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Eating less salt won’t prevent strokes, heart attacks


July 6th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) There's bad news for those who have cut back on salt due to health concerns. A study says eating less salt will not stave off heart ... Read more...

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Take zinc to shake off cold


February 16th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Take zinc to shake off a nasty cold, a review study says. The latest Cochrane Review found that people who took a zinc syrup solution or lozenge ... Read more...

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Popping a pill can help treat alcoholism


December 15th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): An updated review of studies has confirmed that a little-used medication can help treat alcoholism.Twelve-step programs have been the mainstay for helping alcoholics to quit drinking, but a ... Read more...

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Limiting salt key to warding off serious threats to diabetics’ health


December 8th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new review of studies has found that reducing the amount of salt in diabetics' daily diet is key to warding off serious threats to their health.In the ... Read more...

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Ibuprofen may help people suffering from migraine headaches


October 6th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): A review has suggested that for people suffering from migraine headaches, over-the-counter ibuprofen - Advil and Motrin are well-known brands - might be enough to relieve the pain.A ... Read more...

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Exercise preserves freedom of movement following breast cancer surgery


June 16th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A study has found that exercise can help patients maintain shoulder movement and minimize loss of arm or shoulder function after breast cancer surgery.The new Cochrane review ... Read more...

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Chiropractic treatment may provide relief for early low back pain


April 15th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Chiropractors can help provide some relief to low-back pain sufferers, suggest researchers.People with low back pain can seek relief from any number of health professionals, orthopedists, physical therapists ... Read more...

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Ibuprofen more effective than paracetamol for period pain


January 20th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): For relieving period pain, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen may be more effective than paracetamol, say researchers.However, according to the update of a Cochrane Review, it remains ... Read more...

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High-blood-pressure treatment ‘too aggressive’ for people over 80


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): An expert has cautioned that high blood pressure treatment for people over 80 years is too aggressive.Dr James Wright has said that the latest evidence suggests that less ... Read more...

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Exercise training ‘improves mobility in stroke patients’


October 7th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Exercise training after stroke can significantly help patients to walk faster and longer, say researchers.A Cochrane review showed that stroke patients who participate in a post-stroke walking program ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy may worsen incontinence in postmenopausal women


October 7th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): A new study suggests that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may worsen incontinence in postmenopausal women."Our main finding, which comes in particular from one huge trial, is that ... Read more...

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NSAIDs can help relieve common cold symptoms


July 8th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help relieve symptoms of the common cold.A systematic Cochrane review of nine studies has revealed that NSAIDs ... Read more...

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Reducing BP below standard target may not offer any benefits


July 8th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that reducing blood pressure below the standard target may not offer any benefits.Researchers at the University of Costa Rica have found that ... Read more...

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Ankle splints help stroke patients regain mobility


January 25th, 2009 - 11:01 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Ankle and foot splints can help stroke patients regain the ability to walk and keep their balance, says a new study.Although splints also called orthotics offer less ... Read more...

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Street lighting a low cost remedy for road fatality ‘epidemic’


January 21st, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Street lighting is a low cost, simple yet effectve remedy for the 'global epidemic' of road fatalities and injuries, according to a new study. Low-income countries should consider ... Read more...

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Robotic aid as safe in key-hole gallbladder removal as human assistance


January 21st, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): A Cochrane Review has concluded that the aid of a robotic assistant while removing a patients gallbladder through key-hole surgery is as safe as working with a ... Read more...

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Ginkgo extract may not treat dementia


June 17th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): A herbal extract used as a treatment by people with dementia may not be as effective as thought, suggests a new study.Ginkgo biloba is commonly marketed ... Read more...

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