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Prince Charles lends support to Alternative Medicine

In an open show of support to Alternative Medicine, Britain's Prince Charles has urged the government to allocate 10 million pounds ($14.21 million) to fund a five-year research program into the 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 crus...

Support therapy helps breast cancer patients

Group therapy can help breast cancer patients feel better, but it won't help them live longer. Patients who got support therapy in addition to their medical treatment lived an average// of 18 months longer. The 158 women assigned to group therapy did not live any longer than the 77 who got only medical treatmen. However, women in the therapy groups did report less pain and emotional distress -- e...

Evidence supporting H.pylori eradication

A study of patients on long-term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) treatment has shown that eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection can substantially reduce the risk of ulcer formation.// Treatment with omeprazole triple therapy eradicated 90 per cent of H.pylori infections and reduced the six-month ulcer probability of 34 per cent found in the control group to 12 per cent in the...

Further support for use of statins in Alzheimer’s disease

People who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by nearly 80%. Statins have been proved to offer// powerful protection against heart disease for people with high blood cholesterol. The findings provide the strongest evidence to date that statin drugs may also help protect people from Alzheimer's disease. ....An earlier, smalle...

Toxin injections support stroke associated spasticity

Researchers have found that injections of botulinum toxin eases hand spasticity among stroke survivors. Spasticity in the limbs is a common after effect of stroke, and it causes much disability,// because it interferes with activities like getting dressed and eating. Previous research has shown that botulinum toxin - a substance that relieves muscle tightness - may help with this problem. ....In...

Britney Spears Donates $50 000 To Support Cancer Patients

Pop princess Britney Spears has donated $50,000 to Gilda's Club Worldwide, //an organization that supports cancer patients... ..According to People magazine, Britney said in a statement: "When children have cancer, or when their parents or siblings have the disease, there are a few places they can turn to for support." .. .."Gilda's Club is one of those places. I passionately believe in helping c...

Support for patients with Leg Pain

According to a new study, it is found that antioxidant treatment improves circulation and reduces pain in patients with peripheral artery disease. Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs with blood.// It affects an estimated 5 million to 10 million people in the United States alone. While the disease can have no symptoms, one of the major signs of the condit...

Vitamin E supports Female Hearts

According to a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition it was observed that vitamin E may play an important role in preventing the build up of plaque in the arteries that can lead to cardiovascular disease.// ....Research has shown antioxidant vitamins can protect against the formation of plaque in the arteries. However, most studies have concentrated on people who were already di...

Injection supports Heart Devices

According to a new study a clot-buster injection may unclog a mechanical heart pump, reconditioning the blood flow. Markus Rothenburger, M.D., researcher from University Hospital in Germany,// felt that this is a simple solution to a very serious problem for heart failure patients who receive left ventricular assist devices. ....A left ventricular assist device is a mechanical pump-like device t...

Modified antibiotic may support fight cancer

According to recent experiments a molecule related to tetracycline can aid stop the spread of cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Iowa have been looking at a new drug called COL-3,// which is related to the well-known antibiotic tetracycline. In a series of experiments, they find that COL-3 acts upon the tissue surrounding a tumour, making that tumour less likely to spread throughout t...

WHO To Support Public Health Threats

A major step was initiated by World Health..Organization's (WHO) authority to verify disease..outbreaks from all available official and unofficial..sources, soon after any outbreak of infectious..diseases and other threats to international public..health. In a crucial decision it was decided that when..necessary WHO would carry out a through on-the-spot..investigations to determine the severity o...

Study supports vegetable diet

A vegetarian diet high in soluble fibre and low in saturated fats can lower bad cholesterol as effectively as some commonly prescribed drugs, a new study found, suggesting medication-free cholesterol control may be viable for some people. Researchers from the University of Toronto showed that a diet heavy in okra, eggplant, soy proteins, oatmeal //and almonds resulted in a 28.6 per cent reduction...

Support Services found to Dramatically Impact Pediatric Health Care

A new study shows providing behavior and development support to existing health care dramatically improves the quality of pediatric health care and parenting practices.// ..Researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health followed nearly 6,000 children from 15 sites which was designed to bridge the gap between families and physicians. It places specialists in the pediatric pra...

Need for better support for chronic pain in children’

Researchers worry that there is a lack of data for the ways and means to treat chronic// pain in children. The statistics reveals that 15% of children suffer from aches and 2% have inabilities preventing them from doing normal work. The pain causes psychological distress, which has big impact on siblings and parents. Adding to agony, there are no clinical practices for this management, although s...

New back support device can improve balance for older people

Women at the age of 60 and above can have less back pain from osteoporosis related// curving of the spine by wearing a back supporting device and doing some special exercises. ....In a study presented by the researchers from Mayo Clinic had said that the new specially weighed back support device can not only decrease the back pain but can also cause extensive improvements in strength for the wome...

Glucose may support in Cardiac Arrest

According to a reasonably new research, it was observed that giving most heart attack patients an infusion of glucose soon after they come to the hospital could dramatically improve their chances of survival. The Dutch study found that supplementing regular treatment of heart attacks with the extra fuel reduced the risk of dying //within a month from 4% to 1.5%, but only for patients whose hearts...

Supportive spouse help ease job strain on blood pressure

When job strain causes stress, a supportive spouse might help lower the negative impact on a person's blood pressure, according to a study. In addition it was found that job strain had a significant impact, both clinically and statistically, on blood pressure. // .. ..Job strain and low marital cohesion, or a lack of support from a spouse, was related to an increase of systolic 2.8 mmHg of blood...

Biopsies Of Human Skin And Bone Marrow Support T Cell Development

Recent research suggests that biopsies of human skin and bone marrow can provide the basis for the generation of a new, patient-specific T cell repertoire. T cells generated in skin cell cultures are diverse, mature, functional, and tolerant to self-MHC//. ..T cells play a central role in the human adaptive immune system, discriminating self from non-self, directing less specific elements of the...

Woodruff Foundation Grant To Support Doctorate Of Nursing Practice Program

In a step which is expected to alleviate the national nursing shortage by producing more qualified nursing professors, allowing nursing schools to enroll more students, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has awarded // $995,000 to the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing to support its new doctorate of nursing practice program, the 10th of its kind in the nation. .. ..Thanking the Atlanta-...

Blair Offers James Support To Fight AIDS

Tony Blair, the Prime Minister of Britain has pledged to continue his campaign against the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus across the world, while on a visit to the Barking Abbey School on the World Aids Day // . Football player David James has received assurances of support from Blair in spreading AIDS awareness in Malawi. ....The announcement towards funding research efforts for an anti-Aids vacc...

Study supports century-old cancer theory

A Yale study recommends that oncology researchers consider the 100-year-old theory that tumor cell hybridization with white blood cells as a major reason cancer metastasizes.// ..'Cancer cells exhibit a remarkable number of traits normally attributed to white blood cells known as macrophages, including the ability to migrate to lymph nodes and distant organs and to form a new blood supply,' said...

Cancer Cells Trigger Supporting Cells to Turn Cancerous

With the fight against cancer focusing at the molecular and genetic levels, the role played by the surrounding non-cancerous cells is coming under increasing scrutiny.// Now scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have demonstrated that these supporting cells are indeed key players in the ultimate development and aggressiveness of cancer. ..These findings were arrived at...

Guru’s Supporters Clash With CPI-M Me

Supporters of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and yoga guru Ramdev clashed violently on 5 January 2006. The supporters of the guru are // reported to have raised slogans against the CPI-M MP Brinda Karat, who leveled charges that the medicines of the guru were laced with animal and human body parts. The police have detained 30 of Ramdev’s supporters, after they tried to forcibly en...

GPs In Wales Support Minister on Prescribing Issue

The Welsh GPs have come out in support of the Health Minister on the prescription issue. Under this nurses and pharmacists are// eligible to prescribe in Wales. The move has been widely criticized, but the BMA's GP committee endorsed this suggestion. .."GPC Wales welcomes the statement of the Health Minister on the introduction of nurse and pharmacist prescribing in Wales. Doctors are highly t...

Support and Care to Grieving Parents Can Offset Suicidal Tendencies

According to papers released in the current week’s edition of BMJ, parents who have taken care of a really sick and dying child at home are so depressed after the child’s death that there is every chance that they will attempt // to end their lives, by consuming overdoses of potent painkillers, used to alleviate the child’s pain during illness. .. ..Authors of the papers feel there is very little...

Study Finds Online Support Groups Emotionally Benefit Women Suffering From

One of the first of its kinds study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Madison Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research (CECCR) found// that Women suffering from breast cancer seem to obtain emotional benefits when they were given the opportunity to participate in online support groups. These women through there's online support groups were able to ..openly express themselves...

Distinct Support Services Needed, To Resurrect Ethnic Groups from Alcohol Abuse

An experienced Psychiatrist has pointed out inherent alcohol problems that Ethnic minorities undergo, albeit silently, since they are wary of approaching assistance. // They need to be given a helping hand from distinguished services – which are few and far between. Ethnic minorities do not seek help proactively, and hence they lose out from being overlooked by health providers in developing spec...

Air Quality Study Leads to Widespread Support for Smoke Free Vote

There is widespread support to the House of Commons vote to impose a ban on smoking in all workplaces, including pubs and bars//. ....A team of researchers measured the air quality, using a portable monitor in 64 pubs across the north west of England, in areas where smoking was permitted. The study revealed that the quality of air was very poor, with a very high particles rate. This, when inhale...

Low Awareness Of Kawasaki Disease In Capital: Parents Form Support Group

Probably lots of people are well aware of Kawasaki as a motorcycle rather than a disease. Infact, this was how Dinesh Ghai responded when doctors informed that his 9 year old daughter, Utkarsha was suffering from the disease. // The disease is named so as it is prevalent among Korean and Japanese children. 'I have heard of the motorcycle, but I never knew that Kawasaki was a disease,' remarked D...

AIDS testing gets support from Bill Clinton

Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS in countries with high infection rates has got support from Bill Clinton, Former US president. // ..There was a stigma attached to the deadly illness and the lack of treatment for those infected few decades ago and so AIDS testing was frowned upon. ..According to Clinton, countries where there was no discrimination against people with the illness and where anti-A...

Patients with AIDS Need More Support From the Govt

Karen Bates who is 51 is infected with the virus that causes AIDS. She tells that she contracted the disease through a heterosexual relationship. Previously AIDS was thought to be a disease affecting only gays and intravenous drug users. //She was surprised that she was affected with the disease. Today, Bates is among a growing number of women in the South who live with HIV or AIDS. The disease h...

Bird Flu Pandemic Study: Clerical & Support Staff May Stay At Home

The results of a new survey suggests that approximately 50% of the public health workforce, would stay at home in the event of a bird flu pandemic. // A majority of these public health workers would be clerical and technical support staff. ....More than 308 public health workers in Maryland were surveyed, out of which nearly 46.2% expressed that they would not report for work during a pandemic....

Zimbabwe To Get £22-Million For Support Of AIDS/HIV Childre

Every twenty minutes, a child dies of HIV/AIDS and yet another is orphaned in Zimbabwe. In an attempt to change this pathetic condition //, the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is planning to launch an ambitious programme to improve the health care, nutrition and education of these vulnerable children. ....A donation of £22-million from Britain has already been forwarded to the...

Google Supports Indian's Novel Literacy Drive

An Indian project meant to strengthen reading skills among neo-literates in a cost-effective manner has found favour with the Google Foundation. // .."This is not just any corporation supporting the Same Language Subtitling (SLS) project. It's Google!" exclaimed Ahmedabad-based academic Brij Kothari. ..The US-educated Kothari, who teaches at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A)...

Suffering from computer ache: try forearm support

A study in The British Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine proclaims that forearm support is an effective intervention to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. // Specially of the upper body and aids in reducing upper body pain associated with computer work. ..In the words of lead author David Rempel, MD, MPH, director of the ergonomics program at San Francisco General Hospital and...

Forearm Support for Office Desks Could Be a Boon

Recent research has proposed that office desks equipped with a simple forearm support could help to avoid pain that often comes with extended work at a computer//. ..Researchers conducted a year-long study of 182 workers at a call center and found that workers who received forearm supports for their desks had lesser likelihood of suffering pain or musculoskeletal injuries in the neck, shoulders,...

Forearm Support Promises Fewer on the Job Injury for Computer Professionals

According to the research conducted by Professor David Rempel from the University of California, San Francisco it is found that computer users //suffer from a variety of occupational injuries. Hence he developed the simple forearm support which avoids the pain that can come with long days at the computer. ..He studied 182 workers at a call centre who received forearm supports for their desks for...

Supportive Husbands Can Help Ease PMS

Although all women undergo the monthly ordeal of PMS, those who have a caring and compassionate husband tend to handle it better than their counterparts //, reveals a new study. ....Time and over again, hormonal changes within a woman have been blamed for mood swings, lethargy and pain associated with premenstrual syndrome or PMS. This new study has however highlighted that husbands who lack com...

Brazil & Kenya Seek Support For A New Resolution At WHO’s Annual Mee

The World Health Assembly (WHO), begins its annual meeting on Monday with delegations from more than 190 countries will meet in Geneva from May 22nd to the 27th//. ....Brazil and Kenya have announced plans earlier this week to put pressure at the WHO assembly, for more funds to combat neglected diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Kenya and Brazil are planning to introduce a r...

Medicos visit religious place to drum up support

Agitating medicos today sought divine intervention in their anti-quota stir as they prayed to God to bless the leaders, who were pushing for OBC reservation// in elite educational institutions, with wisdom. ....Junior doctors of Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research and Government Medical College went to Mansa Devi shrine and Gurudwara Nada Sahib to pray to God to give "wisd...
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