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New snoring cure

...g tissue at the back of the mouth is successful in relieving snoring. Around 40 per cent of men and 30 per cent of women have a problem with snoring - and it gets worse with age. The main problem is vibrations in the soft palate - the area of tissue at the back of the mouth including the uvula, the sides of th...

An effective way to treat angina

A new way of relieving pain of angina- pulse waves are delivered through thigh and leg cuffs trigger the growth of new blood vessels. People who have angina, experience episodes of chest pain on exertion or during stress because the blood supply to their heart cannot cope...

Bupropion relieves nerve pain

...ession. It's often been said that the TCAs work by relieving depression. Bupropion being an antidepressant works differently in this study by relieving the pain directly and can clearly help patients who are not depressed....

Magnesium sulfate offers no help in migraine treatment

... may reduce the effectiveness of metoclopramide in relieving migraine." However, she added that "because 95% of the patients were women, the data may not be generalizable to men."...

FDA debates status of decongestant drugs

...ome users. PPA helps constrict blood vessels, thus relieving nasal congestion, and has been shown to aid in weight loss.// The compound is in hundreds of over-the-counter cold, cough and allergy medicines and appetite suppressants. And while products containing such ingredients are required to list such warn...

Back pain treated with Opioids

...the evidence suggests they may also have a role in relieving chronic back pain. Doctors have observed from studies of opioids used to treat back pain and reported that there appeared to be few adverse long-term side effects. But there may be moderate side effects. And the risk of dependence appears to be lo...

New treatment for interstitial cystitis

...ot clearly known and hence treatments are aimed at relieving symptoms. In 1996, Elmiron? (pentosan polysulfate sodium), the first oral drug developed for interstitial cystitis, was approved by the FDA. An earlier trial also found that Elmiron combined with hydroxyzine was more effective than either drug alone ...

Relief from cancer pain with anticonvulsants

...onthe nerve, analgesic drugs were not effective in relieving the pain. For thestudy, they were given along with injected narcotics, varying doses oflevetiracetam over periods// ranging from two days to two weeks. Doses variedbetween 500 milligrams and 1,500 milligrams depending upon the patient response. Res...

Comparing Psoriasis Treatments

...exate and cyclosporine -- are equally effective in relieving symptoms of the disease.// Researchers in Amsterdam studied nearly 90 patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Half of the patients were given methotrexate, and the other half were treated with cyclosporine. Researchers evaluated the side effects...

Mattresses do Play a Role in Low Back Pain

...finds medium-firm mattresses are more effective at relieving back pain. Physicians often get frustrated when patients ask them what type of bed is best for their lower back pain. Few studies have been done on this issue to support their answers. Therefore, researchers in Spain conducted a study to test the e...

The Best Way To Relieve Chest Pain

...n an exercise bike every day is more effective for relieving chest pain // than even minimally invasive procedures used to open blocked vessels. For the study, 101 men with stable coronary artery disease were randomized to either the daily exercise program or intervention with a stent, which is a minimally in...

Painkilling Patch As Effective As Intravenous Delivery Systems

...he patch, 74 percent rated it good to excellent at relieving pain in the 24 hours after surgery while 77 percent of those getting morphine 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, tu...

The Use Of Ointments For The Treatment Of Osteoarthritis Questioned

...sults showed the topical treatments were better at relieving pain than the sham treatments, but only for about two weeks. The most effective treatment, even in the first week, was taking an NSAID by mouth. As expected, the studies showed oral NSAIDs were more likely to cause gastrointestinal problems and more...

Steroids Effective For Treating Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

...l treatment is just as good as invasive surgery in relieving painful symptoms associated // with carpel tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition of the wrist resulting from compression of the median nerve that runs from the base of the palm up to the forearm affecting people who perform r...

Placebo for relief from emotions

...fects the neural circuitry of the brain in case of relieving anxiety in the same way as it does for pain. The placebo treatment, from previous studies, had been known to relieve pain in at least 35% of the cases where it is administered. In the new study, researchers had used functional magnetic resonance ima...

Enzyme for treatment of arthritis

...e protein that can be used to discover new ways of relieving people suffering from the pains of arthritis. The researchers did the research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Reference: Immunity, June 200...

Calcium and Vitamin D help in relieving PMS.

.... Calcium intake was also found to be effective in relieving PMS. A 30% difference was found between women with highest calcium intake and lowest intake. The authors said that high levels of calcium and vitamin D reduced the fluctuation of calcium and vitamin D during menstruation, which causes PMS. Source: ...

Ginger Found To Reduce Nausea Associated With Chemotherapy

...ecent research has found ginger to be effective at relieving nausea related to motion sickness, post-operative recovery and pregnancy. Thus researchers say from previous studies it has been proven that ginger is very safe in treating nausea with minimal side effects and at the same time it tends to be inexpens...

Prevention And Timely Medical Care Can Help With Bug Bites

...oral or the topical form) can be very effective in relieving the itch and decreasing the swelling, or hive-like response, said the researchers.. Topical steroids, such as hydrocortisone, also work well. Both can be found in touch sticks that can make it easier to target the affected area. Days spent outdoors ...

Magnets May Not Relieve Pain

...lt that static magnets may not be // effective in relieving pains. Searchers for the study had said adults with foot pain are likely to initiate self-treatment with magnets based on personal recommendations or belief systems, often without a specific diagnosis or prescription. An interesting result in the ...

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