David Pineda

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Mom Stuns Doctors, Beats Deadliest Brain Cancer

Heather Knies was given a death sentence at the age of 24. She battled not one, but two brain tumors -- one of them a grade 4 glioblastoma, the same …

Hyponatremia

Background<p>Defined as sodium concentration <135meq/L[1]<br>• Patients often not symptomatic until <120meq/L, although this level varies by patients and may …

Diabetes

Detecting dementia: the first steps towards dignity

While we are a long way off a cure for dementia, new techniques might help us in the drive to identify it earlier, explains Tania Browne<p>As a teenager, I lost my grandfather. But he wasn't dead. He still had his favourite music, he still loved to walk in the woods and name the flowers and plants, …

Diabetes Raises Women's Risk Of Heart Disease More Than For Men

Diabetes increases a woman's risk of dying from a heart attack or a stroke much more than it does for men, and scientists are trying to figure out why.<p>Women with diabetes were almost three times more likely to develop heart disease than women without the disease, a relative risk that's 44 percent …

One in 16 patients in NHS hospitals picks up infection, warns watchdog

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence describes the rate of infections in hospitals as 'unacceptably high'<p>One in every 16 people treated at an NHS hospital fall ill with an infection, according to a government health agency report. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence …

Blood pressure: 'Extraordinary' number of lives saved

<b>Improved treatment of blood pressure has prevented hundreds of thousands of heart attacks, strokes and deaths in England, say doctors.</b><p>The team at Imperial College London analysed national health survey data between 1994 and 2011.<p>Their analysis, published in the Lancet medical journal, showed more …

Medicine