Tag: "disorders" at medical news
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...Regulation and Associated Disorders. "Cachexia and disorders
like it can have extremely serious consequences on patients. This research not only provides hope for these patients, it is also provides another important piece of the puzzle in regards to the brain's control over weight regulation." The Center for...
First mouse model for multiple system atrophy points to new treatment targets for brain diseases
... Atrophy (MSA) a collection of neurodegenerative disorders
once thought to be three separate diseases sheds ...hen they closely examined patients' pathology, the disorders
seemed related, based on the -synuclein proteins in cells. In the clinic, many patients with MSA pre...
Can you read my mind? W.M. Keck Foundation funds innovative brain research at Carnegie Mellon
...ay yield advances in the treatment of neurological disorders
such as autism and dyslexia. This multidisciplina...ing will have a major impact on the study of brain disorders
involving language comprehension," Just said. An fMRI study measures brain activity in each part of...
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
...V infection, it is not surprising that psychiatric disorders
should be associated with sleep disturbance in thi...a way to prevent insomnia, "given that psychiatric disorders
are often missed in general medical settings," Reid says. Reid and colleagues found little evidence ...
UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
...ealth-care professionals treated for substance use disorders
if they have coexisting psychiatric illness or a f...s not mean that professionals with substance abuse disorders
cannot adhere to plans to abstain from using drugs, including alcohol or medications that may be ava...
Infant vernier acuity is comparable to that of adults
...ive test for strabismic amblyopia and other visual disorders
that normally must be diagnosed using an eye chart. "The data from this study also suggest that vernier testing could be a substitute for eye chart testing for children and others who cannot read an eye chart," says Brown....
New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
...self-help package for people diagnosed with eating disorders
developed by a medical researcher at the Universit...ntensive, and often not readily available. Eating disorders
are an increasing problem is Scotland, with about 10% of young women affected by such conditions. Gi...
Diagnostic test for range of blood disorders on the horizon
...his week's issue of THE LANCET. Myeloproliferative disorders
form a range of haematological malignant diseases,...hrombocythaemia, and idiopathic myelofibrosis. The disorders
are characterised by overactive production of blood cells and can lead to thrombosis, haemorrhage or...
Sleeping Through the Night: Children's sleep expert advises parents
...l, Ph.D., is a leading authority on clinical sleep disorders
in children and the Associate Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her primary interests are in the assessment and treatment of pediatric sleep disorders. She is on the board of directors of the National ...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...py (CBT) program to help people with schizophrenia disorders
overcome negative beliefs and hold paid employment. The program, the Indianapolis Vocational Intervention Program (IVIP), requires participants to work up to 20 hours per week at a paid work placement while attending weekly group and individual CBT s...
Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women
... may result in the reduction of multiple metabolic disorders
associated with abdominal obesity in postmenopausa...tment has a favorable effect on multiple metabolic disorders
associated with abdominal obesity in postmenopausal women." This information may offer a treatment ...
Sex selection popular among infertile women
... reserved for the prevention of sex-linked genetic disorders
in children and are not widely used for nonmedical purposes. "Sex selection is a topic that's almost taboo for physicians to talk about. Yet it's important to understand patient interest in nonmedical sex selection and adequately address the ethical ...
2005 Geriatric Oral Research Award
...or the identification and treatment of oral-facial disorders
in geriatric populations. His work in the development and application of molecular biological techniques for detecting oral pathogens from saliva and oral mucosal tissue samples has allowed scientists to simplify and enhance diagnosis of oral and sy...
Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain
...regnant women, since many of the symptoms of these disorders
are similar to those of pregnancy. Reynolds said that the laboratory's future investigations will focus on determining the upper limits of anesthetic exposure, as well as developing a better understanding of the combined effects of anesthesia and sur...
American Academy of Neurology presents 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach
...stroke, migraine, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders
will be included in more than 1,300 scientific stu...ized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders
of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson...
College students at no greater risk of alcohol-related problems than peers
...sity of Missouri at Columbia, compared alcohol use disorders
in young adults attending college and their peers not attending college. The researchers used data from the 2001 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), focusing on people aged 19 to 21 years. Of the 6,352 participants, 51 percent were femal...
Current daily smoking may be associated with increased risk for suicidal thoughts and attempts
...ession, substance use disorders, prior psychiatric disorders
and prior suicidal disposition. Rates of suicidal behavior were also higher in those experiencing depression at the start of each follow-up period. "The biological explanation of the finding that current smoking is associated with subsequent suicid...
Cognitive behavioral therapy and medication is effective in the treatment of panic disorder
...er is one of the most disabling and costly anxiety disorders
and is commonly treated in primary care settings, ...and disseminate approaches to treatment of anxiety disorders
that are maximally acceptable to patients, physicians, and payers." (Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005; 62:2...
Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains
...ch has been implicated in certain anxiety and mood disorders
- plays a role in autism, but the study directly supports that idea for the first time. An increasingly publicized developmental disability, autism greatly weakens the capacity to socialize and communicate normally. The tendency to avoid eye contact ...
Orthodontists must brace against back pain
... shearing load and exposure time. "Musculoskeletal disorders
of the back and neck among orthodontists, and like... tasks that put an instant load on the back, these disorders
have not been investigated," said Dr. Shrawan Kumar, a professor of physical therapy at the Universi...
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