Neck Surgery for Cervical Spine Disorders Found To Alleviate Associated Headaches

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Summary: Two years after anterior cervical neck operations, patients who have arthroplasty or arthodesis can be expected to have significant improvement in their headache symptoms, new study suggests.

Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Studying the Effect of Doing Yoga on the Quality of the Life of Women with Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world and the most common form of cancer among women; it accounts for 18% of all cancers in women. Yoga is helping cancer patients to perform their daily and normal activities, achieve relaxation, lower stress, and improve their quality of life. Although this technique cannot cure cancer, it can provide better feelings and better vision for suffering patients. The present research was conducted in order to study the effect of yoga techniques on the quality of life of women with breast cancer.


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Omphalocele is a rare birth defect that occurs in 1 in 4,000 — 7,000 live births. It is a type of abdominal wall defect in which the bowel, liver and other abdominal organs protrude out of the abdomen and into the base of the umbilical cord. Surgical repair is performed primarily in stages, or after a period of waiting which can last several months.

Omphalocele occurs very early in pregnancy when the abdominal cavity fails to form normally. The abdominal cavity is normally formed at three to four weeks gestation when the disk-like embryo undergoes infolding. A large or “giant” omphalocele forms when there is a failure of lateral infolding of the embryo, resulting in an inadequate abdominal cavity with containment of the abdominal organs only by a thin clear membrane called the omphalocele sac.

Smaller omphaloceles, also referred to as “hernia of the cord,” form later (eight to 11 weeks gestation) after normal infolding of the embryo occurs (resulting in a formed abdominal cavity), when the umbilical ring fails to close around the umbilical cord resulting in a small defect that usually contains only intestine. Small omphaloceles are more likely to be associated with chromosomal defects or syndromes.

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Laryngeal Atresia

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Laryngeal atresia is a complete upper airway obstruction that occurs when the larynx fails to open during a baby’s development in utero and remains blocked by cartilage or other tissue when he’s born. The infant will require an immediate tracheostomy at birth in order to survive.

This condition is also called complete high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS).

Testing and diagnosis

(A) Endoscopic view of a complete glottic web (B) Endoscopic view of a congenital interarytenoid fusion Laryngeal atresia is usually detected during prenatal ultrasound. If laryngeal atresia is suspected, the mother should be referred to the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP for further evaluation and management.

If laryngeal atresia is not detected before birth, it presents itself immediately after delivery when the baby is unable to cry or inhale.

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Mathematicians find ‘magic key’ to drive Ramanujan’s taxi-cab number

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Summary: Taxi-cab numbers, among the most beloved integers in math, trace their origins to 1918 and what seemed like a casual insight by the Indian genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. Now mathematicians have discovered that Ramanujan did not just identify the first taxi-cab number — 1729 — and its quirky properties. He showed how the number relates to elliptic curves and K3 surfaces — objects important today in string theory and quantum physics.

Source: Emory Health Sciences

Adult sleepwalking is serious condition that impacts health-related quality of life

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Summary: A new study found that adult sleepwalking is a potentially serious condition that may induce violent behaviors and affect health-related quality of life.

Source: American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Neurosurgeons use adult stem cells to grow neck vertebrae

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Summary: Neurosurgery researchers have used a new, leading-edge stem cell therapy to promote the growth of bone tissue following the removal of cervical discs — the cushions between the bones in the neck — to relieve chronic, debilitating pain.

Source: University of California – Davis Health System