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Eyelid Spasm can Be Prevented by Coffee Drinking

...protective effect. Late onset blepharospasm is a dystonia in which the eyelid muscles contract uncontrollably; this starts as involuntary blinking but in extreme cases sufferers are rendered functionally blind despite normal vision because they are unable to prevent their eyes from clamping shut. The stud...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

... both risk factors for diabetes; disfiguring tics, dystonia and in rare cases heart attacks and sudden death in the elderly. A girl, on an atypical regimen, regained her appetite and put on weight, but it also heavily sedated her. Over a period of time she also developed a disabling knot in her back, the r...

Dystonia Awareness Week: 4 -11 June, 2007

... symptoms, it often goes unnoticed. Interestingly, dystonia is ten times more common than motor neuron disease...uch as writing is one example. Other types include dystonia of the neck, larynx, eyes or jaws. Rare forms of the disease include brief episodes of a part or the...

New Hope For Dystonia Treatment Through Deep Brain Stimulation

...is found to be more effective for certain types of dystonia than other treatments used in the past. It has rel... 'We knew from early studies that a certain type dystonia has a dramatic response to surgery. What was not clear, prior to this study, was whether patients wi...

Deep-Brain Stimulation for Dystonia patients

...agues conducted a study on 40 patients with severe dystonia for 5 years. Medicines gave only partial success. ...shows that patients with generalized and segmental dystonia do better when they receive stimulation than if they do not,' Deuschl says. 'A 51 percent reduction ...

Fetal Neural Grafts Improves Motor and Cognitive Function in Huntington Patients

...xt two to four years, with consistent worsening of dystonia but not chorea. The patient’s cognitive performance remained stable on non-timed tests, but worsened on timed tests, indicating continued loss of motor function. In this intracerebral cell therapy the investigators grafts replacement striatal neu...

Good News For Those Suffering From Excessive Sweating

...bnormal head position in the condition of cervical dystonia in adults. Primary axillary hyperhidrosis: This is a physical condition that result from excessive sweating that a person undergoes to maintain the body temperature. Patients suffering from this condition may sweat up to four times more than the ave...

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