Illness in Asthma Study

In a 1978 asthma study at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), two of four volunteers became ill after being medicated with hexamethonium, the drug associated with the death of a research volunteer at Johns Hopkins University on June 2.

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February 27th, 2012 - Posted in Diseases | | Comments Off

Can It Help Alleviate Chronic Heart Failure

Soft thoughts and deep breaths may improve the quality of life for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), a condition in which the heart can’t pump out all the blood it needs to.
The evidence comes from a study of 28 people with CHF conducted at the University of California  by researchers, Ohio State University and Harvard.

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January 21st, 2011 - Posted in Diseases | | Comments Off

Perspective on Diabetes

Diabetes has been increasing at an alarming rate in this country. Why is that, and what could be done about it?

Diabetes is a condition in which the Islet cells in the pancreas do not produce sufficient insulin to control the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood, and the sugar level rises, with adverse consequences for many organs and systems in the body.
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May 29th, 2010 - Posted in Diseases | | Comments Off

Epilepcy. A Simple Guide to Seizures

Do you know the difference between Partial and Generalized seizures? Why is a Tonic-Clonic seizure different than a Myclonic seizure? Find out in this guide to common seizure types.

While there are many different seizure types, many patients are unfamiliar with types other than the particular seizures they may have. Even then, sometimes the seizures are not fully understood. The following is a guide to help everyone, patient, relative, and the curious, understand seizures.
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March 5th, 2010 - Posted in Diseases | | Comments Off