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Neck pain and its treatment

Neck pain is a serious condition for many people. It can cause headaches, arm and upper back pain, even depression. Dr. Scott Haldeman, clinical professor of neurology, University of California-Irvine, found in his study of neck pain that it is a widespread experience that is a persistent and recurrent condition for the majority of sufferers… Read More

Key theme to keep stem cells in primitive state found

The Canadian scientists were like salmon swimming up the proverbial gene pool looking for the key to unlock a stem cell’s state. They believe that they have discovered it in a gene with a name that looks a lot like a calendar date—Oct4. What is still emerging from this research is how stem cells format… Read More

where has all my money going ?

I have been in the same relationship since 1985. we were very good at different things . I liked to plan trips aand John use to do all the bills. But it was great for years but I started to get asked how much i payed for my electronic bill. I would not know. Pushing… Read More

Low back pain relief from non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs all about equal

Low back pain affects most adults. Unfortunately, there is not a consensus of the best way to achieve pain relief. One approach is to use non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin and ibuprofen, which helps reduce lower back pain that does not involve sciatica. NSAIDs are often used because they not only reduce pain… Read More

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

For individuals who struggle with fibromyalgia, and their family and friends, the National Fibromyalgia Association’s (NFA) Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, ‘Caring by Sharing’ is quickly approaching and just weeks away. If you are in California you can join their Walk of Fame on May 10, 2008. The walk/run will be held at The Block at Orange… Read More

Process for Alzheimer’s plaques better understood

Researchers move one step closer to understanding the process of Alzheimer’s disease. One of the key areas of research for Alzheimer’s is amyloid beta and the plaque that it forms. Researchers believe that a process called endocytosis is involved in the increase of amyloid beta. John Cirrito, PhD, research instructor in neurology, Washington University School… Read More

What you need to know about allergies

According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) nearly 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and 17 million have been diagnosed with asthma. The NIAID web site offers excellent information on allergies through a wide offering of fact sheets, brochures, news releases, and a variety of resource links… Read More

Diabetes may be related to upper GI issue

Often Type 2 diabetes is related to excess weight in the belly. Researchers recognized that obese individuals with Type 2 diabetes who had their stomach size restricted (i.e. gastric banding) also had an improvement of their diabetes. Francesco Rubino, MD, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, decided to see what effect gastrointestinal bypass… Read More

Alzheimer’s could benefit from newly discovered diabetes type 3

Researchers at Northwestern University have made an interesting connection between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. They suggest that it is a 3rd form of diabetes. Type 3 diabetes affects the ‘amyloid Beta-derived diffusible ligand‘ (ADDL). ADDLs are small, soluble aggregated proteins that appear to accumulate during the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and are known to block memory and learning… Read More

Modafinil reduces chemo treatment ‘fogginess’

Chemo treatment sometimes causes ‘foggy’ thinking. A recent double-blind study of women being treated for breast cancer were given modafinil (Provigil). Those women taking modafinil reported major memory improvements, concentration, and learning. Modafinil, originally used for narcolepsy, was found to promote wakefulness and seemed to increase brainpower without the ‘jittery’ side-effects associated with amphetamines. The… Read More

What’s your personal injury claim worth?

Insurance companies do not just draw numbers out of thin air to determine a settlement for a personal injury claim. All insurance companies use a formula of one sort or another. There are no hard or fast rules. For general guide lines on what factors are used in determining a claims worth check out this… Read More

Are Alzheimer’s patients better off knowing their diagnosis?

Physicians often have to grapple with the question if their patients are better off knowing their diagnosis of a life-changing disease or should the information be kept from them so what time they have left will be lived as fully as possible. A 2004 review of research found about half of all physicians were reluctant… Read More