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A prescription cream for unwanted facial hair

...is often part of hirsutism. It may be a welcome alternative for women for whom this problem is considered serious enough to warrant tweezing, waxing, or shaving at least once a week for hair removal. Vaniqa is actually not a brand new drug, but rather a new topical-use version of the older drug eflornithine...

Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief

...y physicians. Endoscopic therapy is an effective alternative to more invasive surgery or drugs, says Anthony N. Kalloo, MD, director of GI endoscopy at Hopkins and lead author of the study that appeared in the July 2000 issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. "Chronic pancreatitis, long-term inflammation of t...

Abortion Pill approved by FDA

...for over a decade and used by European women as an alternative to surgical abortion in early pregnancy. It has now been approved by FDA for sale in the USA. It will be avilable as Mifeprex. Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Inc said,"Mifepristone, or the early-abortion pill, is assignificant a techn...

Another injectable contraceptive Pill approved by FDA

...company release marketing the pill. Lunelle is an alternative to another injectable contraceptive called Depo-Provera that lasts three months. It works Like many other birth control pills as it has a combination of the hormones progestin and estrogen. The shots must be administered by a health care provider. ...

Glivec - New Hope For CMC Patients

...ter being treated with Glivec. Glivec comes as an alternative to painful bone marrow transplants and - interferon, a more toxic injectable treatment....

Prince Charles lends support to Alternative Medicine

...d a five-year research program into the effects of alternative medicine. The world is now sitting up and taking n...ed medicine. Charles, a long-standing advocate of alternative medicine, had held a 90-minute meeting with Health Secretary Alan Milburn over funding for the Found...

Alternative medicine more popular among HIV positive patients

...provements in anti AIDS therapy, complimentary and alternative medicine seem to be more attractive to the AIDS po...ents surveyed about their use of complementary and alternative therapies, 67% said they had used alternative therapies at some point to control their HIV infection...

Fight arthritic pain with acupuncture

...uncture, which is one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine, is supposed to have magical cures for those suffering from arthritis. A team led by Dr. Jeanette Ezzo, Washington, DC, and colleagues conducted a study and research on the beneficial effects of acupuncture. Acupuncture was first practiced...

Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin

...llin-like antibiotic drugs are often preferable to alternative antibiotics, Salkind noted, because they are cheaper than many other drugs and less likely to induce side effects or cause drug resistance.The best way out of this problem is to perform an on the spot skin test to check if the patient is actually hyp...

Acupuncture superseeds massage therapy for short term relief of pain

...or many practising allopathic medicine. so now the alternative forms of medicine has taken its stride. Acupuncture vs massage for treating pain has been widely debated with some practitioners. Dr. Dominik Irnich of Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich has done a study on this basis and found that when it com...

Is acupuncture safe?

...f hard evidence on the safety of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM). According to two reports, they provide one of the first serious safety assessments on acupuncture. In the first, 78 doctors and physiotherapists carrying out acupuncture agreed to record any adverse events occurring between June 1998...

Stress can make you overweight

...re diet, garins, fruits and vegetables is a better alternative and it also breaks the cycle that stimulates hunger....

Complementary and Alternative medicine

...School have looked at the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in over 2000 people. They find that...1960s. A new survey reveals that complementary and alternative medicine has always been popular, although the type of therapies used has changed over the years. /...

Alternative therapies popular with Parkinson's patients

...se are using one or more type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as vitamins, message or acupuncture. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the US have carried out a survey of more than 200 people with Parkinson's disease. Forty per cent use one or more forms of CAM - and 12 per cent use ...

Cyclosporin A Treats Leukemia Complications

...Researchers conclude cyclosporin A is an effective alternative treatment for CLL patients who suffer from these blood complications. They also report the response to this drug translates into an improved tolerance of further chemotherapy treatments....

FDA Approves Birth Control Skin Patch

...gestromin and ethinyl estradiol, designed to be an alternative to birth control pills. // The patch delivers the hormones through the skin for a 1-week period. Ortho Evra can be worn on the lower abdomen, buttocks or upper body only. Each patch should be worn continuously for 7 days, before being replaced with...

Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective

...g nearsightedness. The device is intended to be an alternative for laser operations that correct nearsightedness ...ative. This procedure offers an effective and safe alternative to corneal laser correction. The implanted lens will be more expensive than laser eye surgery....

Antidepressants-important role

... of the others, knowing there is a good chance the alternative will produce the desired improvement....

New technique to diagnose heart disease

...gnetic resonance imaging is proving to be a useful alternative to conventional methods for diagnosing heart probl...e findings suggest that MRI could well be a useful alternative to alternative methods for diagnosing heart disease. For the patient, it's good because it takes onl...

Tiotropium surpasses Ipratropium

...c obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared to alternative therapy.// Previous studies have suggested that tiotropium may be the only treatment other than smoking cessation capable of reversing the symptoms of COPD. These latest findings are further evidence of the drug’s potential for treatment of the condi...

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