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Miracle cure for Alzheimer’s around the corner

...it would be an enormous breakthrough. Though being tried as a cure for mild to moderate illness, it is hoped that it will eventually be useful in prevention as well. Time to keep the fingers crosse!...

Contraceptives via Internet

...ial effects. Enthusiastic customers who bypass the tried and tested route of going through a doctor by ordering these through the Internet ignore all these side effects. However the investigators are worried about the dampening effect any harsh action may have on genuine family planners if they have any pu...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

...g that these biophilic images and sounds should be tried in other invasive procedures like interventional radiological examinations and endoscopies. The study was presented by Dr Noah Lechtzin, a postdoctorate fellow at Johns Hopkins, at the American Thoracic Society's annual meeting on 20th May. The doc...

Surviving surgery

... from elective surgery. Researchers in the US have tried to quantify the risks associated with surgery, which should help patients and doctors make more wise choices. Deciding on having an operation is never a zero risk option. But sometimes it is essential for your future health.// Researchers believe th...

'Prozac miracle' could end in disaster

... none was told they might become hooked. When they tried to stop taking it, they suffered violent and disturbing symptoms, including jolting pains in the head, vertigo, loss of coordination, abdominal discomfort, flu symptoms, agitation and confusion. The lawsuit alleges that the manufacturer, GlaxoSmith...

Cannabis for pain

...na?ve': they had either not used it at all, or had tried it infrequently. The cannabinoid extract was given over eight weeks, and participants' pain levels monitored. Asked to rate their improvement in pain relief on a scale from one to 10, the majority rated it at "between 9 and 10". Without their knowle...

Complementary and Alternative medicine

... pre-1945 had ever used CAM. But when people had tried a therapy, they tended to stay with it. Almost 50 per cent were still using the therapy 11 to 20 years on. There were, however, some dramatic shifts in the popularity of various therapies. In the 1960s, diet-based programmes and self-help were in the...

Detecting brain aneurysms

...he standard method for detecting aneurysm and also tried a number of non-invasive techniques for comparison. They found if they used all three available tests together, the non-invasive methods gave excellent diagnostic results - unless the aneurysm was small - five millimetres or less. It's a useful step ...

Supply of Radiopharmaceuticals Hampered by Attacks

...ain an adequate supplies. In addition, the company tried to ensure that the New York area could continue to get radiopharmaceuticals so that all possible treatment options would be open to the victims of the attacks....

Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims

...hriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas, tried propranolol on 13 children with bad burns and left 12 untreated to compare. The drug, one of a class known as beta blockers, checks the stimulating action of the hormone adrenaline and helps keep heart rates down in cardiac patients. // In the Tex...

Collagen improves voice quality in Parkinsonism

... to. Doctors at the University of Cleavland have tried a new technique to improve voice quality in a group of 10 Parkinson's patients. They injected collagen - one of the proteins that makes up bone and skin - into the vocal cords in the larynx. For 8 of the 10 patients, the procedure led to an improveme...

Gene Therapy For Cystic Fibrosis

...s the experiment must be modified before it can be tried in people. Another virus "carrier" must be found because the one used in the mouse experiments doesn't easily enter human cells. Also, it's important to remember that the mouse experiment did not cure cystic fibrosis, but it did show promise of easin...

Blood test may identify ovarian cancer

..." said Dr. Elise Kohn, a study author. Researchers tried their test on blood samples from 50 women with ovarian cancer and 66 women without the disease. The test correctly identified all 50 samples from the cancer patients, including all 18 samples from women with Stage I disease. And it recognized 63 of t...

Sniff to compatibility

... gamble for a woman to ensure her offspring gets a tried and tested immune system....

A treatment for Osteoporosis

... drug can cause severe indigestion. So scientists tried giving women a week's dose at once, enrolling 1200 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in a two-year international trial (medical centres from the US to France participated). They found that taking one pill a week could protect bone just as well....

Pain Killers Keep the Virus Away

... the latest study, Thomas Shenk and his colleagues tried to prevent HCMV replication in human connective tissue cells with a cox-2 inhibitor. When infected with the virus the fibroblast cells temporarily boosted their production of prostaglandin E2 more than 50-fold. But when treated with the cox-2 inhibit...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...e." He noted researchers in Germany and in Oregon tried putting ultrasound clot-busting probes on catheters that were guided to the clot site but those studies were halted when the sound waves not only dissolved the clots but also damaged artery walls. Moreover, del Zoppo said the recanalization rates ci...

Needle free future for diabetics

...ection. Researchers at the University of Texas, tried to show just what can be done for people with diabetes using iontophoresis. There's already a monitoring device called 'Glucowatch' which extracts glucose through the skin using iontophoresis. This allows the constant monitoring of blood glucose that...

Stem Cell Transplants May Be Effective For MS Patients

... tolerate the side effects. 16 of the patients had tried multiple treatments with no success. After the stem cell transplant, 24 patients were stable, with no change in their amount of disability. Seven patients showed some degree of mild improvement in some measures. At one year after the transplant, onl...

Compressed DNA aids gene patients

...e therapy powerful. The advance which is now being tried out on cystic fibrosis patients, may allow the modified genes to slip right into the cell nucleus.A single strand of DNA contains a complete blueprint for building an entire human.// This means that the DNA molecule is long and unwieldy. Doctors are...

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