Health News Archive - June 11, 2005

Abstract: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a potentially lethal condition that has been described in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) after long-term dopaminergic medications are suddenly stopped or moderately decreased.

Abstract: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious condition that is common among neurological patients.


An immune system defect may encourage the accumulation of amyloid-beta waste products in the brains of some Alzheimer's patients, according to a new study.


Researchers have found a wide gap in breast cancer detection between doctors who read a lot of mammograms annually and those who do not.


Any parent can be challenged by the pace of modern family life — the blur of dropping the kids off at tae kwon do, picking up dinner and doing catch-up work on the laptop. But it can present particular possibilities and challenges for adults with attention disorders.

Protein tied to inflammation found in high levels in obese people.

Sexual dysfunction most common symptom.

Although numerous studies have shown that low-grade inflammation is linked to heart disease and diabetes, more recent studies have shown that inflammation plays a role in insulin resistance, a syndrome that leads to diabetes and heart disease and affects about one in four adults in the United States. But exactly how inflammation triggers insulin resistance is not fully understood.

Study showing role of PKC-beta 2 in diabetic complications to be presented at the American Diabetes Association 65th Scientific Sessions in San Diego.

Digital mammography provides no clear-cut improvements over traditional film X-rays in the ability to detect cases of breast cancer, says a new technology assessment report. The technology does, however, offer other benefits, including slightly lower radiation doses for patients, that may prompt its increasing use despite its much higher costs.

Word of the Day
  • Large; stout; burly.
The word 'bowerly' is an alteration of 'burly'.