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Sexual quality of life lower for the obese

DURHAM, N.C. Obesity significantly impairs sexual quality of life for men and women, Duke University Medical Center researchers have found. Obese people report sexual problems such as lack of desire, lack of enjoyment, avoiding sex and performance difficulty at a much higher rate than people ...

Enzyme linked to mania and schizophrenia impairs higher brain functions

...ed in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, markedly impairs higher brain functions in animals, according to a Yale study published Oct. 29 in Science . The research adds to mounting evidence that excessive activity of PKC may underlie the distractibility, impaired judgment, impulsivity, and disturbed thinkin...

OHSU study: Testosterone deprivation makes men forget

..., according to the study titled "Androgen ablation impairs hippocampal-dependent verbal memory processes." Men who have undergone testosterone deprivation "are able to encode these words well, and if I ask them immediately, they can recall them as easily as non-hormone-deprived men," said Joseph Bussiere, ...

Soy likely doesn't affect fertility, according to research in monkeys

... that the stress of being subordinate in the group impairs ovarian function, which means that lower levels of estrogen are produced. In both monkeys and people, reduced levels of estrogen can make menstrual cycles more variable and affect fertility. In the current study, subordinate monkeys had red...

Obese children less physically fit

...re more likely to gain weight, but the weight gain impairs a child's ability to be active. Weight gain that lead to obesity increases the risk of type 2 diabetes in adolescence, a disease previously observed in middle age adults. Obesity also increases the risk of early development of joint problems a...

New study demonstrates key benefits of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) in young adults with schizophrenia

... suffers from schizophrenia, a brain disorder that impairs a person's ability to think clearly, relate to others, and distinguish between reality and imagination. The illness is marked by 'positive' symptoms (psychological disturbances 'added' as a result of the disorder, such as hallucinations, delusions, ...

Alzheimer's researchers begin unique study of tangles

...sphate molecules form, leading to dysfunction that impairs the cell's ability to communicate with neighboring cells. This eventually leads to cell death, contributing to the confusion, disorientation and forgetfulness associated with Alzheimer's disease. The "Valproate in Dementia" study, led by the Alzhe...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2003 (first issue)

.... The investigators concluded that active smoking impairs the efficacy of short-term oral corticosteroid treatment for chronic asthma patients. They pointed out that active cigarette smoking is common in adult patients with asthma, with over 20 percent being current smokers. They noted that a recent surve...

Interracial interactions are cognitively demanding

...orts the idea that interracial contact temporarily impairs cognitive task performance. These results suggest, according to the researchers, that harboring racial bias in an increasingly diverse society may be bad for one's cognitive performance. Other authors on the paper include Abigail A. Baird, Assistan...

Smokers may want to kick butt before dental procedures

...ish researchers may have found why tobacco smoking impairs the outcome of surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy. According to the findings published in the Journal of Periodontology, smokers will want to quit before oral surgery in preparation for a prompt recovery. "In this study we investigated ...

Memory-enhancing drugs for elderly may impair high-level brain function

...or memory deficits in elderlyhumans. Because aging impairs both hippocampal-dependent and prefrontalmemory function, Dr. Amy F.T. Arnsten, Dr. Ronald S. Duman, and colleaguesfrom Yale University investigated how agents that increase PKA activityinfluence prefrontal cortical function in animals. The researche...

Newborn screening is cost-effective in detecting rare but treatable genetic disease

...ncy, or MCADD. An inherited metabolic disease that impairs energy production from stores of body fat, MCADD may go undetected until it causes childhood death or brain damage. "Our research showed that screening newborns for MCADD is cost-effective compared to not screening," said Charles P. Venditti, M.D., ...

FDA approves new approach to schizophrenia treatment

...s suffer from schizophrenia, a brain disorder that impairs the ability to think clearly, relate to others and distinguish between reality and imagination. Missing daily medications is one of the most common problems in schizophrenia treatment and can often interfere with recovery. As many as 75 percent of p...

Unusual form of memory loss often confused for Alzheimer's disease

...ia, a chronically progressive brain condition that impairs intellect and behavior to the point where customary activities of daily living become compromised. Over 4 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. Its high prevalence may lead people to believe that dementia is always due to Alzheimer's disease an...

Four-year data show risk of relapse is halved in Risperdal patients compared to haloperidol

... people.4 This biological brain disorder seriously impairs a person's ability to think clearly, relate to others and function properly in society. "Schizophrenia is a devastating experience for both the person experiencing the illness and their family and friends. Since one in 10 people with schizophrenia...

Symptom improvement seen in schizophrenia patients switched to Risperdal Consta

... suffers from schizophrenia, a brain disorder that impairs a person's ability to think clearly, relate to others, and distinguish between reality and imagination. The illness is marked by "positive" symptoms (psychological disturbances "added" as a result of the disorder, such as hallucinations, delusions, ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for September 2003 (first issue)

... (scarring) replaces lung tissue. That occurrence impairs gas exchange in the lung. In this study, the median survival time for the patients was 5.81 years. The research results appear in the first issue for September 2003 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory an...

Schizophrenia could cause patients to forget their medication

...y to reduce their risk of relapse. But the disease impairs memory, according to an article published in BMC Psychiatry, meaning these patients may have difficulty in remembering to take their tablets. Habitual tasks, like taking medicine every few hours, rely on "prospective memory". This type of memory, w...

Anemia elevates risk of physical decline in older people

...ent increased risk of developing a disability that impairs a person's ability to do activities of daily living, such as bathing, eating and dressing. "Although no study yet shows that treating anemia in older people reduces the incidence of physical decline, our study certainly suggests that this may be th...

An extra hour of sleep can make a big difference for kids

...ts have found that sleep deprivation significantly impairs the brains executive control system, which helps people organize, prioritize and focus on tasks. But few sleep-deprivation studies have focused on children, and those few have tended to examine extreme rather than modest sleep deprivation. The daily ...

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