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Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies

...nes in asthma patients when they were and were not experiencing allergies. The study involved 10 patients with cli...oms and during a period when the patients were not experiencing rhinitis symptoms, then cultured with a type of prostaglandin, a substance that causes inflammation....

Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms

...as a result of distorted left ventricles, and were experiencing severe symptoms, before having surgery to install the ring. All experienced great improvement in their symptoms, and lived at least a month after the operation. All but two were still alive six months after surgery. The ring was co-invented by Steven...

Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma

...20 million Americans suffer from asthma, with most experiencing symptoms that are considered "mild intermittent" or "mild persistent" -- requiring occasional use of beta agonists to relieve symptoms but causing few emergency department visits or hospitalizations. Opinion has been divided among experts as to how b...

Jefferson researchers find timing of post-epilepsy surgery seizures predicts outcome

...l in the long run," says Dr. Sperling, noting that experiencing a seizure after surgery doesn't mean that surgery wasn't successful. However, early seizures might prompt physicians to do additional testing and consider further surgery. "Having seizures after surgery is not the end of the game," Mr. Parish adds. ...

Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life

...itual way of perceiving, remembering, behaving and experiencing emotions -- are associated with the development of Parkinson's disease later in life. Previous work done at Mayo Clinic and at other medical centers had given Dr. Bower's team hints that there might be psychiatric conditions or personality types that...

Pessimism and depression increase dementia risk

...itual way of perceiving, remembering, behaving and experiencing emotions -- were associated with the development of dementia or cognitive impairment 30 or 40 years later. He and colleagues extracted a sample of approximately 3,500 individuals living in and around Olmsted County, Minn., from 50,000 individuals who...

Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS

... accept job offers from wealthy countries that are experiencing their own shortages of health care workers. But the shortfall is dramatically worse in the developing world. Few African nations, for example, have more than one doctor per 5,000 people. Without an increase in the number of physicians, nurses, tec...

Lessons to be learnt from life at the very limit

...elieve that at the summit, Everest climbers may be experiencing less than 4 kiloPascals, despite the fact that normally people would fall unconscious if their blood oxygen dropped below 5 kiloPascals." Deputy expedition leader and conference organizer Kevin Fong says: "CASE represents a very special team with a u...

Participants needed for generalized anxiety disorder study at UT Southwestern

...ipants must be ages 18 to 64 and diagnosed with or experiencing symptoms of GAD. They must be drug-free and in stable medical condition, and women cannot be pregnant or considering becoming pregnant during the study. Qualified participants will receive study medication and related medical care at no cost. For mo...

Menopause and African-American women

...n women in two cities who identified themselves as experiencing menopause or change of life symptoms unrelated to ...iffness. "Some of the participants also described experiencing 'rage,' which was identified by participants as a bubbling up of indignation directed toward others-...

Herbal medicine may alter cell response to cancer therapeutic agents

... and recommended to breast cancer patients who are experiencing menopausal symptoms due to removal from hormone replacement therapy or to the effects of their therapy. In this study Rockwell and her team used a widely studied mouse breast cancer cell line to see whether commercially available extracts of black c...

Lipoprotein abnormalities found in severely obese children

...white children were shown to have a higher risk of experiencing the dyslipidemia associated with metabolic syndrome than obese black children. Fifty-three percent of white children were identified with two or more blood lipoprotein levels associated with metabolic syndrome (small LDL, low numbers of large HDL an...

Prevalence of concussion effects linked to 'pot of gold' lawsuits, researcher says

... all people diagnosed with the condition are still experiencing symptoms. Hall says the review provides an "overall pattern of the condition" that physicians can use as a guide when a patient has "persistent, prolonged or dramatic complaints." Hall, who often serves as an expert witness, says postconcussional sy...

Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference

...ecessarily Musicians are at an increased risk for experiencing pain or discomfort as a result of their performing positions. Occupational therapists assessed and educated seven musicians about posture, breathing and rest breaks. Results revealed a significant decrease in pain and increase in body awareness after...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)

...rder is a psychological reaction that occurs after experiencing a highly stressful event outside the range of normal human experience. It is usually characterized by depression, anxiety, flashbacks, recurrent nightmares, and avoidance of reminders of the past. The investigators said that the first step toward im...

Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study

...average, on average 50 percent lower occurrence of experiencing one or more PSIs compared to patients at the bottom 10% hospitals. Important and frequent contributors to this notable difference were significantly lower rates of hospital-acquired infections and post-operative metabolic derangements. If the botto...

Fracture risk lower for black women than white women at all bone mineral density levels

...at low BMD is useful to identify blacks at risk of experiencing an osteoporotic fracture and those who may benefit from therapy and other preventive measures." (JAMA. 2005; 293: 2102-2108. Available post-embargo at www.jama.com .) Editor's Note: This study was supported in part by Public Health Service researc...

Treat depression and chronic pain separately, U-M researchers say

...gether the two conditions when they treat patients experiencing both of them. Some 30 to 54 percent of people with chronic pain also have a major depressive disorder. "There is an incorrect impression among many doctors that if you treat a patient's depression, it will make their pain better. Not so," says Daniel...

Marijuana withdrawal reported by teens seeking treatment

...es. Nearly two-thirds of the participants reported experiencing four or more symptoms of marijuana withdrawal, including anxiety, aggression, and irritability. More than one-third of participants reported four or more symptoms that occurred at a moderate or greater severity level. "In the adolescents who provide...

Carbonated soft drinks and sleeping pills cause heartburn during sleep

... habits. A total of 3,806 people (24.9%) reported experiencing heartburn during sleep. The results identify a link between carbonated soft drink consumption and nighttime heartburn, a result of the carbonated soft drinks' high acidity level. The study also showed that benzodiazepines were significantly associa...

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