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Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients' Lives

... life means killing the patient. People should not fear that taking morphine for pain need shorten life, and any doctor with such a worry about one of their patients should seek specialist palliative care advice," he added. Sykes and his co-author Andrew Thorns found no difference in the frequency or ty...

New antibiotic already developing resistance

...rt standard treatments. Without new drugs, experts fear some bacterial infections will become untreatable. Before 1989, no US hospitals had experienced vancomycin-resistant E. faecium infections. By 1993, however, more than 10% of these infections acquired in hospitals were resistant to treatment. Linezo...

“Don’t fear long haul flights!” Vascular surgeon tells travelrs

... can be fatal to many people. Dr. Scurr says this fear is unfounded and that people are just over reacting.He says that clot formation can also occur if a person spends long hours in front of the computer. Basically when a person spends hours without any activity, in a seated position, there is a lot of...

The World Bank funds private Hospital in India

...n Mumbai, India, a move which some health agencies fear sets a precedent for using development assistance for projects that will mainly benefit the rich. The bank has given the government of Maharashtra state an International Development Association loan of $134m (89m), of which 5% will be used to build ...

Stay young the Chinese way

Humans no longer have to fear of losing the battle against senility since a group of Chinese scientists announced recently that they have created a highly effective drug to retard the aging process. Li Changling, a Beijing University professor, who led the team of scientists, ...

Quality of life after cancer

...d. 40 of the 200 patients in the survey admitted a fear that their cancer would recur - although 140 were not concerned about this. A quarter did not reveal information about their sex life but, of those that did, well over half said it was the same or better than before the illness....

The feel of pain

...icipation" regions is known to trigger feelings of fear or anxiety as well as other mood changes, said the team's head researcher Dr Alexander Ploghaus. And unfortunately the anxious feelings can make the painful sensations that follow feel worse. But the new research might help in the screening of anti-...

Quit Smoking

...may insist that they "enjoy" their habit and don't fear the health consequences, don't believe them. Since smoking involves powerful physiological and psychological addictions, quitting is very difficult, and without help only a minority succeed. Even smoking cessation courses, nicotine gum and patches, w...

Stop smoking and reduce weight

... this disparity is attributable to women's greater fear of gaining a lot of weight if they quit, " says NIDA Director Dr. Alan I. Leshner. "It would be an important clinical advance if we find a way to successfully address those concerns, making it easier for more women to stop smoking." The Pittsburgh i...

Fright could be more harmful

The fear of biological weapons such as anthrax may be more ...ht to be deployed. "The general level of malaise, fear and anxiety may remain high for years, exacerbating pre-existing psychiatric disorders and further h...

Suicide risk in panic disorder

...de, or attempt it. The overall level of anxiety, a fear of having a panic attack, a dread of certain sensations - like palpitations - and the fear of losing one's sanity are clearly linked to suicide risk. Of course depression is also a potent ris...

Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine

...st, they could be signs of flu. These days, people fear the symptoms could mean anthrax. That is one reason they are willing to wait in hours-long lines to get a shot of influenza vaccine this year: They want to avoid both the flu and anthrax panic. "We're getting a tremendous amount of calls and a tremen...

A need for new stem cell lines

...cultured with animal cells and serum" creating the fear that pathogens in mice or cows could be transmitted to humans if the stem cells are used for therapeutic applications. Another problem is that patient's immune system may attack the newly introduced stem cells. One way of sidestepping the problem is...

Almost a death experience

...e who had NDEs were more likely to have lost their fear of death - surely a benefit - and to believe in an afterlife. The same was true eight years on. But there is still no medical explanation for the NDE....

Nervous disorder being treated

... resume work activities, or remain upright without fear of falling.Dr Marinos said IVIg could be a more practical way of treating SPS than the current medication, diazepam....

Sex safe for strokes

...sex as many times// as they like without having to fear their risk of having a stroke, according to research. Professor Shah Ebrahim, who led the University of Bristol team, said men should be livened by the research, which digresses fears that there is a link between sex and strokes. The team based it...

New treatment for muscle spasms

... resume work activities, or remain upright without fear of falling. Dr Dalakas said IVIg could be a more practical way of treating SPS than the current medication, diazepam....

Problematic Use of smallpox vaccine

...anta and the other in Russia. Bioterrorism experts fear that criminals could have illicit supplies of smallpox virus that could be used as a weapon of mass destruction. All the factors should be taken into account, including the benefits of a mass immunization campaign, eliminating the threat of smallpox...

Inspiring positive life changes

...d by smoking it does encourage people to quit for fear they may be harming themselves. Other factors that are useful to know are whether you have high cholesterol or a genetic susceptibility to cancer. These were also found to lead to positive changes in behaviour. However, the researchers point out th...

Drug Firm Offers to Donate Smallpox Vaccine

...om the planet more than 2 decades ago, but experts fear it could resurface in a biowarfare attack. The U.S. Health and Human Service Secretary Tommy Thompson said that initial tests were promising of the vaccine held in storage by Drug firm, Aventis Pasteur since 1973, when the United States stopped its ...

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