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Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients

...isturbances, including whether they had difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, their frequency of nightmares, whether they were tired in the day or whether they used sleeping pills to help them rest. Those studies revealed a "consistent and strong relationship" between psychological problems, particula...

Job satisfaction? Not much for Britain's hard slog 'robot' workers

...uropean countries and the United States, signals a falling sense of well-being among both British and German ...ployment had fallen and other evidence suggested a falling sense of insecurity during the latter part of the 1990s." His report adds that whilst there had been...

New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers

....6% of all cancer deaths. Stomach cancer rates are falling in all countries, but this still accounts for 5.9% of all new cases and 8.1% of all cancer deaths. The major cancers in men are lung and prostate In men, lung cancer was the commonest form of cancer, followed by prostate cancer (238,000 new cases, ...

Doctors need to prepare for blood shortages now

...he author. This comes on top of a general trend of falling number of donors. The Department of Health has also recently circulated a plan in case blood supplies run low. It suggests that hospitals need to reduce the stock of blood they hold and use blood more effectively. For instance, elective operations wi...

Testosterone supplements for elderly men

..., mobility problems, depression, increased risk of falling and a general sense of weakness. "Tests on younger and healthy older men suggest that testosterone replacement could help reverse these symptoms in the frail and elderly." Professor Wu's team is seeking 260 volunteers from across Greater Manchester ...

Background 'DWI' checks effective

...as declined considerably in the last four decades, falling from 30 percent in the 1960s to 8 percent in the early 1990s. To evaluate the effectiveness of background checking, the Hopkins team analyzed the medical records of more than 300,000 pilots who held a Class III medical certificate in the United Sta...

US syphilis epidemics not driven by increases in unsafe sex say researchers

...cycle. Rises in syphilis cases can be explained by falling population immunity. Immediately after an epidemic, immunity is at its highest. It then takes time for immunity to drop to a level when an epidemic can occur again. The team compared syphilis case reports with gonorrhoea reports from the same cities ...

Generation gap found in chronic pain

...ter able to cope with their pain, had less trouble falling asleep, and had fewer depressive symptoms than younger members of their racial group. Even after the researchers corrected for differences in the number of months the patients had lived with their pain, and for differences in gender, marital status a...

Program effective at reducing depression in teens

...age-point difference in the percentage of patients falling in the clinically significant range on the CES-D as well as achieving clinically meaningful improvements in mental health-related quality of life. Because evidence supporting depression treatments is less established for adolescents than for adults, ...

Homes need more protection against falls

...aving window guards or locks to keep children from falling out, a new national survey finds. In a third of the surveyed homes with stairs, at least one set of stairs had no handrail or banister, according to the survey, which suggests that private homes and apartments could use more protective devices like ...

Mayo Clinic finds restless legs syndrome in children linked to family history, iron deficiency

...ecialist. "If you look at children with difficulty falling asleep, you'll see a fair number have restless legs. Thus far, there have been sporadic case reports, but nobody has studied a larger group of children, looking at children with insomnia complaints as a whole to see how many had restless legs syndrom...

Holidays, birthdays and postponement of cancer deaths

...at higher death rates are directly associated with falling temperatures." Cancer mortality, however, showed no variation from season to season. Conducting a second analysis of only the deaths from cancer, Young looked for what statisticians call a "dip/peak" phenomenon a decline in the death rate the...

Requip tablets treat symptoms of primary RLS

...activities. People with RLS often have difficulty falling and staying asleep and can feel less alert during ..., which include somnolence, and the possibility of falling asleep while engaged in activities of daily living, including operation of a motor vehicle. Faintin...

Gastrointestinal disorders are associated significantly with sleepless nights

...fined insomnia as any of the following: difficulty falling asleep, waking a lot during the night, waking too early with inability to get back to sleep or waking up feeling tired. Using this broad definition, the 2003 Sleep in America poll, which included 1,506 adults ages 55 to 84 from various parts of the U...

Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States

...ica, the survey findings suggest the U.S. is still falling far short of the national treatment goals established for asthma, and reveal the majority of children with asthma do not have it under control. This places children at potential risk for a variety of consequences including frequent symptoms, missed ...

Computer simulation shows how fibrils form

...groups of two to five proteins coming together and falling apart and eventually forming amorphous clumps that twist around each other, like a rope. These twisted structures began coming together, like the ingredients in a sandwich, layered above and below each other. In the end, the simulation showed a fibri...

Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection differs for men and women

...tion is strongly related to age, peaking early and falling after age 30. Little, however, is known about the age-specific prevalence of anal HPV infection in men who have sex with men. Most research on the subject has involved men in a narrow age range who were HIV-infected. The investigators described their...

Rehabilitation professionals in nationwide survey cite barriers to assistive technology transfer

...n assistive technology transfer, these efforts are falling short. "Assistive technology can transform millions of lives if we work together to deliver it to those in need," said Ms. Gammon. "Many people don't have to be homebound, or unemployed, or limited to being cared for in an institution. A wealth of ...

Women's reproductive factors and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis

...menopause, some studies have linked the disease to falling estrogen levels, indicating the potential benefits of estrogen therapy. In this study, however, estrogen therapy among postmenopausal women did not protect against RA. "These findings suggest avenues for further research into the hormonal mec...

Not all beers are created equal

...r middle-strength varieties with nearly all brands falling in the narrow range of 4.1 to 5.1 percent alcohol content. In other countries where tax incentives have been given to producers, retailers and consumers to give preference to lower-strength beers, there is much greater variety. In Australia, for ex...

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