Navigation Links
Can multiple sclerosis attacks be minimized in a war zone?
Date:6/21/2010

Multiple sclerosis patients who directly confronted the stress of the Second Lebanon War suffered fewer attacks than those who chose to cope with the situation by focusing on feelings. This has been shown in a new study carried out by researchers of the University of Haifa, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Carmel Medical Center. "Because there is no cure for multiple sclerosis to date, it is important to uncover all the factors that impact the recurrence of attacks," said Prof. Eli Somer of the University of Haifa, one of the authors of the study.

The study, which Prof. Somer carried out alongside Dr. Daniel Golan, Sara Dishon, Limor Cuzin-Disegni and Dr. Idit Lavi of Carmel Medical Center and Prof. Ariel Miller of the Technion, examined how MS patients living in the north of Israel coped during the Second Lebanon War. The results of the first stage of the study, which were recently published in the scientific journal Multiple Sclerosis, revealed that the ongoing stress of the war increased the number of MS attacks in patients who were exposed to rocket fire. The current stage of the study has examined 156 patients who have undergone regular therapy at the Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the Carmel Medical Center and who were living in the attacked north of Israel during the war.

The results have shown that patients who chose to use "direct coping and planning" to counter the stress factor by preparing the shelter or protected area, stocking up on food and medications, adjusting their medical appointment schedule, and the like suffered significantly less exacerbation of MS symptoms than patients who chose to cope with the situation on an emotional level, with relaxation techniques, requesting emotional support, or prayer.

"Patients who focused their coping on emotional wellbeing when a more direct approach was necessary, suffered more flare-ups of the disease than patients who identified the challenges that th
'/>"/>

Contact: Rachel Feldman
rfeldman@univ.haifa.ac.il
972-482-88722
University of Haifa
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Physical Therapist, Money Launderer and Patient Recruiter Plead Guilty in Connection With Multiple Detroit Health Care Fraud Schemes
2. Researchers welcome new multiple sclerosis drug
3. Low vitamin D levels associated with greater risk of relapse in childhood-onset multiple sclerosis
4. Low Vitamin D Levels are Associated With Greater Risk of Relapse in Childhood-Onset Multiple Sclerosis
5. Fertility drugs contribute heavily to multiple births
6. Mouse Study May Advance Multiple Sclerosis Research
7. The International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice Announces Major Expansion Plans to NYC Headquarters
8. Fertility Drugs Contribute Heavily to Multiple Births
9. Timing of Multiple-Ligament Knee Surgery May Not Matter
10. Top Stars Rally for Fighting Blindness, Sending Their Message out to 160 Million Homes on Multiple Cable Networks, December 25th, Preceded by President George Herbert Walker Bush Describing the Frank Capra Classic, Its A Wonderful Life for the Bl
11. Multiple patient samples of an analyte improve detection of changes in clinical status
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... London, England (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... to take place March 24-28, 2015 in Rome, Italy ... years' line-up includes workshops on a wide ... insomnia, as well as peak performance training in athletes. ... from around the world. , Biofeedback monitoring allows clients ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... DW-InductionHeating.com (DaWei Induction Heating Co.) is a comprehensive ... and marketing of a series of induction heating equipment. ... series of induction brazing equipments . , According ... brazing refers to the joining of two or ... The manager says that there are fundamental differences in ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 26, 2014 The report “Nintedanib ... 2023” focuses on the current treatment landscape, unmet ... colorectal cancer market. Stivarga is a drug which ... rectal cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim is developing nintedanib (BIBF-1120), ... of refractory CRC in the US, Europe, and ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous ... released its collection of discounted prom dresses, most of ... senior spokesman of the company, the promotion is valid ... is to expand the UK market. , The prom ... colors, lengths, and styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 When ... often find themselves in a frenzy to get rid of ... classroom. But families in Coral Gables now have the solution ... its second salon clinic location, Lice Troopers provides full spectrum ... in the Coral Gable area, including Sunset, Key Biscayne, Brickell, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Final Workshop Line-up Announced for 18th Annual Biofeedback Conference in Rome, Italy 2Health News:Induction Brazing Equipment Series From DaWei Induction Heating Co., A Reliable Supplier Of Induction Heating Equipment 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 4Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2
... Mass. - In a paper that suggests a new strategy ... colleagues report that the influenza virus infection in young mice ... asthma. The same protective effect was achieved by treating young ... ( H. pylori ), a bacterium that colonizes the ...
... 13 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a mineral found on ... of a type of lung cancer called mesothelioma, says a ... ash that has been altered by weathering and ground water, ... formations. It looks like transparent, glass-like fibers. Erionite has similar ...
... is available in French . Montreal, December ... significance has become loaded in our society, according to Anthony ... and Anthropology. In his most recent book, Re-Thinking Men: Heroes, ... men are to assume in society. Synnott spent ...
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) ... type of breast cancer could potentially usher the majority ... breast cancer meeting said Friday. Presenting results from ... Symposium, scientists explained that administering two or more drugs ...
... frustrated by the lack of a meaningful way to screen ... that often progresses with few symptoms until it is too ... most commonly used biomarker used in screening, CA125, are also ... Duke Cancer Institute say that incorporating the latest information about ...
... higher prescription co-payment, especially among older women, is ... adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy, a life-saving therapy for women ... Dawn L. Hershman, MD, associate professor of medicine and ... the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study shows how flu infections may prevent asthma 2Health News:Study shows how flu infections may prevent asthma 3Health News:Road Material in N. Dakota May Up Lung Cancer Risk: Study 2Health News:This is a man's world? Yes and no, says new book 2Health News:Certain Drug Combinations May Beat Back Aggressive Breast Cancer 2Health News:Certain Drug Combinations May Beat Back Aggressive Breast Cancer 3Health News:Biological diversity of ovarian cancer lessens value of screening 2Health News:Higher co-payments increase chance of early discontinuation of breast cancer therapy 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix ... products that address unmet medical needs in the ... that on December 24, 2014 it closed its ... Company raised approximately $2.3 million in gross proceeds ... net proceeds from the offering to fund its ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and LONDON , December ... orthopedic industry are expected to grow at an average ... terms of value and volume. Hip, knee and spine ... world while in emerging economies they have a lower ... are challenging the use of composites. Non-metallic orthopedic devices ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... DALLAS , December 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Research Report on Global Disposable Syringe Industry ... to its online business intelligence library. ... Global Disposable Syringe Industry is a professional ... Syringe market.  For overview analysis, the report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 2Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 3Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 2World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 4World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 5
... Facial Plastic Surgeon, Davis B. Nguyen, MD is ... ARTISS Fibrin Sealant has been approved by the FDA ... seven prominent plastic surgeons in the country who, in ... the benefits of using fibrin glue in facelifts. ...
... Galenea Corp., a leader in the rapidly emerging ... a paper in PLoS ONE demonstrating the ... Assay) system, Galenea,s proprietary technology that enables high throughput ...  Changes in synaptic function are now believed to play ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Davis B. Nguyen Announces Fibrin Glue Approved by FDA for Use In Facelifts 2Galenea Announces Publication Describing High Throughput Screening System for Modulators of Synaptic Function 2Galenea Announces Publication Describing High Throughput Screening System for Modulators of Synaptic Function 3
This CLS number is a new product number, created to easily match Cornings product number. If showing no availability yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,407-0) or contact custom...
Pipetman P is a fully adjustable, air-displacement pipette with the selected volume shown on a digital indicator (volumeter). Eight models cover the full range of volumes from 0.2 L to 10 mL....
... is the #1 Pipettor for sub-microliter ... and reliability. Continuously adjustable. Features lPLUS, ... Easy interchangeable ejector buttons to fit ... rapid pipet tip ejector with three ...
... digital models cover the range from 2ul to ... Volume lock design prevents inadvertent volume change. ... grip. Whole pipette is autoclavable at 121C(250F). ... all polypropylene. Suitable for one-handed operation. ...
Medicine Products: