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Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!

Oncologists have warned that the common white patches found inside the mouth can lead to oral cancer in ...es. A simple genetic test can help pinpoint if the patches could become cancerous or not.Scientists at the University of Oslo spearheaded this research. If ide...

Women find difficulty in calling it 'Quits'

...s treatment success using nicotine gum or nicotine patches than did men. Women may suffer greater relative risks of smoking-related diseases than do men. For example, in one study cited by Dr. Perkins in his review, women who smoked had almost double the risk of myocardial infarction than did men. The incr...

Eyedrops for amblyopia

... childhood. Eye drops are just as effective as eye patches for treating "lazy eye" and are less likely to be ...ided by children. Standard treatment has been eye patches worn over the unaffected eye to stimulate better vision in the "lazy" eye. The same thing happens wi...

Oestrogen to help mental health

...ed 12 schizophrenic women with both oestrogen skin patches and risperidone for a month. She compared her results with a control group of 16 women just receiving risperidone and found those taking oestrogen as well had fewer symptoms. "Several patients in the oestrogen group went from having terrible voices...

FDA considers nicotine lollipops illegal

...nt form of nicotine than is found in nicotine gum, patches or other approved products. That form of nicotine has not been tested for safety. That alone makes the lollipops and lip balm illegal to sell, but the Internet pharmacies also had been wrongly dispensing them without a doctor's prescription, the FDA ...

Brain Temperature Tunnel dicovered

...ow found a way to do just that. He devised sensing patches and eyeglasses that measure the temperature at the tunnel and transmit the signal both by wireless methods and wires, as well as ultrasound or infrared waves. The devices for measuring brain temperature, he says, are non-invasive, continuous, precise...

Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products

...gers, including non-smokers, are misusing nicotine patches and gum. The authors of the study warn the teens could be setting themselves up for health trouble if they smoke and use the patch or gum at the same time or if they use the products to maintain their nicotine levels. But an expert on the psychology ...

Psoriasis Increases Cancer Risk

...nt of the population. Patients with psoriasis have patches of thickened, red and scaly skin, usually on the torso or arms that can be painful and disfiguring. Lymphoma is a group of cancers that affect the lymph tissues found mainly in the lymph nodes and spleen. Previous research has found an association be...

Painkilling Patch As Effective As Intravenous Delivery Systems

...intravenously rated that method highly. Thus the patches allow patients to move about more freely and may replace cumbersome intravenous systems that require a needle, tubes and a pump. However the fentanyl patch system is still under review by the U.S....

Lidoderm for pain removal in Osteoarthritis

...plied on intact skin. The FDA approves up to three patches of Lidoderm applied to a total of 12 hrs in a 24 hrs period. Its efficacy in pain removal except for in post-herpetic neuralgia was not known before the present study. The results of the study came out in a press release by the firm Endo Pharmaceut...

Dental X-ray to predict risk of stroke

... blockages usually come out in the images as white patches and spots. The researchers feel that the study brings into focus the role the dentists play in determining the overall health of the patients and not just limited to taking care of their oral health. Reference: Academy of General Dentistry, Press r...

Fentanyl Narcotic Pain Patch under Scrutiny

Fentanyl skin patches (brand name Duragesic) a potent narcotic medicatio...nvestigation into the deaths associated with these patches as it is unclear if the deaths are due to inappropriate use of the patch or factors related to the q...

Testosterone Patches Found To Increase Sexual Desire In Menopausal Women

Testosterone patches that are used in some men to help them improve the...esired sexual characteristics. Apparently the same patches can be used in women whose ovaries have been surgically removed to increase their sexual desire and ...

Fight oral cancer with gene therapy mouthwash

...malignant. The idea is to attack the pre-cancerous patches by unleashing viruses, which kills cells that cont...y of its kind, scientists are enthusiastic, as the patches have disappeared completely atleast in some patients.// Mostly cancers arise from genetic de...

FDA Warns Against Birth-Control Patch

...ed with the same amount of estrogen, hormones from patches go directly into the bloodstream while pills are swallowed and digested first. The result is that women using the patch have much higher levels of estrogen in their bodies. Four months ago, the AP had reported that patch users die and suffer blood c...

Doctors Finish Mother-To-Son Nerve Surgery

...ay, leaving her with permanent numb spots on small patches on each elbow and the inside of each foot, said Dr. Allan Belzberg, who performed Thursday's surgery. Nick Anderson had a brain tumor removed two years ago, and Belzberg said there were concerns that anti-rejection drugs might affect his ability to ...

Government To Discourage Smoking

Free nicotine patches will be provided to smokers who suffer from withdr... of the body to diseases. Nicotine gum or nicotine patches will be offered to patients who want to give up the habit. The doses will depend upon the level of t...

Free nicotine patches to quit smoking

...ensland Public hospital will receive free nicotine patches //or gums in order to start awareness to quit smoking. This free nicotine replacement program will help the public to relieve from their smoking habit which is one of the leading cause of preventable death. Smoking has the dubious distinction of affe...

Nicotine patches instead of cigarettes – New Year resolutio

...ited Kingdom which allows prescription of nicotine patches to children’s above the age of 12 and pregnant wom...higher than the danger // associated with nicotine patches as earlier the sale of nicotine patches was not allowed to children’s, pregnant and breast feeding w...

Nicotine Patches help to quit smoking

Using nicotine patches two weeks increases the chances of quitting smokin... researchers compared the effect of using nicotine patches on quitting smoking, in a study in which half of the patients were given nicotine patches and the ot...

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