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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stem Cell Therapy for Shrinking Enlarged Heart

Researchers report stem cell therapy has been successfully used to shrink hearts dangerously swollen after heart attacks.
What are stem cells and what are the types??
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells which can differentiate to perform specialized functions...There are two different types of stem cells embryonic and adult stem cells
How stem cells are utilized here is, the bone marrow is having stem cells which can differentiate into a variety of here
stem cells are taken from the heart patient's own bone marrow and then injected into the damaged heart. months later, the observation shows there is a significant improvement in heart performance, and within a year a significant reduction in both scar tissue and heart size.
Much more study data and trials are needed to before the treatment is made availabe to the patients.
study co-author Dr. Joshua M. Hare, a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Inter-disciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine said the therapy which has been under development for around ten years, was encouraging and a big step forward.
However, much more research and time is needed before the new treatment is made available to patients, three or seven years or even a decade down the road.
Researchers discussed the findings of their study in the 17th March issue of Circulation Research.
"Heart enlargement the American Heart Association (AHA) says results from various health complications like heart attack, congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy, a form of heart muscle inflammation. Heart valve disease and high blood pressure as a result of heart muscle thickening can also contribute to heart enlargement."
Currently, only medications and / or heart transplant are the only means of reducing the increased risk of death, disability, and hospitalization accompanying an enlarged heart.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Heart Attacks And Drinking Warm Water

Heart Attacks And Drinking Warm Water

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about
Heart Attacks. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habitwhile eating.

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

Common Symptoms Of Heart Attack...

A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting
. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.

You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.


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DIABECELL : A new treatment for diabetes

Living Cell Technology is coming up with a new treatment for type I diabetes. it could be relatively cheaper compared to the regular insulin considering on the life time use of insulin injections.

DIABECELL is a porcine, insulin-producing cell product for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. These islet cells are self-regulating and efficiently secrete insulin in the patient's body.
The treatment involves introducing encapsulated porcine cells into the abdominal cavity of the patient in a simple laparoscopic procedure. Living Cell Technologies unique proprietary encapsulation technology means that this procedure does not require the use of immunosuppression.
Clinical Study is progressing on this, once it is implemented it will definitely bring down the costs.