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Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients

... very last stage of the disease, when AIDS-related illnesses may have been a contributing factor to sleep disturbances. Although HIV patients taking antiretroviral therapy often describe insomnia as a side effect of the medication, the reviewers found few published studies that examined this side effect. With ...

Mountaineering doctors hike medicine to new heights with Xtreme Everest

...y aspects of extreme altitude physiology including illnesses such as fluid on the brain and lungs and acute mountain sickness. The genetics project will track and compare the genetic profile of high altitude natives, lowlanders and summiteers to identify genes that aid survival in extreme altitudes. A separat...

Brain imaging reveals secrets of love, fear and betrayal

...o reveals Shakespeare's portrayal of common mental illnesses such as depression through characters in Hamlet and Richard II. In his lecture, Professor Mathews, who is Professor of Neurology at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Brain Imaging, will describe what w...

New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds

...lize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults, reflected in the organization's trademarked phrase Doctors of Internal Medicine. Doctors for Adults....

Drug companies and governments must act on fake drug problem

...to be increasing. It causes unnecessary deaths and illnesses and a loss of confidence in medicines. The pharmaceutical industry is a big benefit to our health but it is harming patients and itself by not warning the public of fake products when they arise." Dr. Akunyili, the Director-General of Nigeria's Nati...

Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children

...rds, whether post traumatic stress disorder causes illnesses or illnesses cause post traumatic stress disorder--is presently unknown. The research also indicated that substa...

Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS

...able "telecare" systems for monitoring people with illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, and respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, are under development. These new systems connect patients with the NHS using mobile or fixed phones to send data about health problems, enabling early intervention when needed, ...

Branding practices in rural India should be banned

... or inflicting burns over the body as a remedy for illnesses such as pneumonia, jaundice, and convulsions, is a harmful practice prevalent in rural India. Children and young babies are worst affected by this superstitious practice, which causes serious ill health and delays in seeking proper medical care. Res...

Study associates alcohol use patterns with Body Mass Index

...d States and is a risk factor for numerous chronic illnesses and early death. Since alcohol use also is prevalent in this country, it is important to examine the relationship of quantity and frequency of consumption to body weight." The researchers examined data collected from 1997 through 2001 in the Natio...

Bacteria collection sheds light on urinary tract infections

.... However, E.coli is also commonly associated with illnesses caused by eating undercooked beef or drinking contaminated water. Without access to the large collection of bacteria strains from the Gastroenteric Disease Center, it would have been difficult for the researchers to carry out the research, according...

Gladstone Institutes rank high in the scientist survey of best places for postdocs

...tone Institutes, which investigates causes of such illnesses as cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's disease, currently employs 72 postdoctoral fellows from around the world. Fellows have always had rigorous, individualized training at Gladstone, but for the past several years, Gladstone has been e...

Study finds happiness persists, despite illness

...ied healthy people might think, people with severe illnesses and disabilities don't wallow in misery and self-pity all the time. In fact, a new study finds, such patients on the whole may be just as happy as those without major medical conditions. The finding adds to the growing body of evidence that ill and ...

Illness and medical bills cause half of all bankruptcies

...e rain." "When medical debts and lost income from illnesses leave families facing a mountain of bills, bankruptcy is their last chance to stop the collection calls and try to put their lives back on track.," noted Elizabeth Warren, Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard and a study co-author. Professor War...

Drug treatment promising for halting Huntington's-related nerve death

...ered that drugs commonly used to treat psychiatric illnesses and blood disorders in humans may protect the brain cells that die in people with Huntington's disease, possibly delaying the onset and slowing the progression of the disease. These findings, available online and in today's issue of Proceedings of t...

Generation gap found in chronic pain

...re more likely than whites to have several chronic illnesses associated with pain, ranging from diabetes to heart disease and arthritis. They are also more likely to experience increased disability associated with those diseases. Numerous studies have shown that blacks and members of other racial and ethnic m...

Vioxx went mostly to patients who didn't need it, Stanford researcher says

...nt risk in patients who have significant bacterial illnesses because the benefits of treatment usually outweigh the risk of allergic reaction. For COX-2 inhibitors, however, the risks may outweigh the benefits, especially for patients at low risk for gastrointestinal bleeding, he said. "It's too unsophisticate...

Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease

...irus may be responsible for many respiratory tract illnesses in infants and children, and may be associated with an important multi-organ disease whose cause has remained a mystery for decades, according to articles in the Feb. 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. The virus is ...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Jan. 4, 2005

...s of data from a study of the nutrition habits and illnesses of 38,156 men found that heavy alcohol drinking was associated with increased risk for ischemic stroke (Article, p. 11). Light and moderate average alcohol use was generally not associated with an increased risk for stroke. Heavy drinking was defi...

Urinary tract infections likely caused by tainted food

...sing drug resistance, he added. Instead, foodborne illnesses are best avoided by smart food preparation. "The consumer has to be aware that foods can be infected and has to be careful in preparing food" by cooking it thoroughly, Dr. Riley said. Sensible food preparation can help avert a host of health problems...

Medicare HMOs fail to control costs of colon surgery in elderly patients

...t costs, tend to be younger and have fewer chronic illnesses than their counterparts who stick with traditional...lly have shorter hospital stays and less secondary illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and pulmonary diseases," Dr. Murr said. "You'd expect operating on these...

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