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Study: diabetic neuropathy costs billions per year in lost work time

... PA. - Workers who have diabetes with neuropathic symptoms such as numbness or tingling in feet or hands lose the equivalent of 1.4 hours a week or ... diagnosed with diabetes. Of these workers, 38% reported diabetes-related numbness or tingling in their feet or hands. When the investigators compared ...

MS study offers theory for why repair of brain's wiring fails

... for a time. This explains why, in the most common form of the disease, known as relapsing remitting MS, the symptoms -- which range from tingling and numbness in the limbs to loss of vision and paralysis -- disappear or are greatly reduced, for some times months or years at a time. Ultimately, however, ...

Limping rat provides sciatica insights

... it, according to Duke University bioengineers and surgeons. Sciatica is not a single disorder, but rather a diverse range of symptoms, such as numbness or pain from the lower back to the feet, radiating leg pain or difficulty in controlling the leg. It is often caused by compression, or pinching, of ...

Childhood chicken pox could affect oral health years later

... alcohol intake. Symptoms of osteonecrosis: Pain, swelling or infection of the gums Loosening of teeth Poor healing of the gums numbness or the feeling of heaviness in the jaw ...

At risk for peripheral arterial disease? Simple quiz provides key so you can circulate better

... life-threatening vascular diseases, such as heart attack (the number one killer in this country) and stroke. Symptomssuch as leg pain while walking, numbness and tingling in the lower legs and feet, coldness in the lower legs and feet, or ulcers or sores on the legs or feet that don't healcould be PAD ...

Weill Cornell science briefs June/July 2008

... Easing the Pain of Diabetes Studying a Depression Drug for Common Nerve Condition To ease pain and numbness associated with diabetes, NewYork-Presbyetrian/Weill Cornell physician-scientists are studying a drug previously used for depression to treat ...

Male cyclists risk sexual problems if they don’t choose the right bike

... pressure on the nerves in the penis" says Mr Nargund. "This can also affect the man's ability to get an erection. "There is a greater incidence of numbness and erectile problems in men who cycle regularly and over longer training distances. That is why it is important to rest intermittently during ...

Mutation may cause inherited neuropathy

... the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include pain in the hands and arms, legs and feet--sometimes constant and quite severe--as well as progressive numbness and weakness in the arms and legs. Despite its prevalence, little is known about the precise causes of the disease or how to prevent or treat it. ...

Stroke symptoms common among general population

... A total of 3,292 (17.8 percent) of the participants reported having had one or more stroke symptoms. Eight and one-half percent reported sudden numbness on one side of the body; 5.8 percent sudden weakness on one side of the body; 4.6 percent sudden vision loss in one or both eyes; 2.7 percent sudden ...

A new target for painkillers

... shingles, nerve toxins and electrical or other damage to peripheral nerves. Sometimes, doctors are unable to find a cause. Symptoms can include numbness and pain that feels like constant burning, "pins and needles," sharp shooting pain, electricity or electrical shock, or tingling. People with ...

Trial success for diabetic nerve therapy

... that in humans can lead to limb loss." An estimated 50 per cent of patients with long-term diabetes develop some form of neuropathy that can cause numbness and sometimes pain and weakness in the hands, arms, feet and legs. Progression to amputation is not inevitable, but it is always a threat. ...

Diabetic nerve therapy shows 'striking' results

... of clinical trials has now begun. An estimated 50 per cent of patients with long-term diabetes develop some form of neuropathy that can cause numbness and sometimes pain and weakness in the hands, arms, feet and legs. Currently, patients are treated with painkillers and antidepressants that do ...

Use of Insecticides Linked to Lasting Neurological Problems for Farmers

... including organophosphates and organochlorines, to reports of reoccurring headaches, fatigue, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, hand tremors, numbness and other neurological symptoms. Some of the insecticides addressed by the study are still on the market, but some, including DDT, have been banned ...
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