Tag: "symptoms" at medical news
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals submits supplemental new drug application for Lubiprostone to treat IBS-C
...for approximately one-third of these cases. IBS-C symptoms
include abdominal pain and discomfort associated with defecation or a change in bowel habits with features of disordered defecation. The supplemental application is based on a clinical study program that included two Phase III, multi-center, doubl...
Studies show antidepressants not linked to birth defects
...other problems for babies, including: Withdrawal symptoms
in newborns; Pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), a rare, but serious heart and lung disorder; Low birthweight or preterm delivery. ...
Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation
...heir alcohol consumption or if they have developed symptoms
of alcohol withdrawal or delirium tremens. This can help healthcare providers tailor patient care more appropriately....
Students with symptoms of mental illness often don't seek help
...s that more than half of students with significant symptoms
of anxiety or depression do not seek help. This ...seling services. Yet, among those with significant symptoms
of depressive or anxiety disorders, anywhere from 37 to 84 percent of students didn't seek treatment...
Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans
... doses to groups of animals and observing them for symptoms
of disease; these tests inform decisions about whether and how to regulate the chemicals' use. But how relevant the animal tests are for humans, usually exposed at much lower doses, has often been called into question. Moreover, the current approac...
Children with sleep disorder symptoms are more likely to have trouble academically
WESTCHESTER, Ill. -- Students with symptoms
of sleep disorders are more likely to receive bad ...ch as math, reading and writing than peers without symptoms
of sleep disorders, according to a research abstract that will be presented Monday at SLEEP 2007, th...
Avian influenza on people's minds
...uld be extremely low because of the rapid onset of symptoms
in poultry as well as the safeguards in place, whi... import. In addition, while a variety of clinical symptoms
makes it relatively easy to identify domestic poultry infected with avian influenza, few Americans b...
Borderline personality disorder shows improvements with intensive psychotherapy
... borderline personality disorder (BPD) by reducing symptoms
and improving their social functioning, according ...treat the illness. Affecting day-to-day functions, symptoms
of the illness include unstable relations with others, pervasive mood instability, chaotic variation...
Low libido in menopause linked to trouble sleeping
... menopause transition, and the importance of other symptoms
happening at the same time, said Katherine M. Newton, PhD, associate director of Group Health Center for Health Studies and principal investigator of the HALT study. We are planning future studies to explore further the associations between depressi...
Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens
...s also been shown to be associated with depressive symptoms
and multiple health-compromising behaviors, the authors write. Elyse Olshen, M.D., M.P.H., of Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and colleagues analyzed self-administered, anonymous questionnaires completed by 8,080 students (age 14 and ...
Genetic variations may predispose some men to suicidal thoughts during treatment for depression
...ations, a very small subgroup may experience worse symptoms
after beginning treatment, according to background information in the article. Regardless of treatment specificity, nearly all antidepressant medication studies find that some patients experience suicidality [suicidal thoughts and behaviors] after tr...
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
...ut they are widely prescribed to manage behavioral symptoms
of dementia, such as agitation, verbal or physical... risks and benefits of using these drugs to manage symptoms
of dementia, and they need to reassess the use soon after theyre initiated to see if they can be saf...
Antidepressant does not improve symptoms in advanced cancer patients without major depression
... Australia, and colleagues assessed the benefit on symptoms
and survival of sertraline in patients with advanced cancer but no major depression. The authors say: We postulated that sertraline might improve these features of health-related quality of life and increase overall survival by helping patients to ...
Radium-223: An alternative treatment for prostate cancer
... often have involvement of bone marrow, leading to symptoms
such bone pain, spinal-cord compression and pathological fracture. Existing bone-targeted treatments, such as use of the beta-emitting radioisotope strontium-89 have been shown to reduce bone pain. Dr Christopher Parker, Institute of Cancer Researc...
Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
...IBM is a genetic disease with non life-threatening symptoms
that 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 time they reach 40, as their arm, hand, ...
TB test offers patients quicker and easier diagnosis
...atment. Such tests are given where patients have symptoms
or chest radiography results that suggest the patient might have TB and they are unable to cough up a sputum sample. The new research, which was carried out by researchers from Imperial College London and Northwick Park Hospital NHS Trust, showed t...
Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes
...reversibly destroyed before an individual develops symptoms
of the disease, which can take months or even year...to occur. That long period prior to the onset of symptoms
provides an opportunity for interventions aimed at preventing the diseases development, Schatz said....
Cedars-Sinai endocrine researchers to discuss gene that may be linked to polycystic ovary syndrome
...ts on the periphery of the ovaries and suffer from symptoms
that include menstrual irregularities, excess weight, skin problems and an excess of male-type hair growth called hirsutism. These women also are often found to have insulin resistance, a condition that allows high levels of insulin to circulate in t...
New mothers often not asked about depression, UNC survey finds
...tpartum visits. These questions represent the core symptoms
of a major depressive disorder. According to the study, only 43 percent of physicians said they were almost certain to ask whether a woman felt down, depressed or hopeless; only 27 percent said they were almost certain to ask about a womans interes...
TV ads may spur more stroke victims to get help sooner
...sing can encourage more people experiencing stroke symptoms
to go to the hospital more quickly, according to a study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. After a Canadian public awareness campaign on stroke signs, more people presented at hospital emergency departments with stroke, ...
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