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TIZANIDINE - New solution to chronic headache

...did a study on 92 patients, half of these patients selected randomly and were treated with tizanidine and found that the average intensity and the duration of the headaches improved by 51% in the drug group, compared to 34% in patients receiving the placebo. 'Not only did the treatment with tizanidine reduce...

Soluble IL-4 Receptor - A new boon for asthmatics

...Center in Charlottesville, and colleagues randomly selected 62 patients with symptoms pertaining to moderate persistent asthma. They were stopped from inhaling corticosteroids and were divided into two groups. In one group IL-4 receptor were given and to the other group placebo was given. It was found that, ...

Breast milk is essential

...of Southern Denmark, Odense, followed 345 randomly selected children to test out the idea that breast-feeding had some effect on a baby's mental development. "Our data suggests that longer breast-feeding benefits cognitive development," they said. They added that the intimacy of breast-feeding may be import...

Male infertility in relation to pesticide

...ld be treated with caution because they involved a selected population of infertile men, from a productive farming region in Austria. But they say the dramatic nature of the observed changes in semen quality warrant further attention.// Among men seeking infertility treatment, those who were exposed to pest...

Surgery a safety in senility

... A total of 305 patients with chronic angina were selected for the study.They were randomly assigned to be given either medication or revascularisation. Revascularisation involves doctors carrying out an angioplasty followed by stenting - inserting steel mesh to keep an artery open, or coronary artery bypass...

Sniff out flatulence

... in tests, had a "sweet" bouquet. The researchers selected two judges who had proved their ability to distinguish between the array of different gases through a blindfold test. Their job was to hold a syringe of gas three centimetres from their noses, slowly empty it and sniff. They had to rate the odour emi...

Researchers trick Alzheimer's Enzyme

...ch we presently have no good compounds. The enzyme selected for the click chemistry test, acetylchonlinesterase, was one of the first brain enzymes identified. It breaks down acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that propagates nerve signals. Inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase treat the dementia associated wi...

Liver transplant oversight urged

...is a remarkably effective lifesaving procedure for selected patients,'' they wrote. But they warned that it may pose a greater risk of bile leaks for some recipients. In an accompanying article, Dr. Owen Surman, a psychiatrist who works with transplant patients at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital, esti...

Surgery a safety in senility

... A total of 305 patients with chronic angina were selected for the study.They were randomly assigned to be given either medication or revascularisation. Revascularisation involves doctors carrying out an angioplasty followed by stenting - inserting steel mesh to keep an artery open, or coronary artery bypass...

Pancreas transplant gives hope to type 2 diabetes

...that a few patients with type 2 diabetes have been selected for a pancreas transplant.// Obesity is a strong r... US transplant centers, that two per cent of those selected have type 2 diabetes. Researchers at Yale University, who did the study, observe that this is high...

Surgery a safety in senility

... A total of 305 patients with chronic angina were selected for the study.They were randomly assigned to be given either medication or revascularisation. Revascularisation involves doctors carrying out an angioplasty followed by stenting - inserting steel mesh to keep an artery open, or coronary artery bypass...

Gastrointestinal conditions affect sleep

....// Researchers from Pennsylvania State University selected more than 1,550 adults, who reported having risk factors for sleep-related breathing disorders, to participate in the study. After a physical examination and providing a detailed medical history, each study participant spent a night in a sleep lab. ...

Corticosteroids Safe for Bones

...ewed both published and unpublished literature and selected 14 studies that met their criteria. Researchers say the majority of the studies reviewed included patients who received moderate to high doses of corticosteroid therapy. Results show long-term use of these medications by patients with asthma or COP...

Corticosteroids Safe for Bones

...ewed both published and unpublished literature and selected 14 studies that met their criteria. Researchers say the majority of the studies reviewed included patients who received moderate to high doses of corticosteroid therapy. Results show long-term use of these medications by patients with asthma or COPD...

Changing Partners may put Expectant Mothers at Risk

...who change partners between births may belong to a selected group with characteristics that increase risk or they may change their lifestyle or behavior in ways that could negatively impact their pregnancy. They also cite risky behavior such as smoking or drinking during pregnancy and poor nutrition. Resea...

Stronger Backing for Drug-Coated Stents

...archers say tend to be older and sicker than those selected for clinical trials. The study included more than 500 patients with previously untreated blocked arteries who were treated with drug-eluting stents. An additional 450 patients with comparable blockages were treated with bare metal stents. Sixty-eigh...

Suicide Prevention Program – Having its Intended Effec

...ased intervention may be particularly adaptable in selected workplace contexts that are more tightly organized and provide or coordinate human services for their employees or in settings with naturally occurring social networks. These could include police and fire fighters, other elements of the armed service...

Epilepsy Drug May Relieve Chronic Headaches

...n four hours at a time. The patients were randomly selected to receive gabapentin or a placebo for six weeks. After that period, none of the patients received either treatment for a week, and then each group switched to the opposite treatment for a second six weeks. Results showed 36 percent of the patients...

Brain Infarctions Found In Patients Suffering From Migraine

...as died. Researchers studied nearly 400 randomly selected adults, ages 30 to 60. They grouped the patients into categories of having migraines with visual difficulties and having migraines with no visual difficulties. A control group was also included in the study. Participants had a brain magnetic resonanc...

Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome

...were between 20 and 79 years old and were randomly selected to participate. Doctors assessed whether each participant had restless legs syndrome and how it affected his or her quality of life. Researchers report the overall prevalence of restless legs syndrome was 10.6 percent. They found the disease preval...

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