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
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
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.
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.
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%).
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...