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Sex Lives Often an Overlooked Casualty of Traumatic Brain Injury
For the more than 3 million Americans living with traumatic brain injury, there is often an unspoken problem Many suffer from sexual dysfunction, something that is easily overlooked as patients struggle with overwhelming physical and emotional issues that can last for years, new research has found. The sexual difficulties usually become most apparent about six months after the injury and, if left unaddressed, worsen with time, said study author Jhon Alexan ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike
Life with Alzheimer s disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a holistic program involving yoga, meditation and other interventions can ease the burden for both. This is an activity that caregivers and patients can do together, said study lead author Yvonne J-Lyn Khoo, a researcher with the Health and Social Care Institute at Teesside University in Middlesbrou ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Health professionals wary of medicinal cannabis misuse and adverse effects
A Queensland University of Technology QUT analysis of studies gauging attitudes to medicinal cannabis has found that while health professionals are broadly supportive, they feel they lack clinical and legislative knowledge, and their greatest concerns are the psychiatric harm that may be caused to patients and misuse by recreational drug users. The findings have been reported in PLOS One. Key points 26 published studies conducted in Australia, the United S ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Understanding the power of honey through its proteins
Honey is a culinary staple that can be found in kitchens around the world. Humans have used honey throughout history, and its long shelf life and medicinal properties make it a unique, multipurpose natural product. Although it seems that a lot is known about the sweet substance, surprisingly little is known about its proteins. Now, researchers report in ACS Journal of Natural Products new data on honey proteins that could lead to new medicinal applications ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Neurodevelopmental disorders may be rooted in genetics and mitochondrial defic...
Under-connectivity, or too few connections in the brain, is the underlying cause of brain disorders like autism and schizophrenia, according to a recent study from investigators at the George Washington University GW Institute for Neuroscience. The study, published in Neuron , provides the first evidence showing that individual nerve cells fail to make the right number of connections. The reason for this deficit is limited growth of key nerve cells in the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Preclinical study: Probiotic-derived molecule may suppress fatal brain inflamm...
DUARTE, Calif. -- The existence of certain microorganisms in your gut may bolster the immune system s ability to fend off a herpes viral attack that can cause fatal brain inflammation, reports a new City of Hope-led study. Researchers say the findings are the first to suggest that an envelope molecule from a bacterium called Bacteroides fragilis B. fragilis might be useful against viral inflammatory diseases. Called capsular polysaccharide A PSA , the enve ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain, but increases injuries and car accidents
The legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in its abuse, injury due to overdoses, and car accidents, but does not significantly change health care use overall, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. In a review of more than 28 million hospital records from the two years before and after cannabis was legalized in Colorado, UCSF researchers found that Colorado hospital admissions for cannabis abuse increased a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Cancer drug could be repurposed to provide treatment for brain aneurysms
Brain aneurysms are relatively common, affecting around 2 of the general population Carrying a high risk of death, they can only be treated with difficult surgical procedures New research, which identifies a new genetic basis of a specific type of brain aneurysm, found that this abnormality could be countered by an existing family of anti-cancer drugs An important class of drug used to treat cancer patients could be used to treat brain aneurysms, according ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Acupuncture: A New Look at an Ancient Remedy
Widely practiced in Asia for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Yet it s still viewed with some skepticism in the Western world. And for the squeamish, just the idea of needles can be a turnoff. But, depending on what ails you, it might bear trying. Acupuncture uses very thin needles inserted lightly into the skin to stimulate specific points to correct imbalances in qi pronounced chee , the flow o ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
'Ringing in the Ears' May Drive Some to the Brink of Suicide
Imagine a ringing in your ears so intense and unrelenting that you become desperate enough to try to kill yourself. That is a reality for some -- women in particular -- who suffer from severe tinnitus, new research shows. The survey of 72,000 Swedish adults found that 9 37 of women who suffered from severe tinnitus had attempted suicide, as had 5.5 37 of men. After analyzing the data, European researchers found that the association between ringing ears and ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Got Knee Pain? What You Need to Know About Alternatives to Surgery
Arthritis in the knees can strike people as young as 45, with symptoms severe enough to limit activities and harm quality of life. What can be done about it First, know that inactivity isn t the answer. You need to move, so try low-impact exercises like walking and swimming. Researchers are also looking at possible benefits from interval training rather than continuous workouts. If you re overweight, research has shown that diet, along with exercise, can r ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Home remedies and natural treatments for gout
Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and discomfort, often in the toes, ankles, and knees. There is no cure for gout, so a combination of medications and home remedies can help keep gout in remission.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 22