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Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder

.... Dr. Krainson says that, although sleep patterns change as people age, disturbed sleep and waking up tired every day are not part of normal aging. Those who have trouble sleeping are advised to see a sleep specialist at a facility accredited by the AASM. Be prepared to tell the doctor how you sp...

Hispanic drug use rises in US culture

...n the same time period. Their percentage/general patterns of substance use are very similar to white patterns of use, which is what we would expect given an acculturation/assimilation model, Akins said. When Hi...

Hormone regulates fondness for food

...ogical and the brain/neural interact to shape our patterns of eating. The authors sought to find a connection between the pathways in the brain that know when you are hungry or full and the parts of the brain that are involved in how much you desire and enjoy food. They postulated that leptin, one of the m...

New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking

...chers found subjects could store different walking patterns for forward versus backward walking simultaneously...ains adaptive capacity and effectively dial in the patterns of movement that we want patients to learn is incredibly exciting, said Dr. Amy Bastian, senior stud...

Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals

...less than a millisecond were delivered with timing patterns that mimicked normal nerve activity. Della S...e to other nerve branches and to refine the timing patterns of electrical stimulation to make them more like normal. In addition, they plan to work on making t...

Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death

...esponse to therapy, Januzzi says. Its likely that patterns of multiple biomarkers will help us identify patients with heart failure who remain at a high risk for death, even though they appear to be symptomatically improving during treatment. There are studies underway here at MGH and elsewhere investigating...

Why women get more migraines than men

...al triggers such as stress, diet, changes in sleep patterns and a host of others. While it is known that migraines in females fluctuate with the menstrual cycle and are more frequent during the menstrual period, the study results appear to be independent of a specific phase of the cycle, according to Charles....

The matrix of autism

... Basically the test presents arrays of complicated patterns with one missing, and test takers are required to choose the one that would logically complete the series. The test demands a good memory, focused attention and other executive skills, butunlike the WISCit doesnt require much language. The idea was...

Holograms make for better vision tests

...eloped a holographic target consisting of sunburst patterns to measure the astigmatic error of the human eye as well. Apart from being simple, quick, and low cost, holography offers the advantage of being an open field refraction system that is devoid of the problem of proximal accommodation. We describe the ...

FPG receives $8 million for autism research

...ication skills, social interactions and repetitive patterns of behavior. In the past two decades the number of children diagnosed with autism has sky-rocketed 20 fold by some estimates. This rapid increase has placed great demand on early intervention and education agencies to provide effective educational an...

Explaining a link between strokes and Alzheimer's

...an issue for people who snore heavily, whose sleep patterns are such that there will be times in the night when their brain is hypoxic deprived of sufficient oxygen. It can be anything that stops the heart and lungs working together to their optimal capabilities. The research centred on the damage done by ...

Researcher says few families report safe firearm storage

...ty of storing guns safely in the home." Storage patterns are most influenced by firearm type, family socialization with guns and the age of the child, DuRant said. "Our research shows that unsafe gun storage is associated with families who were raised with guns in the home," he said. "They tend to be mo...

Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen

...ally receive radiation therapy. "These practice patterns are no surprise but are notable because specialists who treat prostate cancer tend to favor the treatment they themselves deliver, despite the fact that no one has shown one treatment for early stage prostate cancer to be better than another," said T...

Tumor cell activity may provide clues for treating breast cancer in young women

...rs found in women under the age of 45 have certain patterns of cellular activity that confer a poorer prognosi... cells change and become cancerous, we saw certain patterns in young womens tumors that we didnt see in the tumors found in women over the age of 45, Anders sai...

Gene variations point to why lung cancer drugs work better in Japanese vs. US patients

...ew ground by exploring the possible role of ethnic patterns in the emerging science of pharmacogenomics, which promises to tailor drug regimens to a patients genetic profile. Nobody else in the world has ever done this, with a common arm looking at genetic differences among ethnic groups, Gandara says. Rese...

MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients

.../portal/site/ASCO ) (ASCO), also revealed distinct patterns between MRI-detected ipsilateral tumors (cancer in the affected breast) and contralateral tumors (cancer in the unaffected breast) that could guide use of the screening technology, researchers say. These results prove that MRI can detect tumors mis...

Journal Sleep: Advanced cancer patients have less quality sleep

...e four cancer are more prone to disturbed sleeping patterns due to factors such as pain, treatment side effects and psychological causes, according to a study published in the June 1st issue of the journal SLEEP. The study, conducted by Kyriaki Mystakidou, MD, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Athen...

Study explains why patients with OSA are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease

...on correlate with actual improvements in the sleep patterns of patients with OSA. ...

Access to alcohol among middle school children

...youth over a two and a half year period, observing patterns of social and commercial alcohol access in this manner. "Early onset of drinking leads to a long list of alcohol-related problems. It is important to educate parents about the consequences of alcohol use at a young age and try to prevent them from...

Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux

...ier to follow normal eating, drinking and activity patterns that may play a part in the acid reflux. Researchers say patients shouldnt feel anything in their throat when the device is inserted thanks to a special plastic material used. The RFID system is the next step in a growing effort to develop less inv...

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