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Restless legs syndrome has complex genetic involvement
...ch Canadian families with four to nine individuals who
were affected (or possibly affected) by restless legs syndrome. The researchers used statistical analysis of the genetic information to determine whether restless legs syndrome in each family was linked with markers on the same location on chromosome...
Older children may benefit from treatment for lazy eye
CHICAGO Some children aged seven to 17 who
had previously been thought too old to benefit fro...provided with optimal optical correction (children who
already had glasses were given new ones). Children were then randomly assigned to receive treatment ...
Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease reduces uncontrolled movements
...lems with medication-induced uncontrolled movement who
were randomly assigned to implantation of deep brain stimulators in either the GPi or the STN areas of the brain. Patients' Parkinson symptoms were evaluated with and without medication using a standard rating scale at three, six and 12 months after ...
National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...und that 53 percent of children ages 7 to 12 years who
received both glasses and treatment with patches, ...nly 25 percent of those children in this age group who
received glasses alone met the standard. For children age 13 through 17 who
were treated with both ...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
... patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), who
are unable to walk when admitted to the hospital, ...ikely to die during their hospital stay than those who
were able to walk; and patients who
were bedridden when admitted to the hospital were 4 times more l...
Hopkins study shows older children also benefit from 'lazy eye' treatment
... only. Almost half of the children ages 13 to 17 who
had not been previously treated for amblyopia impr...fits of treatment, most children - including those who
responded to treatment - were left with some visual impairment and did not obtain "20/20" vision. Re...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
...stimated 90 percent of adults in the United States who
eventually develop hypertension," says exercise ph... in older adults." Previous studies, says Stewart, who
led the new study, examined mostly younger men in whom high blood pressure has different characteris...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
... 53 percent of children age seven through 12 years who
received both glasses and treatment with patches a...nly 25 percent of those children in this age group who
received glasses alone met the standard. For children age 13 through 17 years who
were treated with ...
Abnormal lung cancer screening results may help smokers quit
According to a new study, smokers who
receive multiple abnormal results using computed t... of the American Cancer Society, and finds smokers who
receive one or more abnormal results on the screening test are increasingly likely to quit and remai...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...duction in the incidence of breast cancer in women who
used tamoxifen. However, the medication is not wit...k, only 17.6 percent of women over 50 in the study who
were potentially eligible to take it would take tamoxifen. Even among women who
had heard of tamoxif...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...nced a greater reduction in pain compared to those who
received placebo. The benefit with Lyrica was de...rovement in the quality of sleep compared to those who
received placebo, as assessed by daily sleep diaries and a sleep scale measurement. Additionally, p...
Chemical present in clear plastics can impair learning and cause disease
...e," said Neil J. MacLusky of Helen Hayes Hospital, who
conducted the study with Csaba Leranth, M.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and in the Department of Neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine. Leranth's group, which also included Tibor Hajszan, M.D., a ...
Charter activation brings space dimension to European emergency exercise
... request is passed to the on duty engineer at ESA, who
analyses it and passes it on to Charter members to take action. Both the French space agency CNES and the German Aerospace Centre DLR are participating in EURATECH 2005, making SPOT 5 and IKONOS satellite imagery available. Once the images are acqui...
Secret loves, hidden lives?
...sexual health of people with learning difficulties who
are gay, lesbian and bisexual is being jeopardised... Virtually every person with a learning difficulty who
took part in the research said they had been bullied or harassed as a direct result of their sexuali...
Columbia research suggests need to rethink causes of heart failure
... NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilion, who
was the study's principal investigator. "A broade...lly called diastolic heart failure. The patients who
were the subject of the study have heart failure but normal ejection fractions the measurement of t...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...t reassuring to busy physicians in emergency rooms who
can assume that as long as the drugs are given car... Specifically, the 30-day mortality rate for those who
received a t-PA overdose was 9.8 percent, and 19.5 percent for those receiving an underdose. Those r...
Traditional risk factors best predictor of CVD death in kidney patients
... . Study participants with chronic kidney disease who
also had diabetes, systolic high blood pressure, or left ventricular hypertrophy, or were smokers or exhibited low physical activity had an increased risk of death from cardiovascular causes. However, for these patients, emerging risk factors such a...
Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors
...s in about 5 percent of patients with heart attack who
receive a certain blood clot dissolving therapy, p...oke, and major hemorrhagic event rates in patients who
received incorrect doses of fibrinolytic (clot-busting) agents, according to background information ...
Study shows statin use before or after stroke improves recovery
...al Medical Center. The study examined 1,618 people who
experienced ischemic stroke to assess whether use of statins before or after stroke onset improved their outcomes. "Our research was based on the data that stroke patients had evidence of inflammation by elevated C-reactive protein levels. Statins re...
Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events
...al Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who
drink too much water during a race could put thems...re less likely to suffer from hyponatremia. "Those who
are running to finish the race very fast don't have time to drink a lot of water along the way," Dr....
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