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Acupuncture May Help Chemotherapy Side Effects

...r out of the mainstream.’ Looks like the west is sitting up and taking notice of Oriental Medicine in a Big Way!!...

Prince Charles lends support to Alternative Medicine

... effects of alternative medicine. The world is now sitting up and taking notice of holistic medicine and Prince Charles’s support to fund research in this field has come as a shot in the arm for these crusaders of integrated medicine. Charles, a long-standing advocate of alternative medicine, had held a 90-...

Just spice it up!!!!! Anti bacterial effects of spices unraveled in the West

The West is now sitting up and taking in the aroma of Indian cuisine. The inseparable part of Indian kitchens, the spices are now the subjects of research by scientists at the Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Dr. Daniel Y. C. Fung and colleagues who conducted t...

Roller coaster takes brain for a big ride!!

...ey can also be caused by head trauma, falling to a sitting position or strain from heavy lifting. Although it is rare for people to develop subdural haematomas after riding roller coasters, it can happen, says Dr. Ishano Kyuorite of Japan. He further added that Giant roller coasters which are higher and fas...

Increased Heart Attack Risk From Celebrex,Vioxx

...ng or climbing stairs, and through the night while sitting or lying in bed. Since their introduction in 1999, the drugs, which are known technically as COX-2 inhibitors, have been among // America's best-selling prescription pharmaceuticals. One of them, Celecoxib, sold as Celebrex, was the sixth leading p...

Way to monitor blood pressure

...doctors measure blood pressure when the patient is sitting quietly in their office. But researchers at University of San Diego now show that there could be a better way. Hence it has to be treated and detected.// They measured the blood pressure of 40 adults aged between 55 and 75 while exercising on a trea...

Strokes increased during squatting

...od pressure during a squat as well as when they're sitting or lying....

Zinc may enhance growth in Young sickle cell patients

...inc had significantly greater increases in height, sitting height, knee height and arm circumference than their peers in the comparison group. For example, children in the zinc group grew an average 0.66 cm more in height than did their peers during the study period. Furthermore, among a subgroup of children...

Pen-nibbling addiction

...f the time I didn’t realise I was doing it. “While sitting at his computer terminal, Mr. Carey, from Brighton, would nibble on the shaft of a pen until it splintered, eat the top, chew the ink cartridge and then throw what remained in the bin. It took only one session of hypnotherapy at a local clinic to cur...

Attempting Hypnosis for relaxation

...e you will be undisturbed (turn off the phone) and sitting or lying down in a comfortable position with your eyes closed. Then mentally scan your body, from the feet upwards, gently releasing any tension. Allow your thoughts to flow, but don't focus on any of them. Now imagine yourself in a favourite place...

Exercise is necessary in daily life

...mowers to computer games and TV encourage too much sitting and lying around. Perhaps, he says, it's time to go back to the old ways - even just for a little while each day. Walk, don't take the elevator, and push a lawn mower, rather than riding it. There are many more opportunities to get more active by '...

One IV treatment a year rather than a pill a day

...iminary results. However, the pills must be taken sitting or standing straight up, before eating, and the patient has to stay upright for 30 minutes without eating or drinking. Side effects include abdominal pain, nausea, heartburn and irritation of the esophagus. And research has shown that such patients o...

“ Economy Class Syndrome

...blood clots (venous thromboembolism) and prolonged sitting was first described during World War II, when doct...my class syndrome" was coined. The theory was that sitting in the cramped seats typical of the economy class section of an aircraft made it harder for people t...

Hope for Babies Born With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

...as gross motor development -- holding her head up, sitting up by herself.”At 9 months, researchers diagnosed Gallagher with severe spinal muscular atrophy, a disease that almost always causes respiratory failure and death by age 2. She is now 5 and has been on a ventilator since she was 10 months. She can’t ...

The Benefits Of A Stretch

...eople who endure chronic posture problems, such as sitting for long periods of time at work, where muscle groups become tight. Studies show when employees incorporate stretching into their daily life, their body perceptions improve, and they are less likely to be out of work due to work-related injuries. R...

Leveling Lupus Lesions

... lesions. "It doesn't have to be sun exposure like sitting on the beach. It can just be trips to the car that add up and produce this kind of problem," says Joseph Jorizzo, M.D., a dermatologist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. When sunscreen and medications aren't eno...

New Drug Effective for Low Blood Pressure

...ith sinking blood pressure when standing up from a sitting position.// Current treatments help increase blood pressure when standing but also cause blood pressure to soar when lying down, increasing the risk for stroke. Researchers say that a new drug application could help patients with low blood pressure. ...

Computer System To Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis

...on that affects people who has been dehydrated, or sitting or lying in the same position for long, like the patients in the hospitals. Scientists have developed a computer program linked to patient database that will identify hospitalized patients at a risk of this condition. The physicians then need to ta...

Transmission Of Infectious Disease On Planes Analyzed

... spread of tuberculosis on planes. Results suggest sitting within two rows of a contagious individual during ...mined transmission of SARS during air travel found sitting up to seven rows away could result in infection. Thus researchers say their evidence points to more ...

Exercise can improve functional limitation of arthritis patients

...orm even the daily simple movements of walking and sitting down etc. One of the major costs of therapy for arthritis patients is the therapy to overcome limited motor abilities. The study results proved that by pursuing vigorous exercise routines could lessen the disability due to restricted movements. The ...

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