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Knowing What to Look for Can Aid in Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006), approximately 1.5 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries every year, 75 percent of which are considered mild. There has been a recent surge in interest concerning mild...

Blood Test Shows Statistically Significant Association With Alzheimer's Disease (AD), May Predict Conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment to AD

LONDON, BIRMINGHAM, England and VIENNA, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Zsuzsanna Nagy of the University of Birmingham today presented data from a clinical study, funded by Cytox Limited, demonstrating that a simple blood-based biomarker discriminated between patients with Alzheimer's d...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Xanodyne Agree on a Plan to Keep Propoxyphene-Containing Products Available as Treatment Options for the Management of Mild to Moderate Pain

NEWPORT, Ky., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has reached an agreement with the FDA to keep propoxyphene-containing products Darvon(R) (propoxyphene hydrochloride), Darvon-N(R) (propoxyphene napsylate), Darvocet-N(R) 50 & Darvocet-N(R) 100 (propoxyphene napsylate and acet...

New B-SURE Pads Are The Ideal Alternative Product To Use For Mild Fecal Incontinence - Small, Discrete, Absorbent - Order Online At www.birchwoodmedical.com

Now there's an alternative product to deal with mild fecal incontinence instead of bulky pads or diapers. The innovative product is B-SURE® Anal Leakage Pads. These pads have a unique shape so they fit in place without tape, pins or other fastening devices. Soft, smooth and lint free, once in...

Measuring brain atrophy in patients with mild cognitive impairment

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that a fully automated procedure called Volumetric MRI which measures the "memory centers" of the brain and compares them to expected size is effective in predicting the progression from mild cognitive impairment...

Alzheimer's and Even Mild Dementia Hasten Death

But researchers determine that race has no bearing on life expectancy in such cases TUESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease have a shorter life span than other older adults, but the risk of death is no greater for whites or...

Patients with mild to moderate OSA may benefit from exercise

Practicing certain tongue and pharyngeal exercises may reduce symptoms of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to new research being published in the second issue for May of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine . Although CPAP is the gold standard...

Swine Flu Appears Mild And Schools Should Stay Open, U.S. Officials Say

Life in the crisis' epicenter, Mexico, may also be getting back to normal as flu fear ebb TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Tuesday said that the current outbreak of swine flu appears similar to the seasonal flu in its severity, meaning that schools across the...

Yerkes researchers use eye tracking to detect mild dementia in humans

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, developed a test in nonhuman primates that is now using infrared eye tracking to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in humans. The researchers hope the advanced technology will be helpful in predicting the onset of A...

Even Mild Strokes Can Do Harm

But many people ignore the 'whisper' of trouble FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- If you knew you were having a stroke, you'd seek immediate medical attention. But what if your symptoms were mild or ambiguous? Even people who experience vague symptoms of a stroke suffer mental an...

Can rectal vitamin E induce remission in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis?

It is believed that the generation of an exaggerated intestinal immune response to otherwise innocuous stimuli along with generation of oxygen free radicals plays a key role in the pathophysiology of UC. However, no disease-specific treatment for UC has yet emerged. Vitamin E is a major lipophilic...

Siemens Launches Motion(TM), a Complete Product Portfolio for Mild Through Severe Hearing Loss

Six Different Rechargeable Motion(TM) BTEs in an Array of Colors and Custom Products Giving Confident Wearers All the Performance, Comfort, and Convenience They Need PISCATAWAY, N.J., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hearing instr...

Rates of Mild Cognitive Impairment Higher Than Expected

More men, women may develop Alzheimer's than previously thought, researchers say MONDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- The growth in the number of cases of mild cognitive impairment in the elderly population is outstripping earlier predictions, Mayo Clinic researchers report. "The ra...

Complementary medicines can help mild depression and premenstrual syndrome

Complementary medicines can help mild depression and premenstrual syndrome. Not all dietary supplements and "alternative" products are harmless though. German Institute urges consumers to be more critical of health claims. Many people use "alternative" or complementary products because they ...

Experimental Drug Eases Symptoms of Mild Alzheimer's

Tarenflurbil lessened decline in functional ability, British study concludes WEDNESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with mild Alzheimer's disease who took 800 milligrams of the drug tarenflurbil twice a day had less decline in functional ability than those who took a placebo...

Exercise Could Cut Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

It may produce chemicals that protect the brain, study suggests WEDNESDAY April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Regular physical exercise may help protect against mild cognitive impairment, according to a Mayo Clinic study. People with mild cognitive impairment can handle everyday activities...

Treatment for mild asthma leads to improved lung function

A study by the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney is the first to demonstrate that in patients with very mild or well-controlled asthma, regular treatment with low dose ICS leads to significantly better dayto-day lung function. The study published in this months edition of Prima...

Severe Asthma Unlike Mild Asthma

Researchers suggest it's different form of the disease THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report there are important differences between people with severe and non-severe asthma, something that could help explain why those with severe asthma don't respond well to treatme...

UT Southwestern: Patients with mild Cushing syndrome may benefit from adrenalectomy

DALLAS Dec. 11, 2007 Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that patients with a mild form of Cushing syndrome, a metabolic disorder caused by adrenal tumors, demonstrate substantial clinical improvement after adrenalectomy. The study, appearing in the December issue of the...

Hypertension Linked to Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

Study suggests it may cause the effect through cerebrovascular disease MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure may be associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment, says a study by researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Mild cogn...

Imaging shows structural changes in mild traumatic brain injury

Researchers report that diffusion tensor imaging can identify structural changes in the white matter of the brain that correlates to cognitive deficits even in patients with mild traumatic brain injury. The study is published in the October issue of the journal Brain. "We studied patients ...

Low level of neuronal receptor linked to mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease

Results of a new study indicate a strong link between the loss of the neuronal receptor LR11and onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease. LR11, like all receptors, selectively receives and binds specific substances. Researchers found reduced levels of ...

NYU study points to lasting impact of mild hearing loss on neurological processes

Mild to moderate forms of hearing loss can have a lasting impact on the auditory cortex, according to findings by researchers at New York Universitys Center for Neural Science. The study, which is the first to show central effects of mild hearing loss, appears in the latest issue of the Journal of...

Improved memory with mild electric stimulation

According to German scientists, mild electric stimulation of the brain while asleep improves a person’s memory. Jan Born, a neuroscientist at the University //of Lübeck , Germany and his team conducted a study in which, they applied currents that mimic natural slow oscillating brain waves through e...

Omega-3 May Slow Cognitive Decline in Some with Very Mild Alzheimer’

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may slow cognitive decline in some patients with very mild Alzheimer’s disease, but do not appear// to affect those with more advanced cases, according to results of a clinical trial. Alzheimer’s disease is a severely debilitating condition that affects thinking,...

Smoke Alarm Too Mild To Alert Elderly From Sleep

A novel study intending to gauge the efficacy of smoke alarms has suggested that high pitched smoke alarms may not be able to alert the elderly. The research conducted on 42// adults, between the ages of 65 to 85 found that a mixed frequency signal showed better results than a complete high frequen...

Beware of Cannabis - Not at all a mild drug

There is a whole lot of misconception about Cannabis and its effects. It is widely thought to be a mild medicine, not causing much harm. // Such misrepresentations of the drug have resulted in making it a Class C drug. However scientists from Karolinska Institute in Sweden have unearthed the ...

Light & Mild Cigarettes Just As Harmful As Regular Ones

Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has indicated smokers, smoking the so-called light cigarettes are half as likely to quit than other smokers//. Researchers in the US believe that the false perception of reduced health risks due to the supposedly low-tar and low-ni...

PTSD Risk Enhanced With Mild Neurologic Deficits

A study conducted on identical male twins has revealed that Vietnam war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their non-combat exposed, identical twins portrayed// slight neurologic deficits that veterans without PTSD and their twins did not have, suggesting that the existence of ...

Low grade prostate cancer may be treated with mild treatment

In the Journal of American Medical Association, a recent study had shown that //low-grade prostate cancer has a very less risk of developing in next 20 years. Scientists have treated men in the age of to 74 years who were diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer conservatively. They...

Novel Anti-Neutrophilic Effect produced by Salmeterol in mild asthma patients

A recent three-way crossover study over six weeks by clinicians at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Royal Brompton Hospital, London has shown that Salmeterol produced a novel anti-neutrophilic effect among patients with mild asthma. The study was prompted by the long standing argument about t...

Hissey Kientz Announces the Launch of Herbal Fen Phen Lawyers Website

...prescription medications such as Letairis, warfarin, Digitek (digoxin), Flonan, Remodulin or Tracleer; as well as changes in a patient’s diet or mild exercise. A lung or heart transplant may be necessary depending on how soon a diagnosis is made, the severity of symptoms and how a patient responds t...

Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

...neghan, the deputy director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford in the U.K. This treatment is not advised for a mild sore throat, which will go away by itself, Heneghan stressed. "If you turn up at your emergency department and you have really bad tonsillitis and ...

Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

...e fracture pattern, as well as omitted or inadequate control of the fracture. The highest rate of errors (77%) was in the area of the elbow. Long-term mild or moderate degree damage due to malpractice was confirmed in 37 cases (31%), as well as severe long-term damage in 16 cases (13%). The malpractic...

Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions

...nally, up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, swelling and stiffness around the joints. People with mild psoriasis are just as likely to develop psoriatic arthritis as those with moderate or severe forms of the disease. The National Psoriasis Found...

Photos: Lumixyl(TM) Enters the Market to Improve the Appearance of Hyperpigmentation without Irritation and Side Effects

...pigmentation caused by systemic disease or prescription drugs Clinical studies demonstrate that topical use of Lumixyl visibly improves mild to moderate hyperpigmentation with excellent volunteer satisfaction in as little as 8 weeks. Studies show that Lumixyl, a chain of ten amino acids, pr...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

...A, infection, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea occurred more frequently than in adults. The kinds of infections reported were generally mild and similar to those usually seen in children. Other serious adverse reactions were reported, including serious infection and depression/personality ...

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

...served adverse reactions were Grade 1 or 2 (mild to moderate). Specifically relating to the injection site adverse reactions, most were transient, of mild to moderate intensity, occurred primarily with the starting dose and led to few discontinuations (<1%). Grade 3 (severe) injection site reactions ...

Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies

...d be induced after 37 weeks in pregnant women with mild hypertension disorders such as high blood pressure and mild preeclampsia, according to a new study in The Lan...36 to 41 weeks and had gestational hypertension or mild preeclampsia. Some of the women underwent induced ...

Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

...circling the globe has made the task of finding ways to prevent infection more urgent. Many fear the swine flu pandemic, still causing only relatively mild illness, will become more virulent in the fall. The face mask and hand hygiene study involved 407 people arriving at one of 45 clinics in Hong Kong...
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