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Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous

Women should get a second medical opinion if they are told to consider a hysterectomy because they have fibroid tumors that could become cancerous.//'It is very, very rare that a fibroid tumor could become cancerous,' said Dr. Nelson Teng, chief of gynecologic oncology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus which sometimes cause discomfort,...

Cervicogenic headache can be identified with a fibromyalgia test

Findings from a new study presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine by the Medical Director, John McFadden, MD, of the Tupelo Pain Clinic, Mississippi stated that patients with severe headache could benefit from an upper-body fibromyalgia examination to determine if the headache is potentially cervicogenic. According to Dr. McFadden many headaches of ce...

Gene Therapy For Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease in which the body's mucus becomes so thick and sticky that it prevents normal functioning. Treatment with new antibiotics now allows many children to reach adulthood, but there is no cure.// New research is moving us slightly closer to a treatment for cystic fibrosis that modifies the abnormal gene that causes the disease. Working with mice, sci...

Exercise therapy for fibromyalgia

Rated exercise works better than relaxation in lessening the symptoms of fibromyalgia.Researchers at Pole Hospital, England, worked with a group of 120 patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a painful muscular condition whose causes are not well understood.// Half of the patients were initiated to routine sessions of graded aerobic exercise, supervised by a personal trainer. After th...

Treatment for fibroids with "Abortion Pill"

Women suffering form fibroids, who until now had only an option of a hysterectomy or removal of the fibroid, now have an alternative of shrinking the fibroid with the drug Mifepristone. Lead researcher Steven H. Eisinger, MD, said that fibroids are a common and vexing problem in women and fibroid relief accounts for about 30% of all hysterectomies in the U.S. Women who are symptomatic cou...

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Gaining Popularity

Women suffering from back pain, pelvic pressure, frequent urination or abnormal periods, uterine fibroids could be to blame. Fibroids are non-cancerous growths found in the uterus and can// range in size from very small to the size of a cantaloupe or larger. Now, there’s an improvement to uterine fibroid embolization -- a treatment that’s becoming the procedure of choice for many women....

Surprising Cystic Fibrosis Finding That Could Be A Helpful Treatment Option

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease where the patient has frequent respiratory infections, breathing difficulties and eventually permanent lung damage. // It’s believed that patients with CF have too much mucus in their airways. But new research shows patients actually have too little mucus. Researchers say that may studies have been done in the past , but it has never proven, that CF...

Embolization Effective For Uterine Fibroid

Women suffering from back pain, pelvic pressure, frequent urination or abnormal periods, uterine fibroids could be to blame. Fibroids are non-cancerous // growths found in the uterus and can range in size from very small to the size of a cantaloupe or larger. Now, there’s an improvement to uterine fibroid embolization -- a treatment that’s becoming the procedure of choice for many women....

Relief For Women Suffering From Fibromyalgia

According to a recent study researchers say the antidepressant duloxetine, also known as Cymbalta, may significantly reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia in women . Duloxetine works by stopping the reuptake of serotonin and // norepinephrine, two of the brain’s neurotransmitters that are linked to mood. Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal disorder that is characterized by body pain, mu...

The Use Of Colistin To Treat Cystic Fibrosis Questioned

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a potentially life-threatening infection for patients with cystic fibrosis. To treat the infection, doctors often prescribe an inhaled drug called colistin (Coly-Mycin S Otic).// However, use of this drug is controversial because some patients experience chest tightness and spasms of the bronchi, which causes severe coughing and reduced lung function. However a...

Approval for DNA test to detect cystic fibrosis

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of US had approved the first test that// uses DNA in blood to diagnose cystic fibrosis. The test is called Tag-It Cystic Fibrosis Kit and it can analyze DNA samples from the blood and detect genes that carry the strains of the disease, both in children and in adults. The test can not only predict the advent of the disease in people, but it can also id...

Cough medication to cure fibromyalgia

Cough medication formula called dextromethorphan may be able to help people// suffering from fibromyalgia. In a research done by scientists of University of Florida the cough medicine seemed to bring relief in the intensity of pain suffered by the people from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia syndrome occurs with extensive musculo-skeletal pain and fatigue. There re no known causes...

Cystic fibrosis patients may require a new treatment for bacterial infection

Patients suffering from cystic fibrosis often gets bacterial infections from the bacteria Pseudomonas.// Treatment for bacterial infections is often by administering antibiotics. Research suggests that antibiotic treatment may encourage the bacteria to affect the patient in a permanent infection. Cystic fibrosis is disease of genetic origin that causes the body to produce thick mucus...

Outpatient Treatment Possible For Patients with Uterine Fibroid Tumors

Researchers from Mayo Clinic had developed focused ultrasound to be used in the outpatient department in the hospital for treating women suffering from uterinefibroid tumors. //Focused ultrasound is a welcome advance in treating this common condition that affects an estimated 40 percent of women over age 40, because it is the first completely noninvasive treatment available for symptoms f...

Fibromyalgia Patients May Be Soothed By Acupuncture

A study done by the researchers of the Mayo Clinic had said that it is possible to treat people suffering from fibromyalgia with techniques of acupuncture. Their results will be presented in the 11th World Congress of the International Association for the // Study of Pain in Sydney, Australia. Acupuncture could fill a gap in available therapies for the disease as something additive t...

Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis in the future

Cystic Fibrosis is a rare genetic disorder, usually diagnosed in childhood. It is a chronic progressive disease that causes mucus to become thick, dry and sticky. //The mucus builds up and clogs passages in the lungs, pancreas and other organs in the body. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis. Management of the disease varies from person to person and generally focuses on treating res...

New Therapy Discovered By Scientists For Cystic Fibrosis

A new therapy has been discovered by scientists for lung problems which are associated with cystic fibrosis that they say may reduce the use of antibiotics. Chronic lung damage is caused by cystic fibrosis// which is a genetic disorder. The damage is caused by excessive amounts of sticky mucus built up in the lungs. The treatment developed by researchers at the University of North C...

Inhaling Concentrated Saline Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill have revealed that inhaling hypertonic saline is good for the lungs of patients affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). Hypertonic saline// is a water-based salt solution with excess concentration of the salt. The researchers arrived at this conclusion after testing 24 patients aged 14 or older for two weeks., They found th...

New Multi-functional Sensing Tool To Investigate Cystic Fibrosis

A research team from Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a new multi-functional sensing system to investigate adenosine triposphate (ATP) release and its role in cystic fibrosis. // This patented technology adds recessed micro- and nano-electrodes to the tip of an atomic force microscope (AFM), creating a single tool that can simultaneously monitor topography along with ele...

Malfunction Of Key Growth Factor Increases Mortality Rate From Pulmonary Fibrosis In Blacks

The mortality rate from pulmonary fibrosis in African-Americans is almost twice as high as that found in the Caucasians//. For many years now, researchers have been searching for an explanation for this difference. Now physiologist from Belarus says that she has found why this racial difference exists. "Pulmonary fibrosis is a deadly, very complex disease where the lung's air sacs are r...

Lesser Know Facts about Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a disease whose cause and cure are not studied and there is also no known treatment for it till date//. It is a lung disease characterized by scarring in the lungs causing fibrosis and slow deterioration of the entire organ (lung). Statistics show that approximately 83,000 Americans suffer from the disease and 31000 new cases are diagnosed every yea...

Acupuncture to Relieve Fibromyalgia Symptoms

A recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic has revealed that acupuncture reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia//. Fibromyalgia is a disorder considered disabling by many, and is characterized by chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and symptoms such as fatigue, joint stiffness and sleep disturbance. No cure is known and available treatments are only partially effective....

Acupuncture Links Positively With Fibromyalgia Cure

A New study says acupuncture helps to reduce the symptoms related with fibromyalgia such as fatigue and anxiety //. Fibromyalgia is a condition with unknown cause, characterized by episodes of chronic widespread aches and pains, fatigue and sleep problems. So treatment generally involves a combination of painkillers, antidepressants and exercise therapy. About 50 fibromya...

Fibromyalgia Increases Pain and Fatigue for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women with fibromyalgia (FM) experience significant pain, fatigue and psychological stress, symptoms that are often misdiagnosed// or under treated as a normal part of pregnancy. According to a pilot study by Karen M. Schaefer, D.N.Sc., R.N., assistant professor of nursing at Temple University's College of Health Professions fibromyalgia is a chronic condition commonly found i...

Protein May Offer New Hope For Treatment Of Cystic Fibrosis

Scientists explain that a protein often called as the ‘fat controller’ could offer new hope in treating cystic fibrosis.// The researchers from the University of Dundee have claimed to uncover a link between cystic fibrosis, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Dr Anil Mehta the head of the international research team at Dundee University said that the findings could improve the effectivenes...

Cellular System Causing Destruction Of Faulty Proteins In Cystic Fibrosis Identified

Researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have managed to isolate a cellular system responsible for degrading proteins in Cystic Fibrosis. Blocking this// system allows some affected proteins to regain their shape and thus may herald in new treatments for the disease. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a fatal disease caused by a defective gene that produces a misshapen form...

MRI Development Yields Breakthrough in Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis

A new technique for measuring the hardness or elasticity of the liver has been developed by Mayo Clinic researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).// Initial tests show promise for this technology, MR Elastography (MRE), for detecting liver fibrosis, a common condition that can lead to incurable cirrhosis if not treated in time. Traditionally, liver fibrosis is usually diagnosed...

Proteins in lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis

An unusual distribution of two proteins has been found in the lungs and airways of people with cystic fibrosis. // Researchers feel that this finding can help in determining how the disease progresses. The proteins were uncovered as a result of the human genome project and are thought to play a role in the body's immune system. Finding out more about the proteins could help sort out the...

Pregabalin Proves Durable Pain Relief Option for Fibromyalgia

Pregabalin, typically used to treat nerve pain or seizures, appears to offer extended pain relief for those with fibromyalgia, according to research presented this week at// the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC. Fibromyalgia is an often misunderstood syndrome that causes widespread chronic muscle pain and tenderness in 2 percent of the U.S....

The Pain from Fibromyalgia Is Real, Researchers Say

Many people with fibromyalgia – a debilitating pain syndrome that affects 2 to 4 percent of the population – have faced the question of whether the condition is real.// Fibromyalgia often has been misdiagnosed as arthritis or even a psychological issue. Increasingly, though, the scientific knowledge about fibromyalgia is growing, and a new paper from the University of Michigan Health...

Does Treatment of Fibroids Guarantee Fertility ?

Women choose to bear the inconvenience of abnormal vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain caused by growth of fibroids in the uterus and fore-go treatment due to fear of losing// fertility as the available treatments do not guarantee fertility. A study conducted by physicians at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia published in the December issue of The Female Patient, prese...

Mifepristone Reliable For Treating Uterine Fibroids

According to a study conducted by University of Rochester, Low doses of the drug mifepristone (also known as RU-486) shrinks the uterine fibroid tumors //and greatly improves the quality of life in women. The study results were published in the December issue of the journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Leiomyoma, the medical term for uterine fibroids, affects roughly half of all women ag...

Viagra Helps Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Research finds that Viagra helps patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This disease is incurable and is characterized by progressive scarring// in the lungs, which often leads to a lung transplant. Published in the March issue of the journal Chest, the research shows that more than half of the patients treated with Viagra, also known medically as Sildenafil, improved their walk...

Gene Therapy To The Aid Of Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic fibrosis is an incapacitating condition which chokes the lungs with mucus. This is one of the common life threatening diseases// which affect more than 7500 people in the United Kingdom. Researchers at University College London (UCL) are trying to find a cure for this condition by using a modified version of HIV. If this procedure is successful, it might help the babies get rid o...

Key Found to Kill Cystic Fibrosis Superbug

Researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario , working with a group from Edinburgh//, have discovered a way to kill the cystic fibrosis superbug , Burkholderia cenocepacia. These investigators, under the leadership of Dr. Miguel Valvano, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, have had their research published in the May issue of the...

Fibroid Symptoms in Women can Be Relieved by Focused Ultrasound

A noninvasive ultrasound procedure effectively shrinks uterine fibroids and significantly relieves fibroid-related symptoms in women, according to the results of a multicenter clinical trial reported in the June issue of the journal Radiology. Magnetic resonance-guided, focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) allows radiologists to precisely target fibroids without harming healthy surroundin...

Genaera Discontinues Lomucin in Cystic Fibrosis Studies

Genaera Corporation announced that, in conjunction with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. (CFFT), both parties have agreed for reasons of futility to discontinue the Phase 2 study of LOMUCIN(TM) for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). Genaera also announced that the Phase 2 study of squalamine in prostate cancer, which is an investigator-initiated study funded by the Depar...
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