Archive for May, 2008

Conservative, early treatment with light compression sleeve prevents more serious lymphedema cases . – A recent study shows that pre-operative assessments of patients with breast cancer by physical therapists allow for early diagnosis and successful treatment of lymphedema. The NIH-sponsored study was published in the journal Cancer (April 25, 2008). The authors demonstrated the […]

Intermittent hypoxia training for 20 days minimizes harmful nitric oxide formation, reduces heart attack damage . Researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX have demonstrated that, contrary to prevailing dogma, hypoxia can be remarkably beneficial to the heart. These discoveries, to be reported in the June 2008 issue of […] – A Dalhousie professor who has been researching cancer-fighting agents from natural sources has been named to the Atlantic Region’s first endowed chair for breast cancer research. David Hoskin, professor in the Departments of Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University, says new preventative and treatment strategies for breast cancer provide reasons for […] – New guidelines of care for the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have been released by the American Academy of Dermatology. An estimated 6-7 million Americans are affected by psoriasis, and the presence of psoriatic arthritis in the general U.S. population has been estimated to affect between 300,000 and 750,000 individuals. Published in […] – Researchers who reported earlier this year that salsalate – an inexpensive, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug – might prevent type 2 diabetes are now reporting that the drug may also lower blood glucose and be beneficial for diabetics. The paper, which appears in the May 2008 issue of the journal Clinical and Translational Science (CTS), […] – Children with autism and ADHD may soon get anxiety relief from a novel “deep-pressure” vest developed by Brian Mullen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The vest, which can also be used for adults with mental illness, delivers a “portable hug” called deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS). “People with developmental disorders and mental […]