Archive for April, 2008

Combination of 2 implanted nerve stimulators dramatically reduces back pain, leg pain for those who have had poor results from back surgery. Help is on the way for patients who have undergone back surgery but who continue to suffer from chronic pain in their backs and legs, thanks to a novel technology pioneered by two […]

Infectious Diseases Society – New findings show a link between vitamin and micronutrient supplementation and reduced risk of recurrence during tuberculosis chemotherapy, especially in HIV-infected patients, according to a study published in the June 1, 2008 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. Nutritional assessment and support in tuberculosis therapy, once common […]

Temple University – Parents of children with autism are increasingly turning to sensory integration treatment to help their children deal with the disorder, and they’re seeing good results. In 2007, 71 percent of parents who pursued alternatives to traditional treatment used sensory integration methods, and 91 percent found these methods helpful. A new study from […]

UT Health Science Center – How do mercury emissions affect pregnant mothers, the unborn and toddlers? Do the level of emissions impact autism rates? Does it matter whether a mercury-emitting source is 10 miles away from families versus 20 miles? Is the risk of autism greater for children who live closer to the pollution source? […]

Do you know if you are likely to have obstructive sleep apnea? A team of anesthesiologist researchers has developed a quick, cheap and highly accurate scoring system to identify surgical patients who may have the potentially life-threatening condition of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The STOP questionnaire is a self-administered screening tool consisting of four simple […]

UNC.edu – Sixty-five percent of American women between the ages of 25 and 45 report having disordered eating behaviors, according to the results of a new survey by SELF Magazine in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An additional 10 percent of women report symptoms consistent with eating disorders such as […]