Posts Tagged 'Beyaz'

Clots that remain in legs also dangerous

Blood clots in the deep leg veins – a condition called deep vein thrombosis — can be deadly if the clots break off and travel to the heart, lungs or brain. But according to a health column in the Herald Times Reporter in Wisconsin, the blood clots can cause lasting health problems even if they remain in the legs.

Dr. Terry L. Gueldner, MD, FACS, RPhS, of the Wisconsin Vein Center in ...

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Scientists developing miniature robot to treat clots

A report in the Sydney Morning Herald says scientists in Australia are developing a miniature robot called the Neuroglide that would be able to navigate through the arteries of the human brain and remove life-threatening blood clots in stroke victims.

The report quotes neurointerventionist Bernard Yan as saying that currently about 15 percent of stroke victims die because the blood clot in their brain can’t be accessed down a winding path of ...

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Oprah Website gives warning about Yasmin

An article on the Website for media personality and former talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey includes information about different forms of birth control such as the diaphragm, the sponge and the vaginal ring, listing the advantages and disadvantages of each.

One of the listings is for “the pill,” which the site says is the most popular form of birth control in America, according to a survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

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Therapist: Pitcher lucky blood clot diagnosed early

In a piece for the Huffington Post, sports physical therapist Abby Sims writes that Dillon Gee of the New York Mets was fortunate that a timely examination revealed the presence of a blood clot in his pitching shoulder.

Gee, a 26-year-old left-hander, had surgery this week to break up the clot. Doctors diagnosed the problem after he complained of numbness in his fingers.

Sims writes that blood clots can be very dangerous if ...

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Yasmin maker agrees to illegal marketing settlement

Bayer, maker of the Yasmin line of birth control pills, has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that it illegally marketed aspirin mixed with supplements, Bloomberg reports.

Consumers sued a unit of the company, Bayer Healthcare LLC, in 2008 over its Bayer Women’s Low Dose Aspirin + Calcium and Bayer Aspirin with Heart Advantage, containing the supplement phytosterols.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned the company the same ...

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Yasmin blamed for Florida woman’s death

A report in the Florida Times-Union concerns a man suing two doctors whom he blames for his wife’s death from a blood clot, because they failed to take her off the birth control pill Yasmin before her plastic surgery.

The lawsuit states it is well-known by medical practitioners that oral contraceptives increase the risk of fatal blood clots after surgery. The attorney representing the family cited the Physician’s Desk Reference, which states ...

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