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Total knee replacement dramatically improves patient’s condition


February 17th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) More than 90 percent of people who have undergone total knee replacement (TKR) experience dramatic reduction in knee pain and a marked improvement in the ability to perform ... Read more...

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New research looks at getting stroke patients back on the feet


February 13th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study has found that structured and progressive treadmill walking and exercise programs for strength and balance yield similar results for patients one year after having stroke.The ... Read more...

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‘Difficult’ patients ‘more likely to report worse symptoms’


January 27th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that 'difficult' patient-clinician encounters have a negative impact on patients' health outcomes in the short-term.Sheri Hinchey from the Tripler Army Medical Centre in ... Read more...

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Asthma medication may help multiple sclerosis patients


September 14th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Albuterol, a compound commonly used to treat asthma and other respiratory diseases, may benefit patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic ... Read more...

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Active older adults enjoy longer lives, better functional status


September 15th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): Older adults who remain physically active, or begin exercising, have increased likelihood of having a longer life and a lower risk of disability, suggests a report.Dr. Jochanan Stessman ... Read more...

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Exercise benefits people with rheumatoid arthritis


June 12th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, who go for supervised exercise programme, might experience beneficial effects on functional status and physical function, reduced need for daily corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory intake ... Read more...

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Peripheral arterial disease of legs often ignored in heart disease patients


April 29th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study has found that peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs, in which the arteries become blocked with plaque and blood supply to the legs is ... Read more...

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Diseased leg arteries may trigger heart attack, stroke


April 29th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (IANS) Early detection of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can help prevent the loss of lower limbs and possibly heart attack or stroke. PAD is a condition in which ... Read more...

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Women more likely to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis than men


January 14th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Women are likely to suffer more from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than men, according to a new study.The research team led by Tuulikki Sokka from the Jyvaskyla Central ... Read more...

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Women more vulnerable to rheumatoid arthritis


January 14th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Women appear to be more vulnerable to rheumatoid arthritis than men, according to the latest research.Tuulikki Sokka from the Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Finland, along with members of the ... Read more...

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Influenza shots do not lower death risk


August 30th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Influenza shots might protect against flu but it does not lower the overall mortality risk in the elderly, suggests a new study led by an Indian origin ... Read more...

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Subtle nervous system abnormalities may predict death risk in elderly


June 24th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): According to a new study, subtle but clinically detectable neurological abnormalities, such as reduced reflexes and an unstable posture, may be associated with the risk of death ... Read more...

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Depression may increase cognitive decline in older people


November 14th, 2007 - 1:53 am ICT by admin
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