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When Celebrities Die

... in Alexandria, Va., says "Suicide is very much an impulse of the moment, so anything you can do to create so... but anything that puts some pause between initial impulse and the action is a good idea. If you feel you are in real danger of harming yourself, go to a hospi...

Vaccination to prevent strokes

...accination may help prevent strokes by creating an impulse of the immune system. A total of 342 people took part in the study. They included 124 patients aged 60 and older who were admitted to a clinic for treatment following a stroke. For each stroke victim, two matched individuals with no history of strok...

New pacemaker reduces risk of heart failure

...valence. The new pacemakers deliver an electrical impulse that synchronizes the ventricles so their walls pump in unison. Installing the pacemaker, which requires attaching three wires, can be tricky. On their first attempt, doctors often take 2 to 4 hours to cope up with them. But after they get more skill...

Mental health may deteriorate as early as in the teens

...e more tendencies of substance abuse disorders and impulse disorders. The adults who have reached the age of maturity without any sign of any mental disorders are least likely to be at risk from mental ill health. Researchers of the study feel that their study underestimated the extent of mental disorders t...

Common drugs to treat essential tremor

...s placed inside the thalamus which helps block the impulse that cause the tremors. Reference: Neurology, June 2005...

Women With Anorexia Have Altered Brain Activity

...le in anxious, obsession behaviors and extremes of impulse control. Researchers from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, had compared the activity of serotonin in women who had recovered from each of the two types of anorexia nervosa and a control group of healthy women using positron emission tom...

Snoring To Be Reduced By New Device Called 'True Sleep'

...t feel it, but sub-consciously it will trigger the impulse to turn over, and that has been proven to help stop snoring." While True Sleep will not solve the problem, it would dramatically cut down on its severity, he said. Snoring is a common problem, affecting one in three men and one in 10 women. (So...

Satisfied Sexual Intercourse for Impotence men with Penile Prosthesis

...ors such as drugs, blood flow abnormalities, nerve impulse abnormalities or hormonal abnormalities. There are three types of erectile dysfunction implants used, hydraulic pump, prosthesis and interlocking soft plastic blocks. The main disadvantage of the implants is infection of the implants which is mostl...

A gene related to aggression weakens the brain

...tures, a hyperactive alarm center and under-active impulse control circuitry. This was reported by NIMH int...as. Volume of an area important for motivation and impulse regulation (orbital frontal cortex) was increased by 14 percent in men only. Although the reasons ar...

From Excitement To Health - Coke To Serve All

... showing by its competitor. ‘We are currently an impulse driven brand, focussed around excitement. Now we would like to enlarge this and appeal on health factors as well,’ Singh said. On the timing of the new launches, he said it could be by the ‘early part of next year’. Enlargement of the product bask...

New Way to Open Cellular Ion Channels, Implications for Drug Design

...enerates the electrical currents that enable nerve impulse transmission, hormone secretion, and muscle contraction and relaxation. When there are changes to the channel, such as by mutations in a channel gene, disease can result. For example, mutations in some channel genes cause cardiac arrhythmias, includi...

The Bald Truth: Men Better to Cut Short Thinning Hair

...r. Hoffmann advises people away from their first impulse - covering up the thinning areas with their remaining hair. Hairstylists agree. "Making a deep part and then combing the remaining hair over - it just doesn't work," says fashion hairstylist Winfried Loewel. His colleague Klaus-Dieter Kaiser, a on...

Appetite Changes, Depression Signal Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson

Parkinson disease patients who develop impulse control disorders as a result of treatment are mor...known exactly how many patients experience such an impulse control disorder, although it is believed to be less than 10 percent of those receiving these drugs....

Indian radiologist spearheads cure for osteoarthritis sans surgery

...ing streaming voltage potentials. The electrical impulse in the joints causes forced movement of hydrogen protons and stimulates the cartilage called chondrocytes. "The trials have demonstrated that RFQMR stimulates the chondrocytes and initiates the regeneration process, reduces pain and increases mobil...

Soldiers Exposed To Gunshot Noise Need Better Hearing Protection

...ring disorders by using short-term exposure to the impulse noise generated by five gunshots from a kbk AKMS rifle, commonly known as an AK-47. In the study, soldiers using hearing protection did not have their hearing affected. Soldiers without hearing protection experienced the expected levels of hearing lo...

Medications for Restless Legs Syndrome may Trigger Compulsive Gambling

...e dopamine agonists. Pathological gambling is an impulse control disorder. In 2005, Mayo Clinic physicians reported this disorder as a side effect of dopamine agonist therapy in 11 Parkinson disease patients. “Although pathologic gambling has already been recognized in patients with Parkinson disease who o...

Compulsive Gambling Linked to Parkinson's Disease Medications

...treat their condition. Behaviors associated with impulse control—including compulsive shopping, hypersexuality, binge eating and pathological gambling—have been associated with dopamine agonists, medications used to treat Parkinson's disease. In studies examining the relationship between dopamine agonists ...

Car Airbags Will Cause Permanent Hearing Loss in 17 Percent

...tory danger posed by everyday “impulse” noises. An impulse noise is a brief burst of sound like a shotgun bla...rice said in addition to the well-known dangers of impulse noises like gunfire, minor events like a hammer hitting a nail or even the sound of a baby’s rattle ...

Scientists Produce Neurons from Human Skin

...olecules associated with the transmission of nerve impulse between neurons. "This suggests the beginning of synapse formation between neurons," points out Professor Berthod. In the short term, this breakthrough might have an impact in the field of neuroscience research. "Producing neurons from skin cells c...

Study Finds No Conclusive Benefit from Treating Kleptomania

...ested that SSRIs can be effective in treating some impulse control disorders, such as skin picking. In an earlier, non-blinded open-label phase of the kleptomania study, when trial participants were aware that they were taking escitalopram and not a placebo, 78 percent of the patients responded to the drug. ...

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