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Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?

... have been identified as having a possible role in alleviating heart disease. They are believed to do so by reducing the level of an amino acid called Homocysteine , which has been implicated as the culprit, increasing clot formation in blood vessels. Ongoing research is however to confirm the claim. Scienti...

Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation

...eposits in arteries and also plays a major role in alleviating pain in many patients. Researchers from the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine in Fairfield, Iowa, conducted the study along with others from Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles and the University of California, Los Angel...

Dopamine helps stroke survivors

...ew trial suggests that levodopa is also helpful in alleviating stroke-induced disability. // Researchers at the Bad Aibling Neurological Hospital in Germany gave levodopa or placebo for three weeks to 53 patients paralysed after a stroke. They also received physiotherapy. After this time, the patients on levod...

Tamoxifen does not adversely affect the brain

...xifen does not damage the brains of elderly women, alleviating fears of a neurotoxic effect of such treatment, recent study has revealed. According to researchers, tamoxifen has a similar effect on the brain to oestrogen, which has been linked with potentially neuroprotective action //against cognitive decline. ...

New breast cancer drug appears encouraging

...ggests that giving oxygen at home is a good way of alleviating the problems linked with lung disease....

The advantages of oxygen therapy

...ggests that giving oxygen at home is a good way of alleviating the problems linked with lung disease....

Enhanced Gene Therapy Outcomes Following Latest Revolution And Refinement

...enes will cure the basic defect rather than merely alleviating its damage. Getting sufficient amount of the normal gene to use in the treatment was not a stumbling block. Hundreds of human genes have been cloned by recombinant DNA techniques. The major problem is however putting the normal DNA into cells of the...

Radiology advance points way to non-invasive brain cancer treatment

...asive treatments and that offer greater promise of alleviating the disease. The therapy, called Gadolinium Synchrotron Stereotactic Radiotherapy (GdSSR), requires a gadolinium compound to find tumor cells and penetrate them, down to their nuclei, while sparing the normal brain. Then, the patient's head is irra...

Pain in the back? Try Acupressure

... study shows that acupressure is more effective in alleviating low back pain than physical therapy in terms of pain scores, functional status, and disability," the scientists said. This study on lower back pain is published in the British Medical Journal. Acupressure was also found to be useful to relieve pai...

Bird Flu Pandemic Study: Clerical & Support Staff May Stay At Home

...ective bird flu preparedness programs, targeted at alleviating bird flu fear. Employees further need to be aware of what would be expected of them, not ignoring concerns about safety of themselves and their families. The results of this important study have been published in the online version of BMC Public He...

Ethiopia Escapes Bird Flu Threat

...ng messages about the much dreaded bird flu and in alleviating associated fear among the public. The precautionary measures to be followed in the event of a bird flu outbreak are being telecast. With such strengthened bird flu surveillance measures, the outbreak of a bird flu epidemic in Ethiopia is very unlik...

Melatonin Can Help Nighttime Workers Sleep

...ttle doubt about the effectiveness of melatonin in alleviating sleep disturbances when attempting to sleep at the wrong time of day, at least under laboratory conditions,” continued co-author Derk-Jan Dijk, now Director of the Surrey Sleep Research Centre, Surrey, England.Czeisler concluded: “Melatonin enabled t...

Small Naps are Beneficial for Doctors to Overcome Fatigue

... for their patients. 'This is a proven method of alleviating fatigue in industries that combine high intensity with long shifts,' said study director Vineet Arora, M.D., instructor of medicine at the University of Chicago, 'yet is has been neglected by the one industry that studies sleep. The researchers st...

Mild Sadness Provokes Depressive Thinking in Some Recovered Patients

...ticle. Management of depression usually focuses on alleviating symptoms rather than reducing the risk for recurrence or identifying patients who might relapse after successful treatment. Previous studies have found that some patients who have recovered from depression still show cognitive processes—patterns in t...

Definite Connection Between Receptor Levels and Cocaine Abuse Reveals PET Imaging

...easing levels of D2 receptors may have promise for alleviating drug addition," the researchers write. The study suggested that increasing D2 receptors might be done "pharmacologically" or by improving environmental factors, such as reducing stress. But, the study notes, "at present there are no clinically effe...

It may be possible to switch off acute pain

... simply switching off. // Most prior attempts at alleviating chronic pain have focused on the "second order" neurons in the spinal cord that relay pain messages to the brain. It's difficult to inhibit the activity of these neurons with drugs, though, because the drugs need to overcome the blood-brain barrier. ...

TV Cartoons More Effective in Alleviating Pain In Children

...at cartoons are twice as effective as mothers// in alleviating pain felt by children during medical procedures, such as having a blood sample taken. In the study, Carlo Belliene and his team from Le Scatte Clinic divided 69 children, aged between 7 and 12, into three groups at random. One group of kids starte...

Cancer Patients Find Relief from Excruciating Pain with Novel Technique

... in Pune, India, which holds a lot of promise// in alleviating extreme pain, during advanced stages of cancer. The Para Vertebral Neurolytic block, which is a concoction of anaesthetic and absolute alcohol, is capable of relieving pain when injected into the para vertebral space. This works by blocking the ner...

Allergy Drugs More Harmful Than Helpful for Chronic Ear Inflammation

...found.// The drugs are no better than placebo in alleviating symptoms or avoiding complications of OME and expose children to a significant risk of drug-related side effects. "This review finds no benefit for any of the short- or long-term outcomes, including resolution of the fluid, hearing problems or the ...

Spices in curries spruce up aging minds

...in lab experiments but have had limited success in alleviating cognitive decline in patients with mild-to-moderate dementia. In the study conducted by Dr. Tze-Pin Ng and his team three groups were studied to correlate the effect of intake of curries among three groups of elderly people between the ages of 60 an...

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