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Acupuncture superseeds massage therapy for short term relief of pain

Chronic neck pain often remains a therapeutic challenge for man...this basis and found that when it comes to chronic neck pain, acupuncture works better than massage in the short term. In his research which included 177 p...

Dental exam reveals stroke risk

...age 70. Sixteen of these women had atheroma in the neck and their histories revealed a number of risk factors, like obesity, smoking and high cholesterol. Dental examination are an easy way of detecting the problem.These patients are at a higher risk of stroke....

Acupuncture provides relief

...rks better than massage as a treatment for chronic neck pain, but it may need to be combined with other therapies when used over long periods.That's the conclusion of one of the most rigorous trials into the effectiveness of the complementary medicine technique, which involves inserting needles into speci...

Love the sun

...and consistently covered (including head, arms and neck at all times) were at particularly high risk, with 91 per cent under the safe level of vitamin D. When ultraviolet B light hits the skin, blood picks up the initial 'inactive' form of vitamin D and takes it to the kidneys, where it is converted into...

Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine

... other abnormalities of arteries or veins in head, neck cardiovascular or in other parts of the body. MRA can also detect abnormal widening of the vessels called aneurysms of the arteries or veins. There are no known risks of MRA examination. Patients with heart pacemakers, brain aneurysm clips, inner ear...

Infection linked with heart attack

...ater the extent of artery thickening in the heart, neck and legs. On follow up over the next three years or so, there was a link between the number of infections and the likelihood of heart attack death. Those who had up to three infections had a 2 percent chance of dying, those with four to five had a 8 ...

Relief from common back pain

...on claims to put an end to the common low back and neck pain. A procedure called nucleoplasty performed by Dr. Chen MD directorof the Stanford Interventional Centre// and an assitant professor of functional restoration, stanford promises to provide relief./Nucleoplasty was designed to treat herniated disk...

Dental x-rays to prognosticate heart attacks

... These are the large vessels on either side of the neck that carry blood from the heart to the brain and back. The study involved 3,200 new patients in dental clinics. The UB researchers evaluated baseline panoramic dental X-rays for calcified plaque in the carotid arteries from 964 participants. They fo...

Acupuncture to bring relief to patients with dry mouth

...heir study, included mainly patients with head and neck cancers treated with radiation, showed that acupun...puncture. Most had received radiation for head and neck cancers and had dry mouth that did not respond to treatment with the saliva-inducing compound piloca...

Attacking therapy with electricity

...ions are now in advanced development, for head and neck tumours, for example. In the future, electroporation could be very widely applied for drug delivery....

Cancer patients pursue smoking inspite of risks

...rly one third of a group of patients with head and neck cancer continued to smoke, even though it was like...ing are both significant risk factors for head and neck cancer especially in combination.// According to researchers,at the Hopkins University, inspite of c...

Healing a painful neck

...ce decades. The best way to cure that pain in your neck may be a treatment known as manual therapy. Researchers felt that this form of therapy is comparatively better to exercise therapy or treatment// with pain medications counseling and education. Neck pain is a common problem, affecting 10 percent to ...

New surgery in head and neck cancer

...ous tissue assists patients with advanced head and neck cancer. Radiofrequency ablation involves the use o...primary use of radiofrequency ablation in head and neck cancer. The group of patients were not candidates for standard surgery and, in some, the tumour size...

Gel assists head and neck cancer

...in treating cancers of the head and neck. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma affects about 20,000 Ameri...been shown to be an effective therapy for head and neck cancers, but because it affects the entire body when given through an IV, it can lead to serious sid...

Leeches help in tissue transfer

... medical approach may help patients after head and neck surgery. Ann Arbor say leeches are an effective ad...gery// to remove cancer in and around the head and neck often need to have tissue transfers performed. Doctors say about 15 percent of patients develop obs...

Apollo inaugurates centre for back and neck pain

... care (DBC) centre project in Chennai for back and neck pain management, claimed to be the first of its kind in the country. Dr Pratap Reddy, //chairman of Apollo Hospitals told the press that DBC, a revolutionary concept resulting from over 25 years of international research, is patented by the noted spe...

Calcium-blocker delays atherosclerosis than beta-blockers

... of atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries in the neck using ultrasound. In atherosclerosis, fatty plaque thickens the arteries, raising the risk of heart attack or stroke. In the patients on atenolol, the carotid arteries showed an average increase of 0.0145 millimetres a year, compared to 0.0087 millim...

Women who are obese have thicker arteries

...search has marked to the carotid arteries// in the neck as a useful marker for the health of the arteries that serve the heart. If the linings of the carotid arteries are thickened, then it's more likely the person will suffer from heart disease. In a new study, doctors in Texas looked at carotid wall t...

Something to relieve the pain in your neck!

...Zealand inventor Darrell Poole could help// reduce neck strain by a third. The product was developed by Darrell Poole who makes clinging to a rock wall look easy, but a slip five years ago could have cost him his life. The slip happened because his belayer, the person whose job it is to keep the safety r...

Cancers & Reconstruction

...Clinical Oncology, nearly 38,000 cases of head and neck cancer were diagnosed in 2002. This type of cancer...f neuro-anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, head and neck surgeons and reconstructive surgeons work together to remove these types of tumors and then reconstr...

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