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The Case For Sauna Bathing Is Stronger Than Ever
A new research review has plenty of good news for people who love a good sauna session: Studies overwhelmingly suggest that the relaxing habit is also a healthy one. A paper published Wednesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings gathered existing findings on Finnish sauna bathing, the practice of spending time in relatively dry rooms heated to between 80 and 100 degrees, interspersed with periods of cooling. The results were culled from more than 70 studies published up through February 2018. Overall, the research suggests that “sauna bathing, an activity used for the purposes of pleasure, wellness, and relaxation, is linked...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Cold weather warning: THESE three serious conditions are more likely in winter
WINTER weather often comes with an outbreak of common colds and flu, but the season can also increase risk of stroke, asthma attacks and seasonal affective disorder.
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safety and efficacy of incobotulinumtoxinA doses up to 800 U in limb spasticity: The TOWER study
Conclusion: Escalating incobotulinumtoxinA doses (400 U up to 800 U) did not compromise safety or tolerability, enabled treatment in a greater number of muscles/spasticity patterns, and was associated with increased treatment efficacy, improved muscle tone, and goal attainment. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01603459. Classification of evidence: This study provides Class IV evidence that, for patients with limb spasticity, escalating incobotulinumtoxinA doses (400 U up to 800 U) increases treatment efficacy without compromising safety or tolerability.
Source: Neurology - April 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Wissel, J., Bensmail, D., Ferreira, J. J., Molteni, F., Satkunam, L., Moraleda, S., Rekand, T., McGuire, J., Scheschonka, A., Flatau-Baque, B., Simon, O., Rochford, E. T. J., Dressler, D., Simpson, D. M., On behalf of the TOWER study investigators Tags: Botulinum toxin, All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke, All Rehabilitation, Patient safety ARTICLE Source Type: research

Intensive speech and language therapy in patients with chronic aphasia after stroke: a randomised, open-label, blinded-endpoint, controlled trial in a health-care setting
This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT01540383. Results We randomly assigned 158 patients between April 1, 2012, and May 31, 2014. The modified intention-to-treat population comprised 156 patients (78 per group). Verbal communication was significantly improved from baseline to after intensive speech and language treatment (mean difference 2·61 points [SD 4·94]; 95% CI 1·49 to 3·72), but not from baseline to after treatment deferral (−0·03 points [4·04]; −0·94 to 0·88; between-group difference Cohen's d 0·58; p=0·0004). Eight patients had adverse events during therapy or treatment deferra...
Source: The Lancet - March 2, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Turmeric: Nature ’s Miracle Root for Disease
My friends Lelir and Westi in Bali don’t like to go to doctors. Nature is their pharmacy. You see, Lelir is a Balian. That means “herbal healer.” And Westi’s plantation is bursting with healing plants.  But one plant stands out above all the others. Lelir uses it to make a daily immune-boosting elixir as well as an anti-aging facial scrub. Balians use it as an antibiotic and for liver support. They boil it with milk and sugar to treat the common cold and allergies. Rural doctors make it into a paste with lime to ease sore joints. They make drinks to treat fevers and stomach pain. They mix it wi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 20, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Source Type: news

Probable Nootropic-induced Psychiatric Adverse Effects: A Series of Four Cases
Conclusion Healthcare providers in general, and specifically those in the mental health and substance abuse fields, should keep in mind that nootropic use is an under recognized and evolving problem. Nootropic use should be considered in cases where there are sudden or unexplained exacerbations of psychiatric symptoms in patients who have been stable and medication adherent. It is also important to remember that most nootropics are not detected on standard drug toxicology screening tests. We have very little clinical information on how nootropics may interact with psychotropics (or other medications) and potentially cause ...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - December 1, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: ICN Online Editor Tags: Case Series and Literature Review Current Issue Mental Disorders Psychiatry Psychopharmacology Substance Use Disorders Ampakines Armodafinil brain enhancer Cerebrolysin Citicoline cognitive enhancer homeopathic medicine natural r Source Type: research

Madison Small And The Threat Of Bacterial Meningitis
Eighteen-year old high school student Madison Small of Ashburn, Virginia is dead after a swift and unexpected bacterial infection, reported ABC News. Small, an accomplished softball player, complained of a headache on the evening of Monday, Apr. 6 and was taken to the hospital, according to local news station WJLA in the video above. She died the next morning. On April 13, health investigators announced that she had died of bacterial meningitis, but said that her case was not part of a wider outbreak in the community. Bacterial meningitis is rare but severe. The infection, which can be caused by several different strai...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A common cold is no stroke of luck: Risk for cerebral ischemia in children
Chronic and acute (minor) infections or inflammatory conditions are associated with an increased risk for cerebral ischemic stroke in adults.1–3 Stroke etiology is different in children, is probably multifactorial, and may be elusive. Minor infections are common in children and lead to similar systemic and especially prothrombotic changes as in adults. Because conventional vascular risk factors are less prevalent in children, inflammatory conditions may be more relevant contributors to stroke risk in children. However, data on the association of inflammation and pediatric stroke are scarce. In this issue of Neurology...
Source: Neurology - September 1, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Marquardt, L. Tags: Childhood stroke, All Infections, Pediatric stroke; see Cerebrovascular Disease/ Childhood stroke EDITORIALS Source Type: research

Intracerebral Hemorrhage Associated with Oral Phenylephrine Use: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Conclusions: It is scientifically plausible that phenylephrine may cause strokes, consistent with the pharmacologic properties and adverse event profiles of similar amphetamine-like sympathomimetics. As RCVS has been well described in association with over-the-counter sympathomimetics, a likely, although not definitive, causal relationship between phenylephrine and ICH is proposed.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - August 25, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Brian E. Tark, Steven R. Messe, Clotilde Balucani, Steven R. Levine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Common Cold, Stroke
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news