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Eating disorder in Diabetic girls lead to eyesight damage.

Diabetic girls were more likely to have an eating disorder when compared with non-diabetic girls. Some reported binge eating and used to take less than their prescribed dose of insulin in order to lose weight. Under dosing of insulin lead to early onset of diabetes related complications and are associated with increased risk of permanent eyesight damage. Intensive treatment to diabetes could be t...

Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease

A good night’s sleep is a gift, exclusive to the blessed. The less fortunate are those with sleeping disorders, who may experience problems such as early morning headaches or serious daytime fatigue. Among the various sleep disorders, sleep apnea in its mild or moderate form is commonly experienced. Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. Most ind...

Eating disorders are hereditary

A research done in the University of Pittsburgh reveals that heredity has a central role in the trigger of bulimia and eating disorders. Michael Strober, supervisor of the research explains that "the genetic influences play an important role in determining the susceptibility to get the illness". ....During the research the families of 323 women between 18 and 28 who had any type of eating disord...

Low testosterone levels lead to eating disorders

The researchers suspect low testosterone levels in men suffering from eating disorders. Men who suffer from eating disorders can be affected more than women with the same problems, researchers say.// ....Eating disorders are associated with a weakening of the bones, which become dangerously thin and brittle. This is linked to severe weight loss and lack of essential nutrients, particularly cal...

Eating disorder... a survey

A research suggests that one in four teenage girls may suffer from the symptoms of an eating disorder.In many girls, the problems appear to set in from a very early age. ....Scientists from Canada surveyed 2,85739 girls aged 12 to 18 about their eating habits.They found that 27% had significant symptoms of eating disorders such as binge eating or purging.The girls who took part in the study were...

Suicide risk in panic disorder

Depression is not the only factor contributing to a heightened suicide risk among those with panic disorder. Several recent studies suggest that suicide is a real risk when people suffer from panic disorder. It's been assumed that depression is the link - people with panic disorder often suffer from depression. Moreover depression is a huge risk factor in suicide. ....However, a new study by doc...

FDA approves new device to treat women's bleeding disorder

The government has approved a new method to treat women suffering excessive menstrual bleeding, a device that uses radio waves to zap the tissue at fault. Millions of women suffer menorrhagia, benign but troubling menstrual bleeding so excessive they can require more than 20 tampons in a single day. Thousands of women every year get hysterectomies to cure menorrhagia, while other women try hormon...

Erythromycin and infants’ intestinal disorde

An Indiana University School of Medicine study, in the Journal of Pediatrics, has found a link between erythromycin, and subsequent development of pyloric stenosis, a condition that affects one in 500 newborns. ....Pyloric stenosis, which usually occurs in the first or second month of life, is a blockage of the outlet of the stomach that causes projectile vomiting//, leading to weight loss and de...

Genetic disorder related with sleep patterns

Scientists have discovered a genetic disorder which they say is responsible for people who find it impossible to stay up late or sleep in. The findings could lead to new treatments for jet lag//, insomnia and seasonal depression. ....The researchers from the University of Utah say people who cannot stay awake much after 8.30pm and who wake up around 5.30am may be suffering from a disorder called...

Nervous disorder being treated

Stiff person syndrome (SPS) causes the muscles in the limbs and body to stiffen up suddenly. Researchers have developed a highly effective treatment for a disorder of the nervous system which can leave people// totally disabled. ....People with the condition are often too disabled to walk or move, or are afraid to leave the house in case they suffer a spasm and fall. The condition resembles chro...

Heriditary dental disorders

Scientists from NIDCR have created an animal model that mimics two human hereditary dental defects-dentinogenesis imperfecta type II and dentin dysplasia. Dr. Ashok Kulkarni and his colleagues genetically// engineered mice that make extra amounts of TGF-b1 (transforming growth factor beta-1) in their teeth. The animals were born with no apparent defects, but at two weeks their teeth became discol...

Bruxism linked to anxiety disorder

Bruxism is an oral habit characterized by rhythmic activity of the jawbone muscles that cause a forced contact between teeth surfaces during sleep. It has been linked to headaches, joint discomfort// and muscle aches, premature loss of teeth, and sleep disruption for both the person with bruxism as well as his or her bed partner. ....The study,was done in three European countries, aimed to colle...

A unique factor in breathing disorder

According to researchers, people with receding lower jaws are more likely to suffer from sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep apnoea is a condition which is characterised by collapse of the tissues// at the back of the throat during sleep, impeding the free flow of air into and out of the lungs. Often, it is accompanied by snoring and the person actually stops breathing many times in the night. Lack...

Cathine leads to mental health disorder

Cathine a chemical found in a herb called Khat has been linked to an increase in suicide among people who use it. Khat is an African shrub whose leaves remain potent only for a few days after picking.//It has several side effects which include appetite suppression, insomnia and anxiety. .. ..Its leaves are packed with the chemical cathine and have a similar effect to amphetamines when chewed....

Hyperactivity disorder a biological malfunction

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD - have underactive parts of the brain which deal with decision-making, thinking and planning. The abnormality was revealed by a magnetic scanning device// which enabled researchers to look at the brains of children without harming them from radioactivity. Eric Taylor, Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Medical Research Council, said...

Control of anger disorder connected to Brain Dysfunction

According to a study, the scientists have bound dysfunction in a particular brain region to a psychiatric disorder marked by uncontrolled aggression. They say their findings extend the link that has been found between the brain area--called the orbital/medial prefrontal cortex circuit,// or OMPCC and impulsive aggression. ....In this case, the researchers studied 30 patients diagnosed with interm...

Sleep disorders can have anomalistic sexual acts

Researchers at the University of California, observe abnormal behavior during sleep, such as walking, eating and even violence in many people. But a series of case reports shows that sleep disorders// can also involve unconscious, sometimes aggressive, sexual behavior. ....In a study of 10 patients with "atypical sexual behavior during sleep," researchers found that the patients' actions which ra...

Guide for physicians launched to help them identify alcohol disorders

A new guide to help physicians identify and treat patients with alcohol disorders have been //launched by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, US... ..Alcohol disorders often go undetected in people. The new guide describes effective methods for early screenings and interventions, meant for helping the physicians and patients. When correct method of screening is coupled with approp...

Drug Used To Arrest Bleeding Disorder Linked To Fatal Side Effects

There is a bad side to the WinRho drug, used for treating bleeding disorders. According to Baxter International Inc. and Cangene Corp, the drug has a tendency to trigger fatal side effects, albeit rarely.// ....The Winrho drug has been in use in the United States since 1995, and is used to treat a bleeding disorder called Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura, where the blood is deficient with requis...

Novel Approach to Identify Protein Links with Genetic Disorder

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India, created a database of more than 25,000 protein-protein interactions// . It is the first large-scale analysis of protein interactions in human cells. This has helped in the scientists to identify new genes that cause genetic diseases. ..This database is the most detailed human interactome developed so...

Longer airway in males increases sleep disorder risk

Researchers have built a new model of the airway, which shows an important gender difference that has health implications. In sleep apnoea, the upper airway tends to collapse during sleep causing an obstruction to the free flow of air.// This actually causes breathing to stop momentarily many times in the night, leading to daytime sleepiness and a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. ....Men...

Exercise with music aids with lung disorders

According to a new research, people with severe respiratory disease can walk further, and are less disabled, if they listen to music as they exercise. Exercise is key to pulmonary// rehabilitation in people who develop severe lung disease. The aim is to increase the distance they can walk in a fixed time and this helps them maintain their everyday abilities and independence. ....Researchers at O...

Psychiatric disorders among juveniles

According to a latest research it has been observed that approximately two thirds of teenage boys and around three quarters of teenage girls in juvenile detention suffer from at least// one psychiatric disorder. In a recent study, 2023 juvenile teens were interviewed and evaluated by researchers before they were admitted to a temporary juvenile detention center in Cook County, Ill. Researchers i...

Dealing with personality disorders

The drug fluvoxamine has been found by researchers to be more effective than placebos in treating rapid mood shifts in women with borderline personality disorder. This study , which included 38 non-schizophrenic, non-bipolar women with borderline// personality disorder between the ages of 19 and 51 was conducted by researchers from various universities in Netherlands. They were evaluated for diff...

Gene connected to Multi-System disorder discovered

A complex and rare disorder that affects many systems of the body, called oculodentodigital dysplasia, has been found to be the result of faulty cell communication. This syndrome is said to affect various body structures including the eyes, face, teeth and fingers and can also cause hearing loss, heart trouble// and neurological problems. A Hopkins-led research team, which studied the genetic sam...

Age Affects Lung Disorder

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome is a severe injury to most or all of both lungs. Patients with ARDS have severe shortness of breath and often are on life support. //A new study finds the age of a patient affects his chance of developing ARDS after a trauma. ....ARDS is not a specific disease; instead, it is a lung dysfunction that is associated with a number of diseases including pneumonia, s...

Link Between Migraines and Behavioral Disorders

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is one of the most common behavioral disorders in children. Now, new research shows migraines may be to blame for some ODD cases. ....Researchers in, Ohio studied children between ages 6 and 17 who were diagnosed with a migraine condition. //Participants were given a questionnaire and were further evaluated during a psychological interview. Results of the stud...

Methamphetamine Users Found To Suffer From Mood Disorders

Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that strongly activates certain systems in the brain.// The drug is often used to treat obesity and is often addictive. According to the 2000 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, about 8.8 million people in the United States have tried methamphetamine at least once in their lives. ..Researchers from UCLA studied 17 methamphetamine users and 18 healthy peopl...

Eye Disorders, A Predictor Of A Shorter Lifespan

People with age-related eye problems, such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts may not live as long as those without them, // says a new study. A cataract involves the lens of the eye becoming cloudy and can cause partial blindness. ..In a study of 4,753 people aged 55 to 81, people with macular degeneration, a progressive condition that causes gradual vision loss, had a 41-percent...

Blood Transfusion A Likely Cause For A Rare And Fatal Brain Disorder

vCJD is a rare, degenerative and fatal brain disorder. The only way to confirm vCJD is by a brain biopsy or autopsy. Data from a recent study links // the second case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) to a blood transfusion. ..The first case of vCJD linked to a blood transfusion was discovered in the United Kingdom. At that time, 17 people who had received blood donated from donors who...

Migraine Found To Be Linked To Behavioral Disorders

New research shows Oppositional Defiant Disorder ( ODD ) may be to blame for some cases of migraines . Researchers , studied children // between ages 6 and 17 who were diagnosed with a migraine condition. Participants were given a questionnaire and were further evaluated during a psychological interview. Results of the study show there is a relationship between pediatric migraines and ODD. Resear...

Sleep Disorder,The Likely Cause Of Most Road Accidents

Sleepiness accounts for 31 percent to 41 percent of the major crashes of commercial vehicles. According to recent research, the latest two step test // could make roads safer .The test is 91-percent accurate at predicting who has sleep apnea. The study was done to help predict which commercial drivers are at risk of sleep apnea and could fall asleep at the wheel. ..Sleep apnea is a serious sleep...

Sleep Disorders Could Indicate Other Medical Problems

New research shows that sleep disorders may be linked to other medical problems including attention deficit disorder ( ADD ), // neuromuscular conditions, and psychiatric problems. ..Researchers conducted a study and found about half of patients with sleep apnea also had ADD. Results also show a high degree of ADD in patients with insomnia. Further testing showed some of these patients also suffe...

Panic Disorder Can Be Handled Better

Patients experiencing a panic disorder may benefit more from treatment combining cognitive behavioral therapy with medication instead // of the care usually offered by physicians. ..Panic disorder is one of the most disabling and costly anxiety disorders. In the study, 232 patients meeting the criteria for panic disorder were randomly assigned to receive treatment as usual or a treatment combinin...

Single gene analysis for diagnosis of a range of blood disorders

A single mutation that causes a number of blood disorders ahs been found out .This may lead to a more accurate diagnosis//, according to a new study. ..Researchers were able to develop a diagnostic test, which could pinpoint a gene mutation found in most patients with myeloproliferative blood disorders. These disorders are characterized by an overproduction of blood cells and can cause hemorrhage...

Smoking to increase risk of age-related eye disorder

Age related macular degeneration is one of the common problems suffered by people over the age of 60yrs. In a study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, //researchers had said that smoking is one of the habits that raise the risk of this disease almost by double. ....Macular degeneration is one of the most common causes for loss of vision for the elderly people. This disorder affec...

New guidelines for dealing with post traumatic stress disorder

National Institute for Clinical Excellence, UK, has provided new guidelines //for dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The new guidelines suggest that psychological therapy be given to victims of PTSD. ....Surviving a disaster, natural or man made is always tough. NICE had emphasized that apart from providing food, clothing shelter to these traumatized people it is also important t...

Women may not seek help for pelvic floor disorders

A survey done by the Temple University School of Medicine reported that women who suffer from one or more // pelvic floor disorders often do not report their discomfort or seek medical help. The survey also reports that eventually when they do report to their medical practitioner the problem becomes often complicated and of urogynecological nature. ....Pelvic floor disorder is a range of disorder...

Survey shows how bipolar disorder affects the quality of life for patients

A global survey on bipolar disorder conducted by the World Federation for Mental Health reveals that patients of the // disease feel that their quality of life suffers because of their disease. ....Bipolar disorder is a psychotic disorder characterized by successive feelings of elation and depression. Also known as manic-depressive illness that affects 3 to 4 5 of the global adult population. Thi...

Single drug for bipolar disorder

Researchers have pointed out that on a short term a single drug may be used to treat both the phases of bipolar disorder //. ....Bipolar disorder is a psychotic disorder characterized by successive feelings of elation and depression. Also known as manic-depressive illness that affects 3 to 4 5 of the global adult population. This is a chronic condition and most of the sufferers have multiple occ...
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