Tag: "disc" at medical news

Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain

...ul in treating people with severe back pain due to disc disease, according to research that will be presen... pain for an average of seven months due to spinal disc protrusions, spinal canal stenosis, or narrowing, or other disc disease. Of those, 82 had lower back...

Golfers with low-back pain may be helped by University of Pittsburgh research

...ad to lower back muscle strain, ligament sprain or disc degeneration. "Although differences found in this study cannot be determined as causes or results of low-back injuries in golfers, clinicians may be able to use our data to design appropriate back-specific exercise programs for golfers to prevent or ...

Artificial cervical disc replacement offered for neck and arm pain problems

...PCM) Artificial Disc for treatment of degenerative disc disease compared to conventional anterior cervical discectomy and spinal fusion surgery. Cervical disc degeneration is a common cause of neck and arm pain that can greatly impact quality of life. The dis...

Schizophrenia: Delusion without illusion

...d by its surroundings. A medium-contrast patterned disc was shown to volunteers, who had to judge its appearance in the presence of a high-contrast background. Of the 15 participants with chronic schizophrenia, 12 were found to make more accurate judgments than the most accurate person in a control group ...

MSG-2 will advance long-term monitoring of Earth's energy balance

...s that, for the first time, they observe the Earth disc from geostationary orbit, approximately 36 000 km up. In such an orbit also known as the 'Clarke Belt' after its discoverer Arthur C. Clarke a satellite is able to cover more than a quarter of the Earth's surface, and also moves at the same veloci...

New treatment for back pain

...where there is acute and/or chronic pain caused by disc hernias, degeneration of the discs, posterior face...s, thus enabling the introduction of the herniated disc apart from separating the vertebrae to improve their functioning and to produce a stretching of the ...

UC Riverside psychologist explores human perception, finds 'wow factor'

...y would be attempting to identify -- a triangle, a disc and a square cut from sound-insulating foam board covered with black tape. The undergrads also saw an array of eight horn-style loudspeakers that the shapes would block, and were told that the speakers would make a white-noise sound. Blindfolded, the...

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain and depression by up to a quarter

...e of painful conditions, including osteoarthritis, disc problems and rheumatoid arthritis, for an average of six and a half years. 90 per cent said the pain affected more than one part of their body and 95 per cent said it was continuous. Before the music study, participants reported that their usual pai...

CankerMelts patches reduce pain and speed resolution of canker sores

... The CankerMelts oral patch technology allows the disc to stick inside the mouth, in contact with the sor...chieved in roughly 10 minutes, and the all-natural disc dissolves slowly in the mouth, providing 2-6 hours of time-released medication exactly in the needed...

Novel catheter technique successfully patches holes in the heart

...rtially out of its catheter sheath until the first disc pops open. The catheter is then withdrawn back into the right ventricle, with the first disc positioned against the left ventricular wall and the connecting shaft filling the hole created by th...

New treatment offers relief from chronic back pain

...ment yields significant improvements for herniated disc patients and notable improvements for those with spinal stenosis. Since PRF does not involve drugs, it may be repeated multiple times. This study appears in the journal Pain Practice. While the preexisting conditions that accompany chronic back pai...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work ... research exploring the mechanisms of genomic instability and its ... is the second alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; ... 2003. , Alt is the Charles A. Janeway Professor ... School and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... shows SIRT6—a protein known to inhibit the growth ... skin cancers by turning on an enzyme that increases ... Previously considered protective, SIRT6 is part of a family ... stability and prevent some of the genetic flaws associated ... lead to cancer. This study, in the journal,s October ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... questions is how to produce enough food to feed ... and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that ... years to feed a growing global population, and plants ... food production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, vegetables, and more—feed ... research must tap into our knowledge of how plants ...
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