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Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea

Workout regimen for the upper airway may improve sleep disorder symptoms, study finds FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Tongue and throat exercises may help people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) find relief, a new report says. A three-month program helped reduc...

Innovative Sports Supplement Firm Muscles Up to General Nutrition Centers in a New National Partnership

General Nutrition Centers to Carry Extreme Physical Performance Products Including ANABEUTROL and ANDRITEST DOVER, Del., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Physical Performance is proud to announce a new joint venture with General Nutrition Centers in an aggressive movement to increase domest...

Drugs to bulk up muscles may make injuries more likely

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Block the action of a protein that normally regulates muscle mass, and watch your muscles grow. That may sound like a good idea to people with muscle-wasting diseases such as muscular dystrophy, and to older people, whose muscles naturally get smaller and weaker with age. Dru...

Strength training of neck muscles relieves chronic pain

Neck pain has been steadily increasing over the past two decades and is now second to back pain, the most common musculoskeletal disorder. Women are more likely than men to suffer from persistent neck pain, in particular those who engage in repetitive tasks such as working at a computer keyboard. ...

Stimulating muscles may improve musician's dystonia

ST. PAUL, Minn. Therapy that stimulates the hand muscles may help treat the condition called musicians dystonia, a movement disorder that causes muscles spasms in musicians, according to a study published in the December 26, 2007, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Aca...

Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly

STANFORD, Calif. - Communication is critical. Garbled in, garbled out, so to (mis-)speak. Workers who get incomplete instructions produce an incomplete product, and that's exactly what happens with the stem cells in our aging muscles, according to researchers from the Stanford University School of...

Single Mutation in Mitochondrial DNA Weakens Heart, Muscles

Changes in tissue similar to effects of aging, report suggests THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A single change in the DNA of mitochondria -- the cellular power plants that generate energy in all human cells -- has been found to cause degenerative heart and muscle disease in mice,...

Steroids Are Abused for Skin, Not Just Muscles

Seagate Medical Has Launched New Non-Steroidal Skin Treatment to Treat All Types of Skin Conditions, Normally Treated with Steroids BARRINGTON, Ill., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Steroids have been in the press lately and given a bad name for abuse. There must be reasons why people use steroi...

Pre-Workout Stretching Won't Prevent Sore Muscles

New review of the evidence shows no link THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of gym buffs do it regularly, but stretching before or after exercise will not prevent muscle soreness, a new study contends. Australian researchers reviewed findings from 10 studies, each involving from 1...

Attempt to Build Artificial Muscles from Carbon Nanofibres in the Offing

An Indian origin scientist at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, is attempting to build artificial muscles using carbon nanofibres . Artificial muscles change length in response to a stimulus, thereby creating a smoother, more human-like motion than jerky electric motors o...

Training Breathing Muscles Improves Swimmer's Performance

A study conducted by researchers in University at Buffalo Center for Research and Education in Special// Environments (CRESE), shows that swimmers and scuba divers can improve their swimming endurance and breathing capacity through targeted training of the respiratory muscles. In this pioneeri...

Fat Metabolism Of Heart Muscles Affected By High Blood Pressure

A research conducted by de las Fuentes and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that hearts with muscle thickening// or hypertrophy due to high blood pressure get less energy because of their reduced fat metabolism. Their finding has been published in the ...

Expect Aching Muscles And Joints This Sports Season

Marcus Roux, M.D., orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie, says that sports injuries will be a normal occurrence as the soccer// and baseball season is all set to kick off. Parents will now be stocking up on ice packs, heating pads and muscle creams so as to ...

Bionic muscles developed by scientists powered by alcohol and hydrogen

In the direction of development of prosthetic limbs researchers at University of Texas have developed artificial, super-strength muscles which are powered by alcohol and hydrogen. // As it appears in Science, these artificial muscles are 100 times more powerful than the body's own. Two typ...

Strong Pelvic Muscles Found To Facilitate Childbirth

Researchers now say strong pelvic floor muscles may actually facilitate labor, thereby challenging the myth that strong pelvic floor muscles obstruct labor.// Previous studies have shown pregnant women who exercise their pelvic floor muscles can prevent urinary incontinence. A recent study done ...

Stretching the muscles doesn't make them more resilient

Stretching before or after hitting the squash court might be a waste of time. It does little to reduce injuries or muscle soreness, say researchers. Warning up and cooling down by stretching was thought to reduce the risk// of unused muscles going into painful spasm. The spasm theory turned out to ...

Genes Identified To Protect Heart Muscles

According to the study conducted by the Queen's University researchers it was found that by appreciating how genes work to protect the aortic muscle new treatment// options can be developed to help patients suffering from arteriosclerosis. It is one of the major causes of heart attack and strok...

Solitons Could Power Molecular Electronics, Artificial Muscles

Scientists have discovered something new about exotic particles called solitons.Since the 1980s, scientists have known that solitons can carry an electrical charge when traveling through certain //organic polymers. A new study now suggests that solitons have intricate internal structures. Scie...

Therapeutic cloning by regenerating stem cells from heart muscles

Professor Hiroaki Matsubara and colleagues from Kyoto University Hospital has regenerated stem cells from cardiac muscle cells. The cardiac muscle cells were obtained from the heart tissue// of human volunteers. The researchers injected the regenerated stem cells from humans into the heart of the m...

Sunlight May Cause Rash in Autoimmune Disease

...sure when they developed an autoimmune muscle disease called myositis were more likely to develop the form known as dermatomyositis, which weakens the muscles and causes distinctive rashes, instead of the form called polymyositis that does not have a rash," Dr. Frederick W. Miller, chief of the Environmental...

The Reduction of Eye Fatigue Improves Vision in Older Subjects

...ggest that the underlying reason for the improved accommodation ability in the test subjects may be due to the positively activated functions of three muscles in the eye; the constrictor pupillae muscle and dilator pupillae muscle working in coordination with the ciliary muscle. Astaxanthin has been shown i...

Abnormal Brain Circuits May Prevent Movement Disorder

...l lesion that evens the score. Dystonia is marked by uncontrolled movements, particularly twisting and abnormal postures. Studies have shown that muscles contract abnormally and patients can't stop the involuntary movements. The identification of a specific abnormality in people with the genetic mutatio...

Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football

...gs that are too heavy or are worn incorrectly could injure a child's bones, muscles and joints. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (C...ht exercise for at least 3 to 5 minutes, then slowly and gently stretch the muscles to be exercised, holding each stretch for at least 30 seconds. Make ...

AquaHydrate, First High Performance Sports Water, Targets So Cal Sports Market With Summer Event Support

...e heart pump harder and faster, and steals mental focus and concentration. muscles receive less oxygen and fatigue prematurely. When severe, dehydration incre... sweat the small stuff' too, such as essential trace minerals that keep the muscles and heart working at peak performance need to be replaced during and after ...

Atlanta Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Thomas Lintner, MD Renewing Bodies and Spirits for New Moms with a Mommy Makeover

...breast implants to add fullness to the bustline. A tummy tuck targets the most obvious area of change in new moms: the mid-section. Underlying stomach muscles are pushed apart and stretched during pregnancy. A tummy tuck gives the abdomen a flatter, more toned appearance by tightening those muscles, eliminat...

Dysport proves safe, effective anti-wrinkle treatment, UT Southwestern plastic surgeons find

...ectiveness of different doses based on a person's specific muscle mass, which better mirrors what occurs in clinical practice. The size and use of the muscles that produce frown lines varies among individuals, so you want to customize treatment to the patient's face." ...

Dignitaries Come Together to Honor Participants in the Team Sarcoma Initiative

...and, Mexico or wherever you live, any of us could be subject to this disease." Sarcoma is a cancer of the connective tissues, such as nerves, muscles and bones. Sarcomas account for 15-20% of childhood cancer diagnoses and about 1% of adult cancer diagnoses. They are often misdiagnosed and resistant...

Muscle Density Linked to Disability

...eed, ability to stand up from a chair repeatedly, grip strength and leg strength. The researchers also found that people with the least dense thigh muscles -- meaning more fat than lean tissue -- were more likely to be hospitalized than those with more dense thigh muscles. The study is published in the...

Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

...sure when they developed an autoimmune muscle disease called myositis were more likely to develop the form known as dermatomyositis, which weakens the muscles and causes distinctive rashes, instead of the form called polymyositis that does not have a rash," said Frederick W. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the...

Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

...0s, who passed on in July, 2009. The RT300 FES bike is designed to send electrical impulses to electrodes placed on the patient's muscles, causing the muscles to contract and - essentially - perform a workout. The use of RT300 FES bikes provides people with spinal cord injuries many benefits, including preve...

Berkline Massage Chairs for Sale at TheaterSeatStore

...nd level of massage movements varies based on the style of the seat. Certain models also include a footrest that rotates 180 degrees to massage calve muscles and the bottom of one's feet. Berkline's Feel Good Massage Chairs includes six different models from Style 16017 through Style 16022. The Style...

Back-to-School Health: Are Your Child's Eyes Ready for the Classroom?

...thern California. "Professional eye examination tests not only measure distance of vision, but also how accurately the eyes focus and how well the eye muscles are working," he said. Below are four suggestions from The Vision Center for parents concerned about their child's eyesight. 1. Don'...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Approves New Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Diaphyseal Femur Fractures

...lity musculoskeletal health. An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who treats the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. AAOS Guidelines: This clinical practice guideline was developed by an AAOS physician volunteer workgroup based on a systematic...

Dr. John L. LeRoy First Atlanta Plastic Surgeon to Perform Newly Approved Dysport Wrinkle Remover Injections for Facial Rejuvenation

...d has been in use in Europe for several years. It’s designed to smooth out frown lines and wrinkles in the face by temporarily preventing facial muscles from contracting. The treatment is highly effective for reducing the appearance of creases and lines on the forehead and between the eyes. Results can...

Writing About Injuries or Surgeries?

...lity musculoskeletal health. An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who treats the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Fan AAOS on Facebook Follow AAOS on Twitter ...

Scientists Reverse Muscular Dystrophy in Mice

...on form of muscular dystrophy affecting adults. It is caused when a section of DNA is repeated on either chromosome 19 or chromosome 3, and results in muscles getting "locked" in the tensed state (myotonia) for long periods of time. Over time, patients experience progressive muscle wasting and weakness. ...

Get the Most Out of Your Run

...up speed, especially in the early stages of training. Beginners or those just getting back into running should take a day off between runs, to allow muscles to rest, recover and heal. This is especially true if you're feeling sore. Watch your technique. To avoid injury, try to have your feet land jus...

Gold's Gym Debunks America's Most Common Fitness Myths

... thing as "spot reduction," but there is such a thing as spot conditioning. muscles can be conditioned by training and focusing on them, but without burning th...ts. FACT: Muscle cannot physically turn into fat, however muscles can begin to atrophy (reduce in size) after eliminating weight training fro...

Soccer Injuries Differ by Gender

...were merged to create 3-D images of players going through the kicking motion. The images were then matched frame by frame with electrical signals from muscles recorded while the players were kicking. Brophy and colleagues at the Hospital for Special Surgery found that, compared with females, male players ...

CNI College Massage Therapy Students Experience Plastination & Cadaver Lab

...ared them for a deeper understanding of the bones, muscles and joints of the body which are the main focus in...ared them for a deeper understanding of the bones, muscles and joints of the body which are the main focus in...rts. Then after taking some time to review the muscles in the dissection lab with plastic representations...
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