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The Cancer Rumour mill working over time

... is taken for fact. People are scared to use under arm deo-sprays, shampoos, floor cleaners, cell-phones, microwave ovens, and electrical blankets when they read stories attributed to phony medical journals listing these products as potential cancer causers. However, medical experts are concerned that p...

Prince Charles lends support to Alternative Medicine

...d research in this field has come as a shot in the arm for these crusaders of integrated medicine. Charles, a long-standing advocate of alternative medicine, had held a 90-minute meeting with Health Secretary Alan Milburn over funding for the Foundation for Integrated Medicine, founded by the prince in ...

Wake-up call for peripheral artery disease

...ay of easing the pain and fatigue in their leg and arm muscles....

Armpit odour enhances mood

...ughout this period, a gauze pad strapped under the arm absorbed any odour they produced. Then more than 300 university students sampled smells taken at random, filling in before and after questionnaires designed to test their mood. People who had inhaled the samples taken from the armpits of old ladies r...

Zinc may enhance growth in Young sickle cell patients

...creases in height, sitting height, knee height and arm circumference than their peers in the comparison group. For example, children in the zinc group grew an average 0.66 cm more in height than did their peers during the study period. Furthermore, among a subgroup of children who were initially identifi...

Hope for tinnitus sufferers

...t part of the brain which represents the amputated arm or leg. Researchers successfully treated amputees by asking them to identify the position and frequency of non-painful electric shocks applied to their amputated stumps. The corresponding brain areas were stimulated by the treatment, which led to gr...

No explanation on schizophrenia gene

...e link between schizophrenia and genes on the long arm of chromosome 1.// The researchers scoured the chromosome in more than 1,900 patients before reaching this conclusion."Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric disorder," said co-author Dr Ann Pulver of Hopkins University. "It can't be explained by ei...

Exercise for patients with cancer

...se with a TheraBand. Ironically, researchers found arm strength improved the most in patients in the aerobic exercise group, not the resistance group. The steepest decline in bone mineral density was seen in the control group, while the aerobic exercisers maintained bone mineral density. The resistance g...

Lymphedema patients can benefit form exercise

...udy results indicated that there was no changes in arm circumference or arm volume as a result of the exercise program. They also found that the exercise regimen resulted in sl...

Whiplash injury causes persistent

...plash injury had pain in the neck, head, shoulder, arm and even lower back which persisted for up to a year. In the study of the two groups, pain in the ankle injury group declined rapidly, more or less disappearing after a month while in the whiplash injury group patients were still in pain a year on, t...

Low-dose Growth Hormone (GH) with diet and exercise may help weight loss

...the protocol. After 6 months, subjects in the GH arm had lost about 5 pounds and the shed pounds did no...t lose any muscle mass. Weight loss in the control arm was not significant. Changes in body fat in the GH arm correlated with normalization of IGF-I levels...

Painkilling Patch As Effective As Intravenous Delivery Systems

...es. // The patch is affixed to the patient's upper arm or chest after surgery. Both the patch and some intravenous delivery systems allow the patient to self-medicate by pressing a button, according to a company-funded study. Manufacturers say the patch is able to deliver a potent pain reliever through...

Better Care Required for Breast Cancer Survivors

...half of them had physical complaints that included arm problems and fatigue. It was seen that the age of respondents also made a significant difference. Seventy-one percent of women younger than age 50 reported far greater problems than the older patients. Researchers say lower energy levels of younger...

The Key To Prevention Of Heart Disease In Adults

...e that leads to heart attacks and stroke -- in the arm and neck arteries of kids. Even though the children had not yet entered puberty, their test results were similar to those normally found in “a 45-year-old adult who had been smoking for more than 10 years.” The average age of the kids was about 10 ye...

How Safe Are Your Cosmetics ?

...rts of the body. The dermatitis might spread up an arm or the whole face or the eyelids might be involved. Depending on how strong an allergen you're dealing with, you may get an allergic eczema, which is an itchy rash. The allergic reaction just gets worse and worse until the person stops using the prod...

Blocking Pain Found To Slow Down The Healing Process

...les and tendons that surround the top of the upper arm bone and hold it to the shoulder joint. The research involved 180 rats that received acute rotator cuff repair surgery. One-third of the rats were treated with indomethacin (Indocin), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. Another 60 rats were ...

Improving Fertility In Patients With Cervical Cancer

...emoved an ovary and transplanted it into the upper arm to preserve hormonal function in women undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. Researchers say the new technique does not require developing a donor site with an implant over several months Instead it uses a donor site that is easily accessible t...

Old Drugs Safe To Use In Cancer Treatment ?

...e drug also had better results on tests to measure arm muscle bulk. Few side effects were seen in patients taking thalidomide. Overall survival did not differ between the two groups, but it is believed these findings suggest thalidomide holds promise as a treatment for severe weight loss that is common ...

Freedom From Nagging Pricks For Diabetic Kids ?

... wore the device on their forearm, ankle, or upper arm for two 15-hour daytime and two 15-hour nighttime periods each week for three months. In parallel, they also underwent periodic finger prick monitoring using their home blood glucose monitor. Promising results were found out at the end of the study....

Study reveals that it is easy for people to learn from watching others learn

...ions by observing others. The study used a robot arm to show how to perform complex mechanical tasks to a group of people. When the video of this learning process was shown to a group, they learned to do the same action in less time than the people in the video. Moreover people who learned the same mec...

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