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Bulimic teens also likely to suffer from depression

COLLEGE STATION, Dec. 7, 2004 - Teen-agers suffering from bulimia may in fact be fighting a two-front war, coping with the effects of a devastating eating disorder while struggling with a chronic form of depression, reveals research by Texas A&M University psychologist Marisol Perez, who says the findi...

Drinking water could be beneficial to patients with low blood pressure

Ordinary tap or bottled water could help people suffering from low blood pressure who faint while standing, claim researchers from Imperial College London and St Mary's Hospital. According to research published in the latest issue of Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, drinking two glasses of...

Methylphenidate improves attention, behavior of children surviving leukemia, brain tumors

...-week study gave us promising results for children suffering from attention and behavior problems due to their cancer treatments," Mulhern said. "Our future plans include follow-up evaluations of children who continue MPH treatment for three, six and 12 months. In addition to improvements in learning and behav...

Researchers debate recreational use of PDE-5 inhibitors

...have joined the scene, targeted at millions of men suffering from erectile dysfunction. Urologists estimate that as many as 152 million men fall into this group, over half of all men over the age of 40, yet the treatment for this ailment appeals to numbers beyond. While PDE-5 inhibitors are technically used ...

CT helps find cause of puzzling cough in WTC rescue workers

...identified in 25 of 29 rescue and recovery workers suffering from "WTC cough," according to early research results presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "Our research further corroborates that people at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2001, and t...

Hebrew University researcher finds 'sweet' way to help prevent heart disease

...72 patients at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot who were suffering from hypercholesterolemia (elevated cholesterol levels) and had undergone bypass surgery were given daily supplements of Sweetie juice for 30 days. The patients, who ranged in age from 43 to 71, were divided into three groups of 24 each. One group re...

Brain remapping may be key to recovery from stroke

CHICAGO People suffering from paralysis due to stroke or traumatic brain injury may be able to reprogram their brains to improve motor skills and to control artificial limbs, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North Amer...

MRC study reinforces effectiveness of spinal manipulation

...rcise program offers effective treatment for those suffering from back pain. The study, published in the Nov. 19 issue of the British Medical Journal, found that a collective approach to back pain treatment provided "significant relief of symptoms and improvements in general health." Specifically, the study ...

Researcher breaks down cholesterol mystery

...40 per cent of people who are highly vulnerable to suffering a stroke or heart attack have low or normal LDL levels. "That's why we believe chylomicrons and their remnants are the key to solving this problem," said Proctor, whose research is published in the November issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombos...

Rush University Medical Center testing magnetic stimulation for depression

...FDA, an entirely new treatment option for patients suffering from depression would be available. Rush is inviti...patients must be: between 18 and 70 years old. suffering from a major depressive disorder. able to provide written documentation that they have been unsuc...

Pain relief could be easy with a simple injection

...ions) is controversial, in this study, 20 patients suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) were given injections to examine the method's contribution "as prospective predictors of outcome." The patients, who exhibited allodynia, or pain with light touch, were given an initial "diagnostic" inj...

Proposed addiction treatment successful, safe in second small trial

...can be used safely and effectively to treat people suffering from drug addiction," said Brookhaven neuroanatomist Stephen Dewey. Dewey and Jonathan Brodie, a professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and this study's lead author, have conducted extensive brain-imaging and behavioral studies on animals ...

University of Utah vision researchers identify genetic cause of rare eye disease in Utah family

...cially, patients with the disease are described as suffering from optic atrophy (optic nerve degeneration), deafness, ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid), and ophthalmoplegia (loss of eye movement). The discovery of the gene mutation was made after researchers screened 30 members of a Utah family and found ...

Morphine for chest pain increases death risk

...higher risk of dying and 34 percent higher risk of suffering another heart attack while in the hospital. "This increase in mortality was present in every subgroup of patients we studied," Meine said. "What we found interesting was that patients given morphine were more likely to receive evidence-based medici...

Study shows inadequate psychiatric care in assisted living facilities

... The study also found that 26.3% of residents were suffering from other psychiatric disorders, most commonly depression and anxiety, with similarly low rates of treatment. "Dementia and psychiatric disorders are common in assisted living [facilities] and have suboptimal rates of recognition and treatment," ...

Low cost drug helps reduce deaths, repeat heart attacks

...d prevent about 15 to 20 individuals from dying or suffering a new heart attack. The study also showed that the benefits were greater, the earlier the treatment was used after the onset of symptoms. In those who were treated within two hours of symptom onset, the death rate was lowered by about 30 per cent. T...

New medication dramatically decreases congestive heart failure in African-American patients

... reduced mortality among African-American patients suffering from heart disease, according to results of a stud...ter trial so that all the 1,050 study participants suffering from advanced heart failure, including those on a placebo, could be given the combined drug treatmen...

Tuberculosis drug combined with virtual reality therapy is effective in treating fear of heights

...s of General Psychiatry. In the study of 28 people suffering from acrophobia, which is an abnormal fear of heights, either DCS or placebo was given to study participants, followed by two virtual reality sessions that simulated standing in a rising glass elevator. Compared to subjects who took only placebo, tho...

Pitt researchers identify biomarkers of lupus which could lead to quicker and better diagnosis

...tive to lower the cost of health care for patients suffering from lupus," Dr. Ahearn said. "Lupus is the prototypical autoimmune disease and arguably the greatest diagnostic challenge among rheumatologic diseases," he said. "The spectrum of disease among patientswith SLE is broad and ranges from subtle or ...

Allergy cancer link

...me allergic conditions could increase your risk of suffering from blood cancer as an adult, according to a new ... hay fever, did not appear to increase the risk of suffering from cancer. The researchers followed 16,539 twins for 31 years and recorded whether they were diagn...

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