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New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients

.... One was the immunotherapy group who received the injections the other group was the placebo group which received placebo injection whenever the other group received the vaccine. When compared after the two-year period the difference was startling. While the symptoms came down by 49% in the group, which recei...

New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients

.... One was the immunotherapy group who received the injections the other group was the placebo group which received placebo injection whenever the other group received the vaccine. When compared after the two-year period the difference was startling. While the symptoms came down by 49% in the group, which rece...

Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin

...n upset stomach three days after taking penicillin injections then it is very unlikely to be a drug hypersensitivity reaction. The eruptions could be due to the underlying disease itself for which penicillin was prescribed or could be because of an unrelated coincidental cause. So the next time someone says th...

Male contraceptive in trial

...tact.// Professor Chater says he is confident the injections will not impair long-term fertility.Trial participants will receive the injections for up to 18 months, with the trials to be extended to India and China if the results are successful...

Cement injections linked to osteoporosis

Spinal injections of an acrylic cement mend fractures linked to osteoporosis without the need for surgery. Researchers at the University of California have been looking at the effect of a new treatment for vertebral fractures in 90 elderly patients with osteoporosis. ...

Higher Risk of Asthma in children with autoimmune disease

...estroyed, making it necessary for a person to take injections of the blood-sugar-regulating hormone. Kero and colleagues found that 25% of children with celiac disease had asthma, compared with about 3% of children without celiac disease. While 10% of children with rheumatoid arthritis also had asthma, only 3%...

Syphilis uncovered

...risk of HIV infection.Syphilis can be treated with injections of penicillin or other antibiotics. In addition, the disease is difficult to diagnose and often repeated blood tests are needed.Until now scientists have been unable to keep Treponema pallidum, the bacterium which causes syphilis, alive in the labor...

Treating eye pain eases migraine

...aging, revealed that they had trochleitis. Steroid injections reduced the inflammation and this produced relief ...ine symptoms. The researchers believe that steroid injections might be considered for people with other headaches that are accompanied by eye pain. Possibilities ...

Ginseng aids Diabetes

...ically engineered to have type 2 diabetes received injections of the substance daily for 10 days. They were then...ons. Researchers found the mice that received the injections had significantly improved results on standard tests to measure diabetes severity. These mice also l...

Migraine relieved by deadly toxin

...by researchers to relieve chronic headaches. Botox injections help people whose migraine or chronic daily headac...t does have some benign uses for instance,// botox injections are often used to smooth out wrinkles in cosmetic surgery. Now researchers at the Hokins of Universi...

Toxin injections support stroke associated spasticity

Researchers have found that injections of botulinum toxin eases hand spasticity among stroke survivors. Spasticity in the limbs is a common after effect of stroke, and it causes much disability,// because it interferes with activities like getting dressed and eating. Previous research has...

Gel assists head and neck cancer

...d directly into the tumor. Other patients received injections of a placebo gel. Tumors were injected up to six times per week over eight weeks. Tumors responded in nearly 35 percent of the patients who received the cisplatin/epinephrine gel while 20 percent had complete responses. There was only a 5 percent r...

Cell transplants for stroke

...function in brain-damaged rats. Animals were given injections of the cells, which came from healthy human volunteers. Compared to controls that either did not receive cells, or which received skin cells, those animals that were injected with stromal cells showed improvement. They gained in both motor and sens...

Multiple organ disease cured by genes

... replace the standard treatment - which is to give injections of the missing enzyme. The therapy could also be used to treat other lysosomal storage diseases....

Nasal sprays used for other ailments!

...sal sprays are an ideal alternative when pills and injections aren't a practical option and will be welcomed by the many people who hate to have a needle stuck in them....

Hepatitis shots is promising

...w years.The experimental treatment includes weekly injections of Pegasys,a long acting form of interferon called pegylated interferon.It could be approved for U.S sale next month.A similar drug was also lauched last year and both of which are given with daily antiviral pilscalled ribavirin....

New therapy improves quality of life for cancer

...niversity of Sussex. Some of the patients received injections of the drug, some a placebo injection. After their course of treatment, those on the epoetin alfa had significant improvements in their energy levels, ability to do everyday tasks and in their overall quality of life. There are already drugs that can...

New fertility drug development techniques by Organon

...aboration. This longer active life will mean fewer injections for the infertile patient, making the treatment less difficult// and more patient-friendly. The company indicated that a long-acting form of the genetically-produced fertility drug, Puregon(rFSH), has moved into the dose-finding phase of its developm...

Hyaluronan supplementation therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

... called synovial fluid. Hyaluronan supplementation injections are being given to humans since 1987, after the th...College of Rheumatology recommends intra-articular injections of hyaluronan for the treatment of pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. This is an alter...

New lung cancer vaccine on the anvil

...ke a T-cell alerting chemical signal. Patients got injections of this vaccine once or twice a week. Lead researcher Dranoff said that this is the first time a vaccine has been developed against lung cancer and the phase I study showed positive results. The patient specific vaccine produced very minor reactions...

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