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Painkillers may protect against Alzheimer's disease

...racteristic of the degenerative brain disease that afflicts millions of people worldwide. Etminan stressed that although the results are encouraging and could provide clues for the development of new drugs for Alzheimer's disease, people should not take an NSAID to prevent the illness because more research is...

Viagra Also Found To Be Effective For Treatment of Lung Diseases

...onary hypertension, a rare but deadly disease that afflicts mainly women. Results of a clinical trial in India, showed that Viagra increased the ability of patients to exercise by about 40 percent. The authors said that was greater than the effect seen with other drugs in different trials. Although the tria...

Treating Latent Herpes With Licorice

...ized by tumors under the skin’s surface that often afflicts people with HIV and AIDS. Results of the study showed that GA killed the cells in which the latent virus was living by targeting key proteins involved in the latency. The treatment worked without causing toxic effects to the tissue. Though many new ...

Short Stature Can Be Treated With A New, Non-Growth Hormone In Future

...o not respond well to the treatment. Primary IGFD afflicts an estimated 30,000 children evaluated for short stature in the United States. A child with short stature is defined as being shorter than 97.5 percent of all children the same age and gender. If untreated, primary IGFD may lead, in children and adu...

Active Lifestyle Helps To Slowdown Illness In Alzheimer's Patients

A cure for Alzheimer's disease which afflicts hundreds of elderly people may be a long way off, but continuing social interaction and activity can keep patients mentally agile and slow the crippling illness, say experts.// "Not many know that Alzheimer's is a disease and not a normal process of...

Protection against Alzheimer’s could be as simple as drinking green te

...a progressive disorder that causes memory loss and afflicts millions globally. The work is still in an experimental phase and would need substantial evidence to be applied to human beings. The experiment was carried out in special experimental animals developed for the study by genetic methods. Mice injected...

Reversibility of symptoms of depression using CPAP in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

...nds. The problem is twice as common in men, and it afflicts more than 12 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Sleep apnea is usually treated by wearing a mask or using a specially designed nasal device that delivers air under slight pressure, keeping the airway open so that the p...

Cafe Established To Overcome Winter Blues

... a period of twenty minutes. The condition also afflicts about 14 million Americans. The condition disappears at the end of winter. The milder form of the SAD is called the winter blues. The American Psychiatric Association has revealed that the season is expected to last till end February 2006. The condit...

Malaysia : Fear of HFMD Disease Leads To Closure Of 500 Kindergarten Schools

...s no connection to the foot-and-mouth disease that afflicts cattle, sheep and swine. The HFMD statistics in Malaysia has it that in 2001, 13 cases of the disease was reported, while in 2005, four children died of the disease. In 1997, an outbreak had killed 13....

New Antibiotic For Faster Relief From Asthma

...ed, says a study. Asthma, a chronic ailment that afflicts millions around the world, causes inflammation of the airways, or bronchi, and affects the way air enters and leaves the lungs, thereby disrupting breathing. During an asthmatic attack, the airways of a patient become narrow, making it difficult to...

Parasitic Worms Could Be Used To Treat Bowel Disease

...pworm, or Trichuris suis, which is a parasite that afflicts pigs. Early studies have shown that giving humans a concoction of whipworm eggs and Gatorade is very effective in treating inflammatory bowel disease. Mansfield and colleagues are using some of the NIH funding to develop an animal model to test the ...

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Cured By Parasitic Worms

...pworm, or Trichuris suis, which is a parasite that afflicts pigs. Early studies have shown that giving humans a concoction of whipworm eggs and Gatorade is very effective in treating inflammatory bowel disease. Mansfield and colleagues are using some of the NIH funding to develop an animal model to test the...

Effect of ADHD Drugs on the Brain - Study Finds

... existing drugs do.' A behavioral disorder that afflicts both children and adults, ADHD is marked by hyperactivity, impulsivity and an inability to concentrate. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 2 million children in the U.S. suffer from the condition, with between 30 to 70 percent of ...

Antioxidants Could Halt Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

...which is transmitted by tick parasites. It usually afflicts otherwise healthy adults and children who are bitten by wood ticks or dog ticks. The illness can become life threatening if left untreated, and spotted fever can be difficult for physicians to diagnose because the earliest signs mimic less-serious vi...

Stubborn Ulcerative Colitis Responds to Arthritis Drug

...y used when other medications fail. The disease afflicts an estimated 600,000 Americans, and occurs when ulcers form in the rectum and colon, leading to frequent diarrhea and bleeding. According to Higgins, the causes of ulcerative colitis aren’t clear, but they may have something to do with an interacti...

With an aim to cure stuttering

...atrist of University of California//. Stuttering afflicts an estimated 3 million Americans. Dr. Gerald Maguire of the UC-Irvine, who stuttered as a child, is supporting the Indevus Pharmaceuticals in the effort to find a cure. The largest clinical trial of a drug for stuttering gave hopeful results, accordi...

US, India Firms Develop New Cure for Black Fever

...e than currently approved VL therapies. Since VL afflicts many people in remote villages and regions that lack a strong healthcare infrastructure, OneWorld Health will initiate a Phase IV pilot access programme in Bihar to facilitate the introduction of Paromomycin IM Injection in these settings. To support...

Flu vaccine for pregnant women

...roved the risk to be very less. In the U.K., flu afflicts nearly 10-15% of the population and claims several thousand lives. Professor John Oxford, a virologist at Queen Mary College School of Medicine, London, said: "It's a big initiative. We know women in pregnancy are more vulnerable and are at extra ris...

Severity of heart failure in elderly can be measured with a seven-point system

...ow aggressive to be with therapy.' Heart failure afflicts about 5 million people in the United States, hospitalizing more than a million patients each year. The incidence of heart failure increases with age, and with people 65 and older becoming the fastest growing segment of the population, the personal an...

The Holy Grail of Diabetes Management

...ncreas. Also called as juvenile-onset diabetes, it afflicts nearly 10-15% of people suffering the disease. Type 2 diabetes is rather infamous and a common form of diabetes, affecting 85-90% of all people with the disease. Also called as late-onset diabetes, it is typified by insulin resistance and comparat...

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