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MP3 headphones interfere with implantable defibrillators, pacemakers

Headphones for MP3 players placed within an inch of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) may interfere with these devices, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2008. Researchers investigated the effects of MP3 player he...

IPods Don't Interfere With Pacemakers, Study Shows

Finding contradicts results of research published a year ago THURSDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- A new study says that iPods and other digital music players don't affect pacemaker function, a finding that contradicts a study published last year. That May 2007 study concluded tha...

IPods Don't Interfere With Heart Pacemakers

Government study checked 4 models and found no problems FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Portable music players such as the iPod don't cause electronic interference in implanted cardiac pacemakers, a new study claims. Government researchers reported in the current issue of BioMed...

Abnormal glutamine repeats interfere with key transcription factor, leading to neurodegeneration

Although repeating sequences of three nucleotides encoding some of the bodies' 20 amino acids are a normal part of protein composition, abnormal expansion of trinucleotide repeats is the known cause of multiple inherited neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington disease. Scientists at E...

Stress and Anxiety Interfere With Sleep

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven out of ten adults in the United States say they experience stress or anxiety daily, and most say it interferes at least moderately with their lives. About one-third report persistent stress or excessive anxiety daily or that they have...

Alzheimers Disease Enzyme may Interfere With Brain Function

An enzyme involved in the formation of the amyloid-beta protein associated with Alzheimers disease can also alter the mechanism by which signals are transmitted between brain cells , the disruption of which can cause seizures. These findings from researchers at the MassGeneral Institute for...

Recommended Doses of Herbal Supplement Do Not Interfere With Drug Absorption

Recent findings that the widely-used herbal supplement Saint Johns wort could dramatically affect the absorption and metabolism of many prescription and non-prescription drugs raised concerns that other popular herbal supplements might cause similar changes, thus significantly altering drugs thera...

Caffeine can interfere with PET scan results

Drinking coffee before having a PET scan may interfere with the results seen, says a study// done by Saint Louis University researchers. Positron emission tomography (PET) or computed tomography (CT) scan is done as a procedure to find out malignant growth or to evaluate the effect of treatmen...

Ordinary drugs can interfere with death from cardiac problems

Researchers from Netherlands have found out that certain ordinary drugs like//anti-psychotic and gastro-intestinal drugs can cause deaths from cardiac arrest. The new study, which was published in the European Heart Journal, said that the non-cardiac drugs interfere with the electrical activit...

Breast Implants May Interfere With The Interpretation Of Mammogram Results

Breast augmentation is the third most common type of plastic surgery performed for cosmetic reasons // in the United States. In 2002, nearly 269,000 procedures were performed. Researchers examined data from seven mammography registries in the United States. They compared the mammogram results of...

Drugs For Anthrax May Interfere With Oral Contraceptives

Women taking birth control pills should be mindful of the possible interaction between oral contraceptives and the medications recommended by the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to treat anthrax. The CDC recently recommended that antibiotic and anti-infective medications, s...

Massachusetts Warns: Bisphenol A Toxic

...ncer, infertility, early puberty in girls, diabetes and obesity. The Massachusetts public health advisory also cites recent studies that found BPA can interfere with breast cancer chemotherapy treatment. The Massachusetts advisory is the latest in a series of municipal, state and federal actions aimed a...

Low Birth Weight Might Raise Adult Kidney Disease Risk

...r in the August issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases . "Experimental studies suggest that restricted growth of a fetus in the womb can interfere with normal kidney development and result in fewer and smaller filtering units, or nephrons, at birth," lead author Sarah L. White, of the George Inst...

NFL Cardinals' Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Promotes Vision Therapy

... is helping eye doctors spread the word to parents that vision problems can interfere with a child's ability to pay attention, read and learn. "Even if you have ... is important to understand that vision therapy treats vision problems that interfere with reading and learning; we do not treat dyslexia or other learning disab...

With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

...tructor in pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic. "We think this may be contributing to the constipation." Medications that autistic children take can also interfere with appetite and eating. "In our study, around 50 percent of children were on stimulant medications, and those might affect appetite and might ha...

Stress, Bad Bedtime Habits Cause Insomnia

...al director of the Sleep Center at Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texas. Poor sleep hygiene can also lead to taking sleep-aid medications that could interfere with alertness the next day, he said. A recent National Sleep Foundation poll found that 47 percent of people with sleep problems were likely to u...

U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October

...re indicated," Treanor said. "It would certainly be easier to give them at the same time but these trials are mostly focused on making sure they don't interfere with each other in some way and that they still get a good response." Besides the University of Maryland School of Medicine, other centers taking p...

Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease

...he disease." However, the precise mechanisms have been unknown, Singh said. "This paper demonstrates that mutations in the gene for thrombomodulin interfere with its ability to protect cells from complement-mediated injury. This could allow the development of therapies that could effectively treat this dev...

U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin

...re indicated," Treanor said. "It would certainly be easier to give them at the same time but these trials are mostly focused on making sure they don't interfere with each other in some way and that they still get a good response." Besides the University of Maryland School of Medicine, other centers taking pa...

Sleep Benefits From Tonsillectomy Peak at 6 Months

...leep deprivation, which can lead to moodiness, sleepiness, difficulty concentrating and inattentiveness at school. Sleep-disordered breathing can also interfere with a child's growth. More information The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery has more on sleep-disordered breathi...

NxStage(R) Announces Extension of Medisystems Needle Supply and Distribution Agreement

...ivers' pressure-holding fingers during pheresis procedures. MasterGuard is also designed to allow for optimal visualization of the needle and does not interfere with site selection, cannulation technique or tapedown for patient safety and procedural efficacy during pheresis. About NxStage Medical ...

Researchers find that eating high levels of fructose impairs memory in rats

...ose, is processed almost solely by the liver, and produces an excessive amount of triglycerides fat which get into the bloodstream. Triglycerides can interfere with insulin signaling in the brain, which plays a major role in brain cell survival and plasticity, or the ability for the brain to change based on n...

Scientists Reverse Muscular Dystrophy in Mice

... targets genetic flaw thought to be key to major form of the disease THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have found a way to interfere with a stray genetic process critical in the development and progression of a major form of muscular dystrophy. The strategy, described by research...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding Trabectedin for Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

...e compound is now produced synthetically. Trabectedin binds to the minor groove of DNA and bends it toward the major groove, causing DNA adducts that interfere with cell division and genetic transcription processes and DNA repair machinery. Under a licensing agreement with PharmaMar SAU of Spain, Centocor Or...

Menopause Is More Than A Hot Flash

...inal walls. These symptoms not only impact a woman's sex life, but they can interfere with the emotional aspects of relationships as well. In the survey, some wo...ship expert and noted author. "Both the physical and emotional symptoms can interfere in a woman's life to the point where they impact a woman's self esteem. Tha...

realbuzz.com Top 10 Diets

...realbuzz.com/articles/food-combining Food combining is as the name suggests; it's a theory that says that combining various foods together can interfere with digestion, thus resulting in weight gain. However, it does encourage consumption of fruit and vegetables! Overall verdict 4 stars out of 10 ...

A Phase III Alzheimer's Drug Increases Levels of Beta Amyloid in the Brain - But Still Provides Benefits

...ticeable to other people and to show up on tests, but not serious enough to interfere with their daily life. Because the problems do not interfere with daily activities, the person is not diagnosed with Alzheimer's or anot...

Larry Fitzgerald Offers Advice for Parents With Struggling Readers

...Arizona Cardinals 2008 NFC West Champions' wide-receiver, Larry Fitzgerald, is helping eye doctors spread the word to parents that vision problems can interfere with a child's ability to pay attention, read and learn. "Even if you have been told your child has perfect vision or 20/20 vision, your child could s...

Local Heart Doctors First in Nation to Announce Active Investigation of Red Wine (Resveratrol) Pills, Issue Consumer Precautions

...," says Dr. Rothman. Dr. Rothman cautions that the molecules in red wine, like resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl) and quercetin (qwer-see-tin), may interfere with prescription medications, and should not be taken at the same time as red wine pills. Side effects, while few and mostly mild and reversibl...

Mothers of children with autism have higher parental stress, psychological distress

...ctioning is what we need to figure out in these cases. How to help families is important because high levels of stress and psychological distress can interfere with early identification of autism and interventions which are delivered by parents. There's another good reason to do this: Parents who feel suppor...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Need Not Keep Soldiers From Action

... Back pain treatment shouldn't interfere with service, study finds WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- In a turnabout from prior recommendations, a new study says soldiers who n...

Post-transplant combo can replace toxic immune-suppressing drugs in monkeys

...uld be developed quickly," Kirk notes. One key ingredient in the combination is an experimental therapy called a costimulation blocker, designed to interfere with the T cells that cause graft rejection without affecting other organs. Costimulation refers to one of two signals T cells need from other cells (...

Skincare Industry Newcomer Shines

...lained Sheila Bergey, President & COO, who was present to accept the award. "And the path to healthy skin begins with a gentle wash that does not interfere with the skin's own system of maintenance. So many cleansers strip the skin and contribute to dryness and irritation. Lindi Face Wash is designed to...

Statins May Cause Muscle Damage in Some Patients

...Crestor). The study participants were experiencing pain severe enough to interfere with daily tasks and exercise. The authors note that the sample size was...drugs, oral medications for fungal disorders and certain antibiotics, which interfere with the removal of statins from the body. In 2001, cerivastatin (Baycol...

MDGuidelines Offers New Predictive Modeling Feature

... case. Application of these figures should not replace the treating physician's judgment regarding actual recovery periods for an individual case, nor interfere with the doctor/patient relationship. The values produced by this tool can provide valuable insight into reasonable recovery periods so that discussio...

Study pinpoints novel cancer gene and biomarker

...t, researchers knew that flaws in the retromer complex can cause cells to be vulnerable to rapamycin, just as excess GOLPH3 can. Rapamycin is known to interfere with a protein called TOR, whose job is to control yeast cell size. This suggested that the retromer complex in yeast is important for chemical signal...

PET scans may improve accuracy of dementia diagnosis

... million people each year are newly diagnosed with dementia, a disease that takes many forms and includes memory loss or other mental impairments that interfere with daily life. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. Other types include frontotemporal dementia, which affects the frontal and t...

For Men Over 50, Odds of Eye Discomfort Increases

...t 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, the researchers ...

Sleep Training Provides Much-Needed Shut-Eye

...ance insomnia or both. After undergoing cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which meant learning to identify thoughts and patterns that interfere with sleep, between 50 percent and 60 percent of the patients experienced remission of their primary sleep difficulty. The 64 patients who complete...

USC researchers identify DNA mutation that occurs at beginning point of T-cell lymphoma

...in. This is an opportunity to see the very beginning step of human lymphoma," Lieber says. "With this information, we can now begin to look at ways to interfere with this process in order to stop the lymphoma and to develop more targeted therapies for treatment." There are two types of lymphoma: B cell lym...
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