Tag: "flashes" at medical news
The matrix of autism
...rimination and memory for detail, for exampletheir flashes
of brilliance are marginalized as aberrations, mere symptoms of their higher order cognitive deficit. They often earn a dubious promotion to idiot savant. The theoretical justification for this view is that prototypical autistic skills are not true...
Low libido in menopause linked to trouble sleeping
...lement black cohosh did not relieve menopausal hot flashes
or night sweats (hot flashes
during sleep), were reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2006. All 341 of the women were...
Hot flashes may be welcome sign in women with breast cancer, study says
...Women on tamoxifen therapy who reported having hot flashes
were less likely to develop recurrent breast cance...ity of California, San Diego (UCSD). Moreover, hot flashes
were a stronger predictor of outcome than age, hormone receptor status or even how advanced the brea...
Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen
...unction for radiation therapy; loss of libido, hot flashes
and breast tenderness for hormone therapy. There are no physical side effects associated with watchful waiting....
Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
... pain caused by shingles substantially reduces hot flashes
in patients who are undergoing anti-hormonal treat...tin reduced the frequency and the intensity of hot flashes
by up to 46 percent in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy. The men who received gabapentin r...
New research supports early testing for prostate cancer
... IAD had an improved quality of life and fewer hot flashes
than the CAD group indicating that IAD may be a more attractive treatment option for patients with PSA relapse after primary treatment. This abstract will be presented during Podium Session 20 on May 20 starting at 3:30 p.m....
Other highlights in the May 2 JNCI
...xifen experienced more side effects, including hot flashes
and heart problems, than women in the placebo group. "A complete assessment of the baseline cardiovascular risk should become an important component of counseling women on the use of tamoxifen, particularly in the prevention setting," the authors ...
Not just a menopausal symptom -- men have hot flashes, too
... conditions such as prostate cancer experience hot flashes
similar to those experienced by menopausal women. ...ance, doctors were able to positively identify hot flashes
in males, a positive step toward providing therapy for those patients in need. "Most people are u...
Wired for sound: How the brain senses visual illusions
...sounds, many subjects reported seeing two distinct flashes
of light. Investigating the timing and location o...e this illusory effect the illusion of seeing two flashes
in the presence of two auditory signals, when only one flash actually occurs can reveal how informa...
Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients
... seizure, despite paramedics attempts to block the flashes
from the patients face. During the hospital ex...l, non-epileptic control subjects exposed to light flashes
can suffer symptoms such as nausea, headaches, fear and vomiting, if the flickering light is set to ...
Hormone drug type makes survival difference in advanced breast cancer
...bitors had about the same risk of experiencing hot flashes
as those receiving tamoxifen. However, they reported more nausea, vomiting and diarrhea when compared to patients receiving the progestin drug megestrol acetate and to a lesser extent, when compared with patients receiving tamoxifen. Patients taki...
Complementary and alternative therapies show little benefit in treating menopause symptoms
...orted a 50 percent improvement in frequency of hot flashes
in the placebo group. The placebo effect likely plays an important role in the expanding number of dietary supplements marketed to menopausal women." Because many women are using alternative and complementary therapies to treat their symptoms, oft...
Gabapentin cools hot flashes as well as estrogen
... who have been investigating new therapies for hot flashes
for several years, report in the July Obstetrics a... sugar pill reported a 54-percent reduction in hot flashes
the women taking gabapentin and estrogen reported even better results, with a 71 percent to 72 perc...
Stanford researcher links hot flashes to insomnia
...l Medicine. The question : To what extent can hot flashes
in midlife women be considered a cause of chronic insomnia? The background : Because hot flashes
may occur during the night, their presence has been frequently associated with insomnia; however, ma...
Severe hot flashes associated with chronic insomnia
Women who have severe hot flashes
may have more chronic sleep problems than women wh...ing to background information in the article. Hot flashes
often occur during the night and have been associated with insomnia, or difficulty sleeping. The sy...
Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference
... Hot Flashes Shows No Effect Suffering from hot flashes
and other negative symptoms, many women going thou..., controlled clinical trial of acupuncture for hot flashes
reveals that medical acupuncture is no more effective than sham, or mock, acupuncture. The data will...
Some nonhormonal therapies may offer relief from hot flashes, but with possible adverse effects
... nonhormonal therapies for treating menopausal hot flashes
finds that some therapies are effective, but less ...ing to an article in the May 3 issue of JAMA. Hot flashes
are the most common symptom related to menopausal transition. They are experienced by more than 50 p...
Aha! Favors the prepared mind
...the prepared mind." By this, he meant that sudden flashes
of insight don't just happen, but are the product of preparation. According to Kounios, "We have begun to understand how the brain prepares for creative insight. This will hopefully lead to techniques for facilitating it."...
Not so different after all: Mysterious eye cells adapt to light
...osed rat ipRGCs to a series of increasingly bright flashes
then measured changes in voltage across the cell membrane a sign of neuronal response. The flashes
evoked much bigger responses when the cells had been sitting in darkness than when they were exposed...
New brain scan technology could save babies' lives
...aced on the baby's head. The sources produce short flashes
and the detectors measure the amount of light that reaches them through the brain and the time the light takes to travel. A software package also developed with EPSRC funding uses this information to build up a 3D image. This can show which parts of ...