(Medical Xpress) -- Cachexia, a syndrome characterized by rapid weight loss and muscle deterioration, is a major cause of death among patients suffering from diseases like cancer, AIDS and chronic infection. ...
Medical research Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Nutritional supplements are often associated with athletes and body builders, but a University of Kansas professor is conducting a research project to determine whether they are in fact, effective and if they might be able ...
Other May 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A team of Japanese researchers will reveal study results Monday at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting that show how acupuncture therapy mitigates skeletal muscle loss and holds promise for those seeking improved mobility ...
Medical research Apr 23, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- A team of American scientists and researchers flew to the Mount Everest region on Friday to set up a laboratory at the base of the world's highest mountain to study the effects of high altitude on ...
Medical research Apr 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
It's a natural laboratory for studying heart disease, lung problems, muscle loss, sleeping disorders and new medical technologies. It's also the highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest's extreme altitude puts climbers ...
Sleep apnea Mar 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Permanent disconnection between nerves and muscles may be the reason behind progressive loss of muscle mass and function in elderly people, Perth-based researchers have found.
Medical research Feb 24, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Loss of bone density leads to brittle bones that fracture easily. It is a major complication of spinal cord injury (SCI), which affects about 250,000 Americans every year.
Health Feb 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
University of Illinois researchers determined that an adult stem cell present in muscle is responsive to exercise, a discovery that may provide a link between exercise and muscle health. The findings could lead to new therapeutic ...
Medical research Feb 06, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(AP) -- Federal regulators on Monday approved a pill that treats the most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma.
Medications Jan 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The prominent US journal Science on Thursday retracted a 2009 report linking a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome after it was disproved by researchers earlier this year.
Medical research Dec 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A team of scientists from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and CellThera, a private company located in WPI's Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, have regenerated functional muscle tissue in mice, opening the door ...
Medical research Nov 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 2 |
A panel of federal medical specialists has unanimously voted that a drug for Parkinson's disease from Teva Pharmaceuticals has not been shown to slow progress of the debilitating neurological disease.
Medications Oct 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
It's not how old but how frail patients are that can predict how well they will fare after a melanoma diagnosis. In fact, young patients in poor health may have worse outcomes than older patients in good shape.
Cancer Aug 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(AP) -- Baby boomers say their biggest health fear is cancer. Given their waistlines, heart disease and diabetes should be atop that list, too. Boomers are more obese than other generations, a new poll finds, ...
Health Jul 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Excessive noise is not the only thing that causes damage to hearing. In many cases, genetic factors are responsible for the loss of hearing at a young age. Researchers at the Max Planck ...
Genetics May 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |