Tag: "sufferers" at medical news
Study: Height loss screen ultimately could reduce hip fractures
...trophic for elderly patients nearly 50 percent of sufferers
never return to normal function, 25 percent require nursing home care and 20 percent die of infection, blood clots or other complications within six months after the fractures, he said. For the study, Ohio State researchers conducted a statistical an...
AAN 2004 Public Leadership Award goes to Leon Fleisher, musician who overcame dystonia
... the stigma associated with the condition and urge sufferers
worldwide to seek help. Fleisher is serving as primary spokesman of the new campaign, which was launched March 30-31 in New York....
Unraveling the secrets of the brain's smallest cells
...eatments targeting the cerebellum, for example for sufferers
of ataxia, a movement coordination problem which affects 150,000 people in the US, and dysmetria, where patients have difficulty regulating the rate, range and force of movement. The group also found that the activity of granule cells is kept in che...
2004 Spring Allergy Capitals(TM) identified
...ies. Spring is the worst time of year for allergy sufferers
from Atlanta, GA to Phoenix, AZ. AAFA ranked the ...r Web site www.allergyactionplan.com . "Allergy sufferers
who live in a Spring Allergy Capital TM should plan ahead," says Dr. Derek Johnson, an allergist at...
AAN develops neurology education series for patients and families
...atients to this book, physicians may help headache sufferers
answer their questions before they even arise," adds Sumner. Two dozen neurological topics will be covered through this quality-of-life series, including Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ("Lou Gehrig's disease"), back pain, cerebral...
Ingredient in asthma inhaler drug may counteract inhaler benefits, according to Pittsburgh study
...torial applications that can be beneficial to many sufferers
of obstructive inflammatory lung diseases like asthma."...
When it comes to allergies, Americans don't make the grade
...nal Allergy Awareness Test released today, allergy sufferers
scored average to failing grades in the areas of a...reatment. Results from the Test show that allergy sufferers
think they are knowledgeable about allergies, however there is a gap between what sufferers
New research shows rural South Africa faces stroke crisis similar to affluent western countries
...tivity is much lower (22%). The numbers of stroke sufferers
in rural South Africa and other African countries ...ath, but chronic disability, and the percentage of sufferers
disabled following a stroke is much higher in rural South Africa than in the developed world. Povert...
Pioneering treatments for irritable bowel syndrome, post traumatic stress disorder
...ll Sabsevitz is developing a treatment program for sufferers
of PTSD specifically related to the aftermath of motor vehicle accidents (MVA). Some studies suggest that 45 percent of accident survivors who seek medical attention will develop PTSD within one year of the event, and an additional 15 to 30 percent w...
Researchers to design intervention for work-related injury
...nty about the best type of treatment. As a result, sufferers
are often prescribed a package of treatments, including physical therapy, ergonomics and medication, and we're not sure which treatment is actually working. "We're proposing a combination of NSAIDs, which are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs suc...
Widespread nerve fiber damage in brains of patients with multiple sclerosis associated with fatigue
...patients with MS and is a major reason why many MS sufferers
remain unemployed, according to the article. Although the biological causes of fatigue are unknown, some scientists believe the widespread axonal (nerve fiber) damage associated with MS may also be the root cause of the fatigue reported by patients ...
Brain structure implicated in early onset depression
...at in studies of adult patients, who are long-term sufferers
of MDD, the initial difference in hippocampus size may not show up. "These conclusions should be considered preliminary, considering the small sample sizes used," write the authors. They plan to carry out experiments that use larger sample sizes to c...
Study shows how well heartburn sufferers follow directions for over-the-counter Prilosec OTC
...ology and Hepatology shows that frequent heartburn sufferers
are able to follow and comply with the directions ... visits, this study showed that frequent heartburn sufferers
actually increased consultation with their physicians." "The study shows that consumers can use Pril...
New drug combination might be more effective pain reliever
...ng pain. They are so effective, in fact, that pain sufferers
sometimes take higher and higher doses in hope of more pain relief. High doses of NSAIDs, especially when taken over long periods of time, can cause gastrointestinal upset, such as heartburn, or even bleeding. "Combining pain relievers into one pi...
Wind tunnel tests could lead to healthier towns and cities
.... This can cause pollution "hotspots" which affect sufferers
from respiratory diseases such as asthma; it can also contribute to an uncomfortably warm urban climate. The new research will focus on the ventilation process. This process depends on street layout, wind speed and other factors, and understanding i...
Salk news: Diabetes first steps
...ldren -- by 2025. About 90 percent of all diabetes sufferers
have the adult-onset form of the disorder. The remaining 10 percent have juvenile diabetes, which has a powerful genetic component and may arise from different cellular processes. Diabetes is the fifth-deadliest disease in the United States and has n...
Book explores how children use imagination to battle chronic illness
...ials and tribulations of young diabetes and asthma sufferers
and their families and highlights their unique ways of coping. In the book "In Sickness and in Play: Children Coping with Chronic Illness," author Cindy Dell Clark, assistant professor of human development and family studies at Penn State Delawar...
British scientists receive Lasker Prize for discovering new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
...cule could make such a huge difference to the many sufferers
of this terrible disease was a truly remarkable find. It is extremely pleasing to find our research has benefited so many, and has been recognised through this award." Professor Feldmann comments: "It is a great honour to receive this award, and a pl...
Global patient organisation launched to help millions of patients with cancer
... Lymphoma Coalition will help provide all lymphoma sufferers
around the world with easier access to information and a support network for dealing with their disease which they may not have had access to previously. By raising public awareness we can hope to ensure earlier diagnosis and treatment." The exact ...
Seizure prone? Tell your dentist
...ctivity in epileptics. Dr. Stoopler urges seizure sufferers
to make sure their dentist is aware of their specific conditions. And most important, you should make sure you are comfortable that your dentist knows how to handle a seizure should you have one during a dental treatment, says Dr. Stoopler. "Armed w...
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