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New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients

...ho received the injections the other group was the placebo group which received placebo injection whenever the other group received the vaccine. When compared after the two-year period the...

New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients

...ho received the injections the other group was the placebo group which received placebo injection whenever the other group received the vaccine. When compared after the two-year period the...

Are cancer patients being taken for a ride?

...and 31% feared that they might receive an inactive placebo rather than the treatment being studied. Placebos are never used in trials on drugs that may be used to treat cancer.While a few drug trials are very successful, a few of them are very disastrous. Especially with the results being unknown for a very ...

Soluble IL-4 Receptor - A new boon for asthmatics

...up IL-4 receptor were given and to the other group placebo was given. It was found that, after a 12-week trial, those in the IL-4R group,there was no decline in FEV1; however, lung function did decline among those receiving placebo. This study is "the first...to demonstrate the potential clinical efficacy ...

WORM! WORM! all the way

...lacebo. Within nine months, all 20 patients on the placebo experienced a resurgence of their infection compared to only three of those who received the bacteria mixture. Shanahan predicted some day scientists would create organisms genetically engineered to produce vaccines and drugs to treat IBD and other ...

B Vitamin protects and lowers toxicity of Arthritis Drug

...llows , after 48 weeks, 38% of patients taking the placebo had stopped treatment with methotrexate, compared ...c acid. It was also found that patients taking the placebo had higher levels of liver enzymes than patients taking folate supplements, which indicate toxicity ...

Iron supplementation for a common side effect

... disappeared. There was no such improvement in the placebo group. The researchers say that iron decreases levels of nitric oxide, a hormone that is known to irritate the lungs. It is very difficult to state that iron should be recommended to patients on ACE inhibitors who are troubled by a cough. Since ...

Iron supplements proves helpful in dry cough .

... daily morning tablet of 256 mg ferrous sulfate or placebo for 4 weeks, during which time monitoring of cough severity was continued. At the end of 4 weeks, iron levels in the blood were measured again. It was found that supplementation of iron clearly showed a beneficial effect in most of these subjects.T...

Meditation relieves stress

...the meditation) to confirm that this is not just a placebo effect....

Supplement helps cardiac surgery

... had better-preserved kidney function than in the placebo group(four out of 12). This looks like a simple and safe way of improving the outcome for high-risk patients following cardiac surgery....

Antidepressant helps obesity

...-depressed overweight and obese women bupropion or placebo for eight weeks and put them on a 1,500 calorie pe...f their body weight, while only 15 per cent in the placebo group lost weight. They continued for another 16 weeks, after which time those on bupropion lost nea...

Quit Smoking

...e bupropion were abstinent, compared to 42% in the placebo group. Zyban has been licensed as a prescription drug by the Health Ministry. But the dosage of the active ingredient in Zyban is significantly less than the amount taken for depression, he added. Two Zyban pills (totalling 300 milligrams) are tak...

Cannabis for pain

...at "between 9 and 10". Without their knowledge, a placebo was introduced during the trial, and later replaced with cannabinoid. When the extract was removed, pain levels shot up 20 to 30 per cent, and subsequently dropped off once the extract was again provided. Dr Notcutt said subjects reported improvemen...

New Drug ALT-711 decreases blood vessel stiffness

... daily doses of ALT-711 and those who were given a placebo daily. After 56 days, arterial pulse pressure - th...educed among those taking the drug compared to the placebo group....

Dopamine helps stroke survivors

... Neurological Hospital in Germany gave levodopa or placebo for three weeks to 53 patients paralysed after a stroke. They also received physiotherapy. After this time, the patients on levodopa had a larger improvement in their motor function. Then the drug was stopped and physiotherapy alone continued for ano...

Vitamins reduce pre-eclampsia

... and compared with the other women, who received a placebo instead. Pre-eclampsia happened in 17% of the placebo group, compared with only 8% of those in the vitamin group. Overall, the levels of two chemicals w...

Bupropion relieves nerve pain

...uch improved while 90 per cent of those taking the placebo found their pain the same, or worse. What's especially interesting is that the patients were chosen because they did not suffer from depression. It's often been said that the TCAs work by relieving depression. Bupropion being an antidepressant wor...

New light on Cardiology

...ACE inhibitor in addition to standard therapy with placebo and vitamin E in a sample of about 7,580 high-risk...owever, 91 per cent of the patients who received a placebo experienced prevention or regression of LVH, which the researchers said was “intriguing” but was mor...

Breakfast improves memory

... protein or carbohydrate, while the fourth// was a placebo with no calorie content. Those taking in calories - whatever the source - did better than the controls on a memory test carried out 10 minutes later. An hour later, differences between the nutrient content were seen - those taking in the carbohydra...

Re-blockage of heart arteries prevented by vitamins

...cent experienced restenosis, compared to 25 in the placebo group. It may be that the vitamins lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to heart disease and artery blockage. The researchers suggest that there is nothing to stop doctors putting their heart patients on this vitamin research, for it se...

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