Tag: "improvement" at medical news
Antibiotics Helps Autism
...ted with antibiotics for an ear problem and showed improvement
of his symptoms. Researchers at present are not sure why the therapy works, they hypothesize that it may be that the symptoms of autism are caused by a neurotoxin-producing bacteria (a bacteria that inhibits the function of cells in the nervous syste...
Homeopathic preparation better than placebo in perennial allergic
... The homoeopathy group had a significant objective improvement
in nasal airflow compared with theplacebo group (m...rence 19.8 L/min). While both groups reported an improvement
in symptoms, when the researchers combined the results from this trial with those of three previous ...
Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief
...ered that 62% of the patients reported significant improvement
in their pain, with significant improvement
defined as a greater than 50% decrease in pain score...
Good sleep enhances task performance
...who were sleep deprived on the first day showed no improvement
in task performance but those who were allowed to sleep showed a substantial improvement. This type of sleep is required for memory consolidation. There are two types of sleep, slow wave sleep that predominates early and REM or Rapid Eye Movement, ...
Thakur warns doctors
...dren under the age of six. While there was slight improvement
in the sex ratio for the past decade, the ratio had considerably declined for the age group of zero to six. The over-all sex ratio has increased from 927 women per 1000 men in the 1990 to 933 women per 1000 men now. But, the ratio for the index six ...
Acupuncture superseeds massage therapy for short term relief of pain
...nd that the acupuncture group showed a significant improvement
in pain reduction and motion compared to others. But after three 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...
Iron supplementation for a common side effect
...ee it had virtually disappeared. There was no such improvement
in the placebo group. The researchers say that iron decreases levels of nitric oxide, a hormone that is known to irritate the lungs. It is very difficult to state that iron should be recommended to patients on ACE inhibitors who are troubled by ...
Chaste plant a boon
...the women who took it had a 50 per cent or greater improvement
in the symptoms of premenstrual symptoms. Agnus castus (Vitex agnus castus) is a small tree native to southern Europe and western Asia. It has been used for ailments including haemorrhage, fevers and headaches, treating irregular periods and restor...
Acupuncture provides relief
... the acupuncture group had a significantly greater improvement
in motion-related pain compared with massage, but surprisingly, not with the "sham" acupuncture group. However, after three months follow-up, there were no significant differences in mobility and pain between the groups. A related commentary in the...
Wishes of unspoken patients
...less satisfied with their physicians and find less improvement
in their symptoms. A doctor need not tell a patien...In these cases, the patients also experienced less improvement
in their symptoms and felt less satisfied with their physician than those who were able to express t...
Gene therapy restores sight
...e that the researchers have shown such a degree of improvement
in sight - a several fold increase." However, Dr Stone told ABC Science Online that applying this work to humans would not be immediate nor straightforward."In the dog, LCA shows a slow progression and so the researchers were able to work with adult...
Cannabis for pain
...uce high-quality pain relief, symptom control, and improvement
in the quality of life, without significant side e...ipants' pain levels monitored. Asked to rate their improvement
in pain relief on a scale from one to 10, the majority rated it at "between 9 and 10". Without thei...
Dopamine helps stroke survivors
...r this time, the patients on levodopa had a larger improvement
in their motor function. Then the drug was stopped and physiotherapy alone continued for another three weeks. At the end of this time, recovery of motor function was still better in the levodopa group. Another recent trial has suggested that amphe...
Heat therapy relieves back pain
...ivered with needlepoint accuracy leads to dramatic improvement
of a certain common type of lower back pain. Heat ... around 75 per cent. They also reported a dramatic improvement
in their quality of life....
Resurface your skin
...kes just 15 minutes and you might expect a visible improvement
after three to five treatments spaced out over about four weeks. You do need to protect your new skin from the sun thereafter, with sunscreen. If you are careful about this, the results of resurfacing your skin will last for at least four years....
Collagen improves voice quality in Parkinsonism
... For 8 of the 10 patients, the procedure led to an improvement
in voice quality that lasted for at least two months. In the other cases, the disease was probably too advanced for the injection to make a difference. The surgeons think the new procedure, which does not require a general anaesthetic, is very promis...
Sex life enhanced by cycling
...provement. The benefits of exercise relate to an improvement
in circulation - for medical tests showed an improvement
in the functioning of the men's arteries and increased blood flow. Further study will show if you ca...
Night borns' risk
...ritish Medical Journal, revealed there had been no improvement
over the past two decades. It also found the consequences for preterm births were more serious - a problem which became worse in the 1990s. Between 1990 and 1995, there was a 60% increase in the risk of mortality related to asphyxia in preterm infa...
Cure for sleepless nights
...who were treated with behavioural therapy noted an improvement
in their sleep patterns, compared with 46.5% of those on temazepam. The behavioural therapy involved weekly therapy sessions lasting 90 minutes.Patients were told, for example, to stop using their bed for activities such as eating or reading and si...
New treatment for depression
...tudy found that patients who did not show signs of improvement
in the early trials had reported a reduction in symptoms later on....
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