Volume 8 Issue 141
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 21-May-2006 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 22-May-2006

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Early occupational exposure can affect lungs later

Occupational exposure to lung irritants early in a young worker's career can result in increased doctor visits for lung problems in later years, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 21st. more  

Surgical plugs in ear's bone stops strange form of severe dizziness

Rapid, uncontrollable eye movements that swish and thump as the eyes roll and blink. Bones that creak as the body moves. Sudden dizziness, loss of balance. Falling down after a loud noise, such as the sound of your own voice, a cough or even laughter. These are hallmarks of a debilitating and relatively rare syndrome known as superior canal dehiscence that has stumped clinicians for a long time. more

Marijuana-derived drug suppresses bladder pain in animal models

IP 751, a potent synthetic analog of a metabolite of THC--the principal active ingredient of marijuana--effectively suppresses pain in hypersensitive bladder disorders such as interstitial cystitis (IC), according to animal model study results presented today at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association. more  

Anxiety common in elderly, yet often undiagnosed and undertreated

Anxiety may be the most common mental disorder experienced by older adults, affecting one in 10 people over the age of 60. As many as 7 percent of people in this age group have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a disorder characterized by uncontrollable worries about everyday things. Despite its prevalence, anxiety remains one of the most undiagnosed and undertreated conditions in this population. more

Understanding Prostate Changes 

To screen, or not to screen: that is the question. Whether men should get tested for prostate cancer when they have no symptoms is a long-running debate within the medical community. more

Treating restless legs syndrome  

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a medical condition characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs, including burning, tugging, and tightening, and feels "like insects crawling inside the legs," according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). more

Combined effects of air transport, intubation leads to increased rate of vocal cord paralysis of military burn victims

Intubation and decreased barometric pressures encountered during high altitude transport may lead to an increased rate of vocal cord paralysis of military burn victims. This is a finding of a retrospective study conducted by otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons at the Brook Army Medical Center in Texas. more

 

Anxiety may be the most common mental disorder experienced by older adults, affecting one in 10 people over the age of 60.