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Acupuncture superseeds massage therapy for short term relief of pain

...tients with age ranging from 18 to 85, he randomly assigned them to receive five treatments in a period of three weeks. By the end of one week it was found that the acupuncture group showed a significant improvement in pain reduction and motion compared to others. But after three months they found that there...

Meditation relieves stress

...an eight hour retreat.// The 35 people who were assigned to this course learned four different meditation techniques, yoga and other techniques for dealing with stress. After three months, their psychological distress had more than halved - bringing them into the normal range - while their physical health ...

Supplement helps cardiac surgery

...ents (all risk factors for cardiac surgery),- were assigned to either the supplement or a placebo. The supplement contained L-arginine, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and yeast. In the group which took the supplement, there were fewer post-operative infections and had better-preserved kidney function ...

Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence

...f.// In order to investigate researchers randomly assigned more than 1,800 patients to have either total mesorectal excision alone, or the surgery along with radiation given beforehand. According to Dr. Ellen Kapit and colleagues from Leiden University Medical Center in New Jersy, among patients who receiv...

Zydus Cadila and Kopran in strategic alliance

... alliance, the Mumbai-based Kopran has perpetually assigned its anti-hypertensive drug 'Aten'(Atenol) to Zydus Cadila for a consideration of Rs. 75 crores but will continue to manufacture the drug at its facility, Zydus Cadila release said here. Zydus has also entered into a seperate technology transfer agree...

Surgery a safety in senility

...ina were selected for the study.They were randomly assigned to be given either medication or revascularisation. Revascularisation involves doctors carrying out an angioplasty followed by stenting - inserting steel mesh to keep an artery open, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery to improve blood flow throu...

Stop smoking and reduce weight

...p smoking." The Pittsburgh investigators randomly assigned 219 women smokers who wanted to stop smoking, but were worried about gaining weight, to one of three smoking cessation groups. One of the groups received standard smoking cessation therapy, where weight gain was not explicitly addressed. Another grou...

Support therapy helps breast cancer patients

...ed an average// of 18 months longer. The 158 women assigned to group therapy did not live any longer than the 77 who got only medical treatmen. However, women in the therapy groups did report less pain and emotional distress -- especially if the levels were high to start with. // Dr. David Spiegel of Stanfo...

Less sodium,less pressure

... meats, fat, and cholesterol. The other group were assigned to receive one of three sodium levels in their diets: high (3300 mg per day), intermediate (2400 mg, the standard recommended amount), and low (1500 mg). The study found that the greatest blood pressure reduction occurred when the lowest sodium int...

Knowing how weight loss aids in diabetes

... at this question. Volunteers in the study will be assigned either to the Lifestyle Programme. In the Lifestyle group, they will be helped to lose at least ten per cent of their body weight through calorie reduction and taking regular exercise aiming for a 25 minute walk a day. The Education group will be off...

Staying mentally energitic prevents Alzheimer's

... museums and playing cards and checkers. They were assigned points for each activity and its frequency. Over the next few years, on average, 100 people went on to develop Alzheimer's disease. Those with higher points on the mental activity scale seemed to have a lower risk of dementia. It's an encouraging r...

Lifestyle variation can cut diabetes hazard

...blood sugar who had not yet developed diabetes was assigned to metformin - which lowers blood sugar - placebo, or lifestyle changes. In the latter subgroup, the target was a seven per cent decrease in body mass and an increase of physical activity to 150 minutes a week. All the participants were followed up...

Spirituality relieves stress

...d an eight hour retreat. The 35 people who were assigned to this course learned four different meditation techniques, yoga and other techniques for dealing with stress. After three months, their psychological distress had more than halved - bringing them into the normal range - while their physical health ...

Lyme disease is a persistent problem

... They studied 40 Lyme patients, some of whom were assigned to the antibiotic ceftriaxone while the rest took a placebo. The antibiotic group improved, relative to the controls, regarding fatigue levels - but the level of infection and cognitive problems remained. What's more, seven per cent of the patients o...

Healing a painful neck

... manipulation of the neck. In this study, doctors assigned 190 patients to receive either 40 minutes of various forms of manual therapy once per week, physical therapy consisting of 35 minutes of exercise twice per week, or regular care by a general practitioner consisting of pain relievers, counseling, and ...

Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

...ded study in which 20,000 women have been randomly assigned to Premarin or a placebo. Final results are due in 2004, but an interim analysis after four years found no difference between the HRT and placebo groups. ...

Surgery a safety in senility

...ina were selected for the study.They were randomly assigned to be given either medication or revascularisation. Revascularisation involves doctors carrying out an angioplasty followed by stenting - inserting steel mesh to keep an artery open, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery to improve blood flow throu...

A new method to help smokers quit

...to the others. An additional 700 participants were assigned a placebo. Initial assessment of the lozenge was determined by 28-day continuous abstinence from smoking at 6 weeks. Results show those on the lower dose had twice the chance of being abstinent and those on the higher dose had nearly four times the ...

Hormone therapy provides no heart benefit

...ronary heart disease and average age 60. They were assigned either estrogen plus progestin or placebo. After seven years of follow up there was no difference in the rate of heart attacks between the two groups. Moreover, those on hormone replacement were more likely to develop blood clotting problems or gall ...

Hormone Therapy applicable for Prostate Cancer

...a and Israel. In the study, the men were randomly assigned to receive either radiation therapy alone or androgen suppression given during and after radiotherapy for three years. The average follow-up period was five and a half years. Study results revealed almost three-quarters of the men who received the c...

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