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Folate and famiy planning

...ties such as loss of bladder and bowel control and paralysis of the legs. In some cases the effects can be more severe.Folate supplements can reduce this ill effect says, Judith. Folate is needed for healthy cell growth and development of men, women and children and folate is recommended in their daily diet. ...

Helping stroke patients to recover balance

... affecting the brain's right hemisphere may suffer paralysis down their left side and can lean to the right.// 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 probl...

Waking during surgery

... unpleasant emotions and sensations: terror, pain, paralysis and a profound feeling of betrayal by medical staff.// For half of these patients, waking during surgery led to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a long-lasting psychological reaction that is more commonly linked with war and natural disaster....

Dopamine helps stroke survivors

...drug used in Parkinson's disease also improves the paralysis experienced by stroke survivors.Levodopa is turned into the neurotransmitter dopamine in the body, and this may help brain cells involved in controlling movement to function more normally. It's used as a treatment in Parkinson's disease, but a new tr...

Family planning with folate

...ties such as loss of bladder and bowel control and paralysis of the legs. In some cases the effects can be more severe.Folate supplements can reduce this ill effect says, Judith. Folate is needed for healthy cell growth and development of men, women and children and folate is recommended in their daily diet. ...

Assisting stroke patients to recover balance

... affecting the brain's right hemisphere may suffer paralysis down their left side and can lean to the right. 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 problem...

Women's stroke indications vary from men's

... symptoms of stroke include sudden weakness and/or paralysis of one side of the body, balance problems, visual disturbances and speech difficulties. But some people with stroke experience unexpected symptoms, such as headache, limb pain, hiccups, nausea and chest pain. A survey of 1,245 men and women present...

Adult stem cells in treatment for Multiple sclerosis (MS)

...lerosis. While some have recovered completely from paralysis of their back legs, and many showed improvement. Researchers injected the diseased mice with stem cells extracted from the brains of adult in the bloodstream or spinal cord. On examination mice showed that the stem cells had migrated to and then repa...

New Findings Could Reduce The Extent Of Spinal Cord Injuries

...cant to people because loss of motor neurons means paralysis say specialists . Cells produce proteins called Hsc70 and Hsp70 that help protect them from death when they are exposed to heat, injury or any other stresses that threaten their normal function.This is a way cells have of protecting themselves," re...

New Treatment For Patients With Paralysis

...spinal cord contusions -- the most common cause of paralysis in humans.// The combination therapy consisted of transplanted Schwann cells, which is a type of cell that insulates nerve cells, a cell messenger molecule called cyclic AMP, and the antidepressant Rolipram. Following a spinal cord injury, the body ...

A Better Understanding Of The Brain Network

New technology may help people suffering from paralysis reprogram their brains to improve motor skills, say researchers // according to findings of a recent study . Functional magnetic resonance imaging and a "cyberglove" record brain changes during motor activities and allow patients to redirect motor c...

Survivors of childhood cancer may have long-term health problems

...lant or need for dialysis, mental retardation, and paralysis of an arm or leg. The researchers had looked into the clinical conditions of 10397 adults who had been treated for pediatric cancer between 1970 and 1986. Their medical records were again checked at the time of the study when their ages ranged from ...

Acrolein may be the key to halting spinal cord damage

...in's hazard may be the key in causing debilitating paralysis that sets in after the initial trauma. "When a spinal cord ruptures, not only are the traumatized cells at increased risk of damage from free radicals that oxidize the tissue, but the cells also spill chemicals that actually help the free radicals t...

Good News For Those Suffering From Excessive Sweating

...s of the motor neurons. This can cause a temporary paralysis of the targeted muscle. Currently this is used to treat severe pain in the neck and head from abnormal head position in the condition of cervical dystonia in adults. Primary axillary hyperhidrosis: This is a physical condition that result from exces...

Different Types Of Multiple Sclerosis May Be Treated Differently

...ed in the study had severe disabilities, including paralysis and loss of speech, which failed to improve with standard anti-inflammatory steroid treatment. Since tissue was already available on these patients, researchers had classified their lesions into four patterns based on the types of immune cells presen...

Dietary supplementation of Folic Acid Requires Critical Evaluation

... of neural tube defects seen. // The defect causes paralysis in spina bifida and fatal brain deformation in anencephaly. Although the defect can be diagnosed by antenatal ultrasound, nothing much can be done to correct the defect. The condition usually results in fetal loss or a severe structural abnormality ...

Folic acid enriched grain reduces birth defects

...ng the first weeks of pregnancy. The defect causes paralysis in spina bifida and fatal brain deformation in anencephaly. Folic acid is given to elder people for balancing the Vitamin B12 deficiencies. In 1991, pregnant women were recommended to take synthetic folic acid to prevent the risk of birth defects as...

Gamma Knife Offers New Hope For Trigeminal Neuralgia Patients

...l neuralgia patients, without the potential facial paralysis and long-term recovery experienced with conventional surgery," said Volker Stieber, M.D., co-director of the Gamma Knife Program at Wake Forest Baptist and lead researcher in the current study. GKRS is a non-invasive and an outpatient procedure which...

Isolated Sleep Paralysis In Patients With Anxiety Disorders

Isolated sleep paralysis (ISP) results from persistence of REM activity, including typical paralysis associated// with REM, after an individual begins to awaken and become aware or as they are falling ...

New spinal surgery technique developed by UCSF Surgeon

...vessels and the risk of irreversible nerve damage, paralysis and even death. The first approach in the surgical technique is the use of standard and innovative devices to first remove and then reconstruct portions of the cervical spine in order to access tumors. Once this is accomplished and the bone is rem...

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