Tag: "rest" at medical news
Antibiotics Reduce Inflammation In Heart Disease But Effect On Heart Attacks Remains Unproven
...to say that some people carry this organism forthe rest
of their lives following a respiratory infection," Grayston notes, "andit's amazingly widespread among the general population." Most American men and women over age 50 have been previously infectedwith Chlamydia pneumoniae, according to Grays...
Children Of Smokers Suffer Negative Health Effects Later In Life
...pressure, mean arterialpressure, and heart rate at rest
and during psychological stress compared tostudent... prompted himto continue. Students were allowed to rest
between tests and let their blood pressure fallback to near-baseline level. The researchers measured...
Cut Nerve Fibers Are Repaired In An Animal Model of Spinal Cord Injury; May Help Repair Nerve Damage In Humans
... nervous system (PNS) includes nerves found in the rest
of the body. Several hundred thousand central and peripheral nervous system injuriesoccur annually in the United States, primarily due to trauma and stroke. Thereis currently no technique in humans or other mammals which can repair severedne...
Inhibiting Growth Of New Blood Vessels Reduces Heart Disease Plaque In Mice
...rgeartery that carries blood from the heart to the rest
of the body. A group of 20-week-old mice was divided into three groups and treatedfor 16 weeks. One group received endostatin, another TNP-470, and the third wasinjected with saline solution and served as a control group. At age 36 weeks,the...
New Way To Make Astronauts Sleep
...ssion, andthat this allows them to relax enough to rest
Relaxation And Music Significantly Reduce Patients' Postoperative Pain
... patients' pain before and after 15 minutes of bed rest
and four times duringwalking to see if the sensation and distress of pain changed. Dr. Good foundthat during these two days postsurgery the three treatment groups hadsignificantly less pain than the control group during both walking and rest. ...
British Adolescents Need Government Support To Help Clean Up Their Act
...e families in the UK living in poverty than in the rest
of the European Union and the lack of time British families spend together, due to British parents working the longest hours in Europe. The author says that to date the UK has tackled teenage behavioural problems on an isolated basis:- a drugs tsar' ...
New Strategy May Succeed At Extending The Life Of Transplanted Kidneys
...nsplant, all patients need to take medications the rest
oftheir lives to prevent their body's immune system from attacking the new organand destroying it. However, these anti-rejection drugs can also cause sideeffects and impair the functioning of the new kidney over time. Other factorsthat threaten the l...
Evidence Shows Drug-Psychotherapy Combo Effective For Chronic Depression
... Martin B. Keller, M.D. "This study should put to rest
the widespreadbelief that chronic depression is resistant to drug treatments and psychotherapy." Keller is professor andchairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in the Brown University School of Medicine. The stu...
American Heart Association Comment: Nonsurgical Reconstruction Of Thoracic Aortic Dissection By Stent-Graft Placement
...e large artery carrying blood fromthe heart to the rest
of the body. Aortic dissection is one of the most dangerous diseases of the aorta. In theU.S., about 10 to 20 cases per million people occur annually. If the conditionis left untreated, 36 to 72 percent of patients die within 48 hours ofdiagnosis, ...
Angina sufferers find significant relief with noninvasive technique
...t and its benefits this way: "The heart,unlike the rest
of the body, gets its blood flow when it is relaxing. When theheart squeezes, it forces blood throughout the body, but not to itself. It isduring the relaxation, or diastole phase that the coronary arteries are fed. So,this device times the counterp...
Major study finds effects of child care quality linger into the second grade
...investigators' definition of highquality while the rest
ranged from average to poor. "One major finding that is that the qualityof care is more important for children whose mothers have low levels ofeducation," Clifford said. "If children both had mothers with lesseducation and were in low-quality...
New gene therapy may allow patients to 'grow' their own bypass around blocked leg arteries
...the legs often experience severepain even while at rest
as well as chronic wounds that won't heal, numbness, aburning sensation in their lower limbs, and gangrene that can lead toamputation. Traditionally, physicians attempt to treat these patients withsurgical bypass/revascularization and angioplasty. ...
Learning with a digital brain
...omy teachinglaboratory." Not content to rest
on his laurels, Williams has already begun work onan improved version of Sylvius, which he expects to be ready for the springsemester. Sylvius 2.0 will include three-D models of individual brain structuresthat students can extract from the ...
Birthmarks best treated with red laser light
...; this isabsorbed well by the blood but not by the rest
of the skin. The light energy absorbed is converte... also accessible, without damage being done to the rest
of the skin tissue. It should be notedthat some 20% to 30% of "port wine" birthmarks are still not a...
Sound of silence: "Quiet Curtains" combine audio privacy and aesthetics for
nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and offices
... examine environmental factors affecting patients' rest
--namely noise -- which led to Ahuja's involvement and invention. "Sleep for these people is very disrupted to begin with," explainedOuslander, who is also professor at Emory University's School of Medicine,director of its Division of Gerontology an...
Weizmann Institute scientists develop a potential future treatment for myasthenia gravis
...esawry in myasthenia gravis, without affecting the rest
of the immune system. For more than 20 years, Prof. Fuchs has worked with the animal model formyasthenia gravis, attempting to develop a treatment that would be specific forthis disease. In the study reported in PNAS, Fuchs's team genetically enginee...
3-D echocardiography reduces examination times and dramatically improves
accuracy of the most common diagnostic test for heart function
...nology to measure left ventricularfunction both at rest
and with exercise. In the United States, over 14 million people a year undergoechocardiography. It is the most commonly performed test for heart relatedillnesses. 3-D echocardiography measures the size of each heart chamber, shows ...
New nationwide study in six cities will look at the method & message for changing risky HIV behavior
...seling visits take place every threemonths for the rest
of the three-year study period. A participant sees the samecounselor each time. In both intervention groups, participants will take part in individualcounseling sessions with trained counselors and will be tested every six monthsfor the presence of...
Cholesterol-lowering drugs provide double protection against heart disease
...PET). Readings were made when the patients wereat rest
and when they were given dipyridamole, a drug used...ary therapies were given. Myocardial blood flow at rest
as measured by PET was similar in thehigh-cholesterol patients and those with normal cholesterol lev...
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