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Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

... impaired hearing, which could impact language and neurological development. "Two and 3-year-old children are learning sounds and words and we wonder if some children are going around hearing muffled sounds," said Dr. James Perrin, with MassGeneral Hospital for Children and author of an editorial accompanying th...

TIZANIDINE - New solution to chronic headache

Chronic headache is one of the common neurological problems affecting greater amount of population. Most are not due to any underlying disease. If you happen to be one of the unfortunates suffering from this chronic migraine, then there is a reason to celebrate. Yes, the drug used to treat muscle spa...

New point scale to ascertain the stroke recovery

Stroke is undoubtedly the most common neurological disorder and one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Five million people die of stroke each year and more than 15 million suffer non-fatal strokes. But the question of the day is about the recovery - whether the patient would recover a...

Helping stroke patients to recover balance

...// Caroline Tilkete and her colleagues at the Lyon neurological laboratory of INSERM the French medical research agency, gave wedge shaped spectacles with prismatic lenses to patients with postural problems. These made objects appear 10 degrees farther to the right or the left than they were. As expected, when ...

Link between Constipation and Parkinson's Disease

...f a predisposition to Parkinson's, maybe through a neurological connection. This will surely set a direction for future research. The researchers accounted for the effects that differences such as age, diet and lifestyle could have on bowel functioning and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Robert felt that this had no ef...

Renal problem alleviated

...t to produce oxidative stress and help cause these neurological dysfunctions,” said Dr Nick Vaziri, head of the research. “It also may provide a way to treat these disorders,” he said.// Dr Vaziri suggested that it might be possible to link the results with similar events that occur in the nervous system in oth...

Helping the neurology of kidney failure

Antioxidants may be able to treat the neurological problems that are common in kidney failure.More th...essure or infection. Kidney failure often leads to neurological complications like fatigue, apathy, emotional instability and even convulsions and coma. // Resear...

Antioxidants used for longevity

...he kind seen in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological diseases. Researchers, in California, have developed a mouse model for studying oxidative damage and how to repair it.// This natural antioxidant enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD) in mice normally swipe off the free radicals produced by mito...

Low-radiation treatment for brain tumours

...cerebellum. However, most patients suffered severe neurological impairment in addition to tumour eradication. Th...ars, this method still causes patients a degree of neurological impairment. The US trial is designed to test whether 1,800 cGy, combined with one extra round of c...

The brain wave

...scientists, is part of a larger effort to find the neurological basis of social interaction, particularly empathy, a basic part of human nature that allows most, but no all people to care about others. A 3-year old feels empathy and will pat another child in the shoulder or comfort his mom when she’s crying. Sci...

Researchers trick Alzheimer's Enzyme

...ticularly those currently used in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases." Molecular drug designers make inhibitor molecules that fit snuggly into the active sites of target enzymes, blocking their action on other molecules. Many diseases -- cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's, arthritis and anthrax, for i...

Epilepsy Drugs Can Enhance Risk of Birth Defects

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder in which misfiring electrical impulses in the brain lead to seizures. About 2.3 million Americans have epilepsy, and more than a million are female. //Pregnant women who take anti-epileptic medications face a significant risk that their chil...

Assisting stroke patients to recover balance

...t. Caroline Tilkete and her colleagues at the Lyon neurological laboratory of INSERM the French medical research agency, gave wedge shaped spectacles with prismatic lenses to patients with postural problems. These made objects appear 10 degrees farther to the right or the left than they were. As expected, when ...

Increase in renal problems

...t to produce oxidative stress and help cause these neurological dysfunctions,” said Dr Nick Vaziri, head of the research. “It also may provide a way to treat these disorders,” he said. Dr Vaziri suggested that it might be possible to link the results with similar events that occur in the nervous system in other...

Psychiatric issues common in brain disease

... Traditionally there's been a separation between neurological disease - like Huntington's - and psychiatric problems, such as depression. But researchers at Johns Hopkins University now reveal that there is a big area of overlap. They found that 81 per cent of a group of Huntington's patients suffered from a ...

Stroke and Dementia - a ghastly association

...for treatment. // They looked at medical history, neurological evaluation, and completed surveys. They identified 50 patients with dementia before they had a stroke and 72 cases where dementia occurred within three months after a stroke. The patients were followed for two years. This study showed patients who a...

Effect of drug on Renal Cancer

..., drowsiness and fatigue. Peripheral neuropathy, a neurological disorder, was seen after prolonged therapy. As a result, doses were reduced. The study also shows survival was longer in patients with higher hemoglobin levels but shorter in patients with multiple organ involvement and previous treatments. Renal ca...

Link between athleticism and neurological disease

...l sclerosis (ALS)// is a rare and invariably fatal neurological condition. It's sometimes known as Lou Gehrig's di...nts with motor neurone disease, and 152 with other neurological problems. Previous research has shown a link between ALS and being lean and athletic throughout life...

Renal problem increased

...t to produce oxidative stress and help cause these neurological dysfunctions,” said Dr Nick Vaziri, head of the research. “It also may provide a way to treat these disorders,” he said. Dr Vaziri suggested that it might be possible to link the results with similar events that occur in the nervous system in other...

Restless Legs Syndrome - Help at hand

...ion gabapentin for a six-week period. Physical and neurological examinations were done at the beginning of the study, at the first visit, and at the end of the study. Researchers also conducted sleep studies to monitor movement during the night and the patients also kept a record of the symptoms while at home. T...

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