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Be happy: live long

...David Snowdon, University of Kentucky professor of neurology and director of the Nun Study for the school's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. He also added, "Our theory is that negative emotional states such as anxiety, hatred and anger can have a cumulative effect on the body over time. Over decades and decades...

New antiperspirant in action - Botox does the difference

... says Dr. Mitchell F. Brin, associate professor of neurology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, who has worked with the toxin. "In our studies, botulinum toxin therapy has been effective in 70 to 80% of patients treated." The effect of the drug starts at around 3 to 4 days and the effect lasts fo...

Analgesic abuse - cause for chronic headache in children

...o, Illinois added. Dr. Natan Gadoth, professor of neurology at Tel Aviv University in Israel, told, "This disorder is practically unknown to pediatricians". Paediatricians should be aware of the possibility that increase in headache frequency might be due to abuse of even paracetamol, which is harmless. Rach...

The right is responsible

...rson. In a follow-up experiment, 10 people in the neurology department were shown a morphed image of their face with the face of a famous person and a second image of a familiar colleague's face with a famous face. Researchers found significantly greater right brain activity when people viewed a self-morph co...

Pressure on spine cause problems

.../ The chiropractors call these misalignments and neurology problems 'vertebral subluxations'. Correcting them may be the key to solving back problems and other chronic ailments, they say. But the longer you have had the subluxation, the harder it will be to cure. For many people, it may be difficult to relat...

Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer

...ed by Dr. Scott Pomeroy, an associate professor of neurology at Children's Hospital in Boston, the researchers found that increased activity of Sonic Hedgehog (SHH), a signaling molecule crucial to brain development, is linked to one type of medulloblastoma. "As compared to chemotherapy, which is non-specific ...

Right side of the brain helps in awareness

...rson. In a follow-up experiment, 10 people in the neurology department were shown a morphed image of their face with the face of a famous person and a second image of a familiar colleague's face with a famous face. Researchers found significantly greater right brain activity when people viewed a self-morph co...

The 'bitter' proteins

...research a possible link between the two diseases, neurology experts from the University of California and Gladstone developed strains of transgenic mice that produce two human proteins – human amyloid precursor protein (hAPP) and human alpha-synuclein (hSYN).Of the two proteins, hAPP is linked with Alzheimer’...

Brain defect may play role in stammering

...s Weiller, director of the University of Hamburg's neurology institute told that stutterers have none or a less...stuttering through adulthood. Dr. Anne Foundas, a neurology professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, has studied stuttering and also found structural diff...

Astrocytes Found To Cause Epilepsy

...that surround and support neurons, in epilepsy and neurology "has been understudied", he says. "We have been hammering away at the same old approaches for years and so a new way in with astrocyte involvement would be very useful." Professor Nedergaard said, “To our great surprise, we found that there was an i...

Active Lifestyle Helps To Slowdown Illness In Alzheimer's Patients

...on for neurologists like K.S. Anand, who heads the neurology department at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here, is that there is greater awareness about Alzheimer's among medical practitioners and the public. "An active lifestyle, healthy diet with plenty of greens and higher education are among things that can h...

Help at hand for RRMS patients

...ent,” said Omar Khan, M.D., associate professor of neurology and director of experimental therapeutics/clinical research, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Wayne State University. “This data is of critical significance because axonal transection is a well-known feature of active MS lesions and represents an irreversi...

Hospital Cuts Costs By Moving Cancer Patients To Hotels

...spital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the largest neurology hospital in Britain, to which patients are referred from around the UK. One patient stayed at the Radisson Edwardian Grafton hotel for 25 days, at a cost of approximately £4,000. The hospital in-patient bill for the same period would have been abou...

Stroke Destroys Nearly 32, 000 Neurons In Just A Second!

Dr. Jeffrey L. Saver, a professor of neurology at the University of California who has been conducting three different lines of research on stroke has highlighted that more than// 32,000 neurons (brain cells) die in just a second following an acute episode of stroke. In addition, nearly 14 billio...

Does Magnet Therapy Posses Healing Powers?

...ut Dr Michael I. Weintraub a clinical professor of neurology and internal medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., does no agree with the results of the research as he has done extensive studies on magnetic therapy. He also agrees that there has been a number of bogus articles sold in the nam...

Referral Schemes Blamed By GPs For Treatment Delay

...treatment at a convenient time. Musculoskeletal, neurology and ophthalmology treatment seem to occupy the utmost priority while cancer care or other urgent medical conditions are often ignored. Cornwall, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire represent some of the referral centres where such practices take place. In so...

Trial Of DMD Gene Therapy Initiated At Ohio

...mbus Children’s Hospital; professor of pediatrics, neurology and pathology at Ohio State University College of Medicine;// and head of the Neuromuscular Research Program and Gene Therapy Center at Columbus Children’s Research Institute. He administered an injection of Asklepios Biopharmaceutical Inc (AskBio’s)...

Expert nurses in their field have their jobs under thereat!

...n savings have to be made. And for a lot of people neurology has been a Cinderella service, and people with MS have often been Cinderella's within that Cinderella service." Nicola Russell, MS Trust said: "We are worried that MS may be seen as a soft target for cost-cutting because it has a lower profile than...

Kids Overcome Behavioral And Sleep Problems After Tonsillectomy

...for ADHD, notes Chervin, an associate professor of neurology at the U-M Medical School. A few children even developed new ADHD a year after surgery. Chervin says this supports previous evidence that damage from sleep-disordered breathing may occur in early years, even though the result is not seen until late...

Triple Therapy Shows Better Improvement of Brain Functions

...oke. Dr. Tanya N. Turan, an assistant professor of neurology at Emory University School of medicine, said that a big, randomized clinical trial is needed to show that the triple therapy protects against stroke damage....

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