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Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam
Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women, the U.S. medical establishment isn't doing away with annual pelvic exams -- at least just yet. But a panel of U.S. medical experts has concluded there's no proof the dreaded checkup benefits healthy women who aren't pregnant. In a draft recommendation released Tuesday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said it couldn't weigh in for or against routine pelvic exams based on current evidence. "The Task Force is cal...
Religion a Buffer Against Suicide for Women, Study Suggests
Religion a Buffer Against Suicide for Women, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who regularly attend religious services may have a lower risk of suicide than those who don't, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers reviewed data on nearly 90,000 women. They were enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study from 1996 to 2010. During that time, there were 36 suicides. About 19 percent of women in the study attended religious services more than once a week. Around 41 percent attended ...
Rubeola Antibody (Blood)
Rubeola Antibody (Blood) Does this test have other names? Test for measles-specific IgM antibody What is this test? This test looks for an antibody called measles-specific IgM in your blood. If you have been exposed to the rubeola virus, your body may have made this antibody. The rubeola virus causes measles, an extremely contagious disease. It is spread through the air in droplets after people cough or sneeze. Thirty percent of people who catch the measles have complications. These include pneumonia, d...
Rubella Does this test have other names? German measles, rubella antibody test, 3-day measles What is this test? This test measures the amount of rubella antibodies in your blood to see if you have immunity against the rubella virus. Rubella is also called the German measles. It is a very contagious disease that's easily spread through coughing, sneezing, and spitting. In young children, rubella is usually a mild disease with symptoms that include sore throat and fever. Adults may have pink eye, headach...
Rotavirus (Stool) Does this test have other names? Rotavirus test, Nucleic acid detection test, Isolation in cell culture What is this test? The rotavirus test is a stool test used to diagnose a rotavirus infection. Rotavirus affects the intestines and causes vomiting and diarrhea. This infection is especially common in young children, but it can affect adults, too. A rotavirus infection causes a condition called viral gastroenteritis. A rotavirus vaccine is available for children, but it's possible to ...
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Blood)
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Blood) Does this test have other names? RMSF, Rocky Mountain spotted fever antibodies What is this test? Rocky Mountain spotted fever serum is a blood test used to look for antibodies, or proteins, that the body makes to fight Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) infections. RMSF is a serious bacterial infection caused by a bite from an infected tick. In most people, antibodies can't be found until at least a week after infection. A blood sample is taken about a week after s...
Rheumatoid Factor (Blood)
Rheumatoid Factor (Blood) Does this test have other names? RF blood test What is this test? This test measures the level of a substance called rheumatoid factor (RF) in your blood. It helps your healthcare provider find out whether you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RF is an autoantibody that responds to inflammation caused by RA. Antibodies increase in your blood when they find a foreign substance, such as bacteria. Autoantibodies, on the other hand, attack your own body's proteins. RF is linked to lo...
Rh Typing Does this test have other names? Rh incompatibility, Rh factor What is this test? Rhesus (Rh) typing is used to determine whether you have a specific protein called Rh factor on the outer layer of your red blood cells. If you do not have Rh factor in your blood, you are Rh negative. If you do have Rh factor in your blood, you are Rh positive. Most people are Rh positive, but Rh negative blood types can be passed down from parents to children. Rh typing is important during pregnancy. If you are...
Retic Count Does this test have other names? Reticulocyte (reh-TICK-you-loh-SITE) count, retic What is this test? This test measures the number of reticulocytes in your blood. Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells that are still developing. The test finds out whether the marrow inside your bones is making red blood cells the way it should. Red blood cells flow throughout your bloodstream. They bring in fresh oxygen and taking away carbon dioxide. If your body doesn't make enough red blood cells, yo...
Red Blood Cell Count
Red Blood Cell Count Does this test have other names? RBC count, erythrocyte count What is this test? This test measures the number of red blood cells, or erythrocytes, in your blood. Red blood cells play a critical role in moving oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body and returning carbon dioxide to your lungs to be exhaled. A red blood cell count is typically done as part of a complete blood count (CBC). This is a screening test to check for a variety of medical conditions. Why do I need this...
Red Blood Cell Antibody
Red Blood Cell Antibody Does this test have other names? Erythrocyte Ab, RBC antibody identification What is this test? This test looks for antibodies to red blood cells (RBCs) in your blood. These antibodies can cause problems during blood transfusions or, if you're pregnant, with your unborn baby. Red blood cells fall into 1 of 4 main groups: O, A, B, or AB. Blood types can be further divided into other, minor groups. If you get blood from a person whose blood group is different from yours, your body ...
Rapid Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Rapid Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Does this test have other names? RSV rapid detection, RSV indirect immunofluorescence assay, IFA What is this test? This test looks at cells taken from fluid in your nose or throat to see if you have respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV attacks the upper respiratory tract. This test looks for antigens in these nose or throat cells to quickly diagnose an infection. An antigen is a substance in the virus that causes your body's immune system to make antibod...
Rapid Plasma Reagin
Rapid Plasma Reagin Does this test have other names? RPR test, syphilis test What is this test? The rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test is a blood test that looks for antibodies to syphilis. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that first causes symptoms common to many other illnesses. Early symptoms include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, and sore throat. In addition, people who have early-stage syphilis may have sores (lesions) that can pass the infection on to other people during sexual c...
Rapid Influenza Antigen (Nasal or Throat Swab)
Rapid Influenza Antigen (Nasal or Throat Swab) Does this test have other names? Rapid influenza diagnostic test, RIDT What is this test? This test quickly checks for signs of the influenza viruses A and B in a sample of secretions from your nose or throat. Influenza—or the "flu"—is an illness of the respiratory system. Influenza A is more common and can be more serious than influenza B. It spreads easily through water droplets in the air from coughs or sneezes of people who are infected. It often affect...
Roundworm Infections in Children
Roundworm Infections in Children Ascariasis is the name of an infection caused by the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides . When a worm lives inside the human body, the condition is called a parasitic infection. Roundworms can live inside the small intestine for up to two years. The worms are about as thick as a pencil and can grow to be about 13 inches long. They reproduce very quickly. Female roundworms may lay more than 200,000 eggs every day; these eggs leave the body through bowel movements. Ascariasis ...
Recognizing Internal Injuries in Young Athletes
Recognizing Internal Injuries in Young Athletes Millions of children and teens in the U.S. participate in organized and recreational sports. These activities have important physical and social benefits, but they are not without risk. According to the CDC, nearly 2.7 million young people are treated in the emergency room every year for sports-related injuries. If you are the parent of a young athlete, you are probably familiar with the most common types of injuries—scrapes, bumps, sprains, and strains. L...
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery What is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass weight-loss surgery? Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery that reduces the size of your stomach to a small pouch – about the size of an egg. It does this by stapling off a section of it. This reduces the amount of food you can take in at meals. The surgeon then attaches this pouch directly to the small intestine, bypassing most of the rest of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine. Th...
Right Heart Catheterization with Heart Tissue Biopsy
Right Heart Catheterization with Heart Tissue Biopsy What is a right heart catheterization with heart tissue biopsy? Right-heart catheterization (often abbreviated as ”right heart cath”) with heart tissue biopsy is a procedure in which your doctor takes tissue samples directly from your heart muscle. Your doctor does this procedure to see if your heart tissue is normal. In a right-heart cath, your doctor guides a special catheter (a small, thin tube), called a pulmonary artery (PA) catheter, into the ri...
Right Heart Catheterization
Right Heart Catheterization What is right heart catheterization? Your doctor performs right-heart catheterization (cath) to determine how well your heart is pumping, and to measure the pressures in your heart and lungs. In a right-heart catheterization, your doctor guides a special catheter (a small, hollow tube) called a pulmonary artery (PA) catheter to the right side of your heart. He or she then passes the tube into your pulmonary artery. This is the main artery that carries blood to your lungs. You...
Rhinoplasty What is rhinoplasty? Rhinoplasty is surgery to change the size or shape of your nose. It is also called a nose job. This procedure is usually used to make the nose smaller or to narrow it. But it can also make the nose larger. Rhinoplasty can be done to change the way the bridge or tip of your nose looks. It can correct bumps or other problems. It can also change how your nostrils look. In many cases, rhinoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. Why might I...
Rehabilitation After a Spinal Cord injury
Rehabilitation After a Spinal Cord injury What is rehabilitation for a spinal cord injury? Your spinal cord runs from your brain down through your spine. Your brain sends messages out to your body through your spinal cord. These messages help you move your body parts, like when you pick up a cup or walk to the mailbox. As you go about daily tasks, messages travel from your arms, legs, and the rest of your body back to your brain through your spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can prevent your brain and b...
Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury
Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury What is rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden injury causes damage to your brain. A "closed head injury" may cause brain damage if something hits your head hard but doesn’t break through your skull. A "penetrating head injury" is brain damage that occurs when an object breaks through your skull and enters your brain. ANerv_20140215_v0_002 Symptoms that may occur after TBI may include headaches, dizziness...
Robotic Prostatectomy What is a robotic prostatectomy? The prostate gland is found only in males. It sits below the bladder and wraps around the urethra. The prostate helps make semen. Prostatectomy is surgery to remove the prostate gland. During the procedure, the seminal vesicles, nearby tissues, and sometimes pelvic lymph nodes are also removed. When prostate cancer spreads, the pelvic lymph nodes are often one of the first places it goes. The prostate can be removed several ways. One way is for a su...
Robotic Hysterectomy What is a robotic hysterectomy? Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. This surgery can be done through small incisions using a thin, lighted scope with a camera on the end (a laparoscope). This is called a laparoscopic hysterectomy. In robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, the surgeon uses a computer to control the surgical instruments. The computer station is in the operating room. The surgeon is able to control the robot's movements steadily and precisely...
Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Robotic Cardiac Surgery (Robotic-assisted Cardiac Surgery, Robotic Heart Surgery, da Vinci Surgery) Procedure overview Robotic cardiac surgery is a form of heart surgery performed through very small incisions in the chest. With the use of tiny instruments and robotic devices, surgeons are able to perform several types of heart surgery in a way that is much less invasive than other types of heart surgery. The procedure is sometimes called da Vinci surgery because that is the name of the manufacturer of t...
Rathke Cleft Cysts
Rathke Cleft Cysts What are Rathke cleft cysts? Rathke cleft cysts are benign (non-cancerous) fluid-filled growths that develop between the parts of the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. They are congenital deformities, meaning that they develop while a fetus is growing in the womb. A Rathke cleft cyst develops from a piece of the fetus’ developing Rathke pouch, which ultimately becomes part of the pituitary gland. Rathke cleft cysts are rare. And, they only rarely cause symptoms or problems dur...
Rumination Syndrome What is rumination syndrome? Rumination syndrome is a rare behavioral problem. It affects children and some adults. Rumination syndrome causes an automatic regurgitation of recently eaten food. If your child has this problem, he or she will usually eat meals normally. But, after about an hour or two, undigested food comes back up into his or her mouth from the esophagus. Your child will either re-chew and re-swallow the food, or spit it out. Usually, this happens at every meal, day a...
Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis What is relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis? In multiple sclerosis (MS), the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, becomes damaged. MS causes the immune system to attack the myelin, which is the insulation protecting the nerves. The nerves themselves can also be damaged. When myelin or the nerves become damaged, nerves cannot properly pass along their signals. The damaging process forms scar tissue called sclerosis, which gives the di...
Rectal Prolapse Your rectum is the lower part of your colon, where stool forms. If the rectum drops out of its normal place within the body and pushes out of the anal opening, the condition is called rectal prolapse. Rectal prolapse is usually caused by a weakening of the muscles that support the rectum. In the early stages, a prolapse may happen only after a bowel movement. The protruding rectum may then slip back through the anal canal on its own. Over time, however, the prolapse may become more sever...
Risks of Bariatric Surgery: Anemia
Risks of Bariatric Surgery: Anemia What is anemia after bariatric surgery? Anemia is a common side effect of weight-loss surgery. It's a condition in which your blood contains lower than normal levels of red blood cells or red blood cells that contain too little of the protein hemoglobin. This is a problem because hemoglobin is the substance that carries oxygen throughout the body. What are the causes of anemia after bariatric surgery? Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common in people after surgery....
Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery: Anastomotic Leaking
Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery: Anastomotic Leaking If you are severely obese and have had trouble losing weight, your healthcare provider tor may recommend weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery is also known as bariatric surgery. It is an effective way to lose weight and reduce the risk for weight-related problems. These include heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, and arthritis. One type of weight loss surgery is the gastric bypass. As with any surgery, gastric bypass...
Radiculopathies What is radiculopathy? Your spine is made of many bones called vertebrae. Your spinal cord runs downward through a canal in the center of these bones. Nerve roots branch off the cord and go between each vertebrae. When problems affect these nerve roots, the condition is called radiculopathy. This is commonly called a pinched nerve. This problem is most likely to occur in your lower back (lumbar radiculopathy), but it can also affect your neck (cervical radiculopathy) or other parts of yo...
Rotavirus Vaccine Oral suspension
Rotavirus Vaccine Oral suspension What is this medicine? ROTAVIRUS VACCINE ORAL SOLUTION (ROH tuh vahy ruhs VAK seen) is used to help prevent a virus infection that can cause fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. How should I use this medicine? This vaccine is given by mouth. It is given by a health care professional. A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use o...
Rufinamide Oral tablet
Rufinamide Oral tablet What is this medicine? RUFINAMIDE (roo FIN a mide) is used to control seizures caused by a certain type of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Take this medicine with food. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional. A...
Repaglinide, Metformin Hydrochloride Oral tablet
Repaglinide, Metformin Hydrochloride Oral tablet What is this medicine? METFORMIN; REPAGLINIDE (met FOR min; re PAG lin ide) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine helps your body to use insulin better. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Swallow it with a drink of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine before meals. It should be taken no earlier than 30 minutes before meals. If a meal is ...
Ranolazine Oral tablet, extended-release
Ranolazine Oral tablet, extended-release What is this medicine? RANOLAZINE (ra NOE la zeen) is a heart medicine. It is used to treat chronic chest pain (angina). This medicine must be taken regularly. It will not relieve an acute episode of chest pain. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. Take with or without food. Do not take this medication with grapefruit juice. Tak...
Rotigotine Transdermal Patch - 24 hour
Rotigotine Transdermal Patch - 24 hour What is this medicine? ROTIGOTINE (roe TIG oh teen) is used to control the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease or restless legs syndrome. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use exactly as directed. Wash hands after removing and applying this medicine. Change the patch each day at the same time. Apply the patch to an area of the upper arm or body that is clean, dry, and hairl...
Risperidone Oral disintegrating tablet
Risperidone Oral disintegrating tablet What is this medicine? RISPERIDONE (ris PER i done) is an antipsychotic. It is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and some symptoms of autism. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Peel back the foil to expose the tablet. Do not push the tablet through the foil because this could damage the tablet. After removing the tablet from the package, the tablet should be taken immediately. I...
Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse
Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The suicide Monday of Academy Award-winning actor and comic star Robin Williams has refocused public attention on depression, its sometimes link to substance abuse and, in tragic cases, suicide. Williams was last seen alive at his suburban San Francisco home about 10 p.m. Sunday, according to the Marin County coroner's office. Shortly before noon on Monday, the Sheriff's Department received an em...
Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region Where Contextual Memories Are Made
Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region Where Contextual Memories Are Made TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A region of the brain that plays a key role in contextual memories has been pinpointed in rats by researchers. Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders can affect contextual memory. Contextual memories help you recall your location when an event occurred. This can range from remembering where you were at the time of a significant incident -- such as 9/11 or the JFK assassination -- to eve...
Researchers Create Functional 3-D Brain-Like Tissue
Researchers Create Functional 3-D Brain-Like Tissue TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who created functional 3-D brain-like tissue say it could help scientists find new treatments for brain injuries and diseases and improve knowledge about normal brain function. The tissue, which can be kept alive in the laboratory for more than two months, is structurally similar to tissue in a rat's brain. It's also functionally like brain tissue. In early experiments with the tissue, researchers ...
Researchers Closer to Test for Human Form of 'Mad Cow' Disease
Researchers Closer to Test for Human Form of 'Mad Cow' Disease WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have developed two simple tests that could offer the first non-invasive ways to diagnose the human version of "mad cow" disease. The tests -- one using a urine sample, the other nasal "brushings" -- seem to reliably detect Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), according to separate reports in the Aug. 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine . CJD -- popularly known as mad cow disease -...
Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research. But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for mere minutes every day, the 15-year study suggests. "People may not need to run a lot to get health benefits," said lead author Duck-chul Lee, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State Univers...
Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb
Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies seem to learn even before they're born, a new study suggests. By the time women are 34 weeks pregnant, their unborn babies can respond to the sound of their mother's voice reciting a familiar nursery rhyme, the researchers report. "The mother's voice is the predominant source of sensory stimulation in the developing fetus," Charlene Krueger, nursing researcher and associate professor in the University of Flor...
Research Reveals Why Pot Can Make People Paranoid
Research Reveals Why Pot Can Make People Paranoid THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers say they've identified several psychological factors that can contribute to short-term paranoia in some people who use marijuana. The paranoia is caused by the main active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), according to the researchers. "The study very convincingly shows that cannabis [marijuana] can cause short-term paranoia in some people," study leader Daniel Freeman, pr...
Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says
Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly checking the pulse of a stroke survivor may help prevent another stroke, researchers report. "Screening pulse is the method of choice for checking for irregular heartbeat for people over age 65 who have never had a stroke. Our study shows it may be a safe, effective, noninvasive and easy way to identify people who might need more thorough monitoring to prevent a second stroke," said study aut...
Ruconest Approved for Rare Genetic Disease
Ruconest Approved for Rare Genetic Disease THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ruconest has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat hereditary angioedema, a genetic disease that leads to sudden and potentially fatal swelling of the hands, feet, limbs, face, intestinal tract or airways. The disease, affecting as many as 10,000 people in the United States, is caused by the body's inability to produce enough of a plasma protein called C1-esterase inhibitor. The remedy is pro...
Routine Errands a Risky Time for Falls by Seniors
Routine Errands a Risky Time for Falls by Seniors THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For older Americans, a fall can sometimes bring serious health consequences. And a new study finds that seniors are more likely to fall while carrying out routine daily errands than when they are walking for exercise. As the researchers noted, seniors are in a bind when it comes to walking: Frequent walking actually boosts muscle strength and balance, but studies also show that up to 63 percent of falls among o...
Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For most women with breast cancer, there doesn't seem to be a significant survival benefit from having their healthy breast removed as well, new research suggests. In recent years, more women with cancer in one breast have been choosing to have the other breast removed as a precaution -- known as a prophylactic or preventive mastectomy. But this new study finds that over 20 years, the ...
Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's
Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the exact reason why Alzheimer's disease develops still remains elusive, scientists report that they've found a new protein that may play an important role in the devastating memory illness. What they don't yet know is whether or not this new protein -- called TDP-43 -- is a cause of Alzheimer's disease, or if it's something that develops due to Alzheimer's disease. It's too early to know if t...
Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity
Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Polio is history in much of the world, but remains common in places like Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Giving vaccinated children an extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine could boost their immunity and help eradicate the highly infectious disease, a new study suggests. Although the polio vaccine is highly effective, immunity wanes as early as a year after vaccination. Vaccinated children and adults can st...
Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism
Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic mutation that increases the risk for a certain form of autism and causes specific physical traits and symptoms has been identified by researchers. The finding may eventually enable doctors to do pre-birth testing for the CHD8 gene mutation in order to identify babies who are at risk for autism, according to the study authors. "This is a big leap forward in our insight into the causes of autism," study...
Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse
Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with dyslexia are more likely to report that they were physically abused as children or teenagers than people who don't have the learning disorder, according to a new study. Dyslexia, which affects up to 10 percent of people, causes problems with reading and writing. Researchers found that 35 percent of adults with this condition said they suffered physical abuse during their childhood, compared to 7 percent ...
Researchers Discover How 'Magic Mushrooms' Affect the Brain
Researchers Discover How 'Magic Mushrooms' Affect the Brain THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When people take the drug known as "magic mushrooms," their brain shows a pattern of activity that is similar to that seen with dreaming, new research reveals. British scientists pointed out that their findings are consistent with the vivid yet dream-like states often associated with psychedelic drugs, which include LSD and magic mushrooms. By learning how these drugs work, their possible therapeutic u...
Radiografía de los senos paranasales
Radiografía de los senos paranasales (Radiografías de los senos paranasales) Descripción general del procedimiento ¿Qué es una radiografía de los senos paranasales? Una radiografía de los senos paranasales es un tipo de radiografía que se utiliza para obtener imágenes de los senos paranasales. Los senos paranasales son cavidades llenas de aire recubiertas por una membrana mucosa que se encuentran dentro de los huesos del cráneo. Durante una radiografía de los senos paranasales, los rayos X pasan a travé...
Radiografías de abdomen
Radiografías de abdomen (Placa plana del abdomen, Radiografía abdominal) Descripción general del procedimiento Las radiografías utilizan rayos de energía electromagnética invisible para obtener imágenes de los tejidos internos, los huesos y los órganos en una placa radiográfica. Las radiografías estándar se realizan por muchas razones, incluyendo el diagnóstico de tumores o lesiones óseas. Las radiografías se realizan utilizando radiación externa para producir imágenes del cuerpo, sus órganos y otras es...
Radiografías del cráneo
Radiografías del cráneo (Estudios radiológicos del cráneo) Descripción general del procedimiento ¿Qué son las radiografías del cráneo? Las radiografías utilizan rayos de energía electromagnética invisible para obtener imágenes de los tejidos internos, los huesos y los órganos en una placa radiográfica. Los rayos X estándar se realizan por muchas razones, incluyendo el diagnóstico de tumores o lesiones óseas. Los rayos X se realizan utilizando radiación externa para producir imágenes del cuerpo, los órga...
Recursos en la Red - Trastornos Genitourinarios y de Riñones
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Recursos en la Red - Trasplantes
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