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Relationship of depression and medications on incidence of falls among people with late effects of polio - Da Silva CP, Zuckerman B, Olkin R.
The purpose of this study was to determine if falls in polio survivors, with or without post-polio syndrome (PPS), are related to number of medications taken, use of anti-depressant or psychoactive medications, or self-report of depression. A survey was se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Post-polio misdiagnosed, misunderstood, survivors say
The last remaining survivors of North America's worst polio epidemic say they are living out its grim legacy — post-polio syndrome — with a medical community that doesn't know enough about the syndrome or the epidemic that caused it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

The Salk Polio Vaccine: a Medical Miracle Turns 60
The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Clinical Trials, Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease
Study found combining them boosted immune system even more than one Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity
Giving kids an extra, inactivated dose might speed up eradication efforts, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, International Health, Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Polio-Free U.S. Thanks to Vaccine Efforts
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Page: Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation improves sleep in patients with post-polio syndrome
Of the 15 million people around the world who have survived poliomyelitis, up to 80% report progressive deteriorating strength and endurance many years after infection, a condition known as post-polio syndrome (PPS). Researchers in Italy from the National Hospital for Poliomyelitis, the Policlinico G.B. De Rossi in Verona, and the University of Milan have found that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for 15 days improved sleep and fatigue symptoms in patients with PPS, suggesting this non-invasive tool may be a new therapeutic option for this condition... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Transcranial direct current stimulation improves sleep in patients with post-polio syndrome
(IOS Press) Of the 15 million people around the world who have survived poliomyelitis, up to 80 percent report progressive deteriorating strength and endurance many years after infection, a condition known as post-polio syndrome (PPS). Researchers in Italy have found that transcranial direct current stimulation for 15 days improved sleep and fatigue symptoms in patients with PPS, suggesting this non-invasive tool may be a new therapeutic option for this condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Modified Polio Virus May Help Fight Brain Tumors, Study Suggests
Treatment is harmless to normal cells but attacks cancer cells; finding is preliminary, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Cancer, Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio-Free U.S. Thanks to Vaccine Efforts
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Pages: Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome, Traveler's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news