Tag: "muscular" at medical news
Venlafaxine significantly effective for children and teens with generalized anxiety disorder
...version to food (anorexia), weight loss, excessive muscular
activity (hyperkinesias), sleepiness (somnolence) and profuse nosebleeds (epistaxis). Overall, 19 of the venlafaxine group and 25 of the placebo group did not complete the study. To determine if a child or teen met the diagnostic criteria for GAD re...
Herbal assisted weight loss causes neurological ailment in woman
...upplement and dieting developed ataxia( failure of muscular
coordination) and nystagmus (an involuntary movement of the eyeball) and had great difficulty walking and balancing. A neurological examination reveled the diagnosis of Wernicke's Encephalopathy. The disorder is known to stem from a deficiency of v...
High blood pressure treatment also improves heart function
...the left ventricle cavity reduces and how much the muscular
wall thickens during contractions. Blood pressures were taken at the end of the echocardiogram, while patients were on the examining table. This allowed researchers to relate the heart's function to the blood pressure at the time of examination. Pa...
Muscle stem cells show promise against muscular dystrophy in mouse model
...g protein dystrophin to damaged muscles in a mouse muscular
dystrophy (MD) model, according to a study support...ransplanted into the mdx mouse, an animal model of muscular
dystrophy, numerous dystrophin muscle fibers developed, suggesting that transplanting these cells in...
Bladder-sparing procedure found effective for treating invasive bladder cancer
...ve form, in which the tumor penetrates the organ?s muscular
layers. Shipley and his colleagues used a three-pronged or "tri-modality" approach in their attempt to combat this often deadly condition. Members of the MGH research team had developed this approach and reported a pilot study?s results in 1993. O...
More frequent ivermectin treatment could reduce symptoms of disease responsible for river blindness
... nodules just below the skin or close to joint and muscular
tissue. They produce millions of microfilariae which cause intense itching, disfiguring skin lesions, and various lesions in the eye that can lead to river blindness (which affects around 300,000 people). Current disease control depends almost entir...
Exercise therapy improves fibromyalgia
...e with fibromyalgia (medically unexplained chronic muscular
pain and joint tenderness), finds a study in this week's BMJ. Researchers identified 132 patients with fibromyalgia who were attending a hospital rheumatology clinic between January 1997 and June 1998. Patients were then randomly assigned to either a...
About 15 percent of major college athletes may have symptoms of eating disorders, study suggests
... as reverse anorexia - they are these big, muscular
guys who see themselves as too small and puny." As part of the university's eating disorders policy, athletes completing the survey who showed serious symptoms of eating ...
NIEHS announces $20 million, three-center effort to pin-point environmental triggers of Parkinson's
...t place." A progressive disorder characterized by muscular
rigidity and tremors, slow movement and impaired balance and coordination, Parkinson's disease affects between 1 and 1.5 million people in the U.S., with 50,000 new cases reported each year, NIH estimates. Recent findings suggest that Parkinson's...
UCSB neuroscientist to receive award
...es; cardiovascular disease; multiple sclerosis and muscular
dystrophy. Investigations into neurodegenerative conditions that arise as a result of injury or developmental defects are also being conducted at the NRI....
NIAMS scientists find biochemical 'switch' directs muscle building
...e function when transplanted into a mouse model of muscular
dystrophy. In addition, the researchers at the NIAMS Muscle Gene Expression Group plan to expose adult muscle stem cells from a mouse model to DIs to understand their biology and their potential use as therapeutic tools....
Prenatal stem cell transplants may open door to organ transplants, treating genetic diseases
...ny genetic diseases such as sickle cell anemia and muscular
dystrophy, researchers have produced high levels o...fore birth, such as leukemia, sickle cell disease, muscular
dystrophy, and some kidney and liver disorders. "Recent developments in genetic knowledge and techn...
Myosin molecule walks like a person, experiment shows
...o responsible for movement," Selvin said, "But not muscular
movement. Myosin V is a little cargo transporter in our cells that moves things around by stepping along filaments of actin." Myosin V is particularly prevalent in nerves. For this reason, mutations in the protein can lead to seizures and other neu...
Innovations in hearing loss detection & treatment
...e if resistance training improved coordination and muscular
strength. Study volunteers were place into one of two groups: either a no-treatment control or a 6-month in-home video-facilitated elastic-band resistance exercise program. The intervention group improved knee extension strength by 17 percent and hip...
Male athletes also suffer from body image problems, study shows
...tures in men's fitness magazines of big, extremely muscular
men and feel that they don't measure up," said Jen...ation. If male athletes feel they are not lean and muscular
enough and combine that with unhealthy behaviors, such as use of performance-enhancing drugs it co...
Starve a tumor, or feed a tumor?
...nd the walls of small arteries contain elastic and muscular
layers to fine-tune their diameter and closely control blood flow. But in tumors, blood vessels are poorly laid out, and they lack the elasticity and muscle control vital for health. The vessels are like poorly planned, circuitous alleys that might...
Symptom improvement seen in schizophrenia patients switched to Risperdal Consta
...rders or muscle disturbances such as restlessness, muscular
spasms, tremors and muscle stiffness. "Risperdal Consta may provide the solution to many of the problems associated with older medications. These may range from non-compliance with treatment to low efficacy due to fluctuating medication levels in th...
Risperdal (risperidone) produces continuous improvement of 'manic' symptoms in bipolar disorder
...rders or muscle disturbances such as restlessness, muscular
spasms, tremors and muscle stiffness. "These data, together with other study findings, indicate that risperidone can significantly and rapidly alleviate acute mania when given alone or in combination with mood stabilisers," said Professor Allan Youn...
New centers boost muscular dystrophy research
...ded three new cooperative research centers for the muscular
dystrophies (MD), a group of genetic diseases that...es to treat muscle disease, in particular Duchenne muscular
dystrophy. One project will attempt to deliver and engraft muscle stem cells into diseased heart tis...
Passing stop sign cures gene disease
...ect responsible for many cases of cystic fibrosis, muscular
dystrophy and haemophilia. An experimental drug ca...uction of the dystrophin protein in some cases of muscular
dystrophy. None of the patients could normally make any dystrophin protein at all. However, gentami...
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