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CDC Study Links Thimerosal in Vaccines to Motor/Phonic Tics and Deficits in Attention, Behavior Control, Verbal IQ

Study's conclusion of no causal link disputes its own data while several authors' ties to vaccine/pharma defendants spotlight conflicts of interest NIXA, Mo., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) says that a CDC study of only 1047 participants, low complia...

20 MedSpa Professionals Gain Insight into MedSpa Business Turnaround Tactics

Francis X. Acunzo, Medical Spa Industry Expert and CEO of Acara Medspa Consulting Group, presented a Webinar this week identifying Acara's top business turnaround tactics. 20 MedSpa Professionals from across the nation joined him for this event. Branford, CT (Vocus) Jan...

Drug Combo Works Better for children with ADHD, Tics

Drug Combo may be the best method for tackling a irksome duo: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) combined with a chronic twitching disorder. New research suggests that mixing// two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for ADHD is the most effective therapy for kids who struggle with a...

Reducing Corticosteriod Use In Asthmatics

According to a recent study researchers say, Montelukast, a leukotriene-receptor antagonist (leukotrienes mediate inflammation // in the body and play a role in allergic reactions), decreased incidents of asthma in young children by about 32 percent while also reducing corticosteroid use . Resea...

The Dangers Of Prescribing Antibiotics

Erythromycin is a commonly used antibiotic, but new research suggests it could be dangerous when used in combination with other drugs.// The study shows patients should not be given erythromycin along with antifungal agents such as diltiazem, verapamil and troleandomycin because it increases the ri...

Easing Fears Among Asthmatics

Researchers from Switzerland say they find no increase risk of bone fractures among kids who take inhaled steroids to control their asthma.// National asthma guidelines recommend inhaled steroids as the first line of defense for children with persistent forms of the disease. But doctors have lon...

A Rise In Eye Complications In Diabetics

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It affects the blood vessels in the retina and the light-sensitive // layer of cells at the back of the eye. Retinopathy occurs in most people with long-standing diabetes but its incidence can be reduced with aggre...

Mylan Receives FDA Approval for Additional Strengths of the Antipsychotic Haloperidol

... strengths of the product. Haloperidol Tablets are an antipsychotic typically used to reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia and uncontrollable tics and outbursts associated with Tourette syndrome. Haloperidol had total U.S. sales of approximately $21 million for the 12 months ending March 31 for t...

Waging War on Wrinkles: Infini Cosmetic Associates Now Offers Recent FDA Approved Dysport - The Botox Alternative

... advanced uses of Botox for: hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and nervous tics in the face, neck bands and wrinkles, chin creases and dimpling, lip lines,... advanced uses of Botox for: hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and nervous tics in the face, neck bands and wrinkles, chin creases and dimpling, lip lines,...

Tourette Syndrome Diagnosed in 3 in Every 1,000 Kids

...he ages of 10 and 12. The key features of the condition are recurring motor tics plus at least one vocal tic, according the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...ety, learning problems, underlining the importance of diagnosis even if the tics themselves are not a source of distress or disability," he said. More i...

Three in Every One Thousand U.S. Children Diagnosed With Tourette Syndrome

...he ages of 10 and 12 years. TS is characterized by recurring multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic. tics are involuntary, repetitive, stereotyped, usually sudden and rapid movement...

ADHD Treatment Guide: How to Safely, Effectively Use Medications and Non-Drug Therapies to Treat Attention Deficit Disorder

...cation to ensure the greatest individual benefit Minimizing side effects of medication include sleeplessness, weight loss, irritability, and tics Assessing non-drug, alternative treatment options including fish oil, behavior therapy, neurofeedback, and brain training Working wi...

Tourette syndrome misconceptions only one battle for patients

...everity. People with Tourette have motor and vocal tics -- rapid, repetitive, meaningless movements and sounds. Common motor tics include forceful blinking, opening the eyes wide, ...shaking and grimacing, while the most common vocal tics are sniffing, throat clearing and grunting. Some ...

US FDA Approves 30-Minute Onset of Action for Focalin(R) XR, Bringing Potential Benefits to ADHD Patients During Early Morning Period

...ptoms; in patients known to be hypersensitive to methylphenidate or other components of the product; in patients with glaucoma; in patients with motor tics or with a family history or diagnosis of Tourette's syndrome; and during or following treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Stimulants should...

Study offers new insights into teenagers and anxiety disorders

...2-Year Olds Craske, with her colleagues Ornitz and Naliboff, as well as Lindsey Bergman, associate director of the UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety, and tics Disorders Program, has recently completed a second study, also funded by the NIMH, of 7-to-12-year-olds. Some were anxious, some were not anxious but ...

OROS(R) Methylphenidate in Adults with ADHD: New Insights

...ents with: significant anxiety, tension or agitation; allergies to methylphenidate or other ingredients in OROS(R) MPH; glaucoma; Tourette's syndrome, tics or family history of Tourette's syndrome. Abuse of methylphenidate may lead to dependence. Tell your health care professional if your child has had pr...

Forever young: Differentiation blocked in tumor stem cells

...ed cells. Previous research has demonstrated that tics are present in different types of brain tumors, including glioblastomas. Although the tics share many properties with NSCs, they are known to...ancer stem cells, Dr. Fine and colleagues isolated tics from primary human glioblastomas and compared them...

Some Immature Brain Cells May Promote Tumors

...en there is a breakdown in the way in which the cells' genes are expressed. tics behave like stem cells in many ways, but, instead of growing into healthy tissues, they grow into a tumor. Researchers have reported the presence of tics in breast, colon, lung and brain cancers. The NCI team used tumor tissue...

University Hospitals Case Medical Center finds new treatment holds promise for Tourette syndrome

... often begins in childhood. By young adulthood the tics have usually diminished in frequency and severity....hose that participated in this clinical trial, the tics become more disabling even with best medical thera...ts had a marked reduction in their motor and vocal tics and all but one patient had a significant improvem...

Feeling Stressed?

... the nails. Brittle, peeling nails also are a common side effect of stress. "Sometimes patients with nail problems are not aware that their habits or tics from being stressed out or nervous are at the root of their problem," said Dr. Mayoral. "There are instances where patients self-inflict skin, hair or...

Advances in drug screening: building a better haystack for the needles of tomorrow

...lls (TICs) and skin-derived precursors (SKPs). As their full-name suggests, tics are cancer stem cells developed from tumor samples removed from children. S...roblastoma. The researchers are currently studying the highlighted drugs in tics from multiple neuroblastoma patients. One drug in particular, rapamycin, ha...

Kids' Vaccine Ingredient Not Likely Linked to Neurological Problems

...or coordination, achievement, behavior regulation, tics and general intellect. They then compared those...ure had about twice the risk of evaluator-observed tics compared to boys with the lowest exposure. Whi...as no increase in the incidence of parent-reported tics in children with the highest thimerosal exposure, ...

National Movement Disorders Interactive Experience Center Comes to Tampa Bay for First Time

... professional societies to raise awareness about movement disorders such as dystonia, spasticity, tremor, restless legs syndrome, Parkinson's disease, tics and Tourette's syndrome, and Huntington's disease that affect nearly one in seven people in the United States. The Life in Motion campaign is funded t...

Tourettes Syndrome in Children may also Result in Superior Learning Skills

... suggest that abnormalities in the brain linked to tics in Tourettes syndrome may also result in a range o... report published in the journal Neuropsychologia, tics in Tourettes syndrome can include eye blinking, re... we see in Tourettes syndrome may lead not only to tics but also to a much wider range of unsuppressed and...

Strep, Psychiatric Symptoms Possibly Linked in Some Children

...d made more than 5,000 observations.” Throat cultures were collected to test for group A streptococcal infections while a clinician screened for tics and other involuntary movements of the fingers, wrists, arms, elbows and shoulders. In addition, as the children waited in line for their neurol...

Conference on developing new treatments for Tourette Syndrome

...of every 1,000 school-age children. Although many children will show a mild variant of TS, as many as one child in 1,000 in the United States may have tics that interfere with every day living. The most effective medications are antipsychotic drugs with potent dopamine blocking properties. These me...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Is Familial

...ection. That disorder, called PANDAS for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections, causes both OCD and tics in patients. As their research continues, Hanna and his colleagues hope to eventually conduct clinical trials of glutamate-targeting medications...

Mosquito Repellant Resembling Body Odour on the Anvil

...t repellents which are approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Apart from mosquito repellants they are also carrying research with respect to tics and other disease-carrying insects. The initial experimental results are to be published in the scientific journal. But the scientists are still worki...

Pakistan On Alert After Cases Of Fatal Fever

...ous bleeding disorder a few days after she gave birth to her eighth child in a private clinic. Doctors say CCHF is transmitted to human beings by tics as well as through direct contact with the blood and secretions of an infected animal or patient. Hospital authorities sought to downplay the dea...

Clinical Comparisons Between ADHD Drugs Are Less

...ychotic drugs such as clozapine. Limited evidence suggests that the antihypertensive drugs clonidine and guanfacine reduce the severity of facial tics in children with ADHD, but the two drugs are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of ADHD. Source: Newswise ...
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