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OxyContin Abuse Continues To Rise

...roin-like high by crushing the pill and injecting, swallowing and inhaling the powder.// Abuse of OxyContin, the nation's best selling prescription painkiller, began in Maine and Virginia, spread to Kentucky and West Virginia and moved into Ohio about two years ago. Narcotics and health officials now say that...

Hyperactivity Drug Can Be Added to Food

...d news for the millions of people who have trouble swallowing pills or capsules, particularly children. An estim...e compliance in those children who have difficulty swallowing solid dosage forms," Dr. Roy D. Simmons from Rochester, New York-based Celltech Pharmaceuticals, whi...

New operation for swallowing problems

...erves. One of these, the vagal nerve, controls the swallowing at the upper end of the digestive tract// - that i...ralysed, aspiration of food down to the lungs, and swallowing difficulties may occur. Surgeons at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have tried out a ne...

Cancer Patient Exercises for the Throat

...ancer patients undergoing radiation maintain their swallowing function. Researchers from the University of Flori...erapy often causes pain and dryness. Patients stop swallowing during treatment but often find they cannot swallow normally after treatment.// In the most severe c...

Swallowing Magnets Found To Be Dangerous for Kids

...alls which could be dangerous for children. While swallowing magnets is not as common as swallowing coins, jewelry or toy parts, researchers say there have been several reported cases of multiple magn...

Swallowing Exercises Helps With Cancer Treatment Recovery

... feeding tube patients were reporting more trouble swallowing than those who continued to eat and drink througho... muscles active during treatment. Measures include swallowing exercises before treatment and throughout radiation, and afterward planned dilation procedures when ...

Nobel For Ulcer-Defying Aussie Scientists

If winning a Nobel Prize meant swallowing a glassful of dangerous bacteria, not many will co...an stress or lifestyle-related. And his bacteria swallowing has proved very useful as his colleague Robin Warren and he were chosen as the Nobel laureates for M...

Radiation And Chemotherapy, A Better Option For Head And Neck Cancer

...ce than patients who had their larynx removed. The swallowing function of both thr groups was pretty much the same, but patients with an intact larynx were able to understand speech better. Commenting on these findings, Kevin Fung, the lead author of the study and currently a Head and Neck Surgeon at the Univer...

Woman swallows mobile phone - assault by boyfriend?

Police are not sure whether the reasons for swallowing the mobile phone by a 24 year women was an assault by her boyfriend or she purposely swallowed the mobile phone. // The Blue Spring Police are investigated the incident in which it is said that the young lady purposely swallowed the mobile phone duri...

Novel Test For Early Detection Of Gullet Cancer

...ting cancer of the esophagus could be as simple as swallowing a spongy pill with a string attached to it. Thanks to the fervent efforts of Cambridge University researchers // that can detect more than 7,000 such cancers that occur in UK every year. It is the ninth most commonly occurring tumor in the Britain. ...

Metal traces in infant formula cans responsible for recall.

...age to the throat may include coughing, difficulty swallowing or difficulty breathing; similarly damage to the lungs could include coughing and difficulty breathing." Those who may have fed troubled infant formula to their baby and have concerns about the baby's health should contact the baby's health profess...

Understanding Basic Motor Skills

...Researchers now know how PICK1 are involved in the swallowing and removal of AMPA receptors. The investigators used individual nerve cells as well as brain slices from three different populations of genetically modified mice lacking different proteins required for establishing LTD. Mice lacking the PICK1 protei...

Hiccups May Be An Indication Of Esophageal Cancer

...iccups together with weight loss and difficulty in swallowing may be an indication of esophageal cancer. // Pr...he primary symptom of esophageal cancer is trouble swallowing (dysphasia). Other symptoms include pain swallowing or pain, weight loss, feeling like heartburn in ...

Promise for Soya Allergy Sufferers

...s facial swelling, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing and fainting. Avoiding soy products is becoming more difficult because of soy's use as fillers and components of many menu items. While people can read labels before preparing meals at home, avoiding soy at restaurants isn't as easy, Hymowitz said...

Finnish research: Cysteine Chewing Gum as a cure for cancers of the mouth

...iva carcinogenic acetaldehyde is distributed after swallowing to the pharynx, oesophagus and stomach. Consequently, the effects of l-cysteine may extend to the whole upper digestive tract area. On the other hand, carcinogenic acetaldehyde can be produced also endogenously by the oral microbes from various foo...

Snack Smart To Avoid Obesity

...etic Association said, "Research studies show that swallowing calories does not give the same level of satisfaction as slowly chewing food." Some of the other guidelines include: * Snack smart * Eat high volume of nutritious food and enjoy every bite of it. * Make sure you get three square meals a day. * V...

Curry Better Than Aspirin For Headaches

...er off eating a bowl of steaming curry rather than swallowing the regulatory doses of aspirin, according// to a new study funded by the Scottish Executive. The study found that salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, is naturally available in certain Indian spices like cumin, turmeric and paprika, all...

GERD Not Caused By Swallowing Air

... (GERD) swallow air and belch more frequently, air swallowing does not play any role in the disease. In order to test whether air swallowing had any role in GERD, researchers calculated pressure, liquid and acidity in the esophagus of 12 peo...

Is Radiation or Chemoradiation Best for Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

...ists with breathing, talking, eating, chewing, and swallowing -- are often treated with radiation alone or with ... may lead to increased dysphagia, or difficulty in swallowing and feeding tube dependence. This study is a retrospective chart review of all patients presentin...

Do Anti-wrinkle Cosmetics Really Work?

... Kremer warns hopeful consumers though that simply swallowing the creation will not render the user immune to the sun's potentially harmful rays. Beta-carotene can also be found in the nutritional cosmetic products of another anti-ageing specialist, the German company Christine Schrammek based in Essen. The f...

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