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Too many stroke patients miss window to regain crucial functions

Too many stroke patients miss window to regain crucial functions

Too many stroke patients in Canada are not getting the rehabilitation they need to return to a healthy, active life, according to a new study which will be presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress in Vancouver. Continue reading

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed: Small trial succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed: Small trial succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders

Patient one had two years of progressive memory loss. She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got disoriented driving, and mixed up the names of her pets. Continue reading

Yoga, meditation may help train brain to help people control computers with their mind

Yoga, meditation may help train brain to help people control computers with their mind

New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation experience. The research could have major implications for treatments of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases Continue reading

Benefits, risks of yoga found for bipolar disorder

Benefits, risks of yoga found for bipolar disorder

Right now no one can say whether yoga provides clinical benefits to people with bipolar disorder, but in a new article in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice , researchers report survey responses they gathered from scores of people with the condition who practice yoga. What the collective testimony suggests is that yoga can be a substantial help, but it sometimes carries risks, too. “There is no scientific literature on hatha yoga for bipolar disorder,” said lead author Lisa Uebelacker, associate professor (research) of psychiatry and human behavior in the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a staff psychologist at Butler Hospital. Continue reading

Yoga exercise program tailored for pulmonary hypertension patients

Yoga exercise program tailored for pulmonary hypertension patients

A first-of-its-kind yoga exercise program has been developed by Henry Ford Hospital for patients living with pulmonary hypertension, a chronic lung disease that afflicts women at least two times more than men. Continue reading

No harm in yoga: But not much help for asthma sufferers, study finds

No harm in yoga: But not much help for asthma sufferers, study finds

Yoga has long been promoted as a method for improving physical and mental well-being. And although yoga is often suggested to asthma sufferers to help alleviate symptoms, a new study found little evidence that yoga will improve symptoms Continue reading

No harm in yoga: But not much help for asthma sufferers, study finds

No harm in yoga: But not much help for asthma sufferers, study finds

Yoga has long been promoted as a method for improving physical and mental well-being. Continue reading

New clinical guidelines for cancer-related fatigue

New clinical guidelines for cancer-related fatigue

Fatigue is a debilitating problem for cancer patients undergoing treatment; however, it also poses a huge detriment after treatment and can significantly affect quality of life. Approximately 30 percent of cancer patients endure persistent fatigue for several years after treatment, according to an American Society of Clinical Oncology Expert Panel co-chaired by Paul Jacobsen, Ph.D., associate center director of Population Sciences at Moffitt Cancer Center. ASCO created the panel to develop assessment, screening, and treatment guidelines for medical professionals to help patients who experience fatigue after completing primary treatment.The panel analyzed several national guidelines from the United States and Canada, and reviewed published studies about cancer-related fatigue to create the new guidelines. Continue reading

Patient-centered educational, behavioral program to reduce lymphedema risk trialed

Patient-centered educational, behavioral program to reduce lymphedema risk trialed

Viewed as one of the most unfortunate outcomes of breast cancer treatment, lymphedema is characterized by an accumulation of lymph fluid in the interstitial spaces of the affected limb, leading to chronic ipsilateral limb swelling causing psychosocial distress and physical challenges for patients. Even conservative estimates suggest that 3% of women who have had sentinel lymph node biopsy and 20% of those who have had axillary lymph node dissection may develop lymphedema a year after breast cancer surgery. Continue reading

Yoga can help keep expectant mothers stress free: First evidence found

Yoga can help keep expectant mothers stress free: First evidence found

For the first time, researchers in the UK have studied the effects of yoga on pregnant women, and found that it can reduce the risk of them developing anxiety and depression. Stress during pregnancy has been linked to premature birth, low birth weight and increased developmental and behavioural problems in the child as a toddler and adolescent, as well as later mental health problems in the mother. A high level of anxiety during pregnancy is linked with postnatal depression which in turn is associated with increased risk of developing depression later in life. Continue reading