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New Innovation in Clubfoot Treatment

... for clubfoot using the Ponseti method must wear a nighttime brace that turns their feet away from the body for three to four years following the initial casting treatment. The brace has open-toed, high-top shoes attached to a shoulder-width fixed metal bar. Because of skin blistering and the brace's restric...

UCLA Researchers Discover Link Between Parkinsons and Narcolepsy

... worldwide. Its main symptoms are sleep attacks, nighttime sleeplessness and cataplexy, the sudden loss of skeletal muscle tone without loss of consciousness; that is, although the person cannot talk or move, they are otherwise in a state of high alertness, feeling, hearing and remembering everything that is...

Sleep Apnea Patients Have Greatly Increased Risk of Severe Car Crashes

...of 800 people with sleep apnea and 800 without the nighttime breathing disorder found that patients with sleep apnea were twice as likely as people without sleep apnea to have a car crash, and three to five times as likely to have a serious crash involving personal injury. Overall, the sleep apnea group had a ...

Sleep Apnea may Increase Risk of Diabetes

...eveloping diabetes compared with those without the nighttime breathing disorder. The patients were then divided into groups based on the severity of their sleep apnea, and the more severe a patients sleep apnea, the greater the risk of developing diabetes. In obstructive sleep apnea, the upper airway narrows...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack or Death by 30 Percent

The nighttime breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea increases a persons risk of having a heart attack or dying by 30% over a period of four to five years , according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference,...

Iceland Introduces Smoking Ban in Bars and Restaurants

... the resulting queues and number of people outside nighttime venues will cause noise and possibly violence in the city streets,' Gislason said. Some 24 percent of Icelanders smoke, the most recent figures available from 2005 show.According to the Public Health Institute of Iceland, people smoking in bars or re...

Insomnia Affects Job Performance A New Survey

...encing difficulty staying asleep, characterized by nighttime awakenings, (29.67%, p Charting deviations from standard practice were more frequently reported by nurses experiencing difficulty falling asleep (45.07%, p Falling asleep unintentionally or fighting to stay awake at work was reported more frequentl...

BP and Prostate Problems Drug Effective in Treating PTSD Nightmares

...g, and an improved ability to function. "These nighttime symptoms are heavily troublesome to veterans," sai...Clinical Centers program (MIRECC). "If you get the nighttime symptoms under control, veterans feel better all around." Raskind, also a professor of psychiatry...

Foot Deformity Could Be Corrected With Minimal Surgery

...ments or the surgical pinning, CVT patients wear a nighttime brace for several years to prevent recurrence. Details about the treatment in 11 patients with CVT, or a total of 19 feet, are discussed in the March 2007 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. His method has caught the attention of pedi...

Sleep Quantity Affects Morning Testosterone Levels in Older Men

...-to-nine days were used to determine the amount of nighttime sleep of the participants in everyday life setting...erone levels. Analyses revealed that the amount of nighttime sleep measured by polysomnography was an independent predictor of the subjects’ morning total and fr...

Medications for Restless Legs Syndrome may Trigger Compulsive Gambling

...sorders Center, had a five-year history of regular nighttime creeping-crawling sensations in her legs, accompanied by the strong urge to move her legs. Two and a half years prior to her Mayo Clinic visit, she had been diagnosed with RLS and treatment with pramipexole was begun. Her symptoms improved, howeve...

Disturbed Sleep and Heart Trouble Go Hand in Hand

... repeatedly throughout the night. Some people have nighttime angina (chest pain), bouts of atrial fibrillation, or palpitations (the sensation of a racing or pounding heart) that disturb sleep. The Harvard Heart Letter suggests that if you aren’t getting enough sleep, you may need better sleep habits like th...

Hypertension Has Its Roots in Childhood

... they grow up. Blacks experience less of a dip in nighttime blood pressure than whites. The gap between the pr...can Heart Association. One reason for the higher nighttime pressure is some blacks retain more sodium, which increases fluid volume in their bodies and their b...

Hope For Bedwetting Children

...h medical doctors have come up with a finding that nighttime urine of these children who do not respond to the common medication, show more sodium and urea.They say that this may possibly be due to an imbalance of prostaglandin, which is a hormone-like substance. These doctors who treat enuresis, hope that t...

"Sleep training" effective against bedtime struggles

...od, a drink or a story. With babies, it's frequent nighttime wakings that last past the first few months of life," Mindell said. "But the exact definition of a "problem" behavior is personal. Parents have to decide if their children's bedtime habits are affecting daytime behavior -- making them irritable or ...

Hypertensive Kids at risk of sleep disordered breathing

...primary hypertension. Of the 20 children, 11 had nighttime high blood pressure; 17 had enlarged tonsils and adenoids; 18 were overweight (body mass index greater than 85th percentile), and all had a history of snoring. In the sleep study, researchers measured blood oxygen levels, airflow rates, and brain act...

Molecular Medicine And Diabetes

... every bite she ate." Two years ago Lilly had two nighttime seizures, caused by low glucose. "It's sobering," said Jaffe, "dealing with that kind of fragility and intensity day after day." An insulin pump helped prevent further seizures, but over the summer the Jaffes worried about Lilly's imminent transiti...

Antihistamine Proved Ineffective in Making Kids to Sleep

...e was no more effective than a placebo in reducing nighttime awakening, ‘or improving overall parental happiness with sleep for infants,’ he says. Merenstein also notes that while it is generally reported about 7 percent of diphenhydramine users become ‘hyperactive,’ and so have increased sleep problems, onl...

Increased Nighttime BP, a Significant Predictor of Congestive Heart Failure

... failure are more accurately shown by an increased nighttime BP than with a traditional office BP measurement//...nd serum cholesterol level), a 9–mm Hg increase in nighttime ambulatory diastolic blood pressure and the presence of ‘nondipping’ blood pressure (BP that is at l...

Exposure To Artificial Light Could Be Cancerous

...t melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland during nighttime and it helps to regulate the person’s sleep-wake cycles, but they said that light, however, would make the body to feel that it is daytime and stops it from producing it. The researchers proved their theory by grafting human breast cancer tumours on ...

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