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Genetic pathway responsible for link between body clock disturbance and worsening arthritis

Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday 10 June 2009: The genes that regulate human circadian rhythm, or 'the body clock', are significantly disturbed in individuals with arthritis, according to the results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rhe...

Maternal depression is associated with significant sleep disturbance in infants

Westchester, Ill. A study in the May 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests that babies born to mothers with depression are more likely to suffer from significant sleep disturbances at 2 weeks postpartum that continue until 6 months of age. Findings of the study are of particular importance, as ...

Welsh Laboratory Discovers Natural Antidote for Sleep Disturbance Caused by Cell Phones; Don't Disturb Me! Asphalia for Natural Sleep

Four scientific studies have now reported that exposure to cellphones, especially after 9 p.m., can increase the likelihood of sleep disturbance. The cause appears to be that cell phone radiation, as well as those from other electrical appliances and high voltage power lines; all cause a build-up...

Mental illness and drug addiction may co-occur due to disturbance in part of the brain

WASHINGTON Why do mental illness and drug addiction so often go together" New research reveals that this type of dual diagnosis may stem from a common cause: developmental changes in the amygdala, a walnut-shaped part of the brain linked to fear, anxiety and other emotions. A full report on why ...

Passive smoking increases sleep disturbance among pregnant women

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Pregnant women exposed to passive smoking are more likely to have sleep disturbances such as subjective insufficient sleep, difficulty in initiating sleep, short sleep duration, and snoring loudly or breathing uncomfortably, according to a study published in the September 1 issu...

New Study in SLEEP Finds That Sleep Disturbance Increases Spontaneous Pain in Women

Sleep continuity disturbance impairs endogenous pain-inhibitory function and increases spontaneous pain in women//. This supports a possible pathophysiologic role of sleep disturbance in chronic pain, according to a study published in the April 1st issue of the journal SLEEP. The study, conduc...

Sleep Disturbance in Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that most often begins in infancy. Sleep disturbances in children with atopic dermatitis are likely due to itching and scratching and not only impact the afflicted child but may // also affect the entire family. Recently, a study was conducted with ...

Attention! Spells of momentary blindness following visual disturbance

Emotionally arousing violent or erotic images have been known to cause momentary periods of blindness. It has been demonstrated that there are limits to how much information people can hold in their visual short-term memory // . As a consequence of this, we often miss visual images that pass ri...

Oral examination may not predict relationship between snoring and sleep disturbance

Recent studies have shown that oral examination may not foretell much relation to snoring and sleep disturbances in patients.// Earlier patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) have mostly been related to snoring in their sleep. And so snoring was known as one of the pred...

Risks of Delaying ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes May Be Too High, Study Shows

...s and risks of repairing a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in young athletes under the age of 14. "The risk of inducing a growth disturbance with early reconstruction of a torn ACL must be balanced against the risk of further knee damage by delaying treatment until closer to skeletal maturi...

Migraine Frequency Tied to Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

...he explained. In both studies the association with stroke or heart attack is seen only in women who have migraines accompanied by an aura, a visual disturbance such as seeing flashing lights before the headache starts. Women who had migraine with aura at least once a week were four times more likely to hav...

Medizone Announces That Its AsepticSure(TM) Development Program is Reaching Objectives on Two Fronts

...separate ozone destruct technology. This confirms the start to finish time to complete the entire decontamination process can be achieved with minimal disturbance to normal hospital flow patterns. From a commercial viewpoint, the higher the "kill rate" in the shortest turn around time, the more favorably physic...

For Men Over 50, Odds of Eye Discomfort Increases

...It is an important public health problem, causing increased risk of ocular infections and bothersome symptoms of ocular discomfort, fatigue and visual disturbance that interfere with crucial activities, such as reading, working on a computer and driving a car," Schaumberg and colleagues wrote. In the study, t...

Wii-hab may enhance Parkinson's treatment

... Wii three times a week for four weeks. The patients, all in a stage of the disease in which both body sides are affected but with no significant gait disturbance yet, played two games each of tennis and bowling and one game of boxinggames entailing exercise, bilateral movement, balance and fast pace. "By the...

FDA Panel Mulls Newer Antipsychotics for Kids

...in treating childhood disorders," Brown told the panel. "Continued, strong development of the research and knowledge base related to serious emotional disturbance and its treatment during childhood should be of the highest priority, and finally, physicians may continue prescribing Geodon, Seroquel, and Zyprexa o...

AstraZeneca Studies Show Relief of Nighttime Heartburn and Reduction in GERD-Related Sleep Disturbances

... the 7 days, allowing for one "mild" response. Relief of GERD-related sleep disturbance was defined as a "yes" response on no more than 2 of 7 consecutive days. Complete resolution of sleep disturbance was defined as 7 consecutive days of no trouble sleeping the previous night...

QLT announces positive results from the evaluation of Visudyne(R) combination therapy

...pared with 27% of patients in the Lucentis monotherapy group. The higher incidence of these events with combination therapy is primarily due to vision disturbance events (abnormal vision 5 to 10% and decreased vision 5 to 8%), which are transient and known to be associated with Visudyne therapy. The full resul...

Mini-Stroke Can Mean Major One Within Hours

...udy finds. The message here for people who have a TIA is to "seek medical attention immediately, particularly if you have either weakness or speech disturbance that lasts more than 10 minutes," said the study's senior author, Dr. Peter M. Rothwell, a professor of clinical neurology at the University of Oxford...

Expert consensus on catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias

...ing is performed to determine if ablation has been sufficient to prevent the VA. The process of "mapping and ablation" continues until the electrical disturbance can no longer be triggered by catheters or no further substrate can be identified. Recent innovations in catheter ablation include: 3D mapp...

Stress Management Battles Prostate Cancer Anxiety

...care (no therapy). In the short term (one week before and the morning of surgery), men in the stress management group had the lowest levels of mood disturbance (distress, anxiety, depression), followed by those in the supportive attention group. There was a statistically significant difference between men in ...

M. D. Anderson study finds pre-surgical stress management improves mood, quality of life

... that men who participated in the sessions experienced less short-term mood disturbance and better long-term quality of life, compared to patients who had the proc...f surgery, men in the stress management group had the lowest levels of mood disturbance followed by those in the supportive attention group, with patients in the n...

Link between widely used osteoporosis drugs and heart problems probed

...d patients should not stop taking them. He cautioned, however, that patients with pre-existing heart conditions and those with risk factors for rhythm disturbance should be especially vigilant for the development of atrial fibrillation, and doctors should continue to closely monitor patients at risk for atrial f...

Coronary angiography may improve outcomes for cardiac arrest patients

... comatose after resuscitation following cardiac arrest to prevent brain damage. However, patient sex, location of the arrest, the initial heart rhythm disturbance and certain coronary and neurologic abnormalities were among the predictors of who would receive angiography. Men who suffered cardiac arrests outside...

FDA Approves Symbyax(R) as First Medication for Treatment-Resistant Depression

...cebo-controlled clinical trials were weight gain, increased appetite, dry mouth, somnolence, fatigue, peripheral edema, tremor, sedation, hypersonmia, disturbance in attention, and blurred vision. Full prescribing information, including boxed warnings, is available at www.symbyax.com , www.zyprexa.com a...

Researchers discover ways of integrating treatment of traumatized Tibetan refugee monks

...to heal them. These findings appear online in the March issue of Mental Health, Religion and Culture . According to Tibetan medicine, a srog-rLung disturbance has the potential to develop into a serious mental illness, leaving the victim at odds with the balance of the universe as well as jeopardizing his pe...

Clues Found to Brain Mechanism Behind Migraines

...er glutamate in the brain appear to kick off a cortical spreading depression (CSD), a phenomenon that causes migraine sufferers to experience a visual disturbance known as migraine aura. The mice in the study had a gene mutation that has been shown to make people more susceptible to familial hemiplegic migraine ...

CompuCyte Corporation and Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston Announce Joint Program for Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Research Services

...h flow cytometry with laser-scanned images of cells and tissues, without the traditional flow requirement for harsh sample-processing and the unwanted disturbance of native cells and tissue architecture normally associated with traditional cytometry," explained Dr. Natasha Barteneva, Director of the Flow and Ima...

With the Economy Down, Sleeplessness Is Up

... the National Sleep Foundation. "What is very telling is that these Americans whose sleep is impacted by financial worries report that their sleep disturbance makes them much less likely to work efficiently, exercise, eat healthily, and have sex compared to their better-sleeping fellow Americans," said repor...

Anatomy May Help Identify Sleep Apnea

...eople with the condition appear to have longer soft palates, research shows FRIDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- People with the breathing disturbance known as obstructive sleep apnea have soft palates that are more elongated and angled than those of people without the condition, researchers report. ...

Iron overload: An important co-factor in the development of liver disease in alcoholics

... Furthermore, alcohol enhances iron absorption. Primary hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder, mostly resulting from mutations in the HFE gene, with a disturbance in the iron metabolism which leads to iron accumulation that may eventually result in liver disease. However, data regarding an association between ir...

Using Sleep to Manage Headaches May Cause Insomnia

...nter in Chicago. "It could be that people are taking naps or using sleep as a way to try to cope with pain, but that could actually lead to more sleep disturbance at night." The Rush researchers recruited 65 women from undergraduate psychology courses at a university in the southeastern United States, 32 of w...

Sociologist says this month's family murder-suicides only 'the tip of the iceberg'

...t the level of fear and worry that accompanies it that takes its toll on people. Financial stressors are among the greatest risk factors for emotional disturbance and such physiological reactions as insomnia and high blood pressure." ...

Antidepressant Eases Anxiety in Older Adults

...he most common psychiatric disorders in older adults. Its symptoms include chronic worry and anxiety and other problems, such as muscle tension, sleep disturbance and fatigue. "This was the first large-scale study of antidepressant medications as a treatment for anxiety disorders in older adults," said lead r...

Ziosoft Receives FDA Clearance for CT Brain Perfusion Application

...Ziosoft's brain perfusion application provides radiologists with decision support tools to accurately assess the type and extent of cerebral perfusion disturbance whether viewed in a hospital or at a remote location offering physicians flexibility and efficiency in viewing solutions. "Because time to ...

Another reason to avoid high-fat diet -- it can disrupt our biological clock

...erusalem researchers have shown. The biological clock regulates the expression and/or activity of enzymes and hormones involved in metabolism, and disturbance of the clock can lead to such phenomena as hormone imbalance, obesity, psychological and sleep disorders and cancer. While light is the strongest ...

Researchers & Department of Defense Question Multiple Vaccine Administration

...week in PLOS One by investigators from the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital concluded that disturbance in mitochondria (energy production cells) is an underlying mechanism in a subset of individuals with autism. "There might be no difference between the...

Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel

... chronic or recurrent constipation or diarrhea -- or bouts of both. While the exact cause of the condition isn't known, symptoms seem to result from a disturbance in the interaction of the gut, brain and nervous system, according to the foundation. For the study, Ford's team reviewed trials that compared IBS ...

Clock-shifts affect risk of heart attack

...anszky, one of the researchers behind the study. "The disruption in the chronobiological rhythms, the loss of one hour's sleep and the resulting sleep disturbance are the probable causes." The team also observed that the readjustment back to winter time on the last Sunday in October, which gives us an extra h...

MSPP Holds Seventh Annual 5K Lucero Memorial Run and Latino Mental Health Breakfast on Sunday, September 28, 2008

... Cynthia Lucero, who had devoted her life to helping others through her work and community service; Lucero collapsed from hyponatremia, an electrolyte disturbance of salts in the blood, during the 2002 Boston Marathon. Originally from Ecuador, Lucero completed her doctoral project in psychology the day before th...

How do Lactobacilli treat Helicobacter pylori-related diseases?

...pithelia. Considering the novel finding that H. pylori is an indigenous biota in gastric microflora including Lactobacilli and hypothesis that the disturbance of gastric microecosystem plays a more important role in pathogenetic mechanisms of H. pylori , the eradiation of H. pylori doesn't seem justified ...
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