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A Curse or Two Might Quell the Pain

Study finds that swearing may increase tolerance to sudden hurts,,,, MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Ever blurt out a swear word after stubbing a toe or experiencing some other painful incident? Your outburst might actually help lessen the pain, new research shows. In a stud...

RU-486, The Abortion Pill, May Quell The Breast Cancer Gene

The abortion drug RU-486 was used by scientists in mice that were bred with a breast cancer gene. The drug turned beneficial in warding off potential tumors.// This is thought to have been possible due to the abortion drug, known to inhibit the hormone, progesterone. This is indeed a teaser ...

With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

...ce of gastrointestinal (GI) problems in an autistic population with incidence in children who are developing normally. Even so, it's unlikely to quell a controversy that has been raging for more than a decade. "A couple of highly publicized cases of autism and loose stools in the late 1990s led t...

Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels

... Behavior problems, not additional caretaking, seem to cause the distress FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has tried to quell a 3-year-old's temper tantrum knows that dealing with small children can be stressful, but add an autism spectrum disorder to the mix and the likeliho...

Supplement Might Help Compulsive Hair Pullers

... Amino acid may quell the urge, researchers say TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- A common health-food supplement might help ease the urges of people with a c...

Morning Sickness Drug Gets Green Light in Study

... the June 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine . In Europe and in Israel, metoclopramide is often prescribed early in pregnancy to help quell that queasy feeling so common in the first trimester, according to the study's authors. Yet, like many drugs used in pregnancy, the effects of the dru...

Avandia Raises Risk of Heart Failure, Fractures

... that this trial will lead the societies to change their recommendations that were based on many trials," he said. And the findings are unlikely to quell an ongoing controversy about the safety of the drug, which was further fueled by a 2007 meta-analysis reporting a heightened risk of heart attacks wit...

Ginger Eases Nausea From Chemo

...easpoon of ground ginger, she added. The trial participants, mostly women and mostly breast cancer patients, were also taking conventional drugs to quell vomiting. "A lot of patients ask us as oncologists, 'Is there anything more I can do to deal with chemotherapy-induced nausea?' " said Dr. Douglas ...

Privacy Watchdog Condemns Google for Effort to Defund it: Calls for Greater Corporate Disclosure About Lobbying Efforts and Independent Privacy Chief

...opped any discussions and forward momentum on the privacy issues we raised is a good example of how lower level managers, threatened by new ideas, can quell corporate growth and transcendence. A privacy ombudsman, dedicated not to the bottom line or a legislative agenda, but to honest dialogue about privac...

Court Says Vaccine Not the Cause of Autism

... said, "The message to parents should be that the health benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks. "I wish it [Thursday's ruling] were enough to quell the controversy, but I fear that it might not be enough," Trommer added. On this point, at least, some opponents agreed. "This is going to fue...
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A crystal ball for brain cancer?

... When his aggressive brain cancer returned after chemotherapy and radiation, his UCLA doctor prescribed the off-label use of Avastin, a drug shown to quell cancers in the breast, colon and lung. One month later, McNabb's tumors had shrunk by 95 percent. Subsequent brain scans show no trace of his ca...

Treatment for extreme nausea, vomiting during pregnancy

...he standard drug droperidol versus the administration of a newer medication called metoclopramide. They found that metoclopramide worked faster to quell symptoms of nausea and vomiting than droperidol. Importantly, they found no evidence that either of these medications increased the birth defect rate ...

Nanoemulsion potent against superbugs that kill cystic fibrosis patients

...igan scientists report highly encouraging evidence that a super-fine oil-and-water emulsion, already shown to kill many other microbes, may be able to quell the ravaging, often drug-resistant infections that cause nearly all cystic fibrosis deaths. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic lung disease t...

New drug makes weight loss safer

...ment by more than 100 million patients suffering from vertigo and dizziness in Canada and Europe. The repurposed pill, Histalean, has been found to quell the desire to consume fatty foods, and the effects have been most pronounced in women. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, about 32% ...

Study reveals how ADHD drugs work in brain

... Although millions depend on medications such as Ritalin to quell symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), scientists have struggled to pinpoint how the drugs work in the brain. But new work at...

Scientists reveal how deadly toxin hijacks cells

... by the toxin more commonly known as botox. As small amounts of botox are also known to alleviate many medical problems, the recent work could help to quell any risks associated with the toxin's clinical use. Writing in the current online edition of Science, a team of researchers at the University of Wi...

Researchers offer proof-of-concept for Altered Nuclear Transfer

...ct stem cells from these embryos. Because the embryos cannot implant, they are by definition not "potential" human lives. Some suggest that this would quell the protests of critics who claim that embryonic stem cell research necessitates the destruction of human life. Scientists and ethicists have debated ...

Thinking the pain away? Study shows the brain's painkillers may cause 'placebo effect'

...oin, morphine, methadone and anesthetics also act on the mu opioid receptor system to reduce pain. Because the endorphin system naturally tries to quell pain whenever it occurs, the researchers slowly increased the amount of concentrated salt water being injected in the muscle as the scans continued, i...

Achilles heel of the herpes virus possibly found

...ariety. Once someone is infected, they're infected for a lifetime. New medicines for herpes infection are badly needed; currently, antiviral drugs can quell symptoms of an outbreak, but not eliminate the virus. And, there's increasing evidence that HSV may damage the nerve cells in which it hides between o...

To control germs, scientists deploy tiny agents provocateurs

... her team are screening through hundreds of molecules at a time. The researchers have so far unveiled three promising organic compounds that seemingly quell bacterial signaling. ...
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Taming the anthrax threat

...s for better anthrax drugs and vaccines, says Bergman, a research assistant professor of Bioinformatics at the U-M Medical School. In strategies to quell the anthrax microbe, timing is everything. During most of its life cycle, the organism has formidable defenses. These make it a challenge for scientis...

Taming the anthrax threat

...s for better anthrax drugs and vaccines, says Bergman, a research assistant professor of Bioinformatics at the U-M Medical School. In strategies to quell the anthrax microbe, timing is everything. During most of its life cycle, the organism has formidable defenses. These make it a challenge for scientis...

AD:TECH: Advertisers face harsh lessons at the hands of powerful consumers

.... He cited a Nike site (produced in 2001 and archived for only 90 days) that let viewers take a virtual tour of a Vietnamese factory, in an attempt to quell rumors that it uses sweatshop labor. Not everyone was convinced, of course, some even saying the presentation was faked, but it probably worked bett...
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