• Migraines, Pregnancy And Stroke
    For many women who suffer from migraines, pregnancy can be a period of relief from their headaches. Studies have found that preexisting migraines diminish or disappear in 42% to 98% of pregnant women.
  • HydroCision Introduces The “Walk In/Walk Out” Option For Treatment Of Herniated Discs
    HydroCision Inc. announced the launch of its new SpineJet® Percutaneous Access Set for use in herniated disc procedures using its novel cutting-with-water fluidjet technology. “These instruments will assist the company to more quickly capitalize on the double digit growth of the minimally invasive percutaneous discectomy market,” says Doug Daniels.
  • Cupping Therapy Alleviates Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain
    A German study published in The Journal of Pain showed that an external suction technique mainly used outside the U.S., called cupping, is effective for providing temporary relief of pain from carpal tunnel syndrome (CPS).
  • Fibromyalgia Patients Show Decreases In Gray Matter Intensity
    Previous studies have shown that fibromyalgia is associated with reductions in gray matter in parts of the brain, but the exact cause is not known. Using sophisticated brain imaging techniques, researchers from Louisiana State University, writing in The Journal of Pain, found that alterations in levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine might be responsible for gray matter reductions.
  • Somnia Anesthesia: 3rd Study Confirms Anesthesia Improves Outcomes In Colonoscopies
    More pre-cancerous polyps were found in colonoscopies performed with deep sedation primarily using Propofol than with milder sedation in which patients remained conscious, according to a recent study conducted by Katherine Hoda, M.
  • Therapeutic Delivery Of A Gene To Dysfunctional Nerves
    Medical conditions that affect sensory nerves outside the brain and spinal cord are known as sensory neuronopathies. These conditions, which are extremely painful, include shingles and can be caused by anticancer drugs such as cisplatin.
  • Lumbar Matrix(TM) Scan From SpineMatrix(R) Revolutionizes The Diagnosis Of Low Back Pain
    A new technology that revolutionizes the way low back pain is diagnosed and treated, while also significantly reducing healthcare costs, has been introduced by SpineMatrix(R) Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based medical technology company that specializes in advanced spinal diagnostics.
  • Association Between Rheumatoid Arthritis And Poor Sleep In Women
    According to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) negatively affect women’s sleep.
  • What Is Exercise? The Benefits Of Exercise
    When we talk about exercise, we nearly always refer to physical exercise. Exercise is the physical exertion of the body – making the body do a physical activity which results in a healthy or healthier level of physical fitness and both physical and mental health.
  • What Is Dehydration? What Causes Dehydration?
    Dehydration (from the Greek hydor (water)) and the Latin prefix de- (indicating deprivation, removal, and separation) occurs when more water and fluids are exiting the body than are entering the body.
  • Sleep Extension Improves Athletic Performance And Mood
    Athletes who extended their nightly sleep and reduced accumulated sleep debt reported improvements in various drills conducted after every regular practice, according to a research abstract presented on June 8, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.
  • Brain Imaging Study Confirms Cognizin(R) Citicoline Boosts Mental Function
    A recent study out of McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, confirms that Cognizin(R) Citicoline, a dietary supplement composed of a powerful natural anti-aging compound, that has been shown to support the improvement of brain function by promoting neural and cognitive performance, will be presented at this year’s International Society of Sports Nutrition Annual Conference in New Orleans by Dr.
  • New Anesthesia Technique Lets Patients Cooperate During Carotid Surgery
    Can a patient be awake and communicating with the anesthesiologist and surgeon during general anesthesia? With a new “cooperative patient” anesthesia technique, the answer is yes, according to a study in the June issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).
  • News From The June Issue Of CHEST
    PULMONARY HYPERTENSION: A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY?New research shows that patients who are diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) but fail to respond to targeted therapies may actually have a condition known as pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD), a subtype of PAH.


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