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Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death

...rtness of breath, especially with activity or when lying down. The cornerstone of therapy is the use of diuretics. In addition to Sackner-Bernstein and Aaronson, the study's authors are Marcin Kowalski, M.D., and Marshal Fox, M.D., of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center....

New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines

A player just took a hard knock to the head and is lying on the field. A coach rushes to his side, but the player sits up and seems fine. He knows who the president is and how many fingers the coach is holding up. But is he ready to get back in the game? More than 750,000 mild traumatic brain injuries (mTB...

Magnetic stimulation treatment for depression helping difficult-to-treat cases at UT Southwestern

..., is targeted." For Mrs. Baas, treatments involve lying awake in a chair for almost 40 minutes with two small electromagnetic coils strategically placed on her head and loud clicking noises sounding in her ears. Magnetic pulses are aimed at the left prefrontal cortex of the brain. Inside the brain, the ma...

Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort

... spines of 20 healthy participants while they were lying prone. Mobilization force and the corresponding changes in spinal curvature were measured. The change in spinal curvature was related to the mobilized load applied. Investigators suggest measuring the bending stiffness of the spine, an indicator of i...

Women rising to the challenge of weightlessness

... these two months, they have been confined to bed, lying at a 6 angle, their feet raised slightly above the...move from our beds and even taking a shower (while lying down) is a time-consuming business". For those with time on their hands, there is no shortage of th...

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

...RLS generally occur at rest, such as when sitting, lying or sleeping, and are temporarily relieved by movement. RLS encompasses a range of severity that includes mild, moderate and severe symptoms. The frequency of any RLS symptoms in the total study population was approximately twice as high for women a...

Female volunteers prepare for a second 'bedrest'

...oulouse.For two months, the twelve women hade been lying in beds inclined at an angle of 6, with their feet slightly higher than their heads, to induce the same conditions in the body as those experienced during long periods of weightlessness. The volunteers were divided into three groups of four in order ...

UVa scientists discover new type of nerve cell that could be target for drugs to ease pain

...at you may not know is that, for some people, just lying under a blanket is painful as well. They have neuropathic pain--annoying, chronic pain that comes from a diseased nerve cell rather than a specific stimulus. Feeling phantom pain in a missing limb is another, more famous, example. Experts say up to ...

New study suggests the stomach not the heart offers greater lie detection accuracy

...andard polygraph methods in distinguishing between lying and telling the truth. The University of Texas st...logy, demonstrates a clear link between the act of lying and a significant increase in gastric arrhythmia. To test their hypothesis that the gastrointestinal...

Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development tipsheet

...ls with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). While lying on their backs, participants completed 3 sets of 10 voluntary movements. The study was repeated by six partici- pants one week later. Data showed that the VRI is a reliable method for monitoring voluntary movement in patients with SCI. The VRI holds ...

Can dogs smell cancer?

...e identification of a cancer patient by sitting or lying down directly in front of a test station containing a cancer patient sample, while ignoring control samples. Standard, humane methods of dog training employing food rewards and a clicker, as well as assessment of the dog's behavior by observers blin...

Who's the liar? Brain MRI stands up to polygraph test

...al polygraph tests to determine whether someone is lying may take a back seat to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), according to a study appearing in the February issue of Radiology. Researchers from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia used fMRI to show how specific areas of the brain lig...

Glaucoma patients appear to have increased eye pressure during sleep

...ntraocular pressure may be higher when a person is lying down, the authors report. This is probably because the eye is level with the heart when lying down, which increases the resistance in flow of fluid in the eye and may create additional pressure,...

Study examines treatment to maintain blood pressure in those with disorder causing postural drops

...high blood pressure) when the patient is supine or lying down, according to background information in the a...nts in the study had increased blood pressure when lying down. Because of its apparent benefits and lack of this particular side effect, pyridostigmine, the...

What's the link between astronauts and osteoporosis?

...ment in which "terranauts", who spent three months lying flat and not doing any exercise, lost up to 15% of their bone mineral density. Pre-registration to the International Osteoporosis Foundation World Congress on Osteoporosis is available until May 2, 2006. Please go to http://www.osteofound.org/wco/20...

Wearing compression stockings reduces risk of DVT on long-haul flights

...s. They have been of concern for years in patients lying in hospital beds, and more recently in passengers on aircraft. These people share a number of common features: both sets tend to become dehydrated and breathe air that has a low humidity, and both groups do not move about very much. To counteract thi...

The World Bank accused of deception and medical malpractice in malaria treatment

...An Editorial by The Lancet considers the challenge lying ahead for new World Bank president, Paul Wolfowitz. The World Bank has an annual budget of US $ 20 billion and is the largest foreign aid organisation with a mission to reduce poverty. Malaria kills over 1 million--mainly African children--yearly and...

Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds

...o and mint - and to stop eating three hours before lying down. In addition, you're advised to keep your weight under control. Those lifestyle changes coupled with antacids and various over-the-counter and prescription medications have been the accepted first line of treatment. But Gerson, a practicing g...

Examination not sensitive enough to detect breech babies

...n late pregnancy is important because if it is not lying in the normal head-down position (known as cephalic presentation) vaginal delivery may be difficult or impossible. Diagnosis of non-cephalic presentation after the onset of labour is associated with increased complications and death. Fetal presenta...

Botulinum toxin helps facial scars heal better, Mayo Clinic finds

... that cross muscle motion in the face, rather than lying parallel to muscle motion, a scenario common in cuts from dog bites or car accidents, says Anthony Brissett, M.D., study co-investigator and former clinician investigator at Mayo Clinic who is now director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery...

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