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'Sweaty palms syndrome' can be cured by surgery

Hyperhidrosis is a debilitating condition that causes excessive sweating of the hands and feet.These people look like they have just run their hands under a faucet and have not dried them.These people look like they have just run their hands under a faucet and have not dried them. One person in 500 suffers from hyperhidrosis, the cause of which is unknown. Dr. Steven M. Kell...

The Link Between Pregnancy and Restless Legs Syndrome

New research shows that pregnant women are at a higher risk of developing restless legs syndrome. Restless legs syndrome is marked by // an urge to move the legs and is generally accompanied by unpleasant numbness, tingling or burning sensations. Patients also report an increase in symptoms during rest, a partial, temporary relief from symptoms through activity, and a worsening of symptom...

The Link Between Pregnancy and Restless Legs Syndrome

New research shows that pregnant women are at a higher risk of developing restless legs syndrome. Restless legs syndrome is marked by // an urge to move the legs and is generally accompanied by unpleasant numbness, tingling or burning sensations. Patients also report an increase in symptoms during rest, a partial, temporary relief from symptoms through activity, and a worsening of symptom...

Vitamin Abuse Syndrome In the UK

Thousands of patients in the United Kingdom may be at a high risk of overdosing them selves on vitamin pill. A poll conducted by a team of researchers randomly on 250 GP’s found that 41% of them believe that some of their // patients were overdosing on vitamins and remained unaware of the risks they were placing upon their body. A large number of patients were ignorant about the fac...

Treatment for pre-menstrual syndrome is ineffective

The most commonly prescribed pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) drugs are ineffective, research suggests. The majority of the 1.5 million women who suffer from PMS in the UK are prescribed progesterone or its synthetic equivalent, progestogens. But a team of researchers from the University of Keele have found that taking progesterone no more effective than taking a placebo. The report said...

Early Clue to Down Syndrome

Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a chromosomal disorder occurring in roughly one in every 800 live births. The condition produces varying degrees of mental retardation and a range of physical deformities, including a small nose and thick neck, which are detectable more or less in early pregnancy. Detecting Down syndrome early in pregnancy could be as plain as the nose on the ba...

Hope For Stiff-Person Syndrome

At present, there is no cure for stiff-person syndrome, a disease marked by high levels of antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65), an enzyme involved in the production of a movement-regulating neurotransmitter.// Patients are usually treated with Valium (diazepam), which is only mildly successful at controlling symptoms. While the cause of stiff-person syndrome is unknown, doct...

Artists prone to cubital tunnel syndrome

The rigors encountered by performing artists are similar to those endured by professional athletes. They each undertake a vigorous regimen of training and conditioning, often eight to ten hours of practice daily.// “Musicians and other performing artists are exposed to tremendous amounts of stress in the upper extremities during practices and recitals,” said Barry P. Simmons, professor...

Shelved bowel-syndrome drug still in demand

After receiving thousands of letters from desperate patients, the FDA will convene a panel of outside experts to discuss whether Lotronex, an irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) medication,// can come back on the market. To meet demand, FDA official Victor Raczkowski says, his agency has expanded time allowed for public testimony at the advisory committee meeting. IBS, affecting up to 15% o...

Down syndrome life anticipation doubles

According to a new study, people with Down syndrome live twice as long today as they did in the early 1980s'. These patients have a lower than average risk of developing many forms of cancer. The study by Quanhe Yang and colleagues published in this week's Lancet was based on data collected from death certificates between 1980 and 1995 in the US.// The researchers found that the averag...

Restless Legs Syndrome - Help at hand

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a disorder which plagues patients with unpleasant odd sensations and an urge to move their legs keeps them up at night. Patients until now have been treated with// the same medications used to treat Parkinson's disease. Though patients reported relief with these drugs, there are often significant side effects and long-term complications. Researchers in Spain...

Severe Acute respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

This respiratory diesease that can be fatal and threatens to become an epidemic. At present according to WHO 1485 cases have been identified worldwide with more than 50 reported deaths mostly in Asia. More dramatically the Italian doctor who discovered this illness recently succumbed to the disease in Thailand.// Dr.Carlo Urbani (46) a an expert on communicable diseases woking for WHO wa...

WHO Travel Advice to prevent spread of "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

WHO on 5th April reported a cumulative total of 2416 cases of SARS with 89 deaths from 18 countries. Recent deaths have occurred in Hong Kong SARS (3), Malaysia (1), and Singapore (1).New cases that were reported reported in Canada (5), Hong Kong SARS (39), Taiwan, China (2), Singapore (1), the United Kingdom (1), and the United States of America. The SARS outbreak in Hong Kong has d...

Treatment for Syndrome X

Syndrome X is a disorder that many people are at risk for developing by the time they reach middle age. Syndrome X is why many people feel lousy and tired all the time, and it can put them at risk// for health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer and other age-related diseases. Syndrome X refers specifically to the health problems that include insulin resistanc...

“ Economy Class Syndrome

Their study finds even flying in business class can put people at increased risk of developing dangerous blood clots during long flights.// The link between blood clots (venous thromboembolism) and prolonged sitting was first described during World War II, when doctors noticed a rise in fatal pulmonary embolisms among people who slept in deck chairs in London air raid shelters. The asso...

Dementia and Down Syndrome

Researchers comparing brain changes leading to dementia in people with Down syndrome with those seen in Alzheimer's disease report initial results in a recent issue of Neurology.// Studies indicate 50 percent to 75 percent of all people with Down syndrome will eventually develop signs of dementia, and autopsies show nearly all people with Down syndrome show signs of the brain tangles...

Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome is an irritating feeling of uneasiness, tiredness and itching deep in the muscles of the legs. The symptoms can be painful // and often worsen at night. A new study aims to better understand the common condition called restless legs syndrome. Studies on restless legs syndrome are rare. However, researchers in Germany recently conducted a population-based study to l...

A New Option for Patients Suffering From QT Syndrome

Long QT syndrome is a disorder of the heart’s electrical system, which can be inherited or acquired. The syndrome’s name comes from // an elongated QT interval on an electrocardiogram. People with LQTS are prone to develop an extremely rapid heart rhythm, often brought on by exercise, emotion or loud noise. This improper rhythm interferes with blood flow to the brain and can result in fai...

Individuals With Metabolic Syndrome At Risk of Dying From Heart Disease

New research reveals why certain people are at an increased risk of dying from heart disease. The study shows individuals who have // three or more traits of metabolic syndrome have a 3.5-times higher risk of dying from a heart problem. Metabolic syndrome is a group of metabolic risk factors including excessive fat tissue in and around the abdomen, blood-fat disorders, insulin resistance...

Weight Reduction Surgery Also Treats Metabolic Syndrome

Undergoing weight reduction surgery can successfully treat metabolic syndrome in most patients, reveals a new study. Researchers say metabolic syndrome is a combination of conditions putting people at high risk for diabetes // and heart disease. The syndrome is characterized by higher than normal blood sugar, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity. The study involved 645 pati...

Understanding The Link Between Metabolic Syndrome And Drinking Patterns

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular disease risk factors, which include high blood pressure, impaired sugar levels // and excess abdominal fat. A diagnosis of the condition is made if you have three out of five of these risk factors. Having metabolic syndrome increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. According to a new study, starting a heavy drinking pattern early in l...

Steroids Effective For Treating Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Researchers say a non-surgical treatment is just as good as invasive surgery in relieving painful symptoms associated // with carpel tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition of the wrist resulting from compression of the median nerve that runs from the base of the palm up to the forearm affecting people who perform repetitive hand motions, including computer users, d...

Restless leg syndrome can be a family trait

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder of neurological origin. This condition happens when the urge to move one’s// legs becomes strong even if the person is stationary. The people suffering from the condition suffer from sensations like burning or itching, or even sensations of something crawling on their legs. These sensations are termed as paresthesias or dysesthesias, and may range from...

Restless leg syndrome may remain under-diagnosed in many

A large multinational population study had brought into focus that restless leg syndrome// may remain under-diagnosed and untreated in people and in turn severely hamper the quality of life for them. Restless leg syndrome is a disorder of neurological origin. This condition happens when the urge to move one’s legs becomes strong even if the person is stationary. The people suffering fr...

Calcium and Vitamin D reduces risk of Premenstrual syndrome

According to the study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine high intake of calcium// and vitamin D may reduce the risk of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Previous studies have shown that blood calcium and vitamin D levels are lower in women with PMS.PMS that occurs monthly during the reproductive age of a women, is a characterized by hormonal changes which produces a number of sym...

Warding off symptoms of premenstrual syndrome by combination therapy

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say that a diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D //abundantly available in milk, cheese, yogurt and fortified orange juice can actually help women reduce the risk of Pre - Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms. Studies in the past have shown that calcium has helped women cope with PMS, however more recent studies suggest that when calcium is combi...

Developmental Origins of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

A recent study has revealed that the way a baby girl develops in a womb may adversely affect// chances of developing polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO) as adults. Dr Michael Davies, senior researcher at the Research Center of Reproductive Health at the University of Adelaide, Australia headed this study. Dr Davies and his team studied a group of young women bon between 1973 and 1975. They...

Roots of polycystic ovarian syndrome traced to mother’s wom

How the daughters develop in their mother’s womb can be an indication of how they may be at risk// from developing polycystic ovarian syndrome. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition that affects about 10% of the women in the childbearing age. This condition is characterized by high levels of male hormones called androgens, with irregular or no menstrual cycles, and with presence o...

Substance abuse linked to adult antisocial syndrome

Antisocial personality disorder is common in people who are into substance abuse.// This was the result of the study that was conducted by National Institute on Drug Abuse, US, and others after taking information from 43,000 adults of USA. Antisocial personality disorder is a form of psychiatric condition that is characterized by behavior that tends to manipulate, exploit or violate th...

Gene mutation identified for inherited pain syndrome

Researchers have identified the single mutation of the gene involved in causing// the condition of inherited pain syndrome or primary erythromelalgia. Investigators from Yale School of Medicine have reported in their research findings that the single mutation of the gene for sodium channel Nav1.7 is responsible for people to suffer from the chronic condition of primary erythromelalgia....

Irritable bowel syndrome associated with food intake, confirms blood test

People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome may be having heightened food// specific antibodies to some foods. Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions. It is a chronic disease with symptoms like abdominal pain and changed bowel habits with no particular reason. Often there may not be any long-term cure for the condition. Scientists...

Fragile X-Associated Tremor /Ataxia Syndrome Need Guidelines For Diagnostic Tests

Fragile X-associated tremor /ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) needs guidelines to have diagnostic// tests designed for early detection, as it is difficult to diagnose. According to a study published in the July 26 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology, diagnosis of the disease early is required as the disease is often confused with other similar disor...

Teenage Obesity And Metabolic Syndrome

Studies have shown that tobacco smoke can cause in children severe metabolic disease like diabetes// and cardiovascular disorders. Researchers from the University of Rochester School of Medicine had reported that children who are exposed to tobacco smoke, even second hand, are more at risk of being overweight and develop the metabolic syndromes. The researchers had studied...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS) linked to Diabetes

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS),a condition which affects women of child-bearing age, occurs when the the ovaries manufacture too much testosterone, the so-called male hormone, rendering them unable to produce eggs. PCOS symptoms include acne, obesity and growth of facial hair, though scientists have said women// without these symptoms still can have the condition. Irregular periods als...

Amnioinfusion does not reduce risk of meconium aspiration syndrome

Meconium aspiration syndrome (also referred to as meconium aspiration) occurs when a newborn inhales a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid during labor and delivery. Meconium is the material that fills the fetal intestinal tract during pregnancy and is formed from ingested amniotic fluid and dead intestinal cells.// Although it is sterile, inhaled meconium is highly irritating to the...

Down syndrome simulated in animal model after successful chromosome transplantation

The field of genetics has been undergoing a revolution with increasing importance being given to genetic mechanisms underlying common disorders and a huge amount of resources allocated to research in specific genetic disorders. // This has not only added motivation to scientists working in the field of genetics but also helped us replace the existing knowledge with those acquired new....

New Study Will The Look Into The Effects Of Synthetic Steroids

Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have begun a study project to look into the effects of using synthetic steroids to prevent premature babies//. Premature infants frequently suffer health problems because their lungs are not fully developed. Currently the best treatments are to give the mother synthetic steroids and to prolong the pregnancy for as long as pos...

Chronic Pain Syndrome May Be In The Genes

Researchers have found that gene mutation is associated with the neurological disorder called hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy (also called HNA) that generally is associated with chronic pains. // HNA episodes are often triggered by an infection, an immunization, childbirth, or overworking the arms and shoulders. Nerve inflammation and changes in the blood suggest that problems with th...

Synthetic protein found to relieve arthritis symptoms in animal model

A synthetic version of a human protein has been found to alleviate symptoms associated with acute and chronic arthritis in mice, which could be the basis for developing a new drug for the disease, according to researchers. // The protein has been found to function by blocking the transmission of chemical signals associated with development of arthritis symptoms. The idea that the pro...

Indian Doctor Wants March 21st To Be Celebrated As World Down Syndrome Day

Balbir Singh, president of Down Syndrome International (DSI), is an Indian origin Singapore doctor who got involved in the Down Syndrome fraternity after the birth of his daughter Jaspreet 25 years ago who had Down’s syndrome. Down Syndrome Association (DSI) Singapore, founded by Singh// some 25 years ago, on talking in the Southern African Conference on Down Syndrome and Intellectual Dis...
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