Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Condition News Stories - 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-12-28 Restless legs syndrome is underdiagnosed in kids 0 None
2004-12-23 Stevioside is an excellent choice for diabetics 0 None
2004-12-22 First assessment tool to evaluate Quebec Platelet Disorder (QPD) 0 None
2004-12-22 Drivers with epilepsy are on the road again 0 None
2004-12-20 At-home hand dermatitis treatment with oral medication and use of a portable tanning effective treatment for hand eczema 0 None
2004-12-20 Oral medication alitretinoin effective in treating moderate or severe hand dermatitis 0 None
2004-12-20 Benzoyl peroxide effective treatment for acne 0 3
2004-12-20 Rett Syndrome, the first identified epigenetic disease - linked to specific defects in the three-dimensional folding of chromatin 0 None
2004-12-20 The way the movies represent amnesia is profoundly misleading 0 None
2004-12-14 M.E. emerges from the wilderness 0 None
2004-12-13 Understanding what causes narcolepsy 0 None
2004-11-29 Metabolic syndrome is a public health time bomb 0 None
2004-11-29 Fathers' genes play an equal part in the spread of eczema 0 None
2004-11-29 Effective management of insomnia begins with recognition and adequate assessment 0 None
2004-11-18 Nearly two-thirds of smokers are not concerned about developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 0 None
2004-11-18 Not all congestion-producing chronic rhinosinusitis infections are the same 0 None
2004-11-11 Millions of people threatened by the diabetes time bomb 0 None
2004-11-09 Heart arrhythmias easily treated, yet few know risks 0 None
2004-11-04 Amputations due to diabetes can be prevented 0 None
2004-11-03 The Royal Society of Medicine Press has published new Primary Care Guidelines for the Management of Females with Epilepsy 0 None
2004-11-01 Brain imaging technology shows how the adult dyslexic brain can change 0 None
2004-10-26 Innovative guide for Moms, Kids with ADD 0 None
2004-10-25 New help to explain treatments for colorectal cancer 0 None
2004-10-25 Experts take aim at the obesity epidemic in Canada 0 None
2004-10-21 Discovery of the gene for a form of Joubert Syndrome 0 None
2004-10-21 Sinusitis and bronchitis account for more than 30 million missed workdays each year 0 None
2004-10-21 Long-term outcome after intravenous thrombolysis of basilar artery occlusion 0 5
2004-10-18 Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis do not necessarily develop resistance to antibiotics 0 None
2004-10-18 Patients with stable vitiligo may achieve good repigmentation with skin transplants using skin taken from normally-pigmented areas of their own bodies 3 None
2004-10-14 Geriatricians call for creative and wide-reaching solutions to end-of-life care for patients with dementia 0 None
2004-10-13 Building awareness of a silent epidemic 0 None
2004-10-13 Warning signs and the latest treatment options for rosacea 0 None
2004-10-13 Survey on treatment for schizophrenia sheds new light on what people with schizophrenia feel is important for long-term quality care 0 None
2004-10-12 Novel treatment using ketamine has shown success in reducing the severe pain caused by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 0 None
2004-10-12 New online resource helps people diagnosed with depression 0 None
2004-10-10 Atheromatosis, which lies behind heart attacks, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems, has a major impact on public health 0 5
2004-10-07 Statistics reveal that there are now 1.8 million people with diabetes in the UK 1 None
2004-10-06 Touchy-feely environment helps autistic children 0 None
2004-10-05 Vertigo sufferers may be suprised to learn just how easily curable their conditions are 6 2.5
2004-10-05 People with asthma can drink milk too! 7 2.5
2004-10-04 People with mental disorders develop cancer at younger ages 0 None
2004-09-29 High blood pressure can effect many life activities, including sex 0 None
2004-09-28 Guideline evaluates treatments for postherpetic neuralgia 0 4
2004-09-28 New guidelines for the treatment of patients with stroke and TIA 0 None
2004-09-20 Central to this year's World Alzheimer's Day campaign is the active participation of people with dementia 0 None
2004-09-20 Dementia is set to become one of the greatest health challenges for the Australian community 0 None
2004-09-17 Children with complications from acute sinusits may experience significant illness from their infection 0 None
2004-09-15 Spina bifida on the decline in Australia 0 5
2004-09-14 New glaucoma risk assessment principles help physicians decide who needs treatment 0 None
2004-09-14 Guidelines introduce novel therapies for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis 0 None
2004-09-12 Botox injections to treat children with cerebral palsy 7 4.2
2004-09-12 Many factors influence quality of life for patients with irritable bowel syndrome 0 None
2004-09-08 ADHD children four times more likely to have mental health problems when they grow up 0 None
2004-09-07 First biological assessment tool for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 0 None
2004-09-05 New multilingual chronic obstructive pulmonary disease website 0 None
2004-08-31 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart may have suffered from Tourette's Syndrome 0 4.5
2004-08-30 Mental distress increases risk of heart disease in diabetics 0 None
2004-08-30 Surgery for angina in the elderly provides long-term mortality 0 None
2004-08-30 Diabetes mellitus in acute coronary syndromes – worse for women 0 None
2004-08-29 New guidelines today to diagnose and treat acromegaly 0 None
2004-08-29 No benefit from early PCI/CABG in high risk unstable angina patients 0 5
2004-08-29 Atrial fibrillation patients often receive needless treatment 0 None
2004-08-27 Stress won't cause stomach ulcers, but it can make them worse 0 5
2004-08-26 Botox may help improve movement in children suffering from cerebral palsy 0 None
2004-08-24 Facilities for stroke patients should match those of heart patients 0 None
2004-08-23 Striking increase in high blood pressure in the U.S. 0 None
2004-08-23 Researchers have discovered that many people with Bardet-Biedl syndrome can't detect odors 0 None
2004-08-23 Diarrhea the leading cause of death among the developing world's children 0 1.5
2004-08-23 Cholesterol guidelines advise more intensive treatment 0 None
2004-08-17 Critical shortage of support services for parents raising children with autism 0 None
2004-08-17 Agreement on terminology for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 0 None
2004-08-16 Nasal cream effective in reducing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis 0 5
2004-08-16 Scientists have uncovered the identity of the last of eight genes known to contribute to Bardet-Biedl syndrome 0 None
2004-08-12 Osteoarthritis twice as likely if parents suffer the condition 0 None
2004-08-12 Investigating how young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder process sound 0 None
2004-08-12 Nutritionists are attacking Tennessee's obesity problem 0 None
2004-08-11 Significant differences between men and women when it comes to identifying the cause of back pain 0 None
2004-08-11 American Indians and Alaska Natives are 2.3 times as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites of similar age 0 None
2004-08-11 Important for physicians to identify patients at risk for hyperkalemia and implement corresponding measures when using ACE inhibitors 0 5
2004-08-09 New direction for research into Sly Syndrome 0 None
2004-08-09 Clinical trial of lipase inhibitor for the treatment of obesity 0 None
2004-08-09 World's first audio collection of examples of stammered speech 0 None
2004-08-06 Novel treatment of patients with high cholesterol focus of national meeting 0 None
2004-08-06 To prevent heart attack, stroke, amputation, and death, National “PAD Coalition” is formed 0 None
2004-08-05 New initiative aimed at reducing the excessively high rates of stroke 0 None
2004-08-05 Rheumatoid arthritis and early indicators of disease 0 5
2004-08-03 Water from the Dead Sea, the climate of Jordan and a special cream can significantly help sufferers of vitiligo 0 4.8
2004-08-03 Half of the complications and deaths due to in-hospital DVT can be prevented with once daily dalteparin 0 None
2004-08-03 New gene therapy treatment involves injecting Herpes simplex virus into the brain tumours of Glioma patients 0 None
2004-08-03 Scripps Encinitas Program helps brain-injury patients regain living skills 0 None
2004-08-03 Estimated 30.8 million American adults meet standard diagnostic criteria for at least one personality disorder 0 None
2004-08-02 New alternative offered by physicians to help patients who suffer from heartburn 0 None
2004-08-02 Joint inflammation 0 None
2004-07-31 Typical warning signs for sleep apnea 0 None
2004-07-29 Key to detecting Asperger’s syndrome, a milder yet little-understood form of autism, lies in analyzing infants’ movements 0 4.5
2004-07-29 Botox for the treatment of severe underarm sweating 0 None
2004-07-27 Women with epilepsy should not let their condition stop them from planning a family 0 None
2004-07-26 Millions of American osteoporosis sufferers remain undiagnosed and untreated 0 None
2004-07-26 Study to investigate carpal tunnel syndrome 0 None
2004-07-23 Understanding the face of autism 1 None
2004-07-23 Women with epilepsy may wonder what their chances are of having a healthy baby 0 None
2004-07-22 Call for measures to counter under-diagnosis of angina 0 None
2004-07-21 New measurement tool to help treat vitiligo 0 None
2004-07-21 Exercise therapy looks promising for alleviating symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 0 None
2004-07-21 Tai Chi helps keep arthritis sufferers on their feet 0 None
2004-07-20 New test to help detect and treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 0 None
2004-07-20 Botox approved as treatment for severe underarm sweating 0 None
2004-07-20 Stroke severity is the predominant predictor of discharge destination 0 None
2004-07-15 New research into what causes endometriosis 0 5
2004-07-15 Surgical flight syndrome: how to reduce the risks 0 None
2004-07-13 Updated guidelines for treatment of blood cholesterol 0 None
2004-07-13 Cataract more prevalent in African American nursing home residents than white residents 0 None
2004-07-13 Latanoprost is safe as adjunctive therapy for long-term treatment of common form of glaucoma 0 None
2004-07-13 Findings alleviate concerns of physicians reluctant to prescribe beta-blockers because of cardiovascular adverse effects 0 None
2004-07-13 Simple treatment for vertigo at home 24 3.9
2004-07-13 New guidelines for pulmonary arterial hypertension caution the use of calcium channel blockers 0 None
2004-07-13 1 in every 20 UK servicemen who served in the first Gulf war believes that they have Gulf war Syndrome 0 None
2004-07-10 Children with chronic fatigue syndrome who exercise recover faster than children who are encouraged to give way to their symptoms 0 None
2004-07-10 Music therapy helps children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 0 None
2004-07-05 Texas Medication Algorithm Project guidelines produce improvements in patients with major depressive disorder 0 None
2004-07-05 NovoSeven may prove to be the first effective treatment for brain hemorrhage caused by stroke 0 None
2004-07-05 Severe sepsis causes around one in ten cancer deaths each year in the USA 0 None
2004-07-02 One in three Americans born today is predicted to develop diabetes as a consequence of obesity 0 None
2004-07-01 Dual Purpose leaflet on Dementia and Alzheimer's disease 0 None
2004-06-29 About 40 percent of U.S. adults ages 40 to 74 — millions of whom are Hispanic or Latino — currently have pre-diabetes 0 None
2004-06-29 Vascular dementia, a common form of dementia often mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease 0 None
2004-06-29 Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability in the elderly 0 None
2004-06-29 35 million Americans have fungal nail infection underneath their toenails 0 None
2004-06-28 Way for diabetics to regulate their blood-sugar levels whilst avoiding weight gain 0 None
2004-06-26 Experimental therapy improves arm function in chronically impaired stroke survivors 0 None
2004-06-25 Oral allergy syndrome, allergic response from fruit 0 4.5
2004-06-21 Can a diet avoiding gluten and milk proteins reduce autism? 0 None
2004-06-21 Law will create comprehensive care centers for those struggling with eating disorders 0 None
2004-06-21 Line-dancing stamps out osteoporosis 0 None
2004-06-21 Aggressive treatment of brain blood clots can produce a good outcome for many stroke patients 1 None
2004-06-17 Latest research into schizophrenia and links between prenatal vitamin D and growth 0 None
2004-06-16 Heart attack patients are discharged without evidenced-based, guideline recommended, life-prolonging therapies 0 None
2004-06-16 Pulsed dye laser therapy not effective in treating acne 0 None
2004-06-15 More research needed to determine if laser therapy is an effective treatment for acne 0 None
2004-06-15 Calcium supplements can decrease the risk of all types of colorectal polyps 0 None
2004-06-15 Atrial fibrillation may be hereditary 0 None
2004-06-15 Serious deficiencies in the healthcare provision for people with arthritis / rheumatism 0 None
2004-06-15 Artificial vibration has potential to help stroke patients recover their mobility more quickly 0 None
2004-06-15 Technique using ordinary light detects scoliosis in children 0 None
2004-06-15 Caring for schizophrenics, more action needed 0 None
2004-06-15 Chronic prostatitis causes substantial health care costs and reduced quality of life 0 1
2004-06-15 Cholesterol lowering medications may reduce risk of glaucoma 0 None
2004-06-14 Prenatal factors may play a role in autism 0 None
2004-06-11 People with extremely early or extremely late sleep times may suffer from Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder 0 5
2004-06-11 The mother of four boys with one of the world's rarest illnesses has donated her bone marrow to her eldest son 0 1
2004-06-11 Just six months of yoga significantly reduces fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis 0 None
2004-06-11 Home monitoring of high blood pressure gives patients better control 0 None
2004-06-11 Evidence of a fall in the incidence and severity of stroke 0 None
2004-06-11 Improved treatment and management of risk factors have reduced strokes by 40% in a region of the UK over the past 20 years 0 None
2004-06-10 Accurately estimating the life expectancy of persons with advanced dementia 0 None
2004-06-10 New drugs ease treatment of multiple myeloma 0 None
2004-06-09 Untreated transient ischemic attacks put 21,000 Canadians at increased risk of death, stroke or heart attack 0 None
2004-06-07 Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables, might reduce the risk of ischemic stroke 0 None
2004-06-06 Mission to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide 0 None
2004-06-05 Vitamin C can increase the severity of spontaneous knee osteoarthritis 1 None
2004-06-05 Parkinson's disease breakthrough 0 None
2004-06-02 Schizophrenics who fail to take their medicines are over one-and-a-half times as likely to be rehospitalised 0 None
2004-05-27 American Heart reports on acute ischemic stroke and increased risk of bleeding in the brain 0 None
2004-05-27 Anemia is a major determinant of fatigue in patients with cirrhosis 0 None
2004-05-26 Good evidence that genes play an important role in causing schizophrenia 0 None
2004-05-26 New evidence that Michelangelo may have suffered from Asperger’s disorder, or autism 0 None
2004-05-26 Bipolar disorder, one of the illnesses that will be studied and treated at the new Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence 0 None
2004-05-25 Full moon does not influence the frequency of epileptic seizures 0 None
2004-05-25 Scientific evidence links mold in homes and buildings to people with chronic asthma symptoms 0 None
2004-05-25 Possible new second-generation multiple sclerosis therapy 0 None
2004-05-24 Heart failure is a leading cause of death and nearly 5 million people in the United States suffer from it 0 None
2004-05-24 Moderate exercise in conjunction with common dietary supplements significantly reduce the risk of atherosclerosis 0 None
2004-05-21 Scottish hospitalisation for angina and chest pain has risen dramatically in the last decade 0 None
2004-05-21 Helminthic therapy, using worm eggs to treat patients with inflammatory bowel disorders 0 5
2004-05-21 Using gene therapy to fight rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2004-05-21 Genome research sheds light on Bardet-Biedl syndrome 0 None
2004-05-20 Hypertension treatment could reduce hemorrhagic strokes by nearly 30 percent 0 None
2004-05-20 The worldwide prevalence of glaucoma is increasing 0 None
2004-05-20 Zinc may help to accelerate recovery from pneumonia 0 None
2004-05-20 Hospitalisation for angina and chest pain has risen dramatically in the last decade 0 None
2004-05-17 Vocational rehabilitation services helps people with traumatic brain injuries get back to work 0 None
2004-05-17 Some amnesiacs can maintain their memories for a longer period of time if they spend time sitting in a dark, quiet room 0 None
2004-05-17 Speaking their language aids dementia patients 0 None
2004-05-15 Facts about prevalence of arthritis in the U.S.A 0 None
2004-05-14 People with pre-diabetes can make changes to prevent serious illness 0 None
2004-05-14 The Stroke Association have found that surgery can halve the risk of a stroke 0 None
2004-05-13 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is nearly four times as common in veterans of the first Persian Gulf War as in nonveterans 0 None
2004-05-13 Cholesterol-lowering drugs could treat multiple sclerosis 0 None
2004-05-12 Study to Look at effect of exercise and education on osteoarthritis 0 None
2004-05-12 Women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome 0 None
2004-05-12 Physicians perceive overactive bladder as a normal part of aging when in fact it is a treatable medical condition 0 None
2004-05-12 Cardiovascular disease in parents is a major predictor of offspring having a heart attack or stroke 0 None
2004-03-25 Thyroid disorders are often misdiagnosed 0 5


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