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Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention

...but don't know it." Of the 550,000 people who suffer a stroke annually, most have no symptoms, Carter noted. "If there is anything we can do to protect these people, we have to do it. That is the aim of this study." Carter decided to investigate the potential of using a type of dental X-ray call...

Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression

Many people who suffer from bipolar disorder, ormanic-depression, seem to...ide effects. Some three million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder,consisting of major bouts of depression followed by episodes of mania thatmay ...

New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography

...eavebrain functions impaired. About 500,000 people suffer strokes each year. A major cause of stroke is arteriosclerosis, or hardening, of thecarotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. As we age, a plaque of fat,calcium deposits and blood clotting material can form on the inner lining of thear...

Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills

Users of widely prescribed diet pills may suffer irreversible loss of brain serotonin nerve terminals, possibly resulting in symptoms of anxiety, depression, cognitive and sleep problems, suggests the first author of a newly published report on fenfluramine side effects. National Institute of Ment...

Drug Regimen Reduces Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery

...percent of patients who undergo open heart surgery suffer atrial fibrillation---a rapid, irregular beat in the upper chambers of the heart---in the days after the operation. Administering a cardiac drug called amiodarone for several days prior to surgery, however, reduces the likelihood of atrial fibrillat...

Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease

...atients cannot tolerate steroids for long periods, suffer serioustoxicities of cytotoxicdrugs or even relapse when effective medications are withdrawn. The report's other authors were Michael J. Choi, M.D., and Paul J. ScheelJr., M.D. --JHMI-- Media contact: Karen Infeld (410) 955-1534E-mail: kinf...

Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals

...e emergency room. More than500,000 Americans will suffer a stroke each year. Of those, approximately150,000 will die, making stroke the third leading cause of death and the leadingcause of disability. With the usage of new clot-busting drugs, which, when given within thefirst three hours of the on...

Combined Therapy Improved Care Of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Proper Use Of New Oral Medications Evaluated

...ts of these two oral medications in 29patients who suffer from type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease that requiresindividuals to be greatly involved in their own daily medical care. For threemonths, the patients were treated with only one medication, and then for anadditional three months simultaneously with ...

Clinical Pharmacists Improve Outcomes Of Heart Failure Patients

...atient care. More than 3 million Americans suffer from the debilitating effects ofheart failure, with 400,000 new cases diagnosed each year. It is estimated thatone-third of the hospital admissions of these patients are due to non-compliancewith medication and dietary regimens, the researchers said...

Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation

...says Dr. Jeevanandam. Approximately 250,000 people suffer from end-stage coronary artery disease and that number is growing by an estimated 20% each year. Many of these individuals can not have bypass surgery and are potential heart transplant candidates. According to Dr. Jeevanandam, "Due to the lack of ...

Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms

...ath in thiscountry. And the people most likely to suffer a stroke -- those over 75 yearsold -- are the least likely to know the symptoms of stroke and whether they're atrisk for having a stroke. In interviews with more than 1,800 individuals in the greater Cincinnati areaonly slightly more than half could ...

New Stroke Treatment Likely To Decrease Health Care Costs And Increase Quality Of Life

...Stroke. Each year about 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke. Stroke is the numberone cause of adult disability in the United States, costing the nation more than$40 billion a year, and is the third leading cause of death. The NINDS is the nation's principal supporter of research on the brain...

Dermatologists Recommend Raising Age for Insurance Coverage for Acne Drugs to Age 40 -- or Beyond

...young adults are leaving thousands ofAmericans who suffer adult acne to pay for treatment themselves or do without,according to two dermatologists at Wake Forest University Baptist MedicalCenter. In a report published in the Journal of the American Academy ofDermatology, Drs. Steven Feldman and Alan...

Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight Control Systems

...t of obesity," the authors state. "Individuals who suffer from aregulatory defect that results in the defense of an elevated level of body fatappear to resist changes in energy stores with the vigor characteristic of leanindividuals. "Interventions directed at multiple targets in the energy homeosta...

Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges

...ldren and adolescents who take up smoking also may suffer braindamage, said Slotkin, who is now exploring this phenomenon in animal studies. "Most smokers begin smoking in adolescence," he said. "And it is quitepossible that nicotine exposures in a still-developing adolescent brain also cancause irr...

Modafinil Improves The Quality Of Life Of Narcolepsy Patients

...erized by excessive daytimesleepiness. People who suffer from narcolepsy fall asleep when least expected: during an exam, during a business meeting, or while eating, playing sports ordriving. Many patients are never fully alert and cannot function normally. Thedisorder can take an emotional toll on its v...

World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke

...Institutes ofHealth. Each year, 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke. Thirty percent die and20-30 percent become severely and permanently disabled. The total cost forcaring for all aspects of stroke is $41.9 billion annually in the United States. Currently, rehabilitation through physical and occupa...

Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy

...HSU. "Not only did we see fewer patients suffer severe hearing loss, butpatients who did experience some hearing loss were able to undergomore courses of carboplatin treatment before any loss occurred." Before the STS trials began, 15 (79 percent) of 19 similar patientssuffered profound he...

Mini-Pill Increases Risk Of Chronic Diabetes In Women With History Of Diabetes During Pregnancy

...rth defects, and she is more likely to miscarry or suffer other potentiallyfatal complications. "When we started the study we were more interested in finding out whether oralcontraceptives in general were safe in these women," says Ruth Peters, Sc.D.,USC professor of preventive medicine who also helped lea...

Brain Regions Identified That Influence What We Remember Or Forget

...ory, based on studies of animals and of people who suffer brain lesions orAlzheimer disease, Brewer said. Scientists did not know before, however, if thisregion was involved in encoding information into the memory, or if it wasinvolved in storing it or retrieving it later. The individuals in this study vari...

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