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Blocked viens block eye sight

...t the probe has advantages over the other surgical needles as this probe does not damage the vulnerable vein. He now plans to test how good the plasma-powered bullets are at cutting tissue during microsurgery. As lasers tend to damage the surrounding tissues by creating bubbles in local body fluids, the pure...

Acupuncture provides relief

...ntary medicine technique, which involves inserting needles into special sites in the nervous system.// The study compared 157 patients undergoing five treatments over a three week period of either acupuncture, massage or "sham" laser acupuncture (a dummy procedure to control for acupuncture). Published in...

Acupuncture can ease cancer

...a help. Acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny needles at various set points around the body. Although there is evidence that it works for a variety of conditions.// Electroacupuncture also involves inserting needles, but then passing different strengths of electrical current through them.The latest st...

Acupuncture to bring relief to patients with dry mouth

...2,000 years ago, acupuncture involves placing fine needles in specific points on the body's surface. Traditio...ng the acupuncture treatments, which involve three needles placed on the ear and one on the index finger, patients also get sugar-free candy to help stimulate ...

Cell transplants used to fend off Parkinson's symptoms

...pecific sites to deposit the cells. Then they pass needles through the forehead and top of the skull to implant the cells. Patients showed improvement in tremor, stiffness, slow movement and balance, the most common motor functions affected by Parkinson's disease. In addition, half of the participants show...

Acupuncture in Paediatric care

...thod in children is that children are sensitive to needles and are not prepared to take such treatments. On the contrary, children with chronic pain or nausea are ready to try it in place of other medications....

Acupuncture for Cancer

...ical psychologists are looking to tiny acupuncture needles as a way to improve the quality of life for cancer patients. More than that, they’re trying to understand why it works. “I think we, in Western science, have some tools available to us that can help answer that question,” say researchers.Using cott...

Acupuncture for Cancer

...ical psychologists are looking to tiny acupuncture needles as a way to improve the quality of life for cancer patients. More than that, they're trying to understand why it works."I think we, in Western science, have some tools available to us that can help answer that question," say researchers. Using cotto...

Life After Testicular Cancer

...esearchers say , "They wondered, 'Why can't we use needles to find these tiny tumors that we're picking up now on ultrasound and then use the microscope to be able to find them and remove them and thereby not have to remove the testicle -- just remove the tumor?' John opted for the new surgery. He now has n...

Acupunture relieves pain and improves function in knee Osteoarthritis

...d to prevent patients from being able to detect if needles are actually inserted at treatment points. In bo...rman. Acupuncture, the practice of inserting thin needles into specific body points to improve health and well-being--originated in China more than 2,000 year...

Arthritis Patients Can Find Relief With Acupuncture

...r physicians. Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific body points to stimulate the body an...improve health. In the sham acupuncture group, the needles were taped to the skin, so the patient would feel some sensation, but the needles were not inserted....

Effectiveness of acupuncture for migraines

...up was given sham acupuncture treatment, where the needles were placed in random positions and not following the acupuncture guidelines. The third group was put in waiting to see a doctor for treatment. All the patients were required to keep a diary for the headaches (frequency, severity and duration) from f...

Over Six Million HIV Infected People In South Africa- Finds A Survey

... Sex with HIV infected person. Blood Shared needles HIV positive mother to her child Some people infected with HIV may not develop AIDS for ten years or longer, but during this period, the infected person might not feel sick but can still pass the virus to other people. For more information rea...

Diabetes and heart attack diagnosis now made simple with twin magic

...t attack episodes. The two arrays of micron-sized needles operate similarly by penetrating painlessly into t...ming heart attacks. The two arrays of micron-sized needles operate similarly by penetrating painlessly into the skin. Arranged in varying numbers on a small pa...

Specialized Clinics For Manipur's AIDS Patients

...ere. "More than promiscuity it is the sharing of needles among intravenous drug users in the northeast that is responsible for spreading HIV/AIDS at an alarming rate," said S.I. Ahmed, a frontline anti-AIDS campaigner in the region. --IANS...

Nurses In Ontario demands Safe Disposable Needles

...aws to ensure the use of sterile disposable safety needles as they feel that are in the risk of unwanted transmission of blood pathogens. Risk of hospital workers // to blood borne diseases is high due to accidental needle pricks of unsafe needles. The three unions of Ontario, The Ontario Nurses’ Association...

North-Eastern Leaders Of India Meet To Discuss HIV Problems

...ere. 'More than promiscuity it is the sharing of needles among intravenous drug users in the northeast that is responsible for spreading HIV-AIDS at an alarming rate,' Ahmed said. India accounts for about 5.1 million HIV-positive people, next only to South Africa. 'The meeting would discuss ways and means...

Chennai AIDS Campaign Highlights The Social Neglect Faced By Victims

...most of the participants had a general notion that needles were shared only for injecting drugs. They were ignorant about the use of needles for tattooing, steroid injections or ear piercing. The participants were provided adequate knowled...

Fat Patients Require Longer Needles

Longer needles are required to inject fat people with intra-muscular injections due to the fatty tissues which prevent people from deriving the full benefits //of the dosage. This has been revealed by Victoria Chan, a scientist at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital in...

Russian Miss HIV Positive Says Victims Are Treated Like Prostitutes

...rus. Many new cases are directly linked to sharing needles by drug addicts. "History has shown that if the leadership of a country takes a position on HIV-AIDS, and is speaking openly about it, admitting the problem and devoting sufficient funds, that helps to combat the epidemic," said Joost van der Meer, t...

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