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Acupuncture can ease cancer
...nts had a less intense form of acupuncture, and 35 only
drugs. Among the acupuncture group, the average number of sickness bouts during the five following days was six, 11 for those receiving the less intense acupuncture, and 16 for those simply taking anti-emetics. The authors are now recommending that h...
Wound healing made faster
...s, the researchers were surprised to find that not only
did it initiate a normal injury response in the ce...-healing enhancement using natural substances have only
been able to mend one kind of wound. By combining different hormones in different proportions in the...
Suicide risk in panic disorder
Depression is not the only
factor contributing to a heightened suicide risk a... out - one in four admitted suicidal thoughts. But only
six per cent of those who did not have agarophobia - whose panic attacks had some other source - wer...
Radiotherapy helps in colon cancer
...y alone. If given after surgery, the reduction was only
a third. Pre-operative radiotherapy also reduced the death rate from cancer. The study suggests that radiotherapy is useful in improving the outcome in colon cancer, and timing is an important factor....
Diabetes on the rise
...be Indian.// "Epidemiological data shows that now only
the prevalence of type II diabetes is very high in the urban population, but it is also increasing." Another worry confronting the Indian health authorities is the relatively young age at which diabetes is being diagnosed in many patients. A study ...
Iron is a two sided sword
...t that iron supplements and fortified foods should only
be consumed by those with proven iron deficiency. Those in good health have no need of them and, indeed, may be putting themselves at risk if they use them to guarantee an iron intake that is already adequate....
Estrogen Does Not Prevent Recurrent Strokes
...art attack, at least temporarily. Currently, the only
well-established benefits of hormone replacement are in reducing menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, and in preserving bone mass....
Short stature -a problem
...chers found that treatment with growth hormone not only
boosted growth in children, but also improved their conduct and relations with other people. Lead researcher Dr Derick Beens, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of North Dakota, said: "We believe this work demonstrates that all ...
Gas Masks Don't Always Fit an Emergency
...as the person is wearing the correct filter, which only
can be used once....
Drugs to stop burgeon of HIV
...e drug will kill off all non-mutated cells leaving only
the mutated ones to thrive."Any drug that results from this research will work with the current treatments. "This will complement existing anti-HIV therapies," said Professor henry. The advantage of multi-drug treatment is a reduction in the probabil...
Snoring could be a warning
...s gave questionnaires to 453 pregnant women. While only
4% reported frequent snoring before pregnancy, 23%... 10% of the snoring women had pre-eclampsia, while only
4% of non-snorers developed the condition. All patients with pre-eclampsia started snoring before an...
Vitamins reduce pre-eclampsia
...appened in 17% of the placebo group, compared with only
8% of those in the vitamin group. Overall, the levels of two chemicals which relate to pre-eclampsia were reduced by 21% in the group. Although the report's authors said that they did not know why the vitamins should have such a pronounced effect, ...
Look out for gout
...ly painful, and if not seen to immediately it will only
get worse.Contrary to popular belief, gout can strike at any time, and for no specific reason. It is not always linked to consumption of rich food and wine, and women can be affected too, especially after the menopause. However, the condition does te...
Misleading Advertisements for Prescription Drugs
...gazines in the US over a year's time. The ads "not only
targeted symptom relief but also treatment and prevention of disease," Dr. Woloshin noted. Sixty-three percent were for drugs that relieve symptoms, 26% for drugs to treat disease and 11% for drugs to prevent disease. He pointed out that proponents...
Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
...closely following federal guidelines to give shots only
to those patients most at risk of getting serious complications from the flu. Those patients include people over 65 and those with chronic respiratory and heart conditions. Because flu season usually does not get into full swing until late December a...
Hormone treatment helps obese people slim down
...ack the hormone because of a genetic mutation. But only
a handful of people don't have any leptin at all n...h other obese people have been disappointing, with only
some subjects losing small amounts of weight. The work suggests that leptin treatment can help no...
Cipro Has Cheaper Cousins to Treat Anthrax
... get attention. // It helped that Cipro was the only
drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat inhaled anthrax. But Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson today encouraged the use of two other antibiotics, penicillin and doxycycline. Before this month, Cipro -- the brand na...
Ranbaxy gets US FDA approval for Lisinopril
...s. // However it expects to launch the product only
in June 2002, when the original patent expires on ...ers, hospitals and generic distributors in the US, only
post - June 2002. Sales in 2000 for Lisinopril touched $ 1.2 billion. It is sold under two brands ...
Infertility in relation with virus
... AAV. These were found in 28 of them - compared to only
one out of 22 in the group of men with normal semen. The researchers also analysed samples taken from the testicles of 48 men taking part in fertility treatment because their semen contained no sperm. Ten of these contained traces of AAV. It is possi...
A unique protein that only
occurs in sperm could be the key to a new contraceptive for both men and women.The protein, named CatSper, is an ion channel protein that controls the flow of calcium into sperm tails. Calcium is crucial in enabling sperm to swim, so a drug designed ...
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