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Study reveals potential for new treatment of paralysis and brain disease

...duced dramatic results. The rats were able to bear weight and walk again after only 3 months. Further laboratory experiments showed that KDI also had the ability to promote regrowth of nerves in damaged areas and to prevent brain cell death. These results paved the way for new research with human cells. In...

Mental health following stroke, spinal cord injury; sensory evaluation tools

... may lead to new rehabilitation therapies. Added weight doesn't effect roll-over characteristics of walkin...381 This study investigates the effects of added weight on roll-over characteristics of walking. Ten participants without physical impairment walked with ad...

Opiates better than sedatives for treating newborns in withdrawal

...d that infants treated with opiates regained birth weight more quickly than those who only received supporti...ding, diarrhea and vomiting that lead to excessive weight loss and dehydration, sleeping problems and fever. Disruption in the mother-child bonding process ha...

Female genital mutilation could cause infertility

...ous different messages, which collectively tip the weight of public opinion. Legitimate concern about impairment of fertility can certainly weigh in heavily and help achieve the attainable goal of ending female genital mutilation."...

Drug used to treat Parkinson's disease may be beneficial in treating fibromyalgia

... tolerated, with the most common side effect being weight loss and nausea. Patients did not suffer the hallucinations and sleep attacks commonly described by those taking pramipexole for Parkinson's disease. The nausea was experienced by both groups and may have been partially due to language on the consent...

Research may provide new link between soft drinks and weight gain

...added to diets may not be the only explanation for weight gain. Instead, he said, consuming fructose appears... mice. All the mice began the study at an average weight of 39 grams. Those consuming the fructose-sweetened water showed significant weight gain over the co...

Many body-conscious teens use supplements to improve physique

...e product in the past year. Boys wanting to gain weight were three times more likely than their peers to use supplements at least weekly; in girls, the likelihood was more than quadrupled. Weight lifting and playing football were linked to increased use of supplements -- particularly creatine, amino aci...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, August 2, 2005

...ld with overweight or obesity compared with normal weight (Article, p. 199). Researchers say that the link with obesity implies that losing excess weight may be important in the prevention and treatment of GERD and associated complications. (This article...

Rats' response to 'stop snacking' signal diminished by high fat diet

...ivalent in calories and both groups of rats gained weight at the same rate. Even though the rats on the hi...alorie, high fat snack, there was no difference in weight gain between the two groups of rats during the 20 days of testing because the rats compensated by ea...

Obesity lowers likelihood of receiving preventive health care

...own. BMI is a measurement of body fatness based on weight adjusted for height. In data gathered in 2000, a white woman of normal weight was more than 50 percent more likely to receive a mammogram than a severely obese white woman (BMI ...

Family environment is a significant predictor of adolescent obesity

...reakfast is the most important meal of the day for weight control," says author Ashley Fenzl Crossman, gradu...t in sedentary activities is a strong predictor of weight gain. No surprise." However, a key finding from the study is that kids don't need to engage in high ...

Purdue research shows added calcium benefits women on the pill

...ave shown that a high consumption of calcium slows weight gain for young women, but her more recent studies show that it may take years to make a noticeable difference....

Nicotine exposure can increase motivation to respond for food weeks after the last exposure

...e from attempting to quit smoking, the prospect of weight gain. "Although acute nicotine can act as an appet...ection between exposure to nicotine and subsequent weight gain in some individuals." In addition, the study identifies which nicotinic receptors are involved...

Australians speak: Find us a cure for cancer - fast!

...lth issues associated with modern lifestyles. With weight increasing across the population and mental health issues like depression, once the domain of the adult population, creeping into children's lives, 18% of Australians want more diabetes research, 11% want more effort placed on obesity research and 14...

Obesity in kids: New research funded in W.A.

...ents to take action to keep their young children's weight in a healthy range. Being overweight at six years of age is a good indicator of the likelihood of being overweight in adulthood," she said. Professor Cross' project is one of 12 projects around the nation funded by APHCRI, which is based at ANU, in ...

Northwestern Memorial named one of '100 Best Places for Working Mothers'

...nies that applied for this year's list, particular weight was given to questions in three areas: flexible scheduling, the most critical benefit for working mothers; child-care options, because without them parents can't work; and time off for new parents, because it's critical for mothers to bond with thei...

An apple or a pear?

...disease than their pear-shaped counterparts, whose weight collects around the hips," said Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D., F.A.C.C., director of The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. "The majority of heart disease is preventable." This September 25th marks the fifth annual World...

Timing of women's labor may determine effectiveness of pain medication

...ors may consider time of day, as well as patient's weight and other factors, when determining the best dose or method of drug delivery." The study's goal was to determine if the body's natural internal rhythms can affect the effectiveness of pain medication for laboring women. The study, reported in the cur...

Wheelchair technology & spinal cord injury

...when not in contact with the wheel. They warn that weight gain can increase injury risk and suggest using a light-weight wheelchair with a forward-adjusted rear axle to ease propulsion and lessen stress on the upper limbs. Rehabilitation improves wheelchair propulsion capacity in persons with spinal cord ...

NIMH study to guide treatment choices for schizophrenia

... on olanzapine also experienced substantially more weight gain and metabolic changes associated with an increased risk of diabetes than those study participants taking the other drugs. Contrary to expectations, movement side effects (rigidity, stiff movements, tremor, and muscle restlessness) primarily ...

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