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2011-05-31 16:52:59

Discovery points to new, personalized treatments for chronic neurologic disease Environmental and inherited risk factors associated with multiple sclerosis "“ previously poorly understood and not known to be connected "“ converge to alter a critical cellular function linked to the chronic neurologic disease, researchers with the UC Irvine Multiple Sclerosis Research Center have discovered. The findings, which appear in the online, open-access journal Nature Communications, suggest...

2011-05-31 13:04:47

Contrary to earlier reports, a new study finds that stress does not appear to increase a person's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). The research is published in the May 31, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "While we've known that stressful life events have been shown to increase the risk of MS episodes, we weren't certain whether these stressors could actually lead to developing the disease itself," said...

2011-05-31 06:47:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Contrary to earlier reports, a new study finds that stress does not appear to increase a person's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study. "While we've known that stressful life events have been shown to increase the risk of MS episodes, we weren't certain whether these stressors could actually lead to developing the disease itself," study author Trond Riise, PhD, with the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway, was quoted as saying....

2011-05-26 14:58:27

The results of a Dutch study of 300 patients demonstrated that 22% of patients with Sjögren's syndrome were classified as clinically 'alexithymic' (experiencing difficulty identifying and describing emotions) compared to 12% of healthy controls. Subsequent results of the study showed that higher levels of alexithymia were moderately correlated with worse mental wellbeing in both groups (Pearson's correlation* (r) â“°¥ 0.32, p< 0.001), showing that there is a...

2011-05-18 17:59:00

BURTON, England, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Report Identifies Home-based Care Pathway that Would Improve Patient and Carer Experience and Reduce the Cost of Caring for Dementia Patients by up to 25% Dementia experts call for a new approach to supporting dementia patients and their carers, after identifying gaps in current health and social care provision. The findings are highlighted in a new report, written by a panel of some of England's leading experts in dementia care,...

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2011-05-17 06:10:00

As adults age, they tend to make more and more errors while driving, potentially dangerous mistakes, even if they are otherwise healthy adults with lifelong safe driving records, according to a recent Australian study. While most studies of older drivers focus on people with dementia or other conditions that may impair driving, this study, published by the American Psychological Association, comprised 266 volunteers between the ages of 70 and 88 who showed no signs of dementia, lived...

2011-05-13 00:00:28

Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter Event Set for June 3 in Mount Laurel Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 Recognizing the terrible impact of dementia on families in the region, Innova Health & Rehab will be a key sponsor and exhibitor at the Alzheimer's Association's Delaware Valley Chapter's Annual Dementia Care Conference June 3, 2011. The conference will take place at The Westin Hotel 555 Fellowship Road, Mount Laurel, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. This year's theme is...

2011-05-13 00:00:28

Moving Pictures, Inc., based in Feeding Hills Massachusetts, has created an exciting new therapy for memory disorders including Alzheimer's and Dementia. Feeding Hills, MA (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 A drunk driver runs a red light and ended Steve Berube's career as a systems analyst. A severe brain injury was helped by three brain surgeries. A shoulder ripped apart during the crash, is put back together with rotator cuff surgery. Medicine helps control headaches and seizures. Steve's lost...

2011-05-12 10:29:00

Wounded Warrior Project Applaud Sponsors, Urges Speedy Legislative Action JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project applauds Senator John Boozman (R-AR) with lead co-sponsor, Mark Begich (D-AK) and Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN/1) with lead co-sponsor Gus Bilirakis (R-FL/9) for introducing companion legislation in the House and Senate today that would ensure fuller lives for warriors who sustained severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Iraq and...

2011-05-11 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Veterans Foundation is proud to announce the launch of WhatIsTBI.org, and their new hotline, (800) 366-8823, to educate the military community and the public about the catastrophic effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The NVF has partnered with TBI expert Dr. Chrisanne Gordon to create a comprehensive website and hotline that offers information on TBI's symptoms and lifelong medical and psychological effects. Few conditions in...


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