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Acupuncture provides relief

...cupuncture, massage or "sham" laser acupuncture (a dummy procedure to control for acupuncture). Published in the latest British Medical Journal, it found the acupuncture group had a significantly greater improvement in motion-related pain compared with massage, but surprisingly, not with the "sham" acupun...

Heart Drug has grave side effects

...ug. The study involved 949 patients given either a dummy drug or a 48-hour milrinone infusion....

Women with diabetes could benefit from HRT

...were given either estrogen and progestin HRT, or a dummy pill, and followed up for four years. It was found that in the dummy pill group, there were 98 new diagnoses of diabetes while there were only 62 in the HRT group. This ...

New and unique treatment for Psoriasis patients

...t of their bodies, and gave them either Amevive or dummy injections. They found that 40 per cent of patients on the Amevive drug saw their psoriasis symptoms cut in half, as compared to about 10 percent of placebo-treated patients. A small number of patients even saw their lesions almost vanish, for at lea...

Herb 'does not lower cholesterol'

...mg of the extract and the third group received a dummy pill. The researchers found that levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) increased in both groups taking the extract....

Babies Brains Are more Fragile

...ulies and her colleagues used an infant crash test dummy resembling a 6-week-old infant to measure the rotational forces experienced by falling babies. The dummy was equipped with sensors to measure rotational velocity and acceleration. "Traumatic brain injury ...

Extra hormone found to cut appetite by a third

... 30 percent fewer calories than they did after the dummy solution. The lean people ate 31 percent less. The PYY continued to curb their appetites for 12 hours, with the obese eating 26 percent less and the lean eating about 34 percent less, based on food diaries they kept. The PYY did not affect food cons...

Epilepsy Drug May Relieve Chronic Headaches

...cipants know who received the drug or an identical dummy substance, called a placebo. For the study researchers recruited 133 patients who had headaches at least 15 days every month that lasted more than four hours at a time. The patients were randomly selected to receive gabapentin or a placebo for six w...

Snail venom Found To Ease Pain In Cancer Victims

...catheter that delivered continuous medication or a dummy drug into fluid surrounding the spinal cord. Treatment lasted about 10 days; most patients were not hospitalized during that time. The infusions produced significant relief in patients whose pain did not respond to more conventional drugs such as m...

Epileptic Drug Found To Be Effective In Relieving Headache

...cipants know who received the drug or an identical dummy substance, called a placebo. For the study researchers recruited 133 patients who had headaches at least 15 days every month that lasted more than four hours at a time. The patients were randomly selected to receive gabapentin or a placebo for six w...

Acupuncture An Effective Treatment Option For Arthritis

...rug diclofenac (Arthrotec), and the other received dummy acupuncture plus diclofenac. After 12 weeks, the acupuncture group had a greater reduction in pain and stiffness, improved physical functioning, and an improved quality of life. Researchers conclude saying that acupuncture as a complementary therapy...

Another Use For Epilepsy Drugs

...cipants know who received the drug or an identical dummy substance, called a placebo. For the study researchers recruited 133 patients who had headaches at least 15 days every month that lasted more than four hours at a time. The patients were randomly selected to receive gabapentin or a placebo for six w...

Placebo for relief from emotions

...common experiences. Placebo treatment consists of dummy medication or intervention. This can be in the form of harmless tablets, saline water injections etc. In the new research done by the scientists of Karolinska Institute, researchers have shown that placebo treatment can effectively control the impac...

FDA Diminish Hopes On ‘Female Viagra

...e in desire reported by women taking a placebo, or dummy pill. It also boosted the number of "satisfying sexual encounters" from an average of three per month to about five. A similar finding was reported in May by researchers at Baylor Medical College. The issue has sparked a debate in the medical w...

Older People May Not Need Multivitamins To Prevent Infections

...ily multivitamin and multi-mineral supplement or a dummy (placebo) tablet for one year. During this time, participants were asked to record contacts with primary care for infection, number of days with infection and quality of life. Numbers of antibiotic prescriptions and hospital admissions were also tak...

New Blood Thinner Pill - First Potential Alternative to Warfarin in 50 years

...onths. For the next 18 months they got Exanta or a dummy pill. Recurrent clots were found in 12 patients in the Exanta group and 71 in the comparison group, a reduction of 84 percent. Major bleeding was low in both groups. Six patients died in the Exanta group and seven in the comparison, including three ...

A Cheap Device to Stop Snoring from New Zealand

...Christchurch, users say the device is like using a dummy that makes them sleep like a baby. The beauty of Robertson's invention is it costs a fraction of expensive sleep masks and can be prescribed by a doctor without the need to visit a specialist or dentist for fitting. Robertson said using the devic...

Get Into Bed And Sleep Like A Baby

... by snoring partners. The device is like using a dummy that makes the snorers sleep like a baby. It costs only a fraction of expensive sleep masks and can be prescribed by a doctor without the need to visit a specialist. It is similar to buying a new pair of shoes and getting used to them. The device i...

Negative Effects Of Sedatives

...ves for five consecutive nights with others taking dummy pills. They found that the risk of side effects such as dizziness, loss of balance, falls, and disorientation outweighed the benefits of such drugs. Although benefits from taking sedatives, such as more sound uninterrupted sleep, ease of getting t...

Dummies Serve To Reduce Chances Of SIDS

... biological. The risk of SIDS is heightened when a dummy is regularly used and stopped suddenly...

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