News Scan for Dec 11, 2014
Writing in Emerging Infectious Diseases, the authors, from Germany, Spain, and the UAE, note that camels can carry MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) and are probably an important reservoir for it. Previous studies of goats, sheep ...
CIDRAP - Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:48

Prevalence of Glaucoma in Patients With Moderate to Severe Obstructive Sleep ...
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a type of sleep apnea that results from complete or partial collapse of the pharyngeal airway during sleep, and is characterized by brief interruptions of breathing. OSA increases the risk for cardiovascular morbidity ...
Medscape - Sun, 07 Dec 2014 21:15



What is ALS? The Real Challenge
Unfortunately, no significant disease-modifying therapy has proven effective to date. In patients with bulbar ALS, early tongue fasciculation and pharyngeal muscle weakness may lead to an increased risk for aspiration. In classic ALS, muscles of the ...
Brain Blogger (blog) - Fri, 05 Dec 2014 04:00

A Word from Dr. Pfenninger: HPV vaccine important, safe, effective in ...
These same types also cause anal, vaginal, vulvar, penile and oral pharyngeal (throat) cancers. About 22,800 ... The whole vaccine picture has really become complicated with the offering of so many different vaccines for various other diseases. A study ...
Midland Daily News - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:07



Higher intake of fatty fish hinders cancer growth
According to a study by the US-based Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, those who consume a certain amount of rich omega-3 fatty acids in somes types of fish such as wild Alaskan salmon are found to be at a significantly lower risk for a number ...
Press TV - Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:54

Global Mechanical Ventilators Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Carefusion ...
A mechanical ventilator is a life-supporting medical device used to assist or replace a patient's breathing. A mechanical ventilation is generally the last resort for a patient who is having difficulty breathing and cannot maintain adequate oxygenation ...
PR Newswire (press release) - Tue, 09 Dec 2014 06:03



Cal State Long Beach Research: Tongue May Not Be Needed to Speak, Taste
... disorder since 1718, Rogers' abilities could alter how we help rehabilitate those who have lost parts of or the entirety of their tongue due to cancer—the Center for Disease Control states that 40K people have been diagnosed with oral or ...
Long Beach Post - Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:03

Expression of SIP1 protein indicates poor prognosis in pharyngeal cancer
Although pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC) is a rather rare disease, its incidence has been increasing over the past three decades, now accounting for 130,000 new cases and 80,000 cancer deaths worldwide. The prognosis is one of the poorest ...
EurekAlert (press release) - Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:03


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