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Homeopathic preparation better than placebo in perennial allergic

A homeopathic preparation for perennial allergic rhinitis appears to be more effective than placebo. A multicenter team studied 50 patients with perennial allergic rhinitis. The subjects were randomized to receive either 30cc of a homeopathic preparation of principal inhalent allergen or placebo. In the third and fourth week after the start of treatment, the group compared changes in nasal inspir...

Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery

Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, the Prime Minister of India has successfully undergone left knee joint replacement by Dr. Chittaranjan Ranawat at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. "The operation, which started at around 10 a.m., was completed by 11.15 a.m. and went on very well, to my satisfaction," Dr. Ranawat said at a press briefing. ``He (Mr. Vajpayee) was awake and comfortable throughout the op...

Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

The thyroid hormone replacement prescription drug, levothyroxine sodium (Unithroid) for hypothyroidism in adults and children has been approved for use in the United States by the FDA. .. ..The thyroid hormaone is involved in the regulation of a wide range of metabolic processes within the body in all age groups. In children thyroid hormones are essential for normal physical growth and intellec...

Sweet Candies replace bitter Pills for Anaemia

Anaemia due to iron deficiency is one of the major cause of morbidity in most of the underdeveloped countries. Children with iron deficiency anemia may be reluctant to take extra vitamins or iron pills, as they are inadvertently inedible. ..But now Iron-fortified candies were effective for improving the iron status of young children and might be an affordable way to combat iron deficiency in chil...

Hormone replacement Therapy a headache

Researchers from Sweden warn women undergoing hormone replacement therapy against the risk of uterus cancer. ....Hormone Replacement Therapy is advised for women to reduce menopausal side effects like hot flushes and night sweats, and to protect them from osteoporosis and heart disease.// ..Research has shown the drugs, which replace natural hormones that decrease with menopause, cause a sligh...

Hormone replacement therapy helps women

Women who take hormone replacement therapy appear to restore their cognitive function better as they age. The evidence on whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can protect against dementia// is conflicting - some studies do believe while others have failed to demonstrate benefit.A new report, from researchers, is therefore of especial interest. They followed a group of over 1,000 women from...

Pill may replace exercise

That ultimate fantasy of the couch potato may become a reality some day, according to researchers who have found the chemical pathways that// muscle cells use to build strength and endurance. ....With this basic knowledge in hand, it now may be possible to develop a pill that pumps up muscle cells without all that exercise, said Dr. R. Sanders Williams, dean of the Duke University of School of M...

Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

According to a study, estrogen replacement therapy does not reduce post-menopausal women's risk of having a second stroke. The Women's Estrogen for Stroke Trial (WEST) is the recent study to counter long-held notions// about the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, on the heart and blood vessels. Catherine Viscoli, a research scientist University of Yale, said that a lot of people th...

Hormone replacement therapy improves sexual function

According to a few researchers, Hormone replacement in patch form improves mood and libido in postmenopausal women.Women often report low libido, slow arousal, difficulty reaching orgasm and painful intercourse. They assume it's just part and parcel of the menopause//and, there is no licensed treatment for these symptoms. ....But a new study from researchers at the University of Southern Californ...

Researchers find new HIV hiding place

According to researchers at the National Cancer Institute in Texas, they have found a new place in the body where the AIDS virus can hide out, even in the face of powerful drug therapies.Dr. George N. Pravlak, a senior scientist at the National Cancer Institute in Texas, //found that their findings show a type of NK (natural killer) cell a significant cell of the immune system could be infected b...

Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Has Improved Accuracy

The surgical outcome of partial knee replacement surgery has been has been found to be better owing to superior accuracy of robot assisted knee surgery compared to conventional surgery, // according to a latest study by researchers from Imperial College London. ....The research team, headed by Professor Justin Cobb and his surgical team set to examine the surgical outcome of patients who underwe...

Accomplishment of nicotine replacement therapy

Based on a new survey, sales of nicotine replacement have increased but are less effective than before. One can get nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)// over the counter, without having to consult your doctor. On the face of it, this sounds like a good move. Make NRT more accessible and more people will use it, and more will quit smoking. ....Researchers at the University of California, San Fran...

A smoke free place to be initiated

Passive smokers have always been at a loss when it comes to health issues. In California, travel is now the major source of environmental tobacco smoke for residents. Environmental tobacco smoke// (ETS, or passive smoking)is linked to a wide range of adverse health effects - from exacerbation of asthma to eye irritation and even lung cancer. In California smoking is now banned in the workplace an...

Artificial discs available as replacements for damaged discs

Patients with damaged discs have traditionally been treated by removing a disc or placing a bone graft in the spine to fuse two bones together. Now, an artificial disc which is being studied as a replacement is in the second phase of trials. The phase one study that was recently completed compared the prosthesis to traditional fusion. While in the first phase of trials patients// were randomized,...

Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products

New survey results suggest a small number of teenagers, 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 //of smoking says the students may h...

Hormone-replacement therapy could hurt heart

Hormone-replacement therapy could increase the risks of coronary heart disease in healthy women, and it has no effect on patients suffering from atherosclerosis, according to two studies released yesterday. ....The studies, published in the Aug. 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, expand on the discouraging results of previous studies on the use of estrogen-and-progestin-based hormone...

Hormone Replacement Therapy -- What to do?

Since the announcement that hormone replacement therapy is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and breast cancer, many postmenopausal women have been left unsure about whether or not to use the treatment. // ..Doctors say the hardest group to treat right now is women around 50 years old who are first facing menopause. These women are likely to be suffering from symptoms such as ho...

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Safe If Monitored Appropriately

About 2 million to 4 million men in the United States have low levels of testosterone. Symptoms of the condition // may include erectile dysfunction, reduced muscle mass, reduced bone density, depression, and anemia. ..Testosterone replacement therapy is designed to increase testosterone levels for men with the condition. The therapy may be offered as an injection, patch, gel, or tablet. New rese...

The Existing Controversy of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Previous studies show conflicting results over whether hormone replacement therapy is safe and effective for postmenopausal women.// A recent study examines the pros and cons of this controversial therapy. ..Researchers studied women who used combined HRT therapy for five years. All the women studied were 50 years old. Some of the participants had menopausal symptoms, while others did not.Result...

Understanding The Link Between Hormone Replacement and Respiratory Disease

Taking hormones after menopause could put a woman at increased risk of developing asthma, report researchers // ,however hormone replacement doesn’t appear to affect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) risk. ..The incidence of both asthma and COPD are rising in the developed world. About 5 percent to 8 percent of Americans have asthma, and deaths due to COPD have risen more than 40 perce...

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Since the announcement that hormone replacement therapy is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and breast cancer,// many postmenopausal women have been left unsure about whether or not to use the treatment. ..Doctors say the hardest group to treat right now is women around 50 years old who are first facing menopause. These women are likely to be suffering from symptoms such as ho...

The Use Of Estrogen Replacement Therapy For Alzheimer’s Disease Questioned

Several studies have linked the use of estrogen replacement therapy with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, // and bone mineral density( BMD ) is known as a good indicator of exposure to estrogen. Hence researchers studied 987 women and men to determine how BMD related to the risk of cognitive problems. All of the participants were free from cognitive decline at the beginning of the study. Rese...

The Use Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Questioned

Symptoms of low levels of testosterone include erectile dysfunction, reduced muscle mass, reduced bone density, depression, and anemia.// Testosterone replacement therapy is designed to increase testosterone levels for men with the condition. The therapy may be offered as an injection, patch, gel, or tablet. New research shows testosterone replacement therapy does not increase a man’s risk of dev...

The Efficacy Of Hormone Replacement Therapy Studied

Studies in the past have shown conflicting results over whether hormone replacement therapy is safe and effective for postmenopausal women.// A recent study however examines the pros and cons of this controversial therapy. ..Researchers studied women who used combined HRT therapy for five years. All the women studied were 50 years old. Some of the participants had menopausal symptoms, while othe...

Hormone Replacement Therapy increases the risk of endometrial cancer

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a common treatment procedure for postmenopausal women who want to get back to a normal life. Currently HRT had been under a lot of flak// as time and again it has been associated to heath risks. The newest health risk of the treatment is the risk of endometrial cancer. ....Endomertial cancer is the cancer that forms in the endometrial lining of the uterus. Thi...

Joint replacement surgery outcomes may be affected by obesity and diabetes

Patients who have diabetes or hypertension, or are obese are more likely// to have post surgery complications after having a joint replacement surgery. ....Joint replacement surgery is done to replace the arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint called prosthesis. A joint replacement surgery may be required when moving the muscles of the joint becomes too painful due to injury or arthr...

Placebo for relief from emotions

Researchers have shown that placebo treatment can reduce the nature of emotional experience// the patients can have from uncommon experiences. ....Placebo treatment consists of dummy medication or intervention. This can be in the form of harmless tablets, saline water injections etc. ......In the new research done by the scientists of Karolinska Institute, researchers have shown that placebo trea...

Short term hormone replacement therapy effective

Hormone replacement therapy had recently been under a lot of cloud because of its alleged adverse effects on the health of // women. A new study from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) shows that short-term hormone replacement therapy is suitable for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women ....Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is the treatnment procedure that uses medication containing hormones...

Its Possible To Grow Bone To Replace The Damaged Bone

If bone growth is encouraged at some other part of the body, it is possible to use// the new growth for grafting the damaged bone. .. ..Researchers for the study, who will publish their report online next week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, had made a departure from the usual practice of tissue processing to develop a new way for bone repairing. .. ..The current approac...

Risk of Breast Cancer Overestimated with Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT) Treatment

5th August, 2005. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is commonly advocated in menopausal woman. However taking this hormone treatment could be associated with increased chances of breast cancer and recently anxiety has been expressed. ....In a study published in British Medical Journal// the cumulative risk of such a cancer developing in woman on HRT is low and not as high as was previously repo...

Researchers Gather Stem Cells From Discarded Placenta

Scientists from University of Pittsburgh had found that the routinely discarded placenta //might be a good source of stem cells. Their research findings were presented in the recent issue of the journal Stem Cells. ....Researchers had found that a part of the placenta, which is the outer membrane of the amniotic sac have cells that are very similar to embryonic stem cells in their ability to expr...

New Oat And Soy-Based Fat Replacer Launched

FiberGel Technologies launched a new oat Z-Trim and soy Z-Trim fat replacer at a recent show //in New Orleans. It reduces calories and increases healthy insoluble fiber in a variety of products without altering the food's original taste. ....FiberGel Technologies launched a new oat Z-Trim and soy Z-Trim fat replacer at a recent show in New Orleans. The show featured an estimated 1000 exhibitors,...

A new replacement

A new device to detect cervical cancer,has been developed by Australians which may replace the PAP smear, it is to be trialed in the UK, Italy, Spain as well as Australia. ....Sydney-based Polartechnics Ltd has developed the device dubbed TruScan in collaboration with CSIRO and claims that it offers instant results and greater ccuracy than PAP smears. ..TruScan uses a pen-like probe to collect i...

Heart valve surgery may be replaced by new heart therapy

The most common heart problems among the old people are those involving the mitral valve(that which controls the flow of blood between the two left chambers of the heart) and the aortic valve(that which controls the flow of blood into the heart). Until now, surgeons surgically replaced the damaged valve in these patients by opening the breast bone. However, a recent discovery// of a new procedure...

Stem Cells Could Replace Electronic Pacemakers

Electronic pacemakers, cannot react to situations like the heart's own can, such as raising the heart rate when a person is scared or about to climb up a hill but researchers say a pacemaker created by // stem cells may bypass this problem. ..Animal studies have shown that genetically engineered heart cells from human embryonic stem cells could lead to a biological form of pacemaker, according t...

Remifemin, An Indian Herb For Hormone Replacement Therapy

Remifemin, herbal drug which was extracted from the Herb Black Cohosh [An Indian herb], was found to be an effective natural Hormone Replacement Therapy [HRT]. Doctors say herb used by American Indians for hundreds of years could // provide a new alternative therapy for women going through menopause. As synthetic HRT use is under controversy due to its link to causing breast cancer. .. ..Profess...

Delhi Hospital Opens Up Avenues For Computer-Aided Knee Replacement

The use of computers is hardly limited to what takes place in the privacy of the home, school, or office. Here is the kind of utility that has the potential to revolutionize the field of surgery as well. A Delhi based hospital has // already started to perform knee replacement surgeries with computer aid... ..The use of computers for the surgery is said to be associated with a reduction in techni...

Platinum Coils To Replace Brain Surgery

Surgeons, in a study published in The Lancet, have proposed treating burst aneurysms with platinum coils instead of brain surgery. ....In 2002 the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) was stopped early because it showed that the minimally invasive technique, coiling, was more likely to result in survival without disability at one year when compared to neurosurgical clipping. // The t...

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement- a revolution in Cardiac Surgery

The aortic valve in the heart is the valve that governs the flow of blood into a large blood vessel namely the aorta, which supplies blood to various organs of the body. // It prevents the blood from flowing back inside the heart from the rest of the body. ....The effective functioning of the heart depends on the proper functioning of the aortic valve. The aortic valve can be defective in some ca...

Hip Replacement Can Now Be Performed On Virtual Patients

European Researchers have now developed a system that would help doctors perform hip replacement surgeries// on a virtual copy of their real patient. This would greatly improve the treatment outcome for patients for whom it surgery is necessary. ..Several techniques involving virtual reality, tissue profiling and stereoscopic vision have been culminated to create virtual patients that mimic the...
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