Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Condition News Stories - 2005

Date Title Comments Rating
2005-12-21 Light at the end of the tunnel for arthritis sufferers 0 None
2005-12-19 Forecast - 81 million dementia cases by 2040 0 None
2005-12-07 New insights into pain mechanisms 0 None
2005-11-29 Drug stops multiple sclerosis - but sufferers can't get it! 2 5
2005-11-26 Genetic influences behind Dupuytren's disease or contracture 0 None
2005-11-26 Updated guidelines for diagnosing multiple sclerosis 0 None
2005-11-20 Valproic acid (Depakote) may help treat lupus 0 None
2005-11-20 Allergists help manage asthma better 0 None
2005-11-20 Naturally occurring compounds and diabetes 0 1
2005-11-14 Mayo Clinic provides new strategy for designing better treatments for juvenile dermatomyositis 0 None
2005-11-14 Positive aspects of bipolar disorder 0 4
2005-11-08 One in five Americans has or is at serious risk for developing diabetes 0 None
2005-11-07 Genetic link to dyslexia 0 3
2005-11-07 Only 10 percent of doctors have ever heard of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 0 None
2005-11-03 Expert highlights public health problem posed by colorectal cancer 0 None
2005-11-03 First steps taken to treat human hereditary blindness 0 None
2005-11-03 A chronic cough can mean a miserable life 0 5
2005-11-01 Paclitaxel may help treat scleroderma 0 2
2005-11-01 Treatment for Leber Congenital Amaurosis 0 2
2005-10-30 Talk therapy effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder 0 None
2005-10-30 Early diagnosis and treatment of heart disease may lead to longer life in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy patients 0 None
2005-10-27 Complete control - new guidelines for asthmatics 0 None
2005-10-24 People with asthma can expect to control the asthma: not to have the asthma control them 0 None
2005-10-24 FDA approves first transplant of fetal stem cells into human brains 0 None
2005-10-19 Good news for treating children with amblyopia 0 None
2005-10-19 Fatty acids in the diet may play a key role in dry eye syndrome 0 None
2005-10-18 Treating malignant melanoma of the uvea with radiation therapy can spare patients from significant vision loss 0 5
2005-10-17 New glaucoma risk calculator 0 None
2005-10-17 Tourette syndrome linked to SLITRK1 gene 0 None
2005-10-12 Severe hypoglycemia - complication of gastric bypass surgery 13 4.7
2005-10-09 Fear of falling gait 0 None
2005-10-05 Earliest signs of Alzheimer's can be screened for with an electroencephalograph 0 None
2005-10-03 Sharper picture than previously available of major depressive disorder 0 None
2005-09-28 Music helps people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease focus on their breathing 0 None
2005-09-28 Alternative ways to manage chronic pain 0 None
2005-09-27 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatment using hypnotherapy 0 None
2005-09-27 Patients with irritable bowel syndrome use over 50 percent more health resources than people without the disorder 0 None
2005-09-26 Tests of cognitive function are the best way so far to predict whether healthy elderly people will develop Alzheimer's 0 None
2005-09-26 Parkinson's dark period can be minimized or alleviated with the right kind of care 0 None
2005-09-20 First true animal model for psoriasis 0 3
2005-09-20 Current state of knowledge and experience with vascular birthmarks 0 None
2005-09-19 Manic depression linked to two chromosomal regions in the human genome 0 None
2005-09-12 Combining radiation, chemotherapy and liver transplantation increases survival in bile duct cancer patients 0 None
2005-09-10 New tool to measure coma depth 0 3
2005-09-06 Education research ignites Dyslexia debate 0 None
2005-09-06 Strong social gradient in the metabolic syndrome 0 None
2005-09-06 Scientists suggest new approach for targeting patients with brittle bones 0 None
2005-09-06 Folic acid fortification of grain foods has produced a one-third decline in serious birth defects of the brain and spine 0 None
2005-09-05 Depression improved during telephone therapy in multiple sclerosis patients 0 None
2005-09-05 Metabolic Syndrome, a map of the cardiovascular damage 0 None
2005-09-05 Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Europe 0 None
2005-09-05 Sports and exercise - in addition to preventing obesity and diabetes - directly improve vascular function and reduce atherosclerosis 0 4.2
2005-09-05 Results of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) 0 None
2005-09-05 Advice to cardiac patients regarding sports and exercise 0 None
2005-09-05 Telemonitoring of multiple vital parameters of patients with chronic heart disease is feasible 0 None
2005-09-05 Chronic heart failure (CHF) is common, deadly, disabling, costly but fortunately - treatable 0 None
2005-09-05 Heart failure patients are "a country" in Europe, there are so many 0 None
2005-09-05 Dyslexia overdiagnosed and a 'construct' says educationalist 0 5
2005-09-04 Is the disease course of rheumatoid arthritis becoming milder? 0 1
2005-09-01 Legs For Life free national screening program can save legs 0 None
2005-08-31 Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome in children may be helped by cancer drugs 0 None
2005-08-30 Better management of asthma possible 0 None
2005-08-30 If you thought getting mugged was more likely than a stroke - wrong again! 0 None
2005-08-29 Blocking Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) with anticancer drugs 0 None
2005-08-29 New approach to determining the risk of fracture in individuals with osteoporosis 0 None
2005-08-25 Call for closer examination of a metabolic syndrome 0 None
2005-08-24 Depression survey reveals gap in awareness of treatment goals 0 None
2005-08-22 Some medical conditions increase risk for developing major depression while others do not 0 None
2005-08-22 Best treatment for the immobilizing trauma of spinal cord compression in metastatic cancer 0 None
2005-08-22 Effective new tool to improve management of stroke patients 0 None
2005-08-22 Butterbur extract should be considered as an alternative treatment for hayfever 0 None
2005-08-13 Rare condition that prevents some children from recognizing a face they have seen before 0 None
2005-08-11 Ground-breaking discoveries that provide hope of an alternative treatment option for haemophilia sufferers 0 None
2005-08-09 Experts predict that bone fractures will become a bigger and more costly problem 0 None
2005-08-09 Beta-blockers top choice for prevention and rate control for postoperative atrial fibrillation 0 None
2005-08-02 New guidelines to help physicians treat and prevent heart attacks 0 None
2005-07-25 Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome difficult to diagnose 0 None
2005-07-21 Debate on autism link to vaccines fired up again 0 None
2005-07-21 FDA approval for VNS Therapy will help people with epilepsy 0 None
2005-07-20 Eighty-three percent of Medicare beneficiaries have at least one chronic condition 0 None
2005-07-19 Diagnosing diabetes early saves lives 0 None
2005-07-14 Current recommendations for prescribing antidepressants should be reconsidered 0 None
2005-07-06 Neurological complication may result from rapid withdrawal from pregabalin 0 None
2005-07-06 X-ray measurements help determine whether chronic problems with the hard-to-reach frontal sinuses can be corrected with surgery 0 1
2005-06-29 Help for osteoporosis sufferers in the primary care office 0 None
2005-06-29 Europe tackles pre-diabetes 0 None
2005-06-29 Results of global bipolar disorder consumer survey 0 None
2005-06-27 Guidelines for treatment of essential tremor 0 3.4
2005-06-16 Should everyone over 50 be taking aspirin? 0 None
2005-06-15 National Service Framework for chronic heart failure is urgently needed 0 None
2005-06-14 New genetic test may detect risk of malignant hyperthermia (MH) from anesthesia 0 None
2005-06-14 New genetic test may detect risk of rare complication from anesthesia 0 None
2005-06-12 Patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes should be screened for retinopathy 0 None
2005-06-06 Better care for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers 0 None
2005-06-01 'Complicated Grief' far worse than depression and doctors want it recognised 0 None
2005-05-31 Schizophrenia is more common in developed countries than poorer nations 0 None
2005-05-31 Little mermaid Milagros to have major surgery 0 None
2005-05-26 What is Sick Building Syndrome? 0 None
2005-05-25 What should you do - if anything - to treat an enlarged prostate gland? 0 None
2005-05-23 Stem cell legislation holds promise for 18.2 million Americans with diabetes 0 None
2005-05-23 ADHD costs U.S. nearly $77 billion each year 0 5
2005-05-18 Two out of three Americans with type-2 diabetes do not have their disease under control 0 None
2005-05-18 Patients with type 2 diabetes who participate in group education programs require less medication 0 None
2005-05-18 New figures predict worrying rise in diabetes 0 None
2005-05-16 Experts redefine hypertension 0 None
2005-05-11 Broader range of treatments for excessive sweating disorder, Mayo Clinic Proceedings says 0 None
2005-05-11 Global research network needed if scientists are ever going to understand and prevent cleft palate 0 None
2005-05-11 Call for "ring-fenced" funds for research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) 0 None
2005-05-10 Magnetic stimulation treatment for depression 0 None
2005-05-10 Survey finds most people with diabetes don't know about highly prevalent, serious complication 0 None
2005-05-08 Doctors challenged to speed up diagnosis of M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 0 None
2005-05-05 Experts warn that osteoporosis is not a healthcare priority for patients or physicians 0 None
2005-05-04 Psychological treatment most effective treatment for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder 0 None
2005-05-04 More than 70 percent could better manage asthma triggers, EPA survey finds 0 None
2005-05-04 The Irish Government needs to increase its efforts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 0 None
2005-05-02 African Americans disproportionately faced with stroke says the American Stroke Association 0 None
2005-05-01 Glaucoma therapy recipients do not comply with doctor's prescribed medicine regimen 0 None
2005-04-26 Confronting trauma directly most effective for post-traumatic stress disorder 0 None
2005-04-23 When flying this summer, beware of blood clots and leg ulcers 0 4
2005-04-23 Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome may affect more than 1.2 million 0 5
2005-04-23 Psychotherapy may improve schizophrenic symptoms 0 None
2005-04-22 Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma - continue treatment and risk birth defects 0 None
2005-04-11 Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind pseudothalidomide syndrome 0 None
2005-04-10 Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications 0 None
2005-04-06 Experts call for improved access to treatment for psoriatic arthritis 0 None
2005-03-30 Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications 0 None
2005-03-29 Exercise may be best treatment for depression 0 None
2005-03-13 New guidelines tackle pre-eclampsia 0 None
2005-03-08 Lack of clear definition for anaphylaxis puts millions at risk 0 None
2005-02-28 Primary reason to diagnose and treat osteoporosis is to prevent bone fractures 0 None
2005-02-24 Experts on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) review current scientific knowledge 0 1
2005-02-24 Common clinical problem, Rosacea 0 None
2005-02-23 Need for greater understanding of shingles 0 None
2005-02-22 Early diagnosis and treatment is important for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder 0 None
2005-02-20 Biologic therapies are changing the way dermatologists treat psoriasis 0 None
2005-02-17 When does occasional absentmindedness signal the start of memory decline? 0 None
2005-02-03 Potential treatments for neurofibromatosis 0 5
2005-01-31 Atkins diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy 0 None
2005-01-27 Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention protocols to imperative prevent recurrent heart attacks 0 None
2005-01-24 Distraction osteogenesis procedure may be a feasible and effective method to repair cleft palate in the future 0 None
2005-01-20 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 18 million have low bone mass 0 None
2005-01-20 Heart patients with gastrointestinal complications should use low doses of aspirin combined with drugs that treat stomach ulcers 0 None
2005-01-16 Investigation of possible link between migraine and a common heart defect, called a patent foramen ovale (PFO) 0 None
2005-01-10 Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy 0 None
2005-01-07 Promising new evidence for the optimal use of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2005-01-05 Metabolic syndrome linked to carbohydrate-rich diet 0 5
2005-01-04 Chronic constipation is uncomfortable, but not dangerous 0 None


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