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Why prostate cancer patients fail hormone deprivation therapy

The hormone deprivation therapy that prostate cancer patients often take gives them only a temporary fix, with tumors usually regaining their hold within a couple of years. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered critical differences in the hormone receptors on prostate cancer cells in p...

Cure for Sleep Deprivation and Weakened Immune Systems: Treadmill Desk

New research focuses on the dangers of sleep deprivation and steps to prevent their effect on health. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 16, 2008 -- New research from Stanford University has added to a growing body of evidence warning of the ill effects of sleep deprivation. ...

Sleep Deprivation Helps Spot Sleepwalkers

Lack of sleep can trigger the condition, but diagnosis is difficult, experts say FRIDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Because sleep deprivation may give rise to sleepwalking, it can also help specialists diagnose the condition, say Canadian researchers. They studied 40 patients refe...

Sleep deprivation used to diagnose sleepwalking

Somnambulism (sleepwalking), which usually involves misperception and unresponsiveness to the environment, mental confusion and amnesia about sleepwalking episodes, affects up to 4 percent of adults. There has been a sharp rise in the number of studies relating sleepwalking to aggressive and injur...

Election 2008: Sleep deprivation a tough opponent for presidential candidates

WESTCHESTER, Ill. - The field of presidential contenders dwindled Wednesday when former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) dropped out of the race. As Super Tuesday approaches, however, the Democratic and Republican frontrunners will continue to face a formidable c...

Brain region that can be stimulated to reduce the cognitive deficits of sleep deprivation identified

NEW YORK A Columbia University Medical Center research team has uncovered how stimulation of a particular brain region can help stave off the deficits in working memory, associated with an extended sleep deprivation. Working memory is a specific form of short-term memory that relates to the a...

Incidence rates of cervical cancer linked to deprivation

The rate of cervical cancer varies among different geographical areas in Southeast England according to a new study published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health . The study shows that the occurrence of cervical cancer is increased in more deprived areas. Dr Laura Currin and her...

Cancer incidence and mortality in young people decreases with increasing deprivation

London, UK: Results of research into the associations between cancer and socio-economic deprivation and affluence have shown that, in contrast to cancers in older people, the numbers of new cases and deaths from the disease in teenagers and young adults (TYAs) decrease with increasing deprivation...

Study says women's health much more at risk from sleep deprivation

New research led by researchers at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick reveals that womens health is much more at risk from sleep deprivation than mens. The researchers looked at men and women sleeping less than or equal 5 hours a night to see if their risk of having hypertens...

Sleep Deprivation can Affect Competent Decision-making

A study finds that sleep deprivation can adversely affect a persons decision-making at a gambling table by elevating the expectation of gains and making light of ones losses following risky decisions. To understand the neural underpinnings of risky decision making under conditions of slee...

Sleep Deprivation can Affect Competent Decision-making

A study finds that sleep deprivation can adversely affect a person’s decision-making at a gambling table by elevating the expectation of gains and making// light of one’s losses following risky decisions. To understand the neural underpinnings of risky decision making under conditions of sle...

Sleep Deprivation Could Affect Psychologically too

It is not just a question of bloodshot eyes anymore. After sleepless nights, a person’s ability to judge men and matters too gets hampered, it has been found//. Sleep deprivation lowers metabolic activity in the brain region, William D S Killgore and colleagues at Walter Reed Army Institute ...

Experiments on Mount Everest to Study Oxygen Deprivation Effect

To study the effects of oxygen deprivation on the human body, a group of doctors from the University College, London would be trekking// all the way to Mount Everest, the highest point on earth, it has been announced. Oxygen deprivation is a critical problem for patients in intensive care units...

Sleep Deprivation Could Affect Brain Function

Deprivation of sleep could affect your judgment, suggests a new study.// Earlier studies have shown that it can adversely affect brain function. Now William Killgore and colleagues at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland, US, studied 26 healthy adults, all of ...

Study Links Socio-Economic Deprivation to Maternal Obesity

Pregnant women from economically disadvantaged background are likely to become obese, says a study that linked socio-economic deprivation to maternal obesity.// Women who were young, single and in education, or who were older, separated, divorced, widowed or participating in education were foun...

Sleep Deprivation may Lead to Impaired Memory, Says Study

Researchers from the Princeton University have stressed the importance of adequate sleep, the lack of it could lead to impaired memory. This was found when researchers studied// rats that were deprived of sleep for 72 hours. Elizabeth Gould, lead researcher, said: "The decrease in neuron prod...

Understanding the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Decision-Making

Dr. Sean Drummond, a Department of Defense-funded researcher has tried to unplug the impact of sleep deprivation on the brain and its effects// on decision-making and the requisite period for getting back to normal after periods of sleeplessness. This study has been especially beneficial for the mi...

New Sensor To Monitor Oxygen Deprivation In Babies During Birth

A new device developed to detect elevated levels of hypoxanthine (a chemical) can alert physicians about oxygen deprivation in a baby during childbirth. // This finding is hoped to reduce the number of Caesareans being performed, as any suspicion of oxygen deprivation is a strong indication for th...

Treatment For Reversal Of Effects Of Sleep Deprivation In Brain

Researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine had discovered a drug that can help in improving performance by reversing the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain. The research results were published in // current issue of the journal Public Library of Science- Biology, and may go a...

Androgen Deprivation Therapy For Prostate Cancer Found To Increase The Risk Of Fractures

Men who receive a common therapy after prostate cancer surgery may be at higher risk for bone fractures, say researchers based on // findings of a recent study. For the study, nearly 20 percent of men treated with androgen-deprivation therapy suffered a broken bone within five years of diagnosis, ...

Memory deprivation after operations

Researchers in there study are trying to observe why surgery may trigger cognitive problems in some people but studies are ongoing. It's long been known that some older people develop problems with memory and other mental functions after an operation// - a condition known as Post Operative Cogniti...

Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely

...giene practices, according to the study and editorial. Abuse can include physical or sexual abuse, confinement, emotional abuse, caregiver neglect, deprivation or financial exploitation, the study reported. Dong and his colleagues followed a group of 9,318 Chicago residents, all older than 65, who were pa...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment

...RMAGON is not indicated in women or pediatric patients. Long-term androgen deprivation therapy prolongs the QT interval. Physicians should consider whether the benefits of androgen deprivation therapy outweigh the potential risks in patients with congenital long QT sy...

Parents Lose Sleep Too When Students Begin School, Says Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic

...y careful during this time of transition. Dr. Michael Lacey , the Medical Director of the Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic says, "Adding more sleep deprivation to someone with an existing sleep disorder such as insomnia or sleep apnea can throw him or her over the edge. This extra sleep loss can potentially h...

Dementia induced and blocked in Parkinson's fly model

...he part of the brain that produces the neurotransmitter dopamine and is at the center of the damage caused by Parkinson's. "In healthy flies, sleep deprivation decreases dopamine receptor production and causes temporary learning impairments that are fully restored after a two-hour nap," Shaw says. Shaw an...

Alternative Therapies for Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, But Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute for Proven Medical Treatments

... concluded that stress directly slows the healing of the skin barrier - or its protective outer layer. In another study, psychosocial stress and sleep deprivation were found to disrupt skin barrier function in healthy patients. "It is possible that some forms of alternative medicine, such as hypnosis and...

Department of Aging Urges Citizens to Report Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

...use can range from physical actions -- such as hitting or punching -- to verbal and emotional attack, theft or pressure to sign documents, neglect and deprivation of dignity. Some warning signs of potential abuse are bruises or marks on the body, weight loss and the unexplained disappearance of money or personal...

Snoozing May Help Women Shed Baby Weight

... But avoiding postpartum sleep deprivation can be tough, experts admit FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) --...y disrupted or cut short in the first year after a baby's birth. "Sleep deprivation can cause changes in the levels of hormones involved in appetite regulation...

Sit 'n Sleep Refocuses on Consumer Sleep Health and Well-Being

...ding to a 2009 report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, sleep deprivation in middle aged people leads to high blood pressure levels. Weight gai...lead to depression. Performance at work: Studies estimate that sleep deprivation currently costs U.S. businesses nearly $150 billion annually in absenteeism...

UT Southwestern researcher named HHMI Early Career Physician-Scientist

...k." Dr. Sharifi's research focuses on how advanced prostate cancer the second leading cause of cancer death in men becomes resistant to androgen deprivation therapy. The most well-known androgen is the male sex hormone testosterone. Although prostate cancer initially responds to androgen withdrawal, th...

Prostate cancer test improves prediction of disease course

...munity-based urology practices across the United States. The patients in the study had undergone radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, androgen deprivation therapy (hormone therapy), or watchful waiting. Nearly 3 percent (311) of the men developed bone metastases, 2.4 percent (251) died of prostate can...

Masimo Debuts New Rad-8(R) Pulse Oximeter to Largest Gathering of Sleep Specialists From Around the World at SLEEP 2009

...d repeatedly interrupted during sleep, resulting in very brief or prolonged periods of oxygen deprivation. Serious problems can result from the oxygen deprivation of sleep apnea--including: heart disease, high blood pressure and learning/memory problems--and, if left untreated, sleep apnea can be life-threateni...

Lack of Sleep Can Raise Blood Pressure Over Time

...od pressure," Knutson's team wrote. "Laboratory studies of short-term sleep deprivation have suggested potential mechanisms for a causal link between sleep loss an...ormation provided in the report. The authors also pointed out that sleep deprivation affects the body's stress response, which can raise the risks of developing...

Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases

...ally expensive," Sundrud said. "In inflamed tissues, a lot of cells are producing a lot of protein, so it would make sense that a cell with amino acid deprivation would want to block signals that promote inflammation." Halofuginone is one of the 50 "fundamental herbs" of traditional Chinese medicine, accordi...

Cruel and inhuman treatment causes more mental damage than physical torture

...nhuman, and degrading treatment' (CIDT) and physical torture. Findings revealed that being held captive in a hostile and life-threatening environment, deprivation of basic needs, sexual torture, psychological manipulations, humiliation, exposure to extreme temperatures, isolation, and forced stress positions app...

Surgery proves effective in treating pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

...h SDB does not necessarily have this condition when they become an adult. The consequences of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea include snoring; sleep deprivation (which can cause moodiness and behavioral issues); abnormal urine production; slowed growth and development; and attention deficit and attention defic...

Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults

...y doze off in daytime should see a doctor, study concludes THURSDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults cope better with sleep deprivation than younger adults, and daytime sleepiness among older adults isn't a normal part of aging, U.S. researchers say. Their study included 11 older ad...

Heart, Bone Problems May Follow Prostate Cancer Treatment

... prostate cancer with the testosterone-lowering treatment known as androgen deprivation therapy may raise men's risk for developing bone fractures and fatal cardio...ght on the question of how best to weigh the potential benefits of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) against the potentially serious complications that can ensue....

Prostate cancer therapy increases risk of fractures and cardiovascular-related death

...s that decrease testosterone levelscalled androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)are important and effective therapies... mortality are low among men treated with androgen deprivation therapy, preventive treatments may further reduce ...these serious adverse outcomes related to androgen deprivation therapy," the authors wrote. They also noted that ...

PHR: After Senate Report, Psychologists Who Tortured Must Be Held to Account

...ess exposure to extreme temperatures exploitation of phobias sleep deprivation sensory deprivation and sensory overload prolonged isolation threats of imminent harm ...
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