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Epileptic Seizures Can Be Duec to Heart Problem

...iagnosed with epilepsy who did not respond well to medication or had symptoms unusual for the disorder. They fou...art and circulation problems could be treated with medication or a pacemaker....

New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking

... University of Toronto in Canada it was found that medication called methoxsalen ( this is currently used to treat skin disorders) may help addicts who wish to give up smoking. Nicotine replacement, in the form of a patch or gum, to keep the level of nicotine in blood up without smoking is currently used to ...

What happens when Medications go wrong?

...s revealed that in many instances about a third of medication errors that result in a patient being harmed are i...s heparin and warfarin — were most often linked to medication errors during the study period. During the tenure of a for...

New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients

...improving the quality of life and has also reduced medication requirements in these patients. These and other fi... years dramatically reduced the breathlessness and medication requirements of these long suffering hapless patients. These researchers studied two groups of pati...

New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients

...improving the quality of life and has also reduced medication requirements in these patients. These and other fi... years dramatically reduced the breathlessness and medication requirements of these long suffering hapless patients. These researchers studied two groups of pat...

Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap

...rgument is that counseling and close monitoring of medication is equally important, at least in the developing world, where treatment for many AIDS patients is still only a dream. But for the hapless HIV positive victims this news will surely bring some cheer that there is still some chance left. There still i...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

...n therapy add that this is not substitute for pain medication but a way to enhance pain control....

Analgesic abuse - cause for chronic headache in children

... each patient was 28 each week, with 16 using pain medication daily. They stopped all the analgesic medications and found that the headache symptoms decreased after 2 months.Inspite of the fact the exact roll of these analgesics was not known, it is proposed that these analgesics suppress the intrinsic effect o...

Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws BAYCOL - A Drug Associated With 50 Deaths

...onsult their physicians about switching to another medication to control their cholesterol agents. Pharmacies will be instructed to return the product to the manufacturer for a refund. FDA announced that Bayer Pharmaceutical Division is voluntarily withdrawing Baycol from the U.S. market. Patients who are taki...

Uncontrolled blood pressure

...n.// Of this group, only 23 per cent were taking medication that effectively controlled the condition. Those aged over 65 were less likely to either be aware of hypertension or to be doing something about it. Surprisingly,these people did have health insurance and did see their doctor quite regularly - so lac...

Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking

...ts "Smoquit" (buproprion 150mg tabs) recently. The medication in Smoquit has been used for over a decade as an a...for more deaths than TB and HIV put together. The medication in Smoquit, buproprion, blocks nicotinic receptors so as to prevent the reuptake of neurotransmitter...

Genetics and cholesterol levels

...cholesterol down by diet alone - they usually need medication too. Left untreated, FH often leads to early development of heart disease. But there are probably many other genes involved in the way the body handles cholesterol. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh in the US have just completed the first...

Surgery a safety in senility

...rtery.Results indicated that those who were put on medication were twice as likely to have a major adverse cardi...udy.They were randomly assigned to be given either medication or revascularisation. Revascularisation involves doctors carrying out an angioplasty followed by ste...

No allergy at all !

...o-thirds of the patients were on the wrong kind of medication to start with," Szeinbach said. This led to other problems, such as an increased use of anti-depressants. People with allergies or allergy-like symptoms tend to use antidepressants at a higher rate. Allergy symptoms mimic the symptoms of other up...

New Drug ALT-711 decreases blood vessel stiffness

...A) scientists and others. The finding suggests the medication could be a new treatment for high blood pressure, heart failure, and certain complications of diabetes. The drug, ALT-711, snips bonds or crosslinks created in the arteries and other tissues when glucose attaches to the protein collagen. // Cross...

Stop smoking and reduce weight

...roups, 10 sessions were conducted over 7 weeks. No medication of any kind was provided.One year after treatment, 21 percent of the women who received therapy to allay their concerns about weight gain had completely quit smoking (with no relapses), compared to 13 percent of the weight control group, and 9 percen...

Inadequate epilepsy treatment

.... Only 11 per cent of patients received the latest medication and 7 per cent had been kept on the same drug despite failing to achieve remission after two years. UK doctors are reluctant to prescribe drugs to patients who have had one seizure, the researchers say. About 15 per cent of the patients monitored r...

More about HIV

...tients aren't absolutely committed to taking their medication regularly. So today, despite new and more powerful drugs and a decline in mortality rates due to increased life span, it's more critical than ever for patients to use all the means they can to help alleviate the stress associated with HIV and its tre...

Sex life enhanced by cycling

...mpotence drug sildenafil because it interacts with medication for heart failure. Researchers in France reported on the study of the effects of exercise// on men with heart failure and sexual dysfunction. They studied 50 men in their mid to late-50s who had heart failure. 20 followed an exercise programme cons...

Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription

...a. But in many cases, doctors' over-prescribing of medication may not be due to misdiagnoses, but to insistent requests and subtle hints from their patients. // Scott and his colleagues analyzed data from a 1996-1999 observational study of nearly 300 outpatient visits to 18 family practices in the US. All of ...

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