous studies excluded women with small HER2-positive breast tumors that hadn’t spread to nearby lymph nodes from clinical trials of trastuzumab because it wasn’t considered prudent to expose them to an investigational drug given the relatively low risk that the disease would recur. Without a single standard treatment for this group of patients, treatment approaches have varied widely. Breast cancers are classified as HER2-positive if their cells have surplus human epidermal growth factor receptors on their surface, making them extra sensitive to signals to grow and divide.

“Women with small HER2 positive, node-negative breast tumors have a low, but still significant, risk of recurrence of their disease,” said the study’s senior author, Eric Winer, HMS professor of medicine and director of the Breast Oncology Program at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber. “This study demonstrates that a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and trastuzumab—which is associated with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy regimens—is an appealing standard of care for this group of patients.”

The study enrolled 406 patients with HER2-positive, node-negative breast tumors smaller than 3 centimeters. They were treated with the drug combination for 12 weeks, followed by nine months of trastuzumab alone. Traditional drug regimens for women with HER2-positive breast cancer involve chemotherapy with adriamycin and cytoxan followed by paclitaxel and trastuzumab.

Three years after completing therapy, 98.7 percent of the participants were alive and free of invasive breast cancer. The side effects were generally milder than those associated with traditional chemotherapy regimens.

“We’re committed to identifying treatment regimens that are geared not only to the specific biological features of a woman’s cancer, but also to the stage of the cancer—the size of the tumor and how far it has advanced,” said the study’s lead author, Sara Tolaney, HMS instructor in medicine at the Susan F. Smith Center. “This study is a prime example of the value of that approach.”

Financial support for the research was provided by Genentech and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Adapted from a Dana-Farber news release.