Tag: "symptom" at biology news
Supervised exercise program is an effective remedy for cramping leg pain
... in people with cramping leg pain, the most common symptom
of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), suggests that regular walking while painful is worth it. The Johns Hopkins-led team of scientists published their report in the Dec. 12 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. PAD, a condition that ...
Scientists uncover 'time for bed' molecules
...disruption of normal sleeping patterns is a common symptom
in a variety of illnesses ranging from arthritis to Parkinson's disease as well a being very common in sufferers of depression....
Newly developed tool aids study of Fragile X syndrome
...n has lifted a layer of mystery involving a common symptom
of Fragile X syndrome, report scientists from four...t Illinois. "In essence, we've shown that a major symptom
of Fragile X syndrome is accounted for, in principle, by the binding of FMRP to the gene product, th...
Birth control pill may provide relief for PMS
...women participating in our study reported multiple symptom
improvement leading to a significant, positive impact on their lives." Reduced behavioral, emotional and physical PMS symptoms and improved quality of life Study participants reported being better able to perform daily activities after beginning the...
West Nile Virus cases analyzed for prevalence and symptoms
...ercent) of their patients exhibited a neurological symptom
that mimicked other neurological diseases such as stroke, Parkinson's, Bells' palsy, polio and Guillain-Barre syndrome. The remainder of their cases presented with a meningitis or encephalitis without any focal symptoms. "As West Nile virus cases con...
Stem cells contribute to tissue regeneration in mice with ALS
...onstrated improvement in either ALS progression or symptom
management. Researchers from the University of Milan found that bone marrow stem cells from healthy mice, transplanted into mice genetically altered with an animal version of ALS, contribute to the regeneration of nervous and muscle tissue affected b...
In some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, left ventricular function may be involved
...ow in exercising muscles. A New Study The main symptom
of the CFS patient (i.e., chronic fatigue that is greatly exacerbated by even minor effort) is similar to that of a patient with left ventricular dysfunction. A team of researchers thus hypothesized that some patients with left ventricular dysfunctio...
Drug-naive schizophrenia: The dopamine connection
...ensity and negative and general psychopathological symptom
scores among patients. These results support the previous hypothesis on dysfunction of mesocortical dopamine function behind the cognitive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia....
Study: Adults maintain significant improvement in ADHD with long-term use of amphetamine
...alts amphetamine medication maintained significant symptom
improvement with good tolerance, a new study shows...improved as the dose was increased. Improvement in symptom
management was maintained throughout the four-week study. At the end of the trial, the average ADH...
JCI table of contents, 16 June 2003
...cts inside or outside the liver, of which an early symptom
in newborns is jaundice, is known as biliary atresia. Using a reovirus-induced model of this condition in mice, researchers have revealed it is the ability of the virus to specifically bind sialic acid that leads to jaundice and bile duct inflammatio...
Lead poisoning still threatens albatross chicks on Midway Atoll
...r "droopwing." "Peripheral neuropathy is a classic symptom
of very high lead exposure in many species, including humans," says Myra Finkelstein, a Ph.D. candidate in environmental toxicology at U.C. Santa Cruz and lead author of the paper. Between 1994-1997, the Navy spent millions of dollars cleaning up the...
Lead-based paint is poisoning albatross chicks at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
...ges their peripheral nervous systems, leading to a symptom
known as "droopwing"--the chicks are unable to hol...ir wings often drag on the ground. It is a classic symptom
of lead poisoning, comparable to the "wrist drop" symptom
in humans, said Smith. "If you found this ...
Sleep disorders linked to faulty brain chemistry, study finds
...lists suspect that sleep disorders may be an early symptom
in many cases of Parkinson's disease. Gilman and ... the correlation between brain chemistry and sleep symptom
severity suggested by the new results is bolstered by recent evidence showing the MSA patients exper...
Spectrum of West Nile symptoms includes paralysis
...mbs. In one patient, weakness remained the primary symptom
even in advanced disease. Nine patients required mechanical ventilation due to weakness of the breathing muscles. Previous studies had described flaccid paralysis with West Nile virus infection, but details about the various aspects of this weakness ...
How a little bit of cold can kill a big manatee, and what it might mean for the species
...es with the syndrome. Instead of dealing with each symptom
in the sick manatees, and potentially releasing animals in need of further care, Dr. Bossart says now rehabilitators can deal with the overall syndrome, which is physically far-reaching and can last for months. The study comes at a critical time whe...
Salk News: Social behavior genes
...nly have shown hyper-social behavior as a hallmark symptom
that follows a characteristic developmental course in Williams syndrome, but we may be closer to identifying the genes involved in regulating that behavior." Williams syndrome is rare, occurring in only one in every 20,000 people. It arises from the ...
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could have similar genetic causes
... schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have different symptom
profiles and require treatment based on quite different neurotransmitter systems.'...
Asthma patients cautioned about melatonin
...of chemicals that promote inflammation, a hallmark symptom
of asthma. "For patients whose asthma worsens at night, we found that higher levels of naturally occurring melatonin are associated with impaired lung function," said Dr. Sutherland. "Those findings, on top of previous ones linking melatonin to infla...
Can heart failure impair thinking?
...whites. Background HF is among the most serious symptom
of heart disease, killing about two-thirds of all patients within five years of diagnosis. Patients are treated with mediations such as ACE inhibitors and digitalis so that the heart does not have to work so strenuously to pump blood. HF has other ef...
Chronic pain: treatment, rehabilitation, and quality of life
...es of pulmonary rehabilitation: smoking cessation, symptom
relief, and improved functional performance. Full-...hanisms are presented to explain the high level of symptom
overlap between chronic pain and PTSD and to provide direction for future research. Study indicate...
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