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Positive Effects Of Medical Marijuana Once Again Highlighted
2013-01-24 15:36:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Tel Aviv University say that smoking a little marijuana could help provide dramatic relief for the elderly who suffer from a variety of chronic ailments. The scientists tested the effects of marijuana treatment on 19 residents of the Hadarim nursing home in Israel. During the study, the participants reported dramatic physical results, including healthy weight gain and the reduction of pain and tremors. According to...

2012-02-21 06:04:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire)– It´s estimated six million people suffer from Parkinson's disease worldwide. With an estimated 50-60,000 new patients diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Studies now show that hitting the weights may help reduce symptoms of this incurable disease. A recent study, compared two forms of exercise for Parkinson's disease, and suggested that weight training for two years significantly improves the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease compared to other...

2011-04-07 16:02:03

Medications lose effectiveness for many with longstanding tremors, study finds Deep brain stimulation, a surgical procedure to suppress faulty nerve signals, allowed 77 percent of patients to stop the medications used to treat their essential tremors within one year following the surgery, University of South Florida researchers report. "It's a significant finding demonstrating that patients see a lot of symptom improvement with this treatment option," said Andrew Resnick, a research assistant...

2009-11-02 19:45:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) offers a less invasive way to eliminate tremors caused by Parkinson's disease and essential tremor than deep brain stimulation (DBS) and radiofrequency (RF) treatments, and is as effective, according to a long-term study presented November 2, 2009, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "The study shows that radiosurgery is an effective and safe method of getting rid of...

2009-11-02 14:42:58

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) offers a less invasive way to eliminate tremors caused by Parkinson's disease and essential tremor than deep brain stimulation (DBS) and radiofrequency (RF) treatments, and is as effective, according to a long-term study presented November 2, 2009, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "The study shows that radiosurgery is an effective and safe method of getting rid of tremors caused by Parkinson's disease and...

2009-10-06 14:07:00

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is embarking on a research study for advanced Parkinson's disease using a state-of-the-art treatment called gene transfer. The clinical trial will test whether gene transfer therapy is able to restore better mobility in Parkinson's patients who have lost responsiveness to drug therapy. "The start of this clinical trial provides hope to a Parkinson's disease patient population that has had a...

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2009-02-04 07:05:00

Scientists are stimulating the brain to find new ways of treating Parkinson's disease; a disease who symptoms include tremors, difficulty moving, and poor balance. Researchers are investigating if deep brain stimulation eases symptoms by allowing sufferers to deliver electrical pulses to electrodes implanted in their brains. The St Andrews University team will study what happens in the head when the electrodes are switched on, and determine if targeting different parts of the brain lessens...

2008-08-04 21:00:17

U.S. actor Michael Gross is joining the cast of the daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless, this month, CBS said Monday. Best known for his role on the 1980s sit-com, Family Ties, as well as his work in the movie, Tremors, and its sequels, Gross is to start appearing on Y&R in the episode to air Aug. 15, the network said. Gross will play Lowell Baldwin, now known as River, the long-lost father of Michael Baldwin (played by Christian LeBlanc.) River shows up in an unexpected...

2005-07-20 10:35:35

BERLIN (Reuters) - Heavy rain has caused a series of earth tremors at the foot of the German Alps, Bavarian Environment Minister Werner Schnappauf said Wednesday. "Scientists had long suspected a connection between heavy rainfall and clusters of small quakes in this part of the Alps," he said in a statement. "The proof is a small sensation among experts." More than 30 tremors have been recorded beneath the Hochstaufen mountain in Bavaria since Friday, most of which will not have been...

2005-06-24 14:55:00

Tampa, FL (June 23, 2005) -- Imagine not being able to hold a glass, tie your shoelaces or write a check. For people with the common movement disorder known as essential tremor, simple tasks requiring fine motor coordination become increasingly difficult, sometimes even impossible. Three times more prevalent than Parkinson's disease, essential tremor involves uncontrollable shaking of the hands, arms, head or voice. The largely hereditary neurological condition can begin in early adulthood...


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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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