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Acupuncture superseeds massage therapy for short term relief of pain

...e months they found that there were no significant differences among the study groups which employed acupuncture or massage therapy. Hence they concluded that acupuncture to be effective for short term gains and not for long. Irnich told that massage and acupuncture both have local effects but acupuncture seems...

One...just one cigarette can spoil the heart function.

...as found that , in the cigarette group, there were differences in several measures of heart blood flow, but no changes were noted in the second group, before or after chewing nicotine gum. In conclusion, immediately after smoking a single cigarette, LV diastolic function, as measured by Doppler echo, significan...

Big and Bright

...at smaller babies tend to have lower IQs.While the differences are too small to have any practical significance t...ut only 2.8 points in girls. The authors say differences in IQ of this size are trivial and of no clinical importance to individual children.But since seven ...

Link between Constipation and Parkinson's Disease

...h. The researchers accounted for the effects that differences such as age, diet and lifestyle could have on bowel functioning and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Robert felt that this had no effect in the results and that the strong tie between bowel movement frequency and the risk of Parkinson's disease remained....

Acupuncture provides relief

... three months follow-up, there were no significant differences in mobility and pain between the groups. A related commentary in the journal points out that laser acupuncture was a good choice of control when the trial was designed because the patient undergoing treatment still thinks of themselves as receiving...

What we can learn from dogs?

...edicine involves the study of the similarities and differences in disease patterns in different mammals - and it ...ion if you are over 35). This has highlighted some differences between kidney function in dogs and humans that may lead to a better understanding of high blood pre...

Genetics and cholesterol levels

...ical twins, who have the same genetic make-up, the differences in dietary intake accounted for differences in cholesterol levels. But their cholesterol levels were more similar than among pairs of non-identi...

Genesis of SUPAC

...es, wet granulation effects, and compression press differences have been analysed for their role in scale-up process. The difficulties observed during scale-up of liquid formulations (sterilisation process) and for suppositories, which are quite dependent upon suppository making machines were also enumerated. ...

Sequencing of the Plague

...same population. These recombinations could mean differences in virulence in a single batch of plague, they note. That could also mean that the bacteria - or bioweapons developers - have the genes at their disposal for new and potentially vexatious strains of disease....

Avoid stress to have strong babies

...a reader in perinatal psychobiology, said the size differences recorded were small - around 12%. But she said research had indicated that even small variations could have a potentially serious impact on health in later life. Small babies are more likely to develop coronary heart disease, diabetes and depressio...

The phenomenon of sexual attraction

...in their saliva increased. There were also fewer differences in perceptions about attractiveness between the men when they were under the influence of the chemical messengers. Professor Grammer said: "The most amazing thing is that the attractive women lose and what they lose the others gain. "This is part of ...

Allergies are related to mothers' menses

... this finding is not clear. "It is possible that differences in the maternal oestrogen environment, represented by varying age at menarche, could programme the immune system of the fetus." Although there is a suspicion that hormone levels are key to this, there was no association between the age that the girl ...

Breakfast improves memory

...est carried out 10 minutes later. An hour later, differences between the nutrient content were seen - those taking in the carbohydrate did best, followed by those whose calories came from fat. Given that complex carbohydrates have other health benefits, the study suggests that a bowl of whole grain cereal, fru...

Research of Ritalin

...ldren with ADD and ADHD, after taking into account differences in metabolism between mice and humans. The researchers found Ritalin increased the activity of a gene called c-fos in the striatum, a part of the brain involved in movement and motivation. "These data do suggest that there are effects of Ritalin on ...

Constipation can be a cause

...ement per day. The researchers took into account differences between the men in terms of age, coffee smoking, laxative use and intake of fruit, vegetables and grains.Dr Abbott said: "Adjustments for those factors made no change in the results - the strong tie between bowel movement frequency and the risk of Pa...

Choose the correct hypertensive drug

...escribe.Recent trials show that there are striking differences between these drugs when it comes to reducing the risk of complications of high blood pressure - stroke, heart attack and heart failure. For instance, angiotension converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are more effective than other drugs in reducing th...

Variation in breast cancer

...archer based in Chicago, USA, reveals that dietary differences might explain the geographical variation in breast cancer. Rates are high where the proportion of daily calories from animal products are high. And where vegetable products contribute relatively more to the diet, the rates of cancer tend to be lower....

Women's strong sense of smell

... than men." "A new study showed that although sex differences in olfactory superiority are not found in middle age and beyond (50-87 years), personality and semantic memory were found to be better predictors of odour identification, even when sex, age and education were taken into account." The tests were ori...

Comprehension of taste receptor

... on different parts of the tongue. There are small differences in sensation, which can be cadenced with highly specific instruments, but all taste buds can respond to all types of taste, said Professor Laing. The US researchers are working on the premise that taste is based on different combinations of receptor...

Heart bypass-mental decline link

...s mental decline than heart-lung patients, but the differences became negligible a year after surgery. Many doctors believe the machine can dislodge tiny bits of fatty plaque from diseased arteries, or cause tiny blood clots or air bubbles to flow to the brain and cause strokes or other brain damage. Researcher...

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