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According To a New Study, Cognitive Abilities Begin to Deteriorate Around the Age of 27

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Drs. Timothy Salthouse and Eric R. Braverman, the effects of the brain's cognitive abilities become less effective as early as our mid-twenties. A recent study by Dr. Timothy Salthouse, a University of Virginia professor of psychology and the study...

Long-term Ibuprofen Therapy After Brain Injury Deteriorate Cognitive Abilities

The findings of the preliminary, animal-model study, which is set to appear online later in the month in 'Experimental Neurology', has explained on the possible implications for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients // who are often prescribed such nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as i...

Mental health may deteriorate as early as in the teens

Researchers of the National Institute of Mental Health, US, have found out //that almost 50% of the cases of mental disorders may affect the population in as early as the teenage and may remain undetected for a long time. In a revealing study researchers reported that in spite of efficient tre...

Income at Risk: Unemployment Reaches Nine-Month High for Those with Disabilities, Reports Allsup

...been out of work for several months,” said Paul Gada, personal financial planning director for Allsup. “Their health may have continued to deteriorate with the stress of no income and potentially no health insurance coverage further exacerbating their condition and putting them at significant financi...

Severe COPD may lead to cognitive impairment

...nts with cognitive difficulties, if undetected and untreated, have lower adherence to their treatment and follow-up regimens, and as a consequence may deteriorate more rapidly and have worse health outcomes." In conclusion, Dr. Hung suggested that physicians and other clinical staff managing the care of thes...

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Marc W. Hungerford, a Leading Expert in Field of Avascular Necrosis, Now at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center

...nimally invasive joint replacement Joint replacement revision Treatment of avascular necrosis A painful disease, avascular necrosis can deteriorate a person's bones and destroy joints, but there are warning signs and ways fix the problem. "Avascular necrosis is a condition where the bone...

Slow Decline Often Follows Stroke Recovery

... People with less access to health care may deteriorate most, study finds,, THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Within five years of a stroke, even people who initially recover often slip into...

Alterations in brain's white matter key to schizophrenia, UCLA study shows

...es not develop at the same rate as healthy people. Further, the extent of these alterations can be used to predict how badly patients will or will not deteriorate functionally over time. Reporting in the online edition of the journal Biological Psychiatry , lead author Katherine Karlsgodt, a postdoctoral ...

Innovative Business Intelligence Software Helps Keep Australia Healthy this Winter

...f hierarchies, continually changing data frequency with varying levels of aggregation. Typical market research analysis and user experience seemed to deteriorate as data volumes grew with other business intelligence tools. Using QlikView for interactive analysis of data, as well as more effective gender a...

Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease

... predisposes to the other." One possibility, he said, is that both problems are related to high blood pressure, which could cause heart function to deteriorate so that blood flow to the brain is reduced, starving brain cells of oxygen. Early and intensive treatment of high blood pressure thus might prevent de...

Get Sun Smart at the Spa

...hing, and look for ones that contain an AHA for better penetration. Toss out your leftover product from last year, because the active ingredients can deteriorate over time. To find a full listing of spas that can help with your sun care needs visit www.experienceispa.com . About the International...

Maternal Depression Has Negative Effect on Infants' Sleep

...h, but also the mother's, past studies have shown. This is a particular issue among people with maternal depression. The mother's health could further deteriorate if her child's sleep issues also cause her to lose valuable rest time. Over six months starting at two weeks following birth, the researchers moni...

Mealtime interaction encourages hospitalized seniors to eat more

...y 35 percent of elderly people suffer from malnutrition," says Marie-Jeanne Kergoat. "That's a scary estimate when we consider that nutrition tends to deteriorate during hospitalization." St-Arnaud McKenzie observed some 30 patients during mealtimes at the re-adaptation unit of the Institut universitaire de g...

Thomson Reuters Study Finds Step Therapy Programs May Increase Overall Healthcare Costs for Employers

...Patients who are unwilling to switch or unable to overcome administrative hurdles may go without medication. That may cause their medical condition to deteriorate and increase their need for medical interventions in the future. "If that happens, it can wipe out savings derived from step therapy," Mark said....

AJWS Asks International Community to Demand Reinstatement of International Aid Groups Into Sudan

...llions of refugees and internally displaced persons throughout Darfur and Chad. "The already fragile humanitarian situation in Darfur is bound to deteriorate quickly. Our elected leaders are being called upon to represent the values, conscience, and humanity of their constituents," the statement reads. ...

World Television Premiere Event: The Film 'Pedro' Airs on MTV, MTV Tr3s, mtvU & LOGO on Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00 PM ET/PT

...Real World in 1993. Zamora's appearance on The Real World brought his story and message to a national audience; and when his health began to deteriorate in late 1994 (after he left the show), his condition quickly became front page news nationwide. His death at age 22, following the final episode of "T...

Perrigo Reports Record Second Quarter Sales

...current assets. The market for these securities has been illiquid for over 12 months, and the credit worthiness of underlying issuers has continued to deteriorate significantly. As a result, per Financial Accounting Standard 115 "Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities," the impairment o...

Clinicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Present New Data Showing Masimo Rainbow SET(R) Oximetry and Patient SafetyNet(TM) Improves Patient Outcomes and Reduces the Cost of Care

...e team showed that the cost of care for patients undergoing bilateral or multiple major joint prosthesis operations of the lower extremity who did not deteriorate to the point of rescue was 60% less ($19,987) than the cost of care for patients who did ($49,602). Additionally, the length of stay for non-rescued ...

Aon Benfield Forecasts Potential Impact on the Insurance Industry Resulting From the Alleged Madoff Scandal

...s 2008 and 2009). "When the effect of this scandal is combined with the impact of the ongoing credit crisis, many insurers will see profitability deteriorate even further in their financial institutions book of business," concluded Mr. Mildenhall. "Optimists may point to a potentially positive outcome -- a ...

Berger & Montague Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Elan Corporation

...e placebo patients was worse than that of the AAB-001 patients at the state of the study, which indicated a likelihood that the placebo patients would deteriorate more rapidly than those treated with the drug. (f) Twelve patients in the study treated with AAB-001 developed a potentially dangerous accumulation ...

Patients Benefit From End-of-Life Discussions With a Doctor

...to have a healthy dose of empathy and frank truth, ask the patient if they have thought about what this really means. Mental and physical health often deteriorate rapidly at the end, and this can leave health-care providers and loved ones wondering what the patient would have wanted." More information ...

Mental Skills Can Decline Years Before Dying

...ts, while continuously being evaluated for the possible onset of dementia. The Swedish team concluded that elderly mental skills do indeed begin to deteriorate independent of both age and dementia. And they expressed some surprise at how much in advance of death such mental decline seems to begin. Verbal a...

Hoana Medical, Inc. Partners With Kahala Nui to Improve Patient Safety

...al signs, while minimizing the risk of falling out of bed, a major health risk with elderly patients. The LifeBed identifies patients as they begin to deteriorate and immediately notifies the nursing staff -- all invisible to the patient since there is no physical connection to the patient whatsoever. Accordin...

Hoana Medical Expands Partnership With The Queen's Medical Center to Improve Patient Safety

...o saving lives and Queen's has always been a leader in this area." Hoana's LifeBed(TM) Patient Vigilance System identifies patients as they begin to deteriorate and immediately notifies the hospital nursing staff -- all invisible to the patient since there is no physical connection to the patient whatsoever. T...

Alzheimer's Research Brings Progress, Setbacks

...ally, there was no evidence that the patients benefited by the removal of plaques and even those subjects with virtually complete removal continued to deteriorate and had severe end-stage dementia prior to their death," Holmes said. Based on these results, the researcher now believes that removing plaques -- ...

Slow exercise (not fast) is better for menopausal women

... It's an inevitable truth: as we get older, our muscles deteriorate and we become weaker. Not only can this be an immensely frustrating change, but it can also have many other, more serious implications. We become clu...

Fortified cassava could provide a day's nutrition in a single meal

...rity, but the plant must undergo time-consuming processing immediately after harvest to remove compounds that generate cyanide. Unprocessed roots also deteriorate within 48 hours after harvest, limiting the food's shelf life. And a plant disease caused by the geminivirus reduces yields by 30 percent to 50 percen...

New photo 'op' for ovaries may solve some mysteries of infertility

... CHICAGO -- What causes a woman's eggs to deteriorate in quality with age, and can that be reversed? How does the ovary choose an egg -- out of a stash of roughly one million -- to release for ovulat...

Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patient's Melanoma

...the therapy needs to be standardized to the patient and it can take months to grow the required cells, during which time the patient's condition could deteriorate dramatically. "It would be helpful to try to streamline the process," Yee said. "[Right now], we can only target a small fraction of patients. Wha...

Discovery of cell linked to learning and memory

...id the discovery explains, for the first time, how new nerve cells form in an area of the brain associated with learning and memory which is known to deteriorate in people with stroke and dementia. The hippocampus is the region of the brain involved in important brain functions such as learning and memory a...

Research presented at ISHLT shows promise of addressing critical organ shortage and

...er portion of donor hearts being used to transplant patients who need them (Abstract #143). RE-CONDITIONING DONOR ORGANS Donor organs tend to deteriorate with time after brain-stem death. They may suffer further injury during transport to the recipient hospital. From time-to-time, their function decline...

Lowering Blood Pressure Improves Brain Hemorrhage Outcomes

...ure, which may contribute to further bleeding and the growth of the hematoma (an area of internal bleeding). This can cause the patient's condition to deteriorate and increase the risk of disability or death, according to background information in the study. Although it's recommended to lower very high blood ...

Lung Capacity Declines Faster With Diabetes

..., kidney failure and non-traumatic amputations, can also cause the lungs to deteriorate quicker than they normally do with age, a new study shows. Although eve... of Diabetes Care concluded that the lungs of people with type 2 diabetes deteriorate more quickly than normal. The Johns Hopkins team that conducted the rese...

R Baby Foundation Raises $2.5 Million in First Year

...any drugs and medical devices have not been adequately tested on or dosed properly for children -- including babies. -- Although pediatric skills deteriorate quickly without practice, continuing education in pediatric care is not required or is extremely limited for many pre-hospital emergency medic...

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Twelve Months of 2007

...sified from current to non-current assets on the company's balance sheet. If uncertainties in the credit and capital markets continue, these markets deteriorate further or the company experiences any additional ratings downgrades on any investments in its portfolio (including on ARS), the company may incur add...

Embryonic Stem Cells Create Healthy Muscle in Mice

...dystrophin in voluntary muscles, such as those in the arms and legs. Dystrophin plays a key role in building and repairing muscle; without it, muscles deteriorate and lose function. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center team focused on developing embryonic stem cells containing the gene Pax3, wh...

January American Naturalist highlights

...rn, the nature, prevalence, and strength of species interactions depend on species diversity. Counterintuitively, strong positive interactions tend to deteriorate ecosystem functioning because consumers become very efficient at exploiting their resources. "Nontrophic interactions are still poorly studied theoret...

Newer radiation treatment easier for some throat cancer patients

...in their eating six months after treatment and continued to improve during the first 12 months after treatment. Patients who received CRT continued to deteriorate after six months with minimal improvement after 12 months. ...

Living donors may be best source of insulin-producing islets for diabetes treatment

...eceased donors to gather enough cells to treat one patient. Living donors would be able to provide many more healthy cells, since islet cells begin to deteriorate immediately after brain death. Unfortunately, obtaining islet cells from living donors is not a risk-free procedure; donors may become susceptible...

Ceregene Completes Enrollment of Phase 2 Clinical Trial for Parkinson's Disease

...ver the neurturin gene, a nervous system growth factor with the ability to maintain the growth and normal function of dopamine-producing neurons which deteriorate in Parkinson's disease. The Phase 2 trial, which was supported in part by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, was prompted by pos...
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