Out of Iraq emerges hope for those with the severest of head injuries
There may be more hope than has been recognized for some people with severe brain injuries, according to a U.S. neurosurgeon who earlier this year spent four months in Iraq treating soldiers and civilians. Jason Huang, M.D., this week presented his results from his experience in Iraq at the annual...
Study Finds That Migraine Drug Can Ease The Severest Of Facial Pain
A new study in Japan has found migraine medication sumatriptan, known by the brand names Imitrex or Imigran, can provide relief for pain// due to trigeminal neuralgia up to eight hours.
Now researchers have found that a migraine medication could provide relief for people who suffer from, trig...
Holiday Weight Gain May Contribute to Sleep Apnea Extra Pounds May Produce Severe Problems for Adults
...rway shut and stop breathing from five to more than 100 times per hour for up to 60 seconds. People who have obstructed breathing during sleep, in its severest
form, are three times more likely to die when compared to people with normal nighttime breathing.
"It's pretty startling to see what five or ...
Community-Based Staph Pneumonia More Common Than Thought
...used by S. aureus . There are a lot of questions about this disease, but until now there have primarily been case studies which tend to highlight the severest
of cases and may present a biased picture," Alexander Kallen, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lead researcher, said in a prepared stat...
Only Severely Depressed Benefit From Antidepressants: Study
... be the case whether the patients were mildly or moderately depressed.
The drugs only seemed to benefit a small group of patients -- those with the severest
depression when the study began.
Based on these results, there appears to be little reason to prescribe these antidepressants to anyone but the mos...
Patients Taking Inhaled Steroids may Develop Pneumonia
...was associated with a significant 70 percent increase in the risk of being hospitalized for pneumonia, said the researchers.
Furthermore, for the severest
pneumonias leading to death within 30 days of hospitalization, the risk with current inhaled corticosteroid use was also significantly increased.
Researcher Studying Disease That Cripples Newborns
...rlier in life with each successive generation, some people inherit such a mild form of the disease that it goes unnoticed.
CDM1 is by far the severest
form of DM. Because they lack muscle tone, afflicted newborns are floppy like rag dolls. Typically, they suffer from poor sucking and swallowing respo...
Tension Building Up in FDA Over Drug Approvals
...sis decided that it was less of a problem.
Congressional investigators said the safety group recommended months ago that the drug agency put its severest
warning on Avandia. The review group, which holds sway, has not done so.
Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, and others on Capitol ...
Family, Books Best Stress-busters for Indian CEOs
Of 270 CEOs and CMDs who participated in the survey, 66 percent admitted that they do come under stress - with mental pressure being the severest
form. 22 percent confessed to moderate levels of stress, while 11 percent felt them too high.
Yet, "not many corporate honchos prefer to consult...
Malaria Epidemic Forces Assam Rebels Out Of The Jungle
... parasite spread through mosquito bites.
The dangerous malaria season lasts three to four months beginning in mid-March. Cerebral malaria is the severest
form of the disease and can cause seizures, comas and other problems.
Health officials in the adjoining states of Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and...
Live vaccines more effective against horse herpes virus
...ild upper respiratory infection with fever, nasal discharge and fatigue for a day or two. The virus can also cause pregnant mares to abort, and in its severest
form it can lead to neurological disorders, loss of coordination and even death. The virus is spread mainly by intimate contact between horses. Once i...
Asthma gene clusters identified
...Hospital Medical Center. The discovery opens the door to the possibility of designing treatments specifically tailored to children who suffer from the severest
forms of asthma.
The findings appear in the Feb. 10 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
The study is based on an Affymetrix...