Tag: "loss" at medical news
University Of Wisconsin to launch center to study how emotions affect health
...ife's slings and arrows, includinghealth problems, loss
of loved ones and lessening engagement with the world.This project will look at the health and well-being of 150 older women who haverecently gone through the difficult experience of community relocation. Prior UW research has shown that some members...
Yale Medical School to begin clinical trial for glaucoma medication
...ssure alone does notalways prevent the progressive loss
of vision in some patients," he said. "Sothis new ...f the treated patients have a reduced incidence of loss
ofvision," Dr. Shields said. Some patients who are being treated at the Yale Eye Center have already...
'Silent stroke' linked to depression
...s of stroke such as severe headaches, dizziness or loss
ofmotor skills. Individuals often don't realize t...okesand vascular dementia -- a condition of memory loss
and other cognitive problemsthat result from stroke. Although earlier studies suggested a link betw...
UNC studying new drug against ovarian and endometrial cancers
...ted with traditional chemotherapy can include hair loss
anddecrease in white blood cell count. When white ...lso acts like estrogen to help protect againstbone loss
and to lower cholesterol, which is of particular value to older women. "This 3rd generation ...
High brain centres teach lower brain to adapt to injury
...rokes or other neurologicalconditions that involve loss
of sensory input," says Dr. Jayson Parker, whoconducted this research as part of his PhD thesis at U of T. "These results arestill preliminary, but very promising." Dostrovsky and Parker simulated injury by removing sensory input to thethala...
Diabetes therapy may impair memory function in children
...poglycemia, whichcan cause weakness, confusion and loss
of consciousness and, in the worst cases,seizures or coma. This new study found a similar elevated risk in children. Tracking hypoglycemic events The Washington University investigators studied 25 children withinsulin-dependent diabetes. Of those...
Wake Forest's largest study will examine whether weight control can slow hardening of the arteries in diabetics
...ngcenter of the Study of Health Outcomes of Weight loss
(SHOW). The SHOW trial will involve 6,000 ...lt-onset(type 2) diabetes, and test whether weight loss
will reduce the adverse healthproblems commonly encountered by diabetics, especially cardiovascular ...
NIAID spearheads collaborative network for clinical research on immune tolerance
...e methods to monitor theinduction, maintenance and loss
of immune tolerance in humans. "We have established a collaboration that will be open and inclusive, with theflexibility to capitalize on emerging opportunities for any potentialtolerogenic approaches," says Dr. Bluestone. A recognized pioneer in de...
Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at
National Acoustics meeting
...sanctuary.com ) has documented what he calls "the loss
of naturalsoundscapes within the U.S. and the othe...derly Listeners . Many older persons withhearing loss
find it difficult to hear spoken words on the telephone. Theconventional method for dealing with th...
UI-led study indicates surgery is the best treatment for severe Bell's palsy paralysis
...with Bell's palsy who are at highrisk of permanent loss
of facial muscle control has remained a controvers...d. There is less than a 1percent chance of hearing loss
and a 4 to 5 percent chance of temporary cerebralspinal fluid leakage, which can be controlled with ...
Use it or lose it applies to nervous system, scientists find
...in - remained. They expected to see a steady, slow loss
of receptors after they applied thebungarotoxin. "...e receptors in place. The researchers suggest that loss
of nervesignals loosens this scaffold, allowing receptors to escape. When the musclebecomes active a...
Vegans likely short on calcium, experts say
...ave said that because protein increases theurinary loss
of calcium, vegetarians don't need as much calcium...dsby slowly breaking down bone material. Excessive loss
of bone material andminerals results in osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes bones to weaken, resulting...
Photodynamic therapy reduces risk of vision loss in some macular degeneration patients
...d into theeye appears to reduce the risk of vision loss
in some patients with age-relatedmaculardegenerati...ppear to be effective in preventing further vision loss
for somepatients who haverecently developed the wet form," says Neil M. Bressler, M.D., chairman of ...
Yale study shows way to re-stimulate brain cell growth: Results could boost understanding of Alzheimer's, other brain disorders
...cellprocesses that can lead to irreversible memory loss
and cognitive abilitiescharacteristic of the disorder," Rakic said. "While we are still trying todetermine what role Notch signaling plays in Alzheimer's, the results of thisstudy could open possibilities for treating and preventing these kinds of b...
Misinterpretation of heart rhythm recordings may cause unnecessary treatments
... Ventricular tachycardia can lead to palpitations, loss
of consciousness ordeath. Since ventricular tachycardia often indicates a serious underlyingstructural heart disease, a very thorough evaluation is typically performed,including blood analysis, stress testing, echocardiography and angiography. The s...
Sleep debt affects metabolic functions
Chronic sleep loss
can have a detrimental effect on metabolic functions, newresearch shows. "The state of sleep debt has a harmful impact on carbohydrate metabolism andendocrine function," write Karine Spiegel, PhD, and colleagues in the October23, 1999 issue of The La...
Lack of sleep alters hormones, metabolism
Chronic sleep loss
can reduce the capacity of even young adults to pe...to investigate the impact ofchronic, partial sleep loss
on the body by evaluating the metabolism and hormonesecretion of subjects subjected to sleep restric...
Jefferson researchers show melatonin's potential benefits in preventing Parkinson's damage
...inson's. Many researchers believe that the loss
of dopamine nerve cells seen inParkinson's disease patients' brains results from oxidative stress to the cells.Various cellular insults produce oxygen free-radicals, resulting in cell death.The brain's dopamine neurons are particularly vulnerable. ...
Northwestern researchers present findings at Neuroscience Meeting
...inson's disease and an understanding of memory and loss
of memory.A summary of these three presentations f...Northwestern researchers measure memory -- and the loss
of it Neuroscientists at Northwestern University are a step closer to learning howmemories are sto...
Home exercise equipment increased weight-loss success in study
... Among all of the groups, the biggest weight loss
occurred at sixmonths, after which people began to regain weight. The group with treadmills regained the leastamount. Also, women with treadmills doing shorter, multiple sessions ofdaily exercise lost more weight ...
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