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Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief

Many more patients with chronic pancreatitis can safely turn to a minimally invasive operation for long-term pain relief, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University physicians. Endoscopic therapy is an effective alternative to more invasive surgery or drugs, says Anthon...

Drug May Make Breathing Easier for Millions

...owing of the airways. It encompasses emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In tests involving 500 people who had suffered from COPD for more than a decade, the drug appeared to be safer and better at improving breathing and at reducing infections and hospital visits than the best current treatment, researchers s...

Glivec - New Hope For CMC Patients

For those unlucky to be afflicted by the deadly chronic myeloid leukemia (CMC) and their near and dear ones, there's some good news. One of the deadliest forms of leukemia - commonly called 'blood cancer' - kills thousands across the globe. Chronic myeloid leukemia was one of the deadliest killers ar...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

...ever a recent study conducted in Austria says that chronic infections can predispose to heart problems. This ...will enable us to be aware of the complications of chronic infections, which we normally tend to brush aside. Some lifestyle modifications like stopping smokin...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

...ever a recent study conducted in Austria says that chronic infections can predispose to heart problems. This ...will enable us to be aware of the complications of chronic infections, which we normally tend to brush aside. Some lifestyle modifications like stopping smokin...

Spirituality helps lessen arthritic pain

... who use religion or spirituality to cope with the chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis can reduce their pain...is says, "One might expect that people coping with chronic illness or chronic pain might find it difficult to maintain a positive outlook or feel connected to ...

Nearly all asthma deaths preventable

...ple die due to the disease every year. Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease, often linked with allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing. The Asian study sponsored by international pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, invol...

Fight arthritic pain with acupuncture

Arthritic pain is one of the worst types of chronic pain. Many people are immobilized and crippled because of this painful condition. But now there’s good news for the long-suffering arthritic patients. Acupuncture, which is one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine, is supposed to have m...

Paracetamol May Cause Live Damage Warns Consumer Education and Research Centre

...000’ which is been promoted as a pain reliever for chronic conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatic arthritis. Recent studies by Dr Eliam Lee of the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Centre, has documented that 38% of acute live failure cases in 22 hospitals in the United States were associated ...

Special proteins to fight TB identified

... mice. But this mutant form of TB did not cause a chronic infection unlike ordinary TB bacteria. It is possible that high levels of heat-shock proteins block the TVB bacterium's ability to infect cells, but another explanation is that the presence of extra heat-shock proteins sends a warning to the immune ...

TIZANIDINE - New solution to chronic headache

... to be one of the unfortunates suffering from this chronic migraine, then there is a reason to celebrate. Yes, the drug used to treat muscle spasms may provide new hope for millions of people who suffer from frequent headaches. American scientists in World Congress of Neurology told that tizanidine, can cut...

Analgesic abuse - cause for chronic headache in children

...etamol) etc., is now identified to be the cause of chronic headache in children. A team of Israeli researchers who treated 26 adolescents, found that the average number of tablets taken by each patient was 28 each week, with 16 using pain medication daily. They stopped all the analgesic medications and foun...

Acupuncture superseeds massage therapy for short term relief of pain

...tudy on this basis and found that when it comes to chronic neck pain, acupuncture works better than massage in the short term. In his research which included 177 patients 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 i...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...cause cancer. It is given as an oral treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Other molecular-targ...ancer,but the disease progresses slowly. In the chronic phase, bone marrow transplantation is the only known cure. But there are many problems and side effe...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...cause cancer. It is given as an oral treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Other molecular-targ...ancer,but the disease progresses slowly. In the chronic phase, bone marrow transplantation is the only known cure. But there are many problems and side effe...

TELITHROMYCIN - the proven effective new drug for cap

... treatment of CAP, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (ABECB), and acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS) and is marketed by Aventis Pharma....

Moderate Use of Analgesics - Not Associated With Kidney Dysfunction

...nflammatory drugs(NSAIDs) may increase the risk of chronic kidney problems in healthy patients. Researches at Women's hospital in Boston analyzed the use of these pain relievers among 11,032 men with no history of kidney problems. They compared analgesic use to measured creatitine levels and creatitine clea...

Ear infection- a new treatment

...al experts have successfully treated children with chronic ear infection – ironically by infecting them with bacteria.Naturally occurring bacteria, such as alpha steptococci,protect the body from such infections. However children who get a lot of ear infections have been found to have a lower than normal amo...

Osteoporosis in men

...ifetime. Fractures due to osteoporosis can lead to chronic pain, loss of independence and, in the case of hip fractures, can be life-threatening. In people age 65 and older, 80 percent of hip fractures in men can be attributed to osteoporosis. Of those men who suffer a hip fracture, one-third will die within...

Meditation relieves stress

...new study a meditation programme helps people with chronic illness.Researchers at the Centre for Integrative ...spital in Carolina, USA, offered 104 patients with chronic illness a meditation programme. This went on for eight weeks. The patients, who suffered from condi...

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