Tag: life

Effects of depression on quality of life improvement after endoscopic sinus...

Alexandria, VA -- Depression is a common problem in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and negatively impacts patients' symptom burden, ability to function, and quality of life (QOL), according to new research published in the March 2011 i...

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can affect quality of life

New Rochelle, NY, February 25, 2011 -- Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), an inflammatory disorder of the thyroid, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, but a study has suggested that even when thyroid function is normal, HT may increase sympt...

Most ‘locked-in syndrome’ patients say they are happy

Most "locked-in syndrome" patients say they are happy, and many of the factors reported by those who say they are unhappy can be improved, suggest the results of the largest survey of its kind, published in the launch issue of the new online journal...

A glass half full

The key to dealing with some of the challenges life throws at us - including pain, suffering, illness, grief and loss - is to truly appreciate the positive aspects of our life, and not simply focus on the negative. It is important to acknowledge th...

Whole fresh blood for transfusions may have a longer shelf life...

In a finding that may potentially improve survival from war injuries and disasters, laboratory researchers report that refrigerated whole blood may have a shelf life well beyond the current standard of 24 to 48 hours. "We have found that whole blo...

Study says, with counseling and education, there is life after bankruptcy

URBANA -- Although declaring bankruptcy was once thought to be a desperate, when-all-else-fails solution, in this new millennium of economic uncertainty, it has become a common option for people who are in deep debt. The question is, can they lear...

Babies and toddlers can suffer mental illness, seldom get treatment

WASHINGTON -- Infants and toddlers can suffer serious mental health disorders, yet they are unlikely to receive treatment that could prevent lasting developmental problems, according to research published by the American Psychological Association....

Stresses of unemployed spouse can hurt job performance of other spouse,...

Ignoring the stresses of an unemployed spouse's job search does not bode well for the employed spouse's job productivity or home life, says a University of Colorado Boulder professor. Associate Professor Maw-Der Foo of CU-Boulder's Leeds Scho...

Bone-anchored hearing aids appear beneficial for hearing-impaired children

Bone-anchored hearing aids appear helpful in improving hearing and quality of life in children with hearing loss in one or both ears, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/...

Reprogrammed stem cells hit a roadblock

It's a discordant note in the symphony of good news that usually accompanies stem cell research announcements. Stem cells hold enormous promise in regenerative medicine, thanks to their ability to regenerate diseased or damaged tissues. They have ma...

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