Tag: "medications" at medical news

Changes advocated in license renewals for elderly drivers

...persons take medication. "In many instances, these medications have adverse side effects" on their driving skills, Rosenfield wrote. "For example, benzodiazepines, commonly taken for anxiety and insomnia, may cause confusion, drowsiness, decreased motor coordination and impaired memory. To make matters worse, ma...

New report indicates acupuncture provides relief for sufferers of dry mouth

...re to the teeth longer. Dry mouth can be caused by medications like antihistamines, decongestants, antidepressants and diuretics and can often be treated by the dentist. The quality of life of patients suffering from dry mouth is often profoundly impaired. Symptoms include extensive dental decay, infections of t...

Arthritis of the spine often overlooked in children

...nose their illnesses early and provide appropriate medications and other therapy. With early diagnosis and proper treatment, a 13-year-old--who may otherwise go undiagnosed--can experience significant relief of symptoms and potentially minimize or avoid disease-related disability later in life." The life impact...

Rice bioengineer wins ASME's Van C. Mow Medal

...dics in Afghanistan and Iraq to inject life-saving medications directly into the bones of patients suffering blood loss and shock -- is already credited with saving numerous lives and was recognized in April with top honors in the critical-care and emergency medical category of the prestigious Medical Design Exc...

Pregnant women at risk for injury in summer

...are professionals," says Redelmeier. "Because most medications and surgeries have uncertain risks for these patients, prevention is a much better solution." "Many people undervalue established methods of injury prevention like buckling up properly in the car," says Redelmeier. "Even pregnant women undervalue t...

Psychiatric illnesses are common in children with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes

...a substantial number were treated with psychiatric medications reported to cause weight gain," said Robert Berkow... is not the only factor at work, as not all of the medications cause weight gain. Depression, as well as other neuropsychiatric illnesses, may itself lead to a sed...

Drugs for blood pressure and seizures among treatments recommended for essential tremor

...ons on the treatment of essential tremor. Although medications can reduce tremor, they did not eliminate them com...The panel also found supporting evidence for other medications to be considered for limb tremors. Sotalol or atenolol drugs used to regulate blood pressure can b...

Brain's own marijuana-like chemicals play key role with stress-induced pain relief

...nds, itprovides a template for a new class of pain medications that canpossibly replace others shown to have acute side effects." Scientists have long known that stress gives injured athletes or evengunshot victims a period of time in which the body's pain reaction isdelayed, an effect called stress-induced anal...

Look to the future: Preparing for baby boomer dementia epidemic

...mportant care and end-of-life decisions. There are medications which may improve symptoms of dementia in some peo...ssumes the patient has the mental capacity to take medications appropriately and follow other directions. If we don't detect and help older adults with asymptomati...

New guidelines: Common drugs can calm essential tremor

...The panel also found supporting evidence for other medications to be considered for limb tremors. Sotalol or aten... tremors. "Both surgeries were more effective than medications at improving the tremors, reducing their magnitude by as much as 60 to 90 percent, compared to 50 pe...

Survey finds women suffer in silence with pelvic floor disorders

...timulates the closure of the bladder neck. "When medications don't help, we first try a conservative measure: the injection of a bulking agent into the bladder neck. This is usually pretty effective. And lastly, when all else has failed, a sling is surgically inserted to hold up the bladder neck," said Mydlo. ...

Diuretics effective for people with diabetes and high blood pressure

...gest study to compare these three major classes of medications to treat high blood pressure. The study originally...han or equal to 130/80 mm Hg-- or use prescription medications for their hypertension. Both diabetes and high blood pressure are major risk factors for coronary he...

Diabetics with high blood pressure benefit from 'water pills'

... pressure should not change their antihypertensive medications without discussing this option with their doctors," says Whelton....

Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care

...g unnecessary screening and avoiding inappropriate medications in the elderly. Quality indicator performance was ...ns (63 vs. 73 percent), and avoiding inappropriate medications in the elderly (92 vs. 95 percent). "We observed that similar, although less than optimal, care is b...

Polls finds many Americans believe cancer myths

...ere uncertain. Nineteen percent believed that pain medications were ineffective in treating cancer pain with another 13 percent saying they did not know. Nine in ten (89 percent) correctly disagreed with the statement that "all you need to beat cancer is a positive attitude," but more than one in ten (11 percent...

Mayo Clinic finds kidney disease associated with 'benign' prostate obstruction

...treatments of BPH," says Dr. Rule. "There are also medications to relieve obstructions, by either shrinking the prostate gland or relaxing muscles that contribute to the obstruction." The recent study surveyed 476 white men, ages 40-79, randomly selected from Olmsted County, Minn. Eventually, the researchers wo...

ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl) significantly improved components of diabetic dyslipidemia

...actors such as statins to control lipids and other medications to control blood glucose levels, we obtained a cle...alities. It is important to understand the impact medications can have on individual lipid parameters. This study underscores the potential benefits of ACTOS bey...

Time is running out for Mississippi's HIV-positive Medicaid beneficiaries

...DS in Mississippi are about to be denied access to medications they need to stay alive. A law that takes effect tomorrow, July 1, limits Mississippi Medicaid beneficiaries to two brand-name drugs. But controlling HIV infection requires three drugs, and all of them are brand name. Gov. Haley Barbour has not respo...

Takeda submits new drug application for combination type 2 diabetes medication

...amount of insulin produced by the pancreas. These medications work in combination to help patients with type 2 d...al about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements they are taking before starting a new prescription....

One-drug therapy works for bipolar disorder

...ive phase of the illness. Typically, antipsychotic medications are not used as specific treatments for bipolar depression. "Though we will soon undertake an even larger trial, these preliminary findings should shape the standard of care for bipolar disorder going forward," says Dr. Calabrese, professor of psychi...

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