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New drug proves helpful for treating long-term insomnia

.... "The fact that eszopiclone improved not only the difficulties in sleep that patients experience but also their r...ve treatment should address the entire spectrum of difficulties experienced by patients with insomnia is really a new way of thinking for the field." An estimated 2...

Medication 'wearing off' a bigger problem for Parkinson's patients than physicians may realize

...ff" on the patient questionnaire. When asked about difficulties associated with these symptoms, 40% of respondents indicated that the symptoms were at least very troublesome. The most commonly listed troublesome symptoms included tremor, balance difficulty, and reduced dexterity. Parkinson's disease, a chronic ...

UCLA study examines health of California seniors

Health difficulties most frequently tarnish the golden years of California Latinos and seniors with limited-English proficiency, according to an extensive UCLA Center for Health Policy Research report on the well-being of the state's oldest residents. The study is the f...

Canadian discovery promises treatment for HIV dementia

... as motor abnormalities such as slurred speech and difficulties with movement. The findings of the two-year study, completed with principal co-investigator Christopher Power of the University of Calgary, were reported recently in Nature Neuroscience. Members of Overall's lab at the UBC Faculty of Dentistry compl...

Survey on total cardiovascular risk shows significant gap between patient education and action

... good for their patients but are frustrated by the difficulties they face in convincing people to incorporate heart healthy practices into their lives," said Dr. David Bradford, Professor, and Director of the Center for Health Economic and Policy Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina and another of ...

Survival improves in clinical trial for severe birth defect, with or without fetal surgery

...pital; most babies went home with gastrointestinal difficulties and trouble with feeding. The study continues, following the long-term outcome for the survivors. Harrison said that both treatment approaches present dilemmas for physicians and patients. Intervention before birth helps increase lung size, but so...

Study finds subtle brain damage in some HIV patients on drug therapy

...sorders was included in the study. Due to inherent difficulties in determining when HIV infection has taken place, this information was not available for study participants. Three separate techniques were used to assess neurological health of studyparticipants: Recording of brainwaves during task performance. ...

Financial problems linked to depression symptoms in breast cancer patients

...al difficulties. However, only the major financial difficulties were linked to symptoms of depression among these ...Kreutz emphasized. But the link suggests financial difficulties appear to be related to higher levels of depressive symptoms. "Having cancer may add to the financia...

Children's genetic factors determine HIV progression according to UCSD study

...individuals who are at the highest risk for having difficulties with their HIV infection. "Those are the children you want to treat immediately," he said. "On the other hand, we might be able to identify another group of children at very low risk of HIV progression. We may not have to treat them for many years...

Most hospitals don't use latest ordering technology

...he benefits for physicians have not outweighed the difficulties presented by the systems," Ash said. "However, the...s, clever routines to avoid system safeguards, and difficulties in promptly transferring patients. The system itself can be a source of poor communication when ...

Physical activity key to maintaining independence say University of Pittsburgh researchers

...ose who were never active were more likely to have difficulties with activities of daily living, had lower PPT scores and lower mean gait speeds than those who were always active. The results for those who were inconsistently active fell between the scores of those who were never active and those who were always ...

Physical activity in later years helps women preserve functional abilities

...us was assessed in 1999 using questionnaires about difficulties performing activities of daily living (eating, dressing, bathing, mobility, etc.). The researchers found that physical activity in 1985 was predictive of walking speed in 1999. They also found that the consistency of physical activity from 1985 to 1...

After bypass surgery, women have worse quality of life than men

...differences, women were at greater risk for mental difficulties and anxiety, as well as the perception that their ability to perform the activities of everyday life had diminished since the surgery "In many of the domains, women start worse than men, finish worse than men, and have worse recovery profiles than me...

Bullying in schools pervasive, UCLA study finds

...three groups show less interest in school and have difficulties getting along with classmates. Sandra Graham, UCLA professor of education, and Juvonen are in the fourth year of a long-term study of more than 1,900 sixth graders, and their teachers, in 11 Los Angeles-area public middle schools with predominant...

New device to help premature babies

... third-world countries who suffer from respiratory difficulties - problems that can cause brain damage and blindne...hospitals, when babies are treated for respiratory difficulties or lung disease, they are usually put in an 'oxygen hood', which is supplied with a small amount of ...

Mayo Clinic researches ways to better treat patients with heart defects

...very few complications and only three patients had difficulties later. The device closure offers the chance of avoiding the need for long-term medication. Others involved in the study are: Anant Khositseth, M.D., John Sweeney, M.D., David Fortuin, M.D., Heidi Connolly, M.D., Allison Cabalka, M.D. and Guy Reeder, ...

Ecstasy affects memory, new international study shows

...tially creating a time bomb of potential cognitive difficulties in later life. "The findings also suggest that ecstasy users who take cannabis are suffering from a 'double whammy' where both their long-term and short-term memory is being impaired." Dr. Rodgers, of the School of Neurology, Neurobiology & Psychiatr...

Gene therapy technique could aid islet transplants for diabetes, says Pittsburgh study

...1 diabetes because the procedure may help surmount difficulties currently posed by the limited availability of human pancreatic islet cells. "The disappointing news is that we also discovered, much to our surprise, that the three immunosuppressive drugs commonly prescribed for patients after islet cell transplant...

Study uncovers how stress and hormones lead to smoking relapse

... Center member. "During abstinence women have more difficulties with the emotional side effects, while men have difficulties with the biological changes they experience. In future studies, we hope to discover the mechanisms r...

News tips from the American Heart Association

...s citing one-sided weakness or numbness and speech difficulties as early warnings. "These data support the need for targeted educational programs regarding stroke risk and symptoms, and underscore the importance of public health programs to improve awareness of stroke in women," researchers say. 3:30 p.m. PS...

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