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When Celebrities Die

...'s death added to existing feelings of sadness and distress in these people. For them, this public tragedy was a final, private burden that pushed some of them over the edge. Now, medical research from Great Britain reveals a surprising side effect of our "celebrity connection." The researchers say w...

Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

...sented with status asthmaticus, severe respiratory distress and cardiac failure. In many cases resuscitation and asthma treatment was effective but some were severely hypoxic (starved of oxygen) that they were declared brain dead and life support withdrawn later. While for many the season of festivals is th...

Meditation relieves stress

...th stress. After three months, their psychological distress had more than halved - bringing them into the normal range - while their physical health also improved. There was no change within the control group, who didn't get the training. According to Dr Kimberley Williams, lead investigator in the study, ...

Lose Weight With New Wonder Slimming FDA approved Prescription Drug

...two years reported a greater decline in overweight distress and more satisfaction with the treatment. Xenical was previously only approved for use throughout Europe and parts of Asia. Its new FDA approved status and launch in other countries is fantastic news for the one in five women and one in seven men w...

Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart

...the AbioCor, the patient is experiencing pulmonary distress requiring external oxygenation support. We are working to resolve that problem, so that he can begin his rehabilitation," the surgeon said....

Support therapy helps breast cancer patients

... therapy groups did report less pain and emotional distress -- especially if the levels were high to start with. // Dr. David Spiegel of Stanford University, who led the study, said improvements in both treatment and social acceptance of cancer may explain the difference between his research and the earlier...

Hope For Stiff-Person Syndrome

...y bedridden. Exposure to noise, touch or emotional distress can set off muscle spasms, and some patients are afraid to leave their house because of the spasms. High doses of antibodies may help relieve the muscle rigidity and spasms associated with stiff-person syndrome. Patients who had infusions of immune ...

Spirituality relieves stress

...th stress. After three months, their psychological distress had more than halved - bringing them into the normal range - while their physical health also improved. There was no change within the control group, who didn't get the training. According to Dr Kimberley Williams, lead investigator in the study, ...

Marriage does good for Diabetics

... association with their diabetes-related emotional distress and diabetes-related quality of life at follow-up. Patients who had high levels of intimacy with their partner were more likely to report greater satisfaction with their diabetes regimen at the two-year follow-up. Those who reported better marital ad...

Personality Impacts Arthritis

...ignificantly related to an increased psychological distress at the three- and five-year follow-up. However, th... disease when studying risk factors for heightened distress over time. Authors write, "In addition, screening patients with lower education levels and higher le...

Reduced Fatigue Boosts Mental Health

...ost frequently identified symptom of psychological distress that accompanies lung cancer is fatigue. A variety of factors may contribute to the fatigue experienced by anemic patients with lung cancer, including respiratory insufficiency, hypoxemia, side effects of chemotherapy and undernutrition....

Music soothes labour pain

...e sensation of labour pain and delay the emotional distress that may accompany childbirth.// The study includ...women who listened to music had much less pain and distress than the women in the other group. The study notes that better pain management during labour may sp...

Pain of Denial Compared to Physical Pain

...ling. Also, students who reported feeling the most distress from being ignored showed the greatest activity in this region. Investigators think the pain of being rejected may have developed from the importance of social bonds for survival in mammals. "Going back 50,000 years, social distance from a group cou...

Benefits of Nitric Oxide in the Treatment of Premature Infants

...among premature infants suffering from respiratory distress syndrome.// These infants are at greater risk for ... week of life. All were suffering from respiratory distress syndrome and were on mechanical ventilators to help them breathe. About half the babies were assigne...

Lung Therapy Found To Have Long-Term Side Effects

...of the infants in the study had severe respiratory distress syndrome that required mechanical ventilation shortly after birth. Out of 146 children, 72 were given .25 milligrams of dexamethasone per kilogram of body weight intravenously every 12 hours for one week. Then, the dose was tapered over the next thre...

Relationship Between Genetic Structure And Quality of Life

...likely than those without the marker to experience distress and fatigue. Researchers say the associations between DPYD or TYMS and quality of life are encouraging. They say that there is sufficient evidence to suggest that there may indeed be a link between genetic structure and quality of life and that they...

Diabetics To Seek Mental Counseling To Cope With Stress

...tal counseling. Experts say diabetics under mental distress raise their risk for heart disease // because of u...or other emotional problems.Diabetics under mental distress are more likely than non-stressed diabetics to smoke (19 percent vs. 13 percent), have high choleste...

Hypnosis Found To Reduce Stress In Children During Medical Procedures

...ne.// A new study shows hypnosis could help reduce distress and even the time it takes to perform the procedure. The study included children who were scheduled to undergo a voiding cystourethrography. During a VCUG, a tube is inserted into the bladder and X-rays are used to view the function of the kidneys ...

Drug Used To Improve Lung Function In Infants Could Slow Down Motor Coordination

...of the infants in the study had severe respiratory distress syndrome that required mechanical ventilation shortly after birth. Out of 146 children, 72 were given .25 milligrams of dexamethasone per kilogram of body weight intravenously every 12 hours for one week. Then, the dose was tapered over the next thre...

Baking Soda Treatment for Life-Threatening Asthma

... the patients showed an improvement in respiratory distress as well. However additional studies have to conducted before sodium bicarbonate can be used to combat both blood acidity and respiratory distress....

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