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2011-05-11 00:25:09

Disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) are injected medications used to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), and have been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of relapses. But according to a new study led by St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), adherence to all DMDs is low, with less than half of patients, or 44 per cent, continually adherent after two years. "There are a number of reasons why adherence to therapies of proven value might...

2011-05-02 23:35:21

Nurses who care for patients with dementia now have a tailored approach to dental hygiene for their charges, thanks to a pilot study by a team of nurses. "Poor oral health can lead to pneumonia and cardiovascular disease as well as periodontal disease," said Rita A. Jablonski, even though these illnesses are not usually associated with the mouth. According to Jablonski, assistant professor of nursing, Penn State, persons with dementia resist care when they feel threatened. In general, these...

2011-05-01 00:08:56

DARPA funded project supports military personnel suffering with traumatic brain injuries. Reston, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder are invisible wounds. TBI has been called the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. While anyone suffering from a head trauma can experience TBI, returning U.S. soldiers are in great need of care and ongoing treatment to help them cope with this life-altering injury. Attention Control Systems,...

2011-04-14 21:20:39

Nutrition research is pointing to ways that nutrients or diets may lessen the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), raising the possibility that the U.S. Department of Defense might be able to use nutritional approaches to help personnel who receive a TBI. Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury: Improving Acute and Subacute Health Outcomes in Military Personnel, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, recommends which nutritional approaches DOD should adopt and priorities for further...

2011-04-14 08:16:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD) may start shrinking up to a decade before dementia is diagnosed, according to a new study. Researchers used MRI scans to measure areas of the brain in people with no memory problems or other signs of Alzheimer's and followed them for years to see who developed the disease. The researchers specifically focused their measurements on areas known to be involved in AD. They found those with smaller brain size in the...

2011-04-06 22:40:31

Survey shows those with high level of emotional disconnection disorder need to learn empathy Every person has some level of alexithymia, as it is the personality trait which keeps people from sharing or even understanding their own emotions.  Now, one University of Missouri researcher's latest study indicates that affectionate communication, such as hugging, could help those who have high levels of alexithymia lead more fulfilling lives. Colin Hesse, an assistant professor of...

2011-03-22 00:00:29

Kinetic Muscles, Inc., Emory University and the University of Advancing Technology will present an update on their Department of Defense-funded TBI rehabilitation project at the 6th Annual Barrow Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium on Friday, April 1, 2011. Tempe, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 20, 2011 Kinetic Muscles, Inc., Emory University and the University of Advancing Technology will present an update on their Department of Defense-funded TBI rehabilitation project at the 6th Annual Barrow...

2011-03-15 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Motion Therapeutics, Inc. http://www.motiontherapeutics.com, the leading provider of noninvasive therapeutic solutions for balance and mobility disorders, today announced that researchers at Samuel Merritt University and San Francisco State received a NIH Recovery Act Grant to study the effects of wearing a strategically weighted vest to improve gait and mobility in people with MS. This grant comes after the completion of a similar...

2011-03-11 13:39:10

Preliminary results show safety of bone marrow stem cells in traumatic brain injury Stem cells derived from a patient's own bone marrow were safely used in pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to results of a Phase I clinical trial at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results were published in this month's issue of Neurosurgery, the journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. "Our data demonstrate that the acute harvest...

2011-03-09 14:58:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Band Against MS (BAMS), a leading not-for-profit charity committed to education, research and funding programs for multiple sclerosis, is thrilled to announce BAMS Bike Across Bhutan, an exhilarating 15-day bike tour through the captivating Kingdom of Bhutan in South Asia, Nov. 4-19, 2011. This unique ride will help raise international awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS)--the leading cause of non-traumatic disability in young people...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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