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NSAIDs may not help prevent Alzheimer’s

Recently there have been reports that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have shown a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. Principally, the NSAID drugs naproxen and celecoxib have been cited as improving cognitive function in older adults with a family history of Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Disease Anti-Inflammatory Prevention Trial (ADAPT) Research Group studied 2,117 individuals, 70… Read More

Real pain for fibromyalgia

Often fibromyalgia is misdiagnosed as arthritis or psychological. A paper from the University of Michigan Health System reports that overwhelming data shows the condition is real. Research investigator Richard E. Harris, Ph. D., says "It is time...to move past the rhetoric...and take these patients serious."… Read More

Alzheimer’s may be effected by hypertension

Risk associated with high blood pressure, or hypertension, is well known. Researchers Cyrus Raji, M.D., PhD., and Oscar Lopez, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh, have added one new danger—blood flow to the brain. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure blood flow to the brain the researchers studied a group of 88 older patients. Within the… 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

Link found between Parkinson’s disease and ovary removal

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester have found a link between a premenopausal women having one or both ovaries removed increases the risk of developing both Parkinson's disease and dementia. The study included over 4,600 women. Approximately half of the women had at least one ovary removed before the onset of menopause and the other half were… Read More

Generic drug manufacturers say FDA’s new approval plan falls short

As the costs of health care continues to soar, consumers are looking for ways save money. As blockbuster drugs lose their patient protection, they are being manufactured by the major generic companies like: Teva Pharmaceutical, Barr Pharmaceuticals, Mylan Laboratories, Watson Pharmaceuticals, and Novartis. In an effort to increase the number of generic drugs available to… Read More

Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Fibromyalgia pain can cause severe pain, which makes it difficult for a person with the disease to think clearly. For some, fibromyalgia pain can become so intense that it is a struggle just to get through the day. Often the worst days are referred to as fibromyalgia fog and it is advised that fibromyalgia patients prepare… Read More

Walking may stave off Parkinson’s disease

Korean researchers believe that a daily hour-long brisk walk may be able to stave off the onset of Parkinson's disease. They found that Parkinson's infected mice forced to walk delayed the loss of dopamine neurons. Although, they do not proffer empirical data to support their suggestion of a daily hour-long brisk walk to delay the onset of… Read More

Gabapentin relieves fibromyalgia pain

Research supported by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) shows that the anticonvulsant medication gabapentin can be an effective treatment for fibromyalgia as reported in an article published by Arthritis & Rheumatism, April 2007. The double-blind study of 150 (15 men, 135 women) with fibromyalgia… Read More

Memory loss in Alzheimer’s associated with loss of receptor cells

Ironically, researchers 'think' they have an understanding of how we 'think' and how memory is created. When it comes to the brain it is a matter of speculation of how our metaphorical gears work. Recent research by Duke University's Medical Center neurobiologist, Michael Ehlers, M.D., Ph.D., has filled in one more piece of the puzzle… Read More

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Heavy drinking, smoking, and bad genes increases risk of early Alzheimer’s

A new report shows that there is a link between the early onset of Alzheimer's disease and heavy smoking and drinking. Ranjan Duara, MD, Wien Center for Alzheimer's Disease, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, studied 938 people age 60 and older. All participants had been diagnosed with possible/probable Alzheimer's disease. Information of the… Read More

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