Tag: "balance" at medical news
Organically grown foods higher in cancer-fighting chemicals than conventionally grown foods
...hest levels of antioxidants. "This may reflect the balance
between adequate nutrition in the form of fertilizers and external pest pressures because of the lack of pesticides and herbicides," Mitchell explains. "Originally, the question was just really intriguing to me," says Mitchell, whose research grew n...
Parkinson's drug linked to heart disease risk factor
...fer from muscle tremors, rigidity of movement, and balance
and coordination problems. Levodopa alleviates symptoms by replenishing lost stores of dopamine in the brain, but the drug does not cure the disorder or slow its progression. Participants in the study who had received levodopa showed significantly hi...
Family friendly work policies may need to be refocused
...NSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Helping employees successfully balance
work and home life may require that current "famil...."As society continues to address the best ways to balance
work and family, we need to learn more about work-family facilitation and how to accomplish it. Such...
Genetics of familial atrial fibrillation revealed, Science researchers report
...arked enhancement of its function, tips the normal balance
of the process, and renders the cardiac myocytes more susceptible to atrial fibrillation," Chen and Xu said. The KCNQ1 potassium ion channel was a suspect in the case of familial atrial fibrillation, because it had already been linked to other heart...
Benefits of treating behavioral, functional problems caused by Alzheimers disease
...ons. Functional difficultiessuch as the ability to balance
a checkbook, shop for groceries or perform simple domestic tasksare key features of Alzheimers disease and other dementias. The noted improvement may or may not be the result of improved cognitive function, Yaffe said. According to Yaffe, participant...
Internet porn-blocking software neednt block health information, study finds
...amilies in the ongoing debate over how to strike a balance
between access to the Internet's wealth of informa... sexuality information. "Filters can strike a good balance
between protecting kids from pornography while still giving them access to online health information...
NIH funds new brain imaging center at San Francisco VA Medical Center
...ost a totalof $4 million, with NCIRE providing the balance
of the funds needed topurchase the MRI/MR spectroscopy system. Funds needed to get the center up andrunning will be provided by the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Funding for the center is being managed by the NCIRE. The institute is one of the fas...
Physicians offer new solution for blood transfusions
...Still, only careful study will fully determine the balance
of benefits and risk." Kavanagh and colleagues reported this case in a fall issue of the British Journal of Haematology....
EXANTA (TM), an oral direct thrombin inhibitor, significantly reduces risk of VTE in major OS
...e EXANTA treatment regimen in EXPRESS shows a good balance
between efficacy and safety. A small increase in surgery-related bleeding was observed compared to enoxaparin, although importantly, there were no differences between treatments in clinically important bleeding events (defined as fatal, critical org...
Significantly lower physical activity levels in obese adolescents contribute to continued obesity
...-term basis may be important to maintaining energy balance
in a society where unrestricted food consumption is always available....
Promising new treatment preserves bone mass in mice; May help women and men with osteoporosis
... cancer cells to grow. As people age, the delicate balance
between the ongoing breaking down of old bone and ...mones help with bone remodeling by maintaining the balance
to prevent the loss of bone mass. Menopause, when the estrogen supply becomes depleted, is the time...
Researchers discover 'doorways' into brain cells
...of receptors to and from the membrane surface. The balance
of this cycling is the principal means by which neurons regulate the number of surface receptors for such chemical triggers as neurotransmitters and drugs -- thereby controlling neuronal sensitivity to such external chemical triggers. The newly disco...
Children in deprived areas three times more likely to be hit by a car
...er of being pro- or anti-car. It's about getting a balance
of rights and responsibilities between different road users. So far the government has been weak in the face of the media and motoring lobby on the questions of traffic speed, pedestrian safety and street liveability. Making streets safe and liveable...
OHSU ethicist offers guidance for physicians with patients using alternative medicine
...involve moving energy through the body in order to balance
it. The patient makes this decision despite the fact that surgery is a commonly successful treatment for her condition. Following much discussion and evaluation, the physician respects the patient's strong wishes, documents her rejection of medical r...
New Parkinson's surgical procedure shows lasting benefits, according to Emory researchers
...enefits and in the absence of cognitive, speech or balance
side effects. These problems were known complications of previous attempts at using bilateral brain lesions that targeted other areas of the brain like the thalamus and globus pallidus. We are encouraged by the long-term efficacy and safety of this...
New data confirm KEPPRAs place at the forefront of epilepsy management
...e 5th European Congress on Epileptology said, "The balance
between efficacy and low incidence of adverse even...etam could help doctors and patients achieve that balance
and continue to build confidence in the medical community that levetiracetam represents an advance i...
Exercise and strength training could improve physical decline in elderly
...a physical therapy program consisting primarily of balance
exercise and strength training saw a 45 percent re...proving underlying impairments in muscle strength, balance
and mobility." The study looked at 188 physically frail people living at home who were 75 years of ...
'Prehabilitation' prevents functional decline of at-risk frail elders living at home
...obility. Participants were instructed to perform balance
exercises once a day and conditioning exercises 3 times a week after the physical therapist determined that the participants were able to perform the exercises safely and effectively without supervision. The physical therapist reviewed participants' ...
Type A and cant handle it?
...ables the cells to more quickly restore electrical balance
following each heartbeat, thus limiting the entrance of calcium into the cells. "The system needs to be fully orchestrated," says Dr. Terzic. "It must have perfect harmonization to bring sufficient calcium for contraction without overdoing it." When...
Vision loss and driving performance, stroke and physical impairment
...ke. Motor deficits of the lower limb and decreased balance
contribute to the distance an adult with stroke can walk in 6 minutes. Changes in pulse and systolic blood pressure suggest that the walk test does provide a clinical measure of fitness for adults with stroke. Remote monitoring of sitting behavior...
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