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Antibiotics Helps Autism

...dren is affected by autism. Currently there are no treatments for this complex condition. Researchers from Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago found that a subset of patients with autism who experience a colonization of bacteria in the bowel can be helped by antibiotic vancomycin. Interestingly t...

Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

... The discovery may lead to the development of new treatments for malaria, a widespread and devastating disease. Malaria kills more than one million people each year, most of them under age 5, and the disease is becoming resistant to many of the drugs used to treat it. This important finding provides a new targ...

Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too

...difficulty in reaching orgasm. There are numerous treatments that can help reduce symptoms caused by genital atrophy, including water-based lubricants such as those used by gynecologists in their routine examinations; estrogen-based creams; slow-release estrogen rings that are placed inside the vagina and secr...

Hundred million dollar gift for malaria institute

...nt of efforts to find an effective vaccine and new treatments for the mosquito-borne disease, one of the leading killers in developing nations.Malaria kills atleast one million people and at least 500 million get infected every year. Apart from AIDS/HIV and Tuberculosis, malaria is the most deadly infectious di...

Antibiotics losing their power against acne

...t to treat them - antibiotics and vitamin A. Both treatments have side effects. Vitamin A therapy in particular has been linked to birth defects, so must be prescribed with caution in women of childbearing age. Commonly used antibiotics like erythromycin and tetracycline are now becoming increasingly powerle...

Acupuncture superseeds massage therapy for short term relief of pain

...8 to 85, he randomly assigned them to receive five treatments in a period of three weeks. By the end of one week it was found that the acupuncture group showed a significant improvement in pain reduction and motion compared to others. But after three months they found that there were no significant differences...

Test-tube babies show no emotional problems

...oungsters who had been conceived through fertility treatments do not suffer any more psychological problems than other children. Since Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby, was born 23 years ago, more than a million children worldwide have been born using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). In s...

New treatment for Osteoporosis

In a few years, better treatments for osteoporosis could become available. As people age, their bones become weak and their sex hormone levels decrease. The most common treatment is hormone replacement therapy. But this can increase the risk of cancer, especially in women.// At ...

Pregnancy Blues

...sks for women with severe depression, and non-drug treatments exist for mild to moderate depression....

Estrogen lowers cancer risk

...In the future, it may be possible //to develop new treatments that take advantage of the anticancer qualities of the pill". Over the last 20 years, death rates from bowel cancer have dropped more in women than in men. Some scientists believe this could be partly due to estrogen found in oral contraceptives ...

Is acupuncture safe?

...bers of the Acupuncture Council reported on 34,407 treatments done in a four week period. Again, there were no serious adverse events. The public can be reassured by these studies - it shows acupuncture is at least as safe as routine drug treatment. But the research has not yet proved that whether acupuncture a...

Acupuncture for conception

...burned near certain parts of the body. Acupuncture treatments can be once or twice a week and are designed to help restore the flow of energy that acupuncture specialists say will prepare the patient for pregnancy,as the news states....

Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence

...ients. But the findings suggest that the radiation treatments given before surgery may help improve the patient's quality of life by reducing the rate of cancer recurrence at or near the original tumor site in the rectum. In about 15% to 45% of patients who undergo conventional surgery to remove rectal tumors,...

Acupuncture provides relief

... The study compared 157 patients undergoing five treatments over a three week period of either acupuncture, massage or "sham" laser acupuncture (a dummy procedure to control for acupuncture). Published in the latest British Medical Journal, it found the acupuncture group had a significantly greater improveme...

Treatment for Meniere's disease

...the other ear. This disease has a wide range of treatments available.Many patients spend years trying one after the other without seeing any improvement. One problem in assessing the value of a particular treatment is that the condition is very unpredictable - it may resolve spontaneously and then suddenly r...

Decrease in testosterone levels lead to Alzheimer's

...zheimer’s develops later in life and that hormonal treatments for testicular cancer, which suppress testosterone levels, could potentially predispose individuals to this form of dementia. In their study Dr Sam Chater and colleagues noted that all six men with testicular cancer who were treated by hormonal supr...

Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

...skin secretions may lead to the development of new treatments for a range of stubborn digestive disorders. The ...is regulated and eventually could result in better treatments for disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, gastric reflux disease, chronic constipation and digest...

Relating heart protection and antihypertensive drugs

...sis the team compared blood pressure reducing drug treatments in 136,124 patients from 27 studies. When comparing the different drugs used in treatment they found that calcium-channel blockers and ACE inhibitors provided the same overall protection against cardiovascular complications as diuretics or ?-blockers...

Resurface your skin

...t expect a visible improvement after three to five treatments spaced out over about four weeks. You do need to protect your new skin from the sun thereafter, with sunscreen. If you are careful about this, the results of resurfacing your skin will last for at least four years....

Contraceptives have dual effects

... "In the future, it may be possible to develop new treatments that take advantage of the anti-cancer qualities of the Pill." The results also indicated that protection was stronger for women who had stopped using oral contraceptives within the last 10 years of the research period, compared to those who had sto...

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