Tag: "back" at medical news
New memory aid helps dementia sufferers remember as time goes by
Classic movies such as 'Casablanca' could bring back
lost memories for dementia sufferers thanks to an innovative memory aid. Based on an interactive multimedia computer system and a clearer understanding of how dementia sufferers respond to social situations, the aid aims to stimulate more enjoyable,...
Arthritis of the spine often overlooked in children
...gnificant impact on managing this disease." While back
pain is the primary symptom of AS in adults, child...Ongoing or recurrent joint pain, including neck or back
pain Pain around knees, bottom of feet and ankles Pain and stiffness that is usually worse in the...
New base for North American cancer screening pioneers
... which would analyse their sample and send results back
electronically or by post. Norman Kribs, GGUK Director of Operations, said: "GGUK is ready to offer the skin physical test this summer while the research arm of GGUK will work to provide an early indicator of skin cancer development by 2006. "The 20...
Arteries bio-engineered from elderly cells
... that mimics the fetal environment. When implanted back
into the animals, the bioengineered vessels functioned like natural arteries. Unlike the cells in these experiments, however, human artery cells do not possess enough life cycles to be grown into functional arteries. In collaboration with Duke cancer...
Children who are prone to ear infections have high rates of potential disease producing bacteria
...ose organisms cultured from samples taken from the back
of the noses of two groups, 20 ear infection-prone children and their non-smoking parents and 20 ear infection-prone children and their smoking parents. The researchers found 14 potential pathogens in the smoking parents and 17 in their children, co...
Insomnia may precede and prolong major depression
...upfrequently during the night, but eventually fall back
to sleep each time. Elderly patients are a focus o...nd improve pain tolerance in patients with chronic back
pain. Clinical studies are underway to determine whether or not cognitive behavioral therapy for i...
Chiropractors aim to slash waiting times
...atient who comes in with a wry neck or acute lower back
pain may currently be referred to another medical ...ge, write a report, and then send this information back
to the chiropractor electronically so they can relay it to the patient. As well as major time saving...
Survey shows that physicians are more religious than expected
...s, or the lack of them, among U.S. scientists date back
to a landmark 1916 survey by psychologist James Leuba that documented widespread disbelief. Leuba found that only 40 percent of scientists believed in a personal God, 15 percent were uncertain and 45 percent disbelieved. Surveys published in Natur...
Young athletes' post-concussion migraine may signal greater neurocognitive impairment
...n mental status caused by a sudden violent rocking back
and forth of the brain inside of the skull due to a blow to the head or upper body. Symptoms can include headache, amnesia, dizziness, confusion, lack of hand-eye coordination, and in some cases, loss of consciousness. Generally, an athlete can safel...
Study sheds light on the developmental origins of polycystic ovarian syndrome
... young women born between 1973 and 1975. They went back
to maternity hospital records and first traced the...ng foetal development; we may need to look further back
up the generations and look at more factors than previously considered; and finally, adverse events ...
Look to the future: Preparing for baby boomer dementia epidemic
... valid diagnosis of dementia, all 434 were invited back
for a diagnostic assessment." Unfortunately 50 percent of those in the study who screened positive for dementia did not return to evaluate their screening results. Such evaluation would have ruled-in or ruled-out the presence of dementia. "That's s...
Jefferson neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists wrap radiation around spine for cancer pain relief
...rgery to reach the cancer in her lumbar spine, and back
surgery to reconstruct her spine with medical screws. He explains that cancer in the spine is almost invariably considered advanced metastatic disease, and patients usually have an uncertain prognosis. "The only other option besides radiosurgery is ...
Aging eye more susceptible to serious damage, scientists report
... as seat belts, while driving a car and sit as far back
from the air bag as is comfortable," said Stitzel, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, a part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. And the researchers called for design modification...
Special scalpel reduces blood loss, facial nerve trauma in salivary surgery
...ision in a skin fold in front of the ear that runs back
into the hairline the same as for a facelift then using surgical scissors to remove the gland and surgical ties or electrocautery to stop bleeding. A small pilot study published in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in 2004 described how the har...
Mental processing is continuous, not like a computer
... mental space; the neural activation patterns flow back
and forth to produce nonlinear, self-organized, emergent properties -- like a biological organism." In his study, 42 students listened to instructions to click on pictures of different objects on a computer screen. When the students heard a word, suc...
Polls finds many Americans believe cancer myths
...a cure for cancer already exists but is being held back
by a profit-driven industry. Results of the survey are published in the August 1, 2005 issue of CANCER ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom ), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The authors say it shows the America...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...account how the patient's breathing moves the lung back
and forth over time (the fourth dimension) so that the radiation hits the tumor precisely over all phases of a patient's breathing cycle. Now, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have applied the 4D approach to proton therapy. In a study ...
Medical malpractice concerns lead to more breast biopsies
...ction rates. "The majority of women who are called back
for additional testing after a screening mammogram do not have any evidence of breast cancer on subsequent evaluation," she said. Failure or delay in breast cancer diagnosis is one of the most prevalent and expensive conditions in malpractice claims...
Renewed hope for Parkinson's patients
...that dopamine-containing nerve fibres had sprouted back
in the putamen. He said: "This is the first neuropathological evidence that infusion of GDNF in humans causes sprouting of dopamine fibres, in association with a reduction in the severity of Parkinson's Disease." The findings may revitalise interest...
Exercise program and special weighted back support improves balance in elderly
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- By wearing a unique weighted back
support device and participating in a special exer... improved their balance and experienced diminished back
pain, giving researchers at Mayo Clinic a promising therapy to reduce falls among this population. F...
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