Tag: "stress" at medical news
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
... significant level of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress
occurs when the antioxidant system fails to counteract the generation or exposure to free radicals. Unopposed free radicals can damage sensitive cells in the brain, the gastrointestinal tract, and the immune system, and the researchers believe they m...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...avior modification techniques such as exercise and stress
management can not only reduce the levels of depre...hown that psychosocial factors such as depression, stress
and anxiety place heart patients at a much greater risk of suffering future cardiac events or dying,...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
Aerobic exercise and stress
management training can reduce levels of depressio...vioral intervention programs, aerobic exercise and stress
management training, with routine medical care on psychosocial functioning and select markers of car...
Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist
... University. He completed postdoctoral training in stress
physiology at the University of California, Santa Barbara Institute of Environmental Stress....
Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications
...ysis International discusses the role of oxidative stress
(OS) in dialysis patients, an imbalance which can result in long-term health problems. Potential therapeutic options to restore balance in patients are also reviewed. Oxidative stress, an imbalance between toxic compounds and defense mechanisms, and ...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...idelines on performance, interpretation and use of stress
testing to guide patient listing, as well as when and how to useinvasive catheterization. The proposed guidelines also expand the limitations of previously established contraindications to transplant, such as age, diabetes, peripheral vascular disea...
Post-traumatic stress disorder common among refugees in western countries
...about ten times more likely to have post-traumatic stress
disorder than general populations in those countri...n this week's issue of THE LANCET. Post-traumatic stress
disorder is a potentially disabling condition characterised by traumatic flash-backs, hypervigilence...
Depression overtakes back pain for incapacity benefit claims
...rkedly. Since 1995, the number of people reporting stress
that was caused or made worse by their work has doubled, and common mental disorders are now the leading cause of sickness absence. These disorders are managed almost entirely in primary care, but with limited capacity for psychological therapies, wa...
Obesity and insomnia linked by excitability of brain cells
...rons are over-activated by environmental or mental stress
in daily situations, they may support sustained ar...Neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine. "The more stress
you have, the lower the threshold becomes for exciting these hypocretin neurons." Horvath and co-a...
Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder
...lity therapy for treatment of acute post traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD). The three-year, approximately $4-million program will examine how virtual reality can be used by therapists to treat PTSD in military personnel before the disorder disrupts their lives and careers. ONR program manager Cmdr. Russell ...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...ns appear to be particularly sensitive to cellular stress
caused by protein misfolding or oxidative damage. For example, mutant or overexpressed a synuclein causes intracellular inclusions (Lewy bodies) and cell degeneration of dopamine neurons. Such mechanisms are considered central to the pathogenesis of ...
Smart plastics change shape with light
...t? When the light is switched off and the external stress
released, the crosslinks remain, maintaining an el...ntracts much more than the other when the external stress
is released, forming an arch or corkscrew spiral shape," the authors write. The team has also shown...
Can hospital data detect poor performing doctors?
...uality data that can hamper all analyses, and they stress
that the interpretation of outlier status is still as yet unclear. They recommend a structured approach to seeking explanations for outlier status. "Further evaluation of our method is warranted, but our overall approach may be potentially useful in ...
Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain
... wall) that have become weak and shortened through stress
and inadequate or overuse. This process improves symptoms by correction of the patient's posture and decompression of the spinal canal. "These results are exciting, because other treatments for severe and chronic back pain have limited or no benefit,...
Alternate view for pathology of AD
...damage." There is growing evidence that oxidative stress
is a significant factor in the development of AD. ...and leading to nerve cell death. "Since oxidative stress
is decreased in neurons bearing NFTs," Smith added, "we suspect that the accumulation of tau protein...
Paramedics need help to revive marriages: U of T study
... may be taxed. Generally, they bring the workplace stress
and trauma home with them. "The aftermath of the traumatic events these workers experience ripples out to encompass family members," says Regehr. "If you don't keep the family healthy, you don't keep the responders healthy and well." She says partner...
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
... said. "When the seat is too high, it can increase stress
on the lower back and hamstrings. If it's too low, problems with the distal quadriceps and anterior knee can occur." Once you have proper fit with your bike, it's important to know the best riding techniques. If you pedal slowly with high resistance...
Participants needed for generalized anxiety disorder study at UT Southwestern
...s daily activities that shouldn't cause that much stress
or anxiety," said Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, professor of psychiatry, director of UT Southwestern's mood disorders research program and holder of the Lydia Bryant Test Professorship in Psychiatric Research. "Often this worry results in associated physical...
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
...zyme produces factors that contribute to oxidative stress
in the heart. When the researchers restored level...e without NOS3 better compensated for the damaging stress
of hypertrophy, showing less muscle growth, and fibrosis (scar tissue) and better heart function tha...
Large-scale study identifies key stress factors facing new mums
...the last six weeks were asked to rate 85 potential stress
factors on a scale of one to five, with higher scores indicating greater stress
levels. The women were all married, had delivered a single, healthy, full-term baby without compli...
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