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Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome

...ve techniques using needles or biopsies to analyze bodily tissues and fluids, particularly in the eyes and mouth. Because of the complexity of the disease and its similarity to other disease symptoms or drug-induced conditions, Sjgrens can be difficult to diagnose. Diagnosis of the disease has been further ...

University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal

...igue and other patient-reported conditions such as bodily pain and vitality, according to a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and sleep problems. Fibromyalgia is difficult to treat, with most patients continuing to have pers...

Yoga takes a bite out of eating disorders

...s. In yoga class, a woman develops sensitivity to bodily sensations and practices listening to her body's f..."This heightened sensitivity and responsiveness to bodily sensations is associated with less preoccupation of physical appearance, more positive views of the ...

Study shows grapefruit extract can heal stomach ulcers

...amount of alcohol intake can influence a number of bodily systems, most notably the GI and liver tract," said Lee Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital. "Incorporating healthy eating habits and lifestyle choices can directly benefit digestive and overall health over the long term." Role o...

Removing the spleen may help fight leukemia, mouse model suggests

...e and store blood. Since it is involved in so many bodily functions, it is vulnerable to a wide range of disorders. Any condition that infects the spleen, such as leukemia, can place great strain on the organ and cause it to enlarge. The human body can adapt well to life without this organ, so surgically re...

Large multinational general population study shows restless legs syndrome is common, under-diagnosed

...g, physical limitations on normal role activities, bodily pain, general health, energy and vitality, social functioning, emotional limitations on normal role activities, and mental health. Researchers observed that the RLS sufferers had lower quality of life scores than the general population and conclude...

New study shows use of Lorenzo's oil prevents onset of pediatric neurological disorder

...oordination and, eventually, complete breakdown of bodily function. "The results of this trial offer clinical support for treating the many young boys identified at high-risk for the disease," said Gary Goldstein, M.D., CEO of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. "This advance results from truly collaborative ef...

Only 51 per cent of hospital staff followed hand washing guidelines before hygiene campaign

... washed their hands after coming into contact with bodily substances, although this was an improvement on the 42 per cent recorded before the campaign. And the number washing their hands actually fell in one category, with only 47 per cent washing their hands before starting or resuming care, compared with ...

Feeling fat in the festive season? It's all in your mind

...der a low ceiling. However, unlike more elementary bodily senses such as limb movement, touch and pain, there are no specialized receptors in the body that send information to the brain about the size and shape of body parts. Instead, the brain appears to create a map of the body by integrating signals from...

Computer simulation shows buckyballs deform DNA

...s have shown both that buckyballs can migrate into bodily tissues and can penetrate cell membranes," Cummings says. "We don't know whether they can penetrate a cell nucleus and reach the DNA stored there. What this study shows is that if the buckyballs can get into the nucleus they could cause real problems...

Doctors at UVA health system search for new treatments for diabetic kidney disease

...tion is a nonspecific immune response to a type of bodily injury. Working with that idea, Dr. Mark Okusa, a nephrologist and professor of medicine at the University of Virginia Health System, has won two grants totaling $1.2 million over four years to test whether certain drugs can interrupt the inflammator...

Mayo Clinic collaboration discovers protein amplifies DNA injury signals

...air itself so the instructions it gives to operate bodily functions are correct. In earlier work, the Mayo Clinic researchers determined that MDC1 is important to the repair process -- but they didn't know its role. DNA is easily and often damaged by environmental and chemical sources such as ultraviolet ra...

Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara

...ing cocaine (and other illegal and legal drugs) in bodily fluids must be done by a laboratory with large and expensive equipment. The process takes from hours to days to get a result. The potential medical implications of the sensor for detection of prescription drugs may be profound. A drug like cyclospori...

UCL scientists gauge pain in premature babies

...easures are all indirect and could be dismissed as bodily reflex reactions, rather than measures of true pain experience." Brain scans taken while babies were having blood tests registered a surge of blood and oxygen in the sensory area in babies' brains, which indicates that the pain was processed in the ...

Study first to show potential of light-activated gene therapy for knee injuries

...on that is converted into proteins which carry out bodily functions. Gene therapy works by inserting specially designed genes into cells that can, for instance, direct cells to divide, which makes a tissue grow. Animals like amphibians re-grow amputated limbs, including articular cartilage, but humans grow ...

Intermittent explosive disorder affects up to 16 million Americans

...D may attack others and their possessions, causing bodily injury and property damage. Typically beginning in the early teens, the disorder often precedes and may predispose for later depression, anxiety and substance abuse disorders. Nearly 82 percent of those with IED also had one of these other disorde...

Challenge is in the eye of the beholder: A heavy burden can slant our world

...impact of fatigue, physical ability, and potential bodily endangerment on how we perceive our environment. T...l, standing on a skateboard. The perceived risk of bodily injury led the participants standing on skateboards to estimate the slope of the hill to be greater ...

Studies of married couples, soccer and hockey teams focus on brain's response to stress

... release hormones such as cortisol, which mobilize bodily reserves to help meet the challenge. Systems like blood pressure and blood sugar are geared up, while other processes are temporarily shut down. It's an efficient and effective approach for dealing with the occasional tense situation, like running fo...

Scientists develop new, molecular approach to early cancer detection

... use antibodies, proteins that recognize and fight bodily intruders, to identify different types of cancer. That's the case, for example, with the prostate-specific antigen test for prostate cancer. Antibodies are preferable to diagnosis by appearance because they are consistent and accurate, but they are o...

New method shows that neocortical nerve cells are not renewed

Most bodily organs continually die and regrow a little at a time. It takes two years, for example, for all the cells of the liver to be replaced by fresh ones. Research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now shows that there is one important exception to this ...

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(Date:10/18/2014)... suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing ... than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study ... released to coincide with the American Society of Human ... protein­coding region of the genome (the complete set of ... organism), has been rapidly applied in research settings and ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Cancer constantly wages war on the human body. ... a stalemate. In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as ... becoming aggressively malignant, a phenomena that is poorly ... in the laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor ... the conditions surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and ... year. Scientists at VIB and Ghent University have ... counteract this common virus infection. , Xavier ... that paves the way for the development of ... virus that causes suffering in numerous small children ...
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