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The feel of pain

...but nearby areas when the "pain warning" light was switched on. Stimulation of the brain's "pain anticipation" regions is known to trigger feelings of fear or anxiety as well as other mood changes, said the team's head researcher Dr Alexander Ploghaus. And unfortunately the anxious feelings can make the pain...

Nervous disorder being treated

...th SPS. Half were started on IVIg therapy and then switched to a placebo, the rest began with a placebo but were then given IVIg. In both cases, the patients had significantly less problems with stiffness and spasms when they were taking the IVIg therapy. 19 of the 22 patients who finished the study became l...

Gleevec gets hopeful results

...s their cancer had gotten worse. The patients were switched to Gleevec, which they took once a day. After 18 months, the researchers could find no visible sign of the genetic abnormality that causes the disease in 41% of the patients. That genetic flaw leads to the production of a protein that allows white c...

New treatment for muscle spasms

...th SPS. Half were started on IVIg therapy and then switched to a placebo, the rest began with a placebo but were then given IVIg. In both cases, the patients had significantly less problems with stiffness and spasms when they were taking the IVIg therapy. 19 of the 23 patients who finished the study became ...

Hyperactivity Drug Can Be Added to Food

...days of taking no medication, the study volunteers switched treatments. The researchers took blood samples before volunteers took the medication and again every half-hour to 4 hours over a 24-hour period to measure blood concentrations of the drug. Blood levels were similar for the two treatments and there w...

Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

...he next six months of the study, the ionisers were switched on and it was found that the infections due to acinetobacter reduced dramatically. Lead researcher Clive Beggs believed that the negative ions produced by the ioniser may be removing the bacteria from the air, thus stopping the transmission of infec...

Cancer gene mystery to be cracked!

...nd become normal again. They hope that those genes switched off by RNA interference in these cells may represent a crucial group of genes, which future anti-cancer drugs could target. Dr. Downward concluded that they were confident that they would precisely find out what needs to be taken away from cancerous...

Dads to blame for longer pregnancies

...s, therisk increased to 30%. However, if the women switched partners betweenpregnancies, the the risk of a second prolonged pregnancy was reduced to 15% Thelength of pregnancy differed by more than a week in women who had changedpartners, compared with those who had not. In the group of women who had a'normal...

Leptin is "new breast cancer indicator"

...ess how leptin levels fluctuated between those who switched to a high-fibre, low-fat diet and those who changed to high-fibre diets without reducing their fat intake. The researchers discovered that if body weight and body fat together were taken out of the equation, a correlation remained between leptin and ...

Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades

...some 10, which contains the PTEN gene, temporarily switched off the tumor cell growth in mice and allowed apoptosis, or cell death normally occurring in non-cancerous cells, to resume. Apoptosis made the cells behave more like normal cells, thereby clearing away the dysfunctional and damaged cells. Of the th...

Better Diet Even Late in Life May Prolong It

...s.// "We found that within just 48 hours of being switched from a high nutrient intake to dietary restriction...y on a restricted diet lived nearly 50 days. Flies switched from being fully fed to a restricted diet on either day 14 or day 22 also lived an average of almost...

Even mid-life diet change can extend life

... also found that when heavily fed fruit flies were switched at middle age -- day 14 to 22 -- to leaner diets, then the animals converted from the shorter life pattern of the overfed to the longer-lived pattern of flies that had been on a restricted diet all their lives. The carry-home message from the stud...

Black tea said to lower cholesterol

...ed water that tasted like tea. The two groups then switched what they were given to drink after three weeks.LDL levels dropped by an average of 7.5 percent during the three weeks when the individuals consumed tea rather than the placebo blend, the researchers said. Separately, scientists also tested another ...

Evening,the best time to take Cholesterol Drug

...is the best time. Researchers found when patients switched from taking their nighttime pill to the morning, there were significant increases in total cholesterol and LDL, or the bad, cholesterol. Researchers of the study say, "Simvastatin is probably best taken at night because concentrations of total chole...

Importance of An Active Lifestyle

The focus of aging research has switched from mortality and longevity to health status and quality of life. Researchers say, “No longer is it only important that one lives longer, but the quality of life in later years must// also be considered.” A new study shows more benefits of staying...

Importance of An Active Lifestyle

The focus of aging research has switched from mortality and longevity to health status and quality of life. Researchers say, “No longer is it only important that one lives longer,// but the quality of life in later years must also be considered.” A new study shows more benefits of stayin...

Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines

...t actually use any. A recent study of patients who switched from acute treatments to a combination of preventive and acute therapies shows office visits declined by more than 50 percent, emergency room visits decreased by more than 80 percent, and medication costs decreased by about $40 to $140 per patient. ...

Epilepsy Drug May Relieve Chronic Headaches

...d 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 taking 2,400 milligrams of gabapentin a day stopped having chronic daily headaches. Negative effects of the drug included vomiting, dizziness, dysarthria (p...

The Effectiveness Of The Breast Cancer Drug By Pfizer

... of developing another tumor by 32 percent if they switched to exemestane after two or three years of tamoxifen treatment. According to the research presented this week at a breast cancer conference , the median survival for patients taking exemestane was 10.9 months, compared with 6.7 months for patients o...

Stroke Prevention

... before and after treatment. Each patient was then switched to the opposite treatment and the tests were repeated. Researchers found when patients were on the drug, there was normal blood vessel function. However, when patients were on the placebo the blood flow did not change. Researchers feel because of t...

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