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Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws BAYCOL - A Drug Associated With 50 Deaths

...ular side effect called rhabdomyolysis – destroyed muscles cells are released into the bloodstream and cause severe muscle pain, fever, weakness and vomiting. This condition can also lead to kidney failure. The FDA said fatal reports with Baycol had been reported most frequently when the drug was used at h...

Sleep apnoea increases post-operative risks

...pnoea - which is most common in obese people - the muscles of the back of the throat relax during sleep and so obstruct the airways. The person stops breathing, momentarily, many times during the night and levels of oxygen in the blood fall.// Researchers have studied 80 patients with sleep apnoea, and 70 ...

Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

...t the prokineticin proteins controlled movement of muscles in the intestines of guinea pigs. These muscles regulate the movement of food through the digestive system. The proteins could hold the key to under...

Deep Sleep Doesn't Increase Memory

...ely paralyzed except for the heart, diaphragm, eye muscles and internal organs. Humans on average get about two hours of REM sleep per eight hours of sleep, usually just after falling asleep. Humans on average get about two hours of REM sleep per eight hours of sleep, usually just after falling asleep. "T...

High-protein diets may pose health risks

...ugar used by the body for energy, is lost from the muscles as well, sometimes causing fatigue. In general, some of these diets also induce ketosis, a metabolic condition associated with low blood levels of insulin and resulting when the body is deprived of dietary carbohydrates. Sustained ketosis also causes...

Back injury cured by engineers

... University, people with back injury use the wrong muscles and thereby put themselves at risk of further prob...found that people with a back injury use the wrong muscles and create too much load on the spine, putting them at risk of further problems. Physical therapists...

Invest on gym memberships

...certain skills - such as how to isolate a group of muscles - before gaining any benefit. Hyped up advertisements about abdomen trimmer or tummy trimmer misguide people to buy. According to Professor Rozario one gets better results from spending the money on gym membership instead, and hiring a trainer for a...

Artificial lenses- Boon to cataract patients

...nessee, contains six overlapping lenses.// As the muscles in the eye relax, the overlap increases, allowing ...lowing the eye to focus on closer objects.When the muscles contract, pulling on the rim of the implant, the lenses spring back out again to allow focusing on m...

Keys to good bone health

...d two to three times per week. They strengthen the muscles and stimulate the bones to grow stronger. Exercising with weights or resistance bands are examples of this type of exercise. If you have osteoporosis, make sure to review your strength-training program in advance with your physician or physical thera...

Nervous disorder being treated

Stiff person syndrome (SPS) causes the muscles in the limbs and body to stiffen up suddenly. Rese... in short supply in the brain and spinal cord, the muscles are more likely to be over-stimulated and go into fits or spasm. The scientists, led by Dr Marinos...

Bruxism linked to anxiety disorder

... 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. ...

New treatment for muscle spasms

Stiff person syndrome (SPS) causes the muscles in the limbs and body to tighten up suddenly. Spas... in short supply in the brain and spinal cord, the muscles are more likely to be over-stimulated and go into spasm. The scientists, led by Dr Marinos Dalakas, ...

Sleepwalking has genetic roots

... (rapid eye movement) sleep disorder - where their muscles are not paralysed (as they usually are) during dreaming. It may be that treating some of the accompanying disorders, such as REM disorder or sleep apnoea, may help alleviate adult sleepwalking....

Sleep apnoea linked to surgical risks

...pnoea - which is most common in obese people - the muscles of the back of the throat relax during sleep and so obstruct the airways.// The person stops breathing, momentarily, many times during the night and levels of oxygen in the blood fall. Researchers have studied 80 patients with sleep apnoea, and 70 ...

Migraine relieved by deadly toxin

...che. The botox works by partially paralysing the muscles in the scalp and forehead that tense up in persistent headache. The researchers gave injections to 125 patients with migraine, tension headache or chronic daily headache. None of the patients had gained any relief from painkillers. Following a course...

Methods to have a flat stomach

...ou need to exercise the lower and deeper abdominal muscles to make a difference. A good exercise is the pelvic tilt, where you lie on your back, knees bent, and flatten your back against the floor - using the relevant muscles. Hold for five or ten seconds and aim for 10 to 20 repetitions.Standing tall will h...

A new way to exercise

...r body's stability base - so you have to work your muscles to keep your balance. A workout using the ball will challenge your trunk muscles - that is, the muscles of the abdomen, chest and back. Strengthening this area makes your whole body...

Stretching the muscles doesn't make them more resilient

...etching was thought to reduce the risk// of unused muscles going into painful spasm. The spasm theory turned out to be wrong, but the stretching habit stuck. It is one of the “many superstitions about how to prevent injury and improve performance”, comments physiotherapist Rob Herbert of the University of Sy...

Brain changes observed in people with sleep apnoea

...the night.// The cause is often a weakening of the muscles at the back of the throat, causing upper airway obstruction. Sleep apnoea is often linked with snoring and, naturally, causes daytime sleepiness. It may also be a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Researchers in the US have studied brain im...

Gardeners, Beware of your back!

...tretching exercises to help strengthen the stomach muscles and stabilise the back. Gardening however, is still good for flexibility, strength and stamina provided you plan what to do and pace yourself properly without attempting to do too much at one time....

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