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Acupuncture May Help Chemotherapy Side Effects

...g with commonly used medications may help ease the distressing and disabling side effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer patients, if researchers at National Institute of Health (NIH) are to be believed. According to Dr. Joannieshen MD, MPH, research associate at NIH, electro-acupuncture was more effective ...

New drug may stop alopecia

...hair loss due to chemotherapy, which is one of the distressing side effects of the treatment of cancer. The pharmaceutical company Glaxo Wellcome has formulated a gel which which contains a drug known as GW8510, helped to prevent hair loss// in rats subjected to chemotherapy. Lead researcher Stephen Davis said ...

Helping Cancer Patients Fight Fatigue

Fatigue is the most frequent and distressing problem related to cancer and its treatment. Fatigue interferes with everyday living and has profound // effects on a patient’s ability to function in usual roles and activities for months or years. New research finds energy conservation and activity...

Meditation may reduce stress and help you live longer

...ovascular disease//. A new study has revealed that distressing can happen through transcendental meditation programs that can lead to prevention and control of these diseases. For population over 55 years of age, those who live the extreme stressful life, interventions in the form of meditation may have long-te...

Breastfeeding Lowers Maternal Stress

... time findings had suggested that breastfeeding is distressing for the mothers as well. Researchers feel that this is good for the mothers as such mothers will be able to concentrate more on their children and have more energy levels to do their other work as well without getting tired or fatigued. Researchers ...

And now its super mice for longer memory

...ening a possibility of helping people forget their distressing past. “This study has given us a new insight into the molecular processes that govern memory and learning in the brain,” said Isabelle Mansuy, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. This breakthrough provides a number of exci...

Breakthrough in cancer therapy

...nt side effect of cancer therapy and is often very distressing for patients at a vulnerable time in their lives.// Currently, there is no effective way to stop this type of hair loss. The only way doctors can attempt to minimise hair loss is to fit patients with a skull cap to cool the scalp, minimising blood f...

Depression May Be A Risk Factor For Cancer Initiation

The diagnosis of cancer is one of life’s most distressing events, bringing in its wake the possibility of depression, which is an understandable, and normal, reaction to the disease, but could have grave consequences. Because of // such an association, depression has been considered to have an impact not on...

Abortion Does Not Increase Risk Of Depression In Women

...between a large family and depression. While any distressing life event has the potential to affect an individual person's mental health, this study supports earlier research that abortion, as opposed to bringing to term an unwanted pregnancy, does not increase the risk of later depression. Dr Michael Jarmul...

British man 'Recovered from HIV'

...nt from the trust said: "We regret this has been a distressing time for Stimpson and are happy to discuss any aspect of his care with him. This is a rare and complex case. When we became aware of his HIV negative test results, we offered him further tests to help us investigate and find an explanation for the d...

Organ Scandals Compensation And The Aftermath

...he bereaved families in what has been a profoundly distressing experience for them."That case led to Dick van Vel...recurrences of such incidents It is profoundly distressing that in a country like the UK if such scandals breaking at regular intervals less said about the de...

High Stress Levels Linked To Female Mortality

...r worthlessness were considered as psychologically distressing factors. This was found to be an important predictor in determining the mortality of women aged 65 years or older. More than 2,400 senior citizens were included in the study. The effect of psychological distress was significant even when other fact...

Teenager Shows Signs Of Recovery after Receiving Massive Dose of Radiation

...s. This treatment though a simple one will be very distressing for the patient. Prof James also said that the treatment may prevent the possibility of future brain damage. This treatment was very useful against certain deteriorating eye conditions. But this has certain constrains and cannot be guaranteed. He h...

Tinnitus: a problem which is still ambiguous

... and work lives. She also says that it can be very distressing and isolating. But the good news is that there are things that one can do to help manage the condition. Patients with tinnitus can visit a GP in the hospital of ear, nose and throat department. There is currently no cure, but there are many ways to...

Gene That Causes Dry Skin, Identified

...or those suffering from this condition. It is very distressing and life became very stressful. It requires a constant regime of moisturizing and washing. Now this study is of great help for these patients....

Rare Sexual Syndrome In Women Calls For More Research

... condition can lead to embarrassment and extremely distressing for someone who suffers from the condition. It can...erves continued research, not only because it is a distressing and perplexing condition, but also because ... treatment may lead to greater understanding of other ...

Health Targets To Treat Cancer Patients Unlikely To Be Met

...ally felt frustrated and he said that he knows how distressing it would be for people to have to wait longer for the required treatment. Shona Robison, the SNP's health spokeswoman, said cancer patients were being let down by the Scottish Executive. While stating that it was right on the minister to have apolo...

Increased Rates of Heart Problems Due To Fear of losing one's Job

... other factors also play an important role in such distressing situations. ...

Britons Are Bloating!

... will be obese within the next four// years. The distressing projection that has been published by the Department of Health, earlier in the week, states that by 2010, more than 14 million adults and children would get very dangerously fat, and on all probabilities, put their health at risk. The report stated t...

Biobank gets a go-ahead for the world’s biggest medical research

...he world with vital insights into some of the most distressing diseases of middle and old age," principal investi...he world with vital insights into some of the most distressing diseases of middle and old age." Professor Colin Blakemore, MRC chief executive, said the project...

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