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Another ray of hope for Arthritis Sufferers

Arthritis causes inflammation of a joint or joints and the surrounding tissues and affects millions of people all over the world. Anti-arthritic drugs can cause side effects and surgery can be expensive, however there is hope from a natural product liquid glucosamine and chondroi...

Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief

...al Endoscopy. "Chronic pancreatitis, long-term inflammation of the pancreas, affects up to 5% of the United States population. Caused by various factors including alcoholism, the disease creates severe and even crippling upper-abdominal and back pain. In many cases, Kalloo says, pain may be caused by elevated...

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

...id treatment, normally used to reduce swelling and inflammation following organ transplant, Eason said patients receive rabbit ATG for just two days, the first dose during the transplant itself. The study found 4 percent of steroid-free patients developed post-transplant diabetes, compared to 14 percent in the st...

Vitamin E, the latest warrior against diabetes

...so researchers showed that vitamin E curtailed the inflammation in blood vessels of diabetics. Dr. Sridevi Devaraj, Asst. Prof. of Pathology at the University of Texas, South Western Medical Centre in Dallas, a lead researcher in the study says the results are very encouraging. Though diabetes dose not have an ...

B Vitamin protects and lowers toxicity of Arthritis Drug

...system to attack the joints, which can cause pain, inflammation and joint destruction. Methotrexate is the standard drug used to treat the condition, but one third of the patients discontinue treatment early due to toxicity.// Patients taking Methotrexate are prone for their drug-related liver damage ....

Increased Heart Attack Risk From Celebrex,Vioxx

...coxib capsules) is used for relief of the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis. By effectively reducing the pain, inflammation and stiffness of arthritis, celebrex can help you through the day with activities like standing, wal...

A rare complication of bowel disease

...l link between ulcerative colitis and upper airway inflammation have been found by researchers.Ulcerative colitis ...her as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - involves inflammation of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have now revealed a hitherto une...

Vitamin C for the heart

...used by heart attack and stroke.// PAD may cause inflammation and the release of free radicals--compounds that can damage tissue and may contribute to aging and chronic conditions such as cancer and heart disease.While antioxidants such as vitamin C can "neutralize" these compounds and reduce damage, free radic...

The mouth-heart connection

...ay raise the risk of heart disease through causing inflammation of the arteries. There is mounting evidence that g.... Previous studies suggest that CRP contributes to inflammation of the coronary arteries, so encouraging the deposition of fatty plaque which narrows the vessels. I...

The mouth-heart connection

...ay raise the risk of heart disease through causing inflammation of the arteries. There is mounting evidence that g.... Previous studies suggest that CRP contributes to inflammation of the coronary arteries, so encouraging the deposition of fatty plaque which narrows the vessels. I...

Over-The-Counter Drugs May Prevent Alzheimer's

...in relievers commonly used to counter the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis also may cut the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease. In addition to their anti-inflammatory properties, the drugs seem to selectively reduce levels of a harmful protein linked to the neurodegenerative disease. The study devel...

Asthma linked to obesity

...mptoms.They suggest increased weight might lead to inflammation in the respiratory tract, which could be the key factor in inducing asthma.// Appropriate strategies for the reduction of body weight in children may contribute to a reduced incidence of asthma in childhood, says Dr.Erika at University Children's Hos...

New Way To Treat Lupus

...serious type. It is an incurable disease marked by inflammation and damage to tissue and organs throughout the body, including the joints, skin, heart, kidney and central nervous system. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, meaning the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissue. New research into lupus s...

Fight against E.coli

...few days, but complications that may arise include inflammation of the bowel, and anaemia. In some cases, kidney problems may arise....

Vaginosis increases risk of miscarriage

...chers have found.// Bacterial vaginosis, a form of inflammation of the vagina, is the most common cause of abnorma...ossible that the infection caused endometritis, an inflammation of the uterus. She said: "This could spread up into the womb, causing inflammation of the lining of ...

Asthmatics at increased risk of lung cancer

...ausing both asthma and cancer, for example chronic inflammation leading to an excess of free radicals.” Dr Paola also said there could be external environmental factors that play a role in the activation and progression of both asthma and lung cancer, particularly tobacco smoking. In conclusion, the researchers...

Infection linked with heart attack

...art disease.// This has been possible by promoting inflammation within the coronary arteries. However, the studies that have been produced, so far, have conflicting evidence. According to researchers at University of Cleavland have shown a direct association with the number of infections and artery thickening a...

Control of inflammation

Particular cell surface molecules sense runaway inflammation and tissue damage, say researchers, Michail Sitkov...njury, or reactions to one’s own tissues. Chronic inflammation is characteristic of such disorders as asthma, chronic hepatitis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Li...

Link Between Infection And Heart Disease

... reactions. Exposure to multiple infections causes inflammation of the blood vessels, which, over time, can lead to hardening of the arteries and heart disease....

FDA Approves Elidel Cream for Eczema

... to treat eczema, which fight against swelling and inflammation but often bring side effects. Novartis reports there were side effects in the drug trials, but they were mild when compared to those who received a placebo cream....

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