Tag: "back" at medical news
Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment
...n] got me connected, got me involved in groups and back
into things. Now I'm clean and sober." "We did have some opposition at first from the staff, people who come from different therapeutic traditions," Kellogg says. "In general, we tend to punish people for doing things that are wrong, so it's not nece...
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
...r CT examination. The radiology examinations came back
negative, and the patients did not undergo anticoagulant treatment. MDCT is now more widely used to examine patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. It allows radiologists to see more of the arteries throughout the lungs, and to detect small clots...
Pediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine
...likely for children with cancer, children with low back
pain, and children with adult family members who use CAM," the authors write. "Not surprisingly, the most significant factor that determined whether a pediatric patient would use CAM is whether an adult in the family used CAM. The effect of this cova...
A probe, not an echo
...nly a tiny fraction of the transmitted sound comes back
as echo on soft tissues, while a much larger fraction (about 2000 times bigger) is transmitted through the soft tissue. Using the sound transmitted through tissue allows the formation of better images with greater clarity and resolution. A hand-hel...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...ays. In these cases, neurosurgeons piece the skull back
together with titanium screws and plates and monitor the children for potentially dangerous brain swelling. He noted that most of the injuries occurred in a neighborhood or park rather than a golf course. "But it doesn't matter where you get hurt. It...
Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist
...t. "We hear a lot about putting physical education back
in school. We are seeing legislation coming forth at the national and state level and I have the feeling we might be able to turn this around," says Dr. Gutin. But it's a tough fight, with societal trends including fast food and excessive screen time...
Depression overtakes back pain for incapacity benefit claims
...it claims than musculoskeletal conditions like low back
pain, say researchers in this week's BMJ. Long ter... were musculoskeletal disorders, in particular low back
pain, but over the last decade, the contribution of psychiatric disorders has increased markedly. Si...
UPenn receives 2005 Templeton Research Lectures Grant
...put questions about the universe and the universal back
at the heart of the university." Grassie, a sometime visiting lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies, notes that Metanexus and the University of Pennsylvania have many informal connections. Metanexus was originally incorporated with four fa...
Obesity and insomnia linked by excitability of brain cells
...ight and sleep problems could benefit from cutting back
on stressful aspects of their lives, rather than trying to specifically medicate either insomnia or obesity." Obesity and metabolic disorders are a major cause of death and illness in the United States, with one of the highest financial burdens on...
Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms
...he ring shows that it reduced the leakage of blood back
through the mitral valve, which leads to the heart...atients, to help reduce the regurgitation of blood back
into the lungs. "For patients having mitral valve repair, this ring may offer added advantage," he s...
Smart plastics change shape with light
...gths. These programmed materials will only switch back
to their original shape when exposed to light of s...ves the new bonds, allowing the material to spring back
to its original shape. The team notes that in addition to elongated films, a variety of other tempor...
New LASIK research reveals unexpected finding: Key to better-than-20/20 vision is in the flap
...t step, the surgeon makes a thin flap and folds it back
for the second step, where an excimer laser is used to ablate corneal tissue for vision correction. Until now, advancements like Custom LASIK and Wavefront have focused on improving the second step (precision of tissue ablation). But new researc...
Delay in Alzheimer's disease onset seen for first time
...y study to date to demonstrate the ability to push back
the clinical diagnosis of the disease," says Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist and lead investigator of the trial. "This may be the sign of new horizons to come in attempting to alter the Alzheimer's disease process as early as po...
Doing a spin with DNA
...ets the DNA unwind before sticking the broken ends back
together again. With the help of sensitive measuri...DNA and 'glues' (ligates) the broken stands neatly back
together again. The researchers were able to determine the exact number of turns removed by the topi...
Medical journal editors condemn ghostwriting
...ed articles must have relevant content that pushes back
the interface between what is known and what is yet to be discovered. Articles' content must be based on high quality and reproducible methods," they wrote." The editors continue: "We had no problem with this manuscript's having been commissioned by ...
Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain
...ethod is successful in treating people with severe back
pain due to disc disease, according to research th...g, because other treatments for severe and chronic back
pain have limited or no benefit, and the pain rarely goes away on its own," said neurologist Conrado...
Measuring enzymes at end of cancer pathway predicts outcome of Tarceva, Taxol
...ffects of Tarceva were reduced when CDK2 was given back
to the cells, so this shows us that CDK2 is the real target of Tarceva. "This presents a concept that describes how Tarceva works, and it also shows that we have a technology that can rapidly measure the true activity of CDK2 in a tumor sample," Ueno...
Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes
...ar-old boy, nine days after diagnosis. "You look back
and thinkhave I fed him rightand it's so stupid because you know, from what they've told you, that it's got nothing to do with that." - Mother of a six-year-old boy, seven days after diagnosis. "What bothers me more than anything is things that cou...
U of T research examines nursing home quality of care
...s simple as them being required to put any profits back
into the homes." He strongly cautions, however, against drawing the same conclusions in Canada, since not enough study has been done on the Canadian situation....
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...that move a quarter turn in one direction and then back
a quarter turn, clean better than a traditional toothbrush. These results show that many people may be wasting money on toothbrushes they believe will clean their teeth better, when actually a much cheaper traditional brush would do the job just as w...
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