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OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss

...a common, disease-related form of malnutrition and involuntary weight loss called cachexia. The results of the re... patients who lose their appetites and suffer from involuntary weight loss. They lose muscle mass and become very frail as their disease progresses -- this is what...

'Speaker's cramp', a new type of involuntary mouth-, lip-muscle movement

...ction of the muscles of the mouth and jaw, causing involuntary movements of the mouth and lips (oromandibular dystonia), manifesting only during speech as grimacing and sound distortion, has been diagnosed by a research team in Copenhagen, Denmark, and termed "Speaker's Cramp". Symptoms were reduced when the aff...

Hormone therapy increases risk of urinary incontinence

... symptoms of stress (incontinence that occurs when involuntary pressure is put on the bladder by coughing or laug...ge (incontinence that is generally attributable to involuntary contracts of the bladder muscle), and mixed UI (involuntary leakage associated with urgency and also...

NYU psychology researchers show how attention enhances visual perception

...ty have determined the location in the brain where involuntary attention enhances visual processing. The research...r visual field will grab our attention--causing an involuntary reaction. Taosheng Liu, Franco Pestilli, and Marisa Carrasco, the researchers for the Neuron study, ...

Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury

...s per second, help control incontinence by calming involuntary bladder contractions, while higher-frequency pulse...r, $1.8 million grant to develop a system to sense involuntary bladder contractions and trigger a calming low-frequency electrical signal. The project also seeks t...

Mayo Clinic researchers identify new form of muscular dystrophy in adults

... some types of muscular dystrophy, heart and other involuntary muscles and other organs are also affected. While there is no cure, various therapies, medications or orthopedic surgeries can slow the course of most forms....

Little evidence that breast cancer diagnosis leads to employment discrimination, study concludes

...r, we found little evidence to support the idea of involuntary changes in work situation because of breast cancer in Quebec. Thus, we believe that these results should provide some reassurance for working women who have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, especially women who are part of health and social sy...

Long-term data show benefit of DETROL LA as first-line therapy for overactive bladder

... About OAB OAB a medical condition associated with involuntary contractions of the bladder muscle. A person with...medication, DETROL LA, works by helping to control involuntary contractions of the bladder muscle. Behavioral techniques such as pelvic floor muscle exercises, or...

New study in NEJM suggests levodopa may slow progression of Parkinson's disease

...ed more undesirable side effects, such as abnormal involuntary movements, which is another reason patients have delayed starting levodopa." About Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans. The disease is characterized by t...

Most seniors switch doctors only if forced

...vatization, could potentially increase the rate of involuntary discontinuity because of insurance coverage changes and further instability in the physician workforce," the researchers concluded. "This would probably have a significant negative impact on the quality of primary health care services available to th...

Detrol LA combined with standard treatment for enlarged prostate is twice as effective

...flow, and OAB, a medical condition associated with involuntary contractions of the bladder muscle. "There is over... medication, DETROL LA works by helping to control involuntary contractions of the bladder muscle. Behavioral techniques such as pelvic floor muscle exercises, or ...

Advances in understanding brain circuits responsible for tics in Tourette's shed light on disorder

... the ages of four and eight and include repetitive involuntary movements and utterances, or "tics." Tics vary according to where, how often, and how strongly they are expressed. They are often preceded by a sensory cue or "urge to tic" that can besiege the individual's consciousness. Tics wax and wane in severit...

Physics World Digest August 2004: Eye surgery sharpens up

...neal scans is crucial because the eye makes rapid, involuntary movements that can lead to inaccuracies in the measurements if it is not measured quickly enough. Contact: Sandra Franco, Department of Physics, University of Minho, Portugal (tel. +35 1253 604067; fax +35 1253 678981; e-mail sfranceo@fisica.uminho...

GSK'S Requip(R) (ropinirole HCl) significantly reduces periodic leg movements in patients with RLS

...sleep (PLMS), have fewer awakenings resulting from involuntary kicks when treated with GlaxoSmithKline's Requip (...ates. "The RLS patients in our study suffered from involuntary movements of their legs that often disrupted their sleep. These leg movements are often associated w...

Seeing the same physician regularly leads to better preventive care

..."Current trends in health care delivery, including involuntary disenrollment from health insurance coverage, the emergence of managed care and larger physician groups, and the use of physician extenders, are diminishing opportunities for provider continuity," states corresponding author, Dr. Mark P. Doescher. "...

Darifenacin substantially improves quality of life for people with overactive bladder symptoms

...inence (strong desire to empty the bladder with an involuntary loss of urine), urinary frequency (emptying the bladder eight or more times in 24 hours), and nocturia (awakening two or more times a night to empty the bladder). Darifenacin is a new M3 selective receptor antagonist in development for OAB, which is ...

Univ. of Pittsburgh researcher presents six-year results of botox injections for bladder dysfunction

...uction and interstitial cystitis. Each experienced involuntary contractions of the bladder or sphincter muscle sp...hyperreflexia and overactive bladder are caused by involuntary contractions of the detrusor muscle, which controls the bladder. This new therapy helps alleviate th...

Losing a job near retirement age significantly increases risk of stroke

... researcher. "Our results suggest that late career involuntary job loss more than doubles the risk of subsequent ...ns who lose their jobs. They found no link between involuntary unemployment and heart attack. The link with the incidence of strokes, however, was significant. "T...

Surgery cuts cardiac arrests among those with rare heart disorder

... is the part of the nervous system responsible for involuntary biological activity such as breathing and heart rate."Even in a population of LQTS patients at an especially high risk, denervation surgery reduced syncope (fainting) and cardiac arrest by 91 percent," said Peter J. Schwartz, M.D., professor and chai...

Unsuspected brain region involved in side effects of diabetes drugs

...nt of the brain. The responses in hypoglycemia are involuntary and highly visceral, so the researchers were surprised to find changes in activity in this brain region that is primarily associated with emotion and high-level thought processes. "The unexpected discovery that this region is involved in hypoglycemi...

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