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Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

... of the disease is an increase in the high muscle sympathetic nerve activity. This regular constricting of ... over a 16-week period. When comparing the sympathetic nerve activity before and after the study, ... predict and have been thought to trigger chronic sympathetic nerve activity in women. Those who received ...

Transcendental Meditation buffers students against college stress: Study

... planning. The controls also showed an increase in sympathetic reactivity and sleepiness, which can correspond ... thinking, and perception of the environment. The sympathetic reactivity and sleepiness decreased among the TM ... as measured by skin conductance response: The sympathetic nervous system responds to loud new tones. ...

New surgical implant tested at U-Iowa prevents total blindness

... and inflamed. The rare eye condition, known as sympathetic ophthalmia, occurs when vision is lost in one eye ... "Until recently, the primary treatment option for sympathetic ophthalmia was non-surgical and involved high ... use of Retisert to treat eight patients with sympathetic ophthalmia. The device previously was studied ...

Georgia State researchers shed light on fat burning

... used to regulate body functions, called the sympathetic nervous system, to in turn communicate back to ... in fats. At the end nerves which are part of the sympathetic nervous system, a chemical called norepinephrine ... energy has been released and the activity of the sympathetic nerves can be adjusted accordingly. "If you're ...

Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Hypertension

... appeared to have what Farooqi called "impaired sympathetic tone," which is that automatic part of the ... where it triggers MC4R, which then triggers the sympathetic system, and drives up your blood pressure." ... "is if you prolong the inhibition, you reduce sympathetic tone, blood pressure will go down, and if you ...

Charities take note: Personal relationships increase donations

... People tend to be more sympathetic to people suffering from the same misfortune as a ... behind the phenomenon where people become more sympathetic when a friend or loved one falls ill or suffers ... three studies that confirmed that people are more sympathetic to victims suffering the same misfortune as a ...

New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms

... to the study participants, which doubled their sympathetic nerve activity, part of the bodys automatic ... to acupuncture needles, were used to record sympathetic nerve activity following doses of intranasal ... treated with dexmedetomidine had a decrease in sympathetic nerve activity as well as in all three ...

Of body and mind, and deep meditation

... than their relaxation counterparts, indicating "successful inhibition of sympathetic tone and activation of parasympathetic tone [in the autonomic nervous system]." sympathetic tone becomes more active when stressed. Preliminary findings of a ...

Meditation May Boost College Students' Learning

... in a university news release. "The controls also showed an increase in sympathetic reactivity and sleepiness, which can correspond to greater anxiety, worry ... planning, thinking and perception of the environment," Travis said. "The sympathetic reactivity and sleepiness decreased among the TM group, which corresponds ...

Fast Heart Rate Warns of Obesity, Diabetes

... Journal of Hypertension . A fast heart rate is a signal from the sympathetic nervous system, a part of the autonomic nervous system, which is the ... a consistently fast heart rate, it is because of increased input from the sympathetic part of the nervous system because the body is preparing to respond to ...

Embargoed Until Monday, July 21 at 5 p.m. EST; Scientists Figure Out How the Immune System and Brain Communicate to Control Disease

... the autonomic nervous system is anatomically and functionally divided in sympathetic and parasympathetic branches, which act in opposition to regulate organ function. "The division between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems is not clear cut," said Dr. Rosas-Ballina, explaining ...

Governor Rendell Signs Bill Restricting Smoking in Most Public Places in Pennsylvania

... clean indoor air act can become law. He said he was particularly sympathetic to those citizens in Allegheny County, Scranton and other municipalities ... clean indoor air act will be the law of the land. I am particularly sympathetic to those citizens in Allegheny County, Scranton and other municipalities ...

Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function

... pressure response suggests that it's likely caused by a sudden increase in sympathetic nervous system activity. The findings confirm that PM, not ozone, is ... a springboard for further study that will specifically determine how the sympathetic nervous system responds and to what types of particles in air pollution," ...

One Drink May Help Heart, But Two Is Too Many

... the heart rate, amount of blood pumped out of the heart, and action of the sympathetic nervous system all increased. The ability of the blood vessels to expand ... an increase in blood flow also diminished. Increases in heart rate and sympathetic nerve activity are recognized markers for hypertension, heart failure and ...

Photos: Don't Let Them See You Sweat This Summer

... but often occurs spontaneously. The precise mechanism that triggers the condition is unclear but appears to be related to malfunction in the sympathetic nervous system -- the part of the autonomic nervous system that regulates "involuntary" bodily functions (those we don't exert conscious control ...

Lumenis' UltraPulse TotalFX Treatment Featured on ABCNews 20/20 as a Secret Weapon for Treating for Burn Scars

... A pioneer in treating burns, Dr. Jill Waibel of the Palm Beach Aesthetic Dermatology & Laser Center in Palm Beach, Florida is very sympathetic to the emotional journey of burn victims and stated, "Scarring can be psychologically traumatic for any patient ... bad scars remind the patient over ...

LCA Congratulates Nominee For Surgeon General

... expressed empathy for those who started smoking at a young age, Fenton-Ambrose said: "We are hopeful that the President's understanding and sympathetic approach and your own tragic experience with lung cancer will signal an end to the decades of stigma, blame and neglect that has allowed lung cancer ...

Stemedica Discovers Significant Breakthrough in the Use of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Factors for the Treatment of Retinal Degeneration

... flow, effect and mobilize endogenous stem cells. Stemedica believes improvement in the contra lateral eye is a 'Factor Release Effect' rather than a sympathetic Ophthalmic effect which is very rare. Stemedica discovered the presence of these endogenous RPE stem cells in adult retinas several years ago. This ...

Lung Cancer Alliance Hails Signing of Tobacco Control Legislation Into Law; Urges Action on Lung Cancer

... whether they smoked or not, and has caused lung cancer to be the least funded of the major diseases," she added. "I believe that President Obama is sympathetic to this issue and hopefully will move to change public health policy on lung cancer as well." Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in every ...

Frequent Snoring in Pregnancy Could Signal Blood Sugar Trouble

... of poor air flow and diminished oxygenation during sleep that can cause a cascade of events in your body," Facco explained. "This may activate your sympathetic nervous system, so your blood pressure rises at night. This can also provoke inflammatory and metabolic changes, increasing the risk of diabetes or ...

Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed

... is associated with health benefits, possibly by causing heart rate and breathing to slow, improving blood flow and reducing activity in the sympathetic nervous system (the body's fight-or-flight mechanism). More information The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has ...

HeartMath Launches a Certification Program for Health Professionals that Targets Patients' Stress and Anxiety

... rate variability (HRV) and its relationship to stress, health and emotional self-regulation. HRV provides a picture of the interplay between the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the nervous system. HRV reflects the ways in which emotional states affect our core physiology. Practitioners ...

Want to Help Your Job Hunt? Win a Facelift!

... Dr. David W. Kim Announces the Jobseekers Facelift Giveaway Contest SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- sympathetic to the older job applicant, Dr. David W. Kim has established a Jobseekers Facelift Giveaway Contest. As millions compete for a limited number of ...

Exercise During Pregnancy May Help Baby

... of vagal control between the two groups were noted during periods of fetal non-breathing, and there were no group or breathing differences in sympathetic heart rate control. "These findings suggest a potential benefit of maternal exercise on fetal development because of the link between fetal ...

Alternative Therapies Can Be Safe, Effective For Children

... Mind and body therapies, such as tai chi, help reduce the risk of depression and anxiety. Tai chi and yoga help to decrease blood pressure and sympathetic activity in children. This allows for a sense of relaxation and calmness. Probiotics. These live bacteria, similar to those found in the ...

Chronic Pain Patients Now Have Hope With Carryover Pain Relief Provided By Repeated Interferential Treatments

... Syndrome ( RLS) ·    Cervical Spondylosis ·   Trigeminal Neuralgia ·   Reflex sympathetic Dystrophy ( RSD) ·   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ( CTS) The new interferential/tens Infrex Plus is also reducing the ...

Engineered virus targets and kills apparent cancer stem cells in neuroblastoma

... oncolytic virus that seeks out and kills progenitor cells that could be the seeds of cancers." Neuroblastoma's solid tumors usually attack the sympathetic nervous system, part of the body's autopilot mechanism that controls vital organ function and instinctive responses, like "fight or flight." The ...

New insight into aggressive childhood cancer

... of this aggressive and unpredictable cancer. Neuroblastoma cells are derived from migratory neural crest cells that give rise to the peripheral sympathetic nervous system. During normal development, neural crest cells stop dividing and differentiate. However, neuroblastoma cells seem to have lost this ...

Panic attacks linked to higher risk of heart attacks and heart disease, especially in younger people

... of CHD as panic attacks/disorder by GPs or due to a true increase in CHD and acute MI caused by panic disorder, potentially through activation of the sympathetic nervous system [3] in ways that lead to clogging of the arteries and reductions in the normal variation in heart rate. This hypothesis, rather than ...

Elsevier announces the 2008 supplement of Reproductive Health Matters

... even where abortion is still legally restricted. This issue calls for the need for second trimester abortion to be met in a safe, timely and sympathetic manner In-depth, country-based research is needed, to bring out the facts on second trimester abortion, as evidence of why it should be treated as a ...

Glenn Close, Alma Powell, and Quincy Jones to Be Honored at AARP The Magazine's 2009 Inspire Awards

... never seen that before. We gave her everything we had." The next day he learned that the girl's uncle had cut off her left hand so she'd be a more sympathetic beggar. "That got me for life," he says. Today the legendary entertainer spends his free time directing the Quincy Jones Foundation ( ...

Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens

... that in adults, poor sleep and a diminished amount of sleep are associated with obesity and hormone intolerance," Simon said. "Changes occur in the sympathetic nervous system. Also, fragmentary sleep activates inflammatory pathways." All the experts agreed that better sleep for teens could be achieved by ...

Dr. Ajrawat's Air-Pulse Autonomic Meditation Therapy, a Revolutionary, Scientific, Meditation Therapy, Receives Patent Trademark

... Psycho Somatic Autonomic Feedback and is designed to restore autonomic balance at will, improve the level of hormones, neurotransmitters, sympathetic and parasympathetic functions and general circulation of the body. This http://www.painmanagement.com/ [meditation therapy] helps both healthy ...

Re-Designed Legal Website Includes Blog

... injury or loss from accident, malpractice or insurance standoffs. With more than 7,000 successfully resolved cases behind them, the experienced and sympathetic Seitelman attorneys and other staff, many of whom are multi-lingual, pride themselves on accessibility to clients, moving cases along as quickly as ...

Immunosyn Announces Proposed Agreements for Distribution of the Biopharmaceutical SF-1019 in Utah

... disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and neurological disorders such as Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) and Reflex sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD or RSDS). (For more information on Immunosyn and SF-1019 go to http://www.immunosyn.com ). The above news release contains ...

Psychosocial issues affect HIV/AIDS treatment outcomes: UNC researcher

... clinically relevant influences on HIV disease progression. The effects of psychosocial factors may be mediated biologically through changes in the sympathetic nervous system, "stress hormones" and the immune system, as well as behaviorally through changes in such behaviors as non-adherence to medications. ...

Photo: Bryan Adams Unveils Hear the World Ambassadors Photo Exhibit

... to those with hearing loss around the world. "I'm excited to lend my support to such an important cause," said Adams. "As a musician, I'm naturally sympathetic to an initiative dedicated to helping people appreciate and preserve an individual's sense of sound. I hope this exhibit helps to remind people of ...

Study: Casual Video Games Demonstrate Ability to Relieve Stress, Improve Mood: Potential Clinical Significance Highlighted

... and treatment of stress- and mood-related disorders." Stress Relief With respect to stress relief, measured primarily through HRV which captures sympathetic (fight or flight) and para-sympathetic (relaxation) nervous system activity by assessing the variability in the heart's "beat-to-beat" interval, ...

InterCure Secures Nationwide Distribution Agreement With Lloyds Pharmacy Group

... product pipeline based on its broadly-patented "Device-Guided Breathing" technology platform. This technology enables a systematic reduction in sympathetic outflow of the autonomic nervous system, one of the key underlying causes of cardiovascular disease, insomnia and several other medical conditions. ...

The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Scooter to Former NYPD Officer Who Responded to 9/11

... went to work as a park policeman. He was hurt in the line of duty when a teenager operating an ATV, illegally, ran him over. He developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy, which is a chronic, painful and progressive neurological condition affecting skin, muscles, joints and bones. His wife, Catherine, ...
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