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Surgery-Rigged pulley helps patients

According to Dr. John Poll, curing a laborious birth defect that left Alyssa Parente a sunken nose and hugely bulging eyes, sliced apart all the bones of her face but didn't re-join them before sewing her up.// Instead, 10-year-old Alyssa got a promising alternative to grueling bone g...

Gene Therapy could treat Impotence

...on rats to determine the effectiveness of genes in curing impotence. The cavernous nerves were injured in the rats to mimic the damage that can occur when men undergo prostate-removal. Doctors injected harmless, modified herpes virus to deliver proteins known as neurotrophic factors into the penis and the a...

Life After Testicular Cancer

...We're both saving the patient's life because we're curing him of his cancer, and we're giving him the opportunity to create new life in the future," they say....

Genetic Pills A Future Thought

...ake as a pill. Gene therapy holds the promise of curing diseases such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis or Parkinson's disease by replacing damaged or missing genes. Most approaches have used some kind of genetically modified virus to carry the DNA into the cell. But safety issues have been raised about that a...

Hay fever may be cured by self-hypnosis

...s believe that hypnosis may be a powerful tool for curing allergic reactions. 79 patients of an average age of 34 yrs with moderate to sever allergic rhinitis from grass or pollen were taken in the study. All these people have been sufferers of hay fever for more than two years. Random parallel group was us...

Married men fare better after surgery in prostrate cancer treatment

...heir psychological well being can go a long way in curing their physical ailments. The researchers had looked at the life after surgery for men belonging to the low socio-economic group and taken their answers to test for mental health, spirituality, stress created by urinary dysfunction and adverse affect...

Need for anti-fungal treatment for asthma

...fungal treatment have a major chance of success in curing asthmatic patients without any serious side effects. Anti fungal drug itraconazole may not only help in treating asthma, but it can also help patients who suffer from cystic fibrosis and chronic sinusitis, with nasal polyps. The study is currently g...

World’s First Nerve Stem Cells Produced

...ard said: "This is incredibly exciting in terms of curing disease.”We may be able to create the disease in a dish. If we do that, we'll be able to better understand the disease and also to test drugs." But he said the more immediate use for the artificially-created cells is to test out the effectiveness of ...

Researchers Question The Effectiveness Of Homeopathic Remedies

...entional] medicine by preventing, alleviating, and curing disease ever more effectively.” In an accompanying editorial of The Lancet comments: “It is the attitudes of patients and providers that engender alternative-therapy seeking behaviors which create a greater threat to conventional care—and patients’ ...

Early treatment of stuttering can help children

...ore the children join school, can go a long way in curing the condition. The research report on the said topic came out in the latest // edition of BMJ. About 5% of children begin to stutter, usually in the third and fourth years of life. The consensus is that early intervention in the preschool years is n...

Drinking, Smoking And Unhealthy Food Linked To Mouth Cancer In Young People

...arly symptoms of cancer which could be helpful for curing mouth cancer. As it was thought that older people are the one who are most probable to get mouth cancer, due to life style change in food, smoking and drinking young people are more vulnerable to mouth cancer; women are as equal to men in developme...

Dental health neglected by over 60 % of Indians

...50% of Indians are unconcerned about preventing or curing dental problems. They don’t seem to be displaying interest unless there is an acute necessity. The follow-up rates are also significantly lower. The survey also revealed that nearly 24 per cent of consumers suffered from toothache in the past one ye...

Rural India shows apathy towards dental problems: Survey

...more than half are unconcerned about preventing or curing the same. During the last year 24 percent who used toothpaste suffered from a toothache and only 35 percent out of these had taken remedial measures. “Research has shown that dental diseases can best be prevented through early detection and primary p...

Eating together has both psychological and health impacts

...e world’s longest health study and quite useful in curing the problem of teenage obesity. // In the words of lead researcher, Dr Abdullah Al Mamun from UQ's School of Population Health, “regular family meals could reduce snacking and make for healthier food and social habits.” The novel finding of the stud...

Child specific HIV drugs and laboratory tests should be developed

...oviral drugs with optimum drug concentration// for curing HIV in children’s living in African countries. The charity has also urged the scientists to develop more sensitive and affordable laboratory tests for detecting the virus antibodies in the blood of babies affected with AIDS. There is a need to deve...

Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia Using Gene Therapy.

...e laboratory stage and will be of great success in curing the disorder. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disease affecting 80,000 people in the US alone. The Red Blood Cells (RBCs) become lose there normal disk shape and become sickle shaped. Due to this abnormality there is hindrance in the movement of...

Helicobacter pylori effectively killed by Sodium nitrite

...rite, a common chemical that is widely used in the curing of lunch meat, sausages and bacon. The bacteria is present in the form of Achilles heel in a formidable mucoid form in cystic fibrosis patients and the new study as found that the bacterium can be effectively killed by Sodium nitrite. Cystic fibro...

Abbott Receives CE Mark Certification

... inflammatory diseases. Antibiotics are capable of curing both the strains of the disease. Abbott has an alliance with the Celera Diagnostics in Europe through which the test will be made available. Tests are being conducted to detect the hepatitis B virus and HIV/AIDS also through the Abbott m2000 system....

Mood Stabilizing drugs for Bipolar disorder

...ptoms and may offer better treatment in completely curing the symptoms and still a lot of research as to be done on the mechanism of these drugs on controlling the symptoms of this manic depressive illness. MRI scans are helpful in diagnosing the brain action and ventral prefrontal cortex which is responsib...

FDA approves CLARINEX-D 12 HOUR for seasonal allergic rhinitis

...ears of age. The drug has been found effective in curing persons with nasal and non-nasal symptoms occurring due to seasonal allergic rhinitis. Two clinical studies in 1,248 patients have found that the drug CLARINEX-D is found to be more effective in controlling allergic symptoms than the drug psueoephed...

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