Tag: "muscle" at medical news
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
...of treatment significantly reduces the severity of muscle
weakness in myasthenia gravis (MG), giving hope fo...of 46 percent, with patients experiencing improved muscle
function, improved swallowing time and the disappearance of a drooping eyelid. Side effects reported...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...overed the conduit that conveys the work orders to muscle
stem cells, that knowledge could open the door to ...to helping the elderly heal faster and better from muscle
injuries, Rando said, the potential benefits could include tissues such as skin, gut and bone marrow...
To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
...ng soy lost no fat. At the same time, the gain in muscle
was much greater among the milk drinkers than eith... of these results are obvious: if you want to gain muscle
and lose fat as a result of working out, drink milk. As reported in the first phase of the study, ...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
...elderly peoples muscles. Reducing the decline in muscle
mass among the elderly is crucial to maintaining t...creased their protein intake, they might slow down muscle
loss as long as old age doesnt inherently interfere significantly with the ability to make muscles ...
Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death
... revolutionary. A condition in which the heart muscle
is damaged and cannot pump blood efficiently, heart failure is a major cause of cardiac death. Diagnosis has been a challenge, since the symptoms of heart failure are similar to those of many other conditions. In recent years studies from several g...
Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements
...sors attached to the study subjects recorded their muscle
movements. The study confirmed what researchers... Thomas said, noting that the sports use different muscle
groups. "The next day you suddenly feel like you've been run over by a bus." The latest findings ...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...ich does not metabolize calories nearly as well as muscle
tissue, Heiland explained. Therefore, any increase in calorie consumption -- say, one more cookie each day -- leads to greater weight gain among an initially heavier person. The researchers focused this study on women partly because their weight ga...
Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children
...ldren in the study suffered increases in liver and muscle
enzymes attributed to their medication, a major co...with statins. Two boys had temporary increases in muscle
enzymes apparently related to their extreme physical exercise. Four patients complained of muscle
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
...save lives and prevent lasting damage to the heart muscle
dont get it at all, the study shows. And the chance of missing out on lifesaving emergency treatment was highest among those patients whose heart attack symptoms dont include typical symptoms like chest pain, those who didnt reach the hospital un...
Heat-related deaths in middle, high school football players spikes in 2006
... nausea, incoherence, fatigue, weakness, vomiting, muscle
cramps, weak rapid pulse, visual disturbance. Contrary to popular belief, heat stroke victims may sweat profusely. Have an emergency plan in place; parents should inquire about emergency plans for their kids teams. Heat-related deaths are c...
W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
... illnesses, such as diabetes, immune deficiencies, muscle
weakness, and cancer. Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Wehrens hopes to define the mechanisms of specialized protein complexes in excitable cells, such as heart muscle. ...
GSK announces launch of largest ever Phase III trial in lung cancer treatment
...n, redness, swelling) or systemic (fever, fatigue, muscle
pain) reactions observed within the 24 hours of injection. Out of 182 patients, one patient was withdrawn from the clinical trial due to adverse events possibly related to the MAGE-A3 treatment. Based on available results, GSKs MAGE-A3 ASCI may have ...
Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
...ars, blood sugar levels drop substantially so that muscle
and brain have to turn to alternative fuels, explains senior author Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, MD, an investigator in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at BIDMC and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Cons...
Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence
... Dr. Perez reports that the risk of weakened heart muscle
was greater in the trastuzumab-treated group compared to patients receiving just chemotherapy (2.5 percent versus 0.2 percent), including cases of congestive heart failure (22 versus 1). But the only cardiac death occurred in the chemotherapy group, ...
Strengthening exercises may slow progression of ALS
...on of ALS, exercise may improve function, increase muscle
strength for a period of time and prevent the effects of disuse," said study author Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, PT, PhD, with the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Canada. "Individualized rehabilitation programs should be designed and provided to ...
Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
...clusion body myopathy (HIBM), a rare, degenerative muscle
disease. In an unexpected finding, the research in...emerge in adulthood and lead to slowly progressive muscle
weakness. Most patients develop symptoms while in their early 20s and become wheelchair-bound by the...
Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats
...o irreversible spasticity and rigidity, or loss of muscle
control, in the lower limbs, even though the spina...by a suppression of spastic movements and improved muscle
tone, was shown in 40 to 50 percent of the animals tested. A post-mortem study of those animals sho...
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
...a more recently recognized form in which the heart muscle
is stiff and cannot take in enough blood with each beat. "Although the prevalence of diastolic heart failure is increasing, we know very little about how to predict which patients are at the highest risk of death," said Kitzman. Previous studies...
Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly
GALVESTON, Texas Why do older people tend to lose muscle
mass and grow frail? One important factor identif...lucose and insulin (which itself also works within muscle
cells as a powerful protein growth factor). In young adults, these normally closed vessels open wide...
Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women
...ton. Uterine fibroids are benign growths of the muscle
inside the uterus. According to the National Institutes of Health, at least 25 percent of women in the United States age 25 to 50 suffer from symptomatic uterine fibroids. Fibroid symptoms can include excessive menstrual bleeding, enlarged uterine si...
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