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New Drug in Diabetic Neuropathy

...condition which is a very agonizing nighttime pain seen in diabetics. However, new hope lies with experimental drug, memantine, which blocks NMDA receptors, which are believed to mediate pain effects in diabetic neuropathy being researched by Central Arkansas Research, Arkansas. This drug showed a definit...

Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!

Several times we have seen the newspapers carrying a news article about how some ardent cricket fan suffered a Heart attack and died following a high strung cricket match between India and Pakistan! A recent report by a Dutch research team under Dr. Diederick E. Grobbee has re...

Gujarat quake-Rescue teams give up hope of finding more survivors

...nder the rubble. The baby was 8 months old and was seen holding on to the dead body of its mother. The baby survived with minor injuries. Elsewhere the disturbing scenario of lawlessness raised its ugly head in the form of looting of the quake hit areas. In the ghost town of Bhuj, anti social elements we...

Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap

...a head a series of developments in a year that has seen people all over the world ganging up against rising prices of essential life saving medicines. However critics say even now many in the poorer countries will be unable to afford the new drug cocktail as offered by Cipla. Another argument is that cou...

ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer

...ents in the near future." No novel toxicities were seen with ZD1839 treatment in combination with standard chemotherapy. In a second study, which addressed intermittent dosing of ZD1839 in Japanese patients with advanced lung cancer, more than 20% of patients showed partial responses to ZD1839 between 1...

ZYBAN, The smoking cessation drug marked for its adverse reactions

... seizures. He also added that the rate of seizures seen was consistent with the clinical trials experience....

WORM! WORM! all the way

...nd the blood supply to that area differs from that seen in normal mice. A recent study of 50 people who had undergone a colostomy, or removal of part of the colon, to treat severe ulcerative colitis. They developed infections in the remaining area of the colon. Doctors got the infections under control a...

Simple Therapy

...rom attacking the islets.The once sickly mice have seen their blood sugar levels returning to normal and by most measures, the mice appeared to be cured of the disease....

Increase in tobacco deaths

... risk are more than twice as large as has yet been seen in mainland China. But cigarette smoking peaked about 20 years ago in Hong Kong and has not done so on the mainland. Smoking causes death on a timescale of years - the cigarettes smoked in someone's thirties may cause a cancer to develop quarter of a...

A boost to quit smoking

...bon monoxide. Even more dramatic improvements were seen when the subjects quit smoking altogether. Thus this is an encouraging news, because it shows that your health can start to benefit almost straight away. Hence this can motivate people to quit smoking....

Role of zinc in development

...d by dietary supplements. Zinc deficiency is often seen in developing countries where people eat a lot of cereals, pulses and vegetables but no animal products. This sort of diet contains lots of phytates, which bind iron and zinc, making it difficult for the blood to absorb them. Scientists now believe ...

Voice may be improved by surgery

...mproved the subjects' voices. A similar effect was seen in patients having surgery to treat sinus and tonsil problems....

Chemists prepare for face-off with manufacturers

...ng their own outlet or chain of outlets, which was seen by the RDCA members as a threat to their existence. According to Mr. Shah, Cadila Healthcare, Cipla and Ranbaxy from among the pharmaceutical companies have either started or planning to start their own retail outlets. Mr. Shah claims that Subiksha...

Antidepressant helps obesity

... don't always work in the long term, and there has seen to be a need, now, to develop drugs which can handle obesity.// Researchers at Harvard University in the USA have discovered that the drug bupropion, which is used for depression and smoking cessation, is helpful in helping women sustain weight los...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

...ychiatry. Researchers found that these effects are seen even in methamphetamine addicts who have been off the drug for 10 months or more.// A second study by the same research group reveals additional long-lasting brain changes caused by the drug, including an unexpected increase in cellular activity in c...

Surgery a safety in senility

...fe had improved. But far greater improvements were seen in the group who had undergone revascularisation....

Aspirin reduces deaths

...least 30 per cent. The greatest risk reduction was seen in older people, those who had a reduced capacity for exercise, and those with a history of coronary heart disease. The study shows that aspirin can be recommended for routine use in heart patients to improve their life expectancy - as along as t...

Wake-up call for peripheral artery disease

...he ability to walk with ease. Positive effects are seen within three months. // Unfortunately, say physicians at Johns Hopkins University in the US, too few patients with PAD are diagnosed and, even if they are, physicians are not prescribing the walking treatment. Somehow patients have to be convince...

Photographs for Diagnosis

...nges on the micrometer scale - far too small to be seen with the naked eye. He developed a computer program to measure and compare the ratio between the size of arterial blood vessels, taking blood to the eye, and venuolar blood vessels, taking it back to the heart....

Look out for gout

...rn that gout can be incredibly 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. Ho...

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(Date:7/9/2014)... common type of lung cancer, researchers have uncovered mutations ... forming tumors. The new knowledge may expand treatments for ... already are available or are in clinical trials. , ... The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), including researchers at Washington ... School and other institutions, studied tumors from 230 patients ...
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