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Major Medicare Fraud Detected in Florida

...ribed it as wholesale theft in which people set up sham medical equipment dealerships in malls and office buildings claiming to be Medicare providers. In many of the cases, Medicare recipients participated in the fraud by giving their Medicare numbers to the companies in exchange for cash payments, usuall...

Neural Stem Cells Reduce Parkinsons Symptoms in Monkeys

...ed with human neural stem cells and three received sham injections. The monkeys were observed four months ...ificantly different from the monkeys that received sham injections. Twenty-one additional monkeys were studied for up to eight months for other biological e...

Hong Kong Choked by Growing Pollution Problem

...r months -- have failed to impress. "It is a total sham and a shame," said Christian Masset, chairman of the environmental pressure group Clear the Air, of the government's policies. "Any excess electricity produced in Hong Kong is simply sold to China instead. As long as that happens, electricity savings...

CELL THERAPEUTICS PAYS Heavily to Resolve Dispute FOR ALLEGED ILLEGAL MARKETING OF CANCER DRUG

... to induce physicians to prescribe Trisenox. Under sham "consulting agreements," physicians were paid $500-$1,000 to attend dinners or conferences on the off-label uses of Trisenox. These meetings were held at expensive resorts and restaurants. Doctors who wrote large numbers of prescriptions for Trisenox...

Biofeedback Treats One Type Of Chronic Constipation

...d of the study. In contrast, only 4 percent of the sham group and slightly more than 8 percent of the stan...ormation about how the muscles are working." The sham biofeedback group received standard care plus six training sessions over three months. They practice...

Reason Behind Dyscalculia Revealed

...t parietal TMS, but not after left parietal TMS or sham stimulation. This novel approach of directly comparing healthy participants with TMS-induced virtual dyscalculia to participants suffering from developmental dyscalculia enabled the researchers to propose a direct causal relationship between malfun...

Human Stem Cell Transplants Repair Rat Spinal Cords

...uries to lesion or kill motor neurons or performed sham surgeries. They varied experimental conditions to ...human stem cell grafts. Two weeks after lesion or sham surgery, they injected human neural stem cells into the left side of each rat’s spinal cord. After...

Low-Dose Steroids Reduce Joint Damage From Rheumatoid Arthritis

... side effects are “modest” and similar to those of sham treatments, say Kirwan and colleagues. Additionally, the most immediate concern — reduced bone mineral density — can now be readily treated. Nevertheless, potential adverse reactions to glucocorticoid therapy merit further research, say the authors...

Indian American Doctor Fights for Information

...BMC has always shielded the errant doctors through sham 'investigation' behind closed doors. RTI Act has given ordinary people an extraordinary power to fight this corrupt practice by the medical council,' Saha said. 'While separate 'criminal' and 'compensation' cases are still pending before the Supreme...

Sacroplasty Safe and Effective to Reduce Low Back Pain

... see controlled trials to compare sacroplasty to a sham procedure. It is conceivable, he said, that sacroplasty is no better than placebo. In his study, none of the patients who declined sacroplasty was pain free at 12 weeks, though at six months and one year their pain had subsided to a level comparable ...

Palatal Implant Procedure Proven Effective in Eliminating Snoring

...tment either with three palatal implants or with a sham procedure without implants. Both physician and pat...jective and subjective measures when compared to a sham surgical control group in OSAHS. This study provides level 1 evidence that the palatal implant proce...

Herbal Preparation Effective For Treating Short Term Low-Back Pain

...ix alba) and cayenne (Capsicum frutescens) against sham pills and against Vioxx, the painkiller since removed from the market amid concerns over its long-term safety. “The results of these 10 trials suggest that specific herbal medicines may be effective for short-term (four to six weeks) improvement in...

Acupuncture As Good As Drug Therapy In Migraine Treatment

...German study has now proved that acupuncture, even sham acupuncture may be as effective as drug when it co...g therapy using beta-blockers, real acupuncture or sham acupuncture, where needles are placed in areas not used in real acupuncture. They were required to u...

Mystery Of The Placebo Effect, Yet To Be Solved

...imulated due to the placebo effect produced by the sham acupuncture needles. In conclusion it was observed that many different areas of the brain were activated in comparison to the previous studies (effect of the placebo cream on the skin). This shows that the effect of placebo cannot be pointed out to...

Mobile phones may influence normal brain functioning

...t, under real exposure as compared to baseline and sham conditions, EEG spectral power was influenced in some bins of the alpha band. This effect was greater when the EMF was on during the EEG recording session than before it. The authors conclude that EMFs like the ones emitted by mobile phones influen...

Wishing the pain away

...e brain reacts physically when a person is given a sham pain treatment, which they believe will help them. But the new study is the first to pinpoint a specific brain chemistry mechanism for a pain-related placebo effect. It may help explain why so many people say they get relief from therapies and reme...

Effectiveness of acupuncture for migraines

Acupuncture seems to be no more effective than sham acupuncture in patients// suffering from migraines... trained practitioners. The second group was given sham acupuncture treatment, where the needles were placed in random positions and not following the acupu...

The Effectiveness Of The Flu Vaccine For Kids Questioned

...he shot was about the same as what was seen with a sham treatment. In conclusion researchers say immunization of very young children has not shown convincing evidence that vaccines can reduce mortality, hospital admissions, serious complications, and community transmission of influenza hence they say tha...

Effective Treatment Option For Macular Degeneration

... improvement at week 54 than among those receiving sham injections....

Arthritis Patients Can Find Relief With Acupuncture

...inety patients received acupuncture, 191 underwent sham acupuncture, and 189 followed a self-help course t...s to stimulate the body and improve health. In the sham acupuncture group, the needles were taped to the skin, so the patient would feel some sensation, but...

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