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Nineteenth century therapy may help Parkinson’s patients


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Looking back to the 19th century, researchers in the US are replicating the work of celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot to help patients of Parkinson's disease.Charcot had ... Read more...

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Hypnosis effective in treating irritable bowels


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 3 (IANS) Hypnosis can be highly effective in treating the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), characterised by abdominal pain, abdominal distension and bloating.Studies based on 346 patients conducted by ... Read more...

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Flaxseed no cure for hot flashes during menopause


June 6th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Flaxseed provides no benefit in easing hot flashes like sweating and rapid heartbeat among breast cancer patients and postmenopausal women.The placebo-controlled study, conducted by Mayo Clinic ... Read more...

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Clot busting drug could improve stroke treatment


May 29th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A new clot busting drug seems to improve the prospect of recovery for stroke victims.The new treatment combines minimally invasive surgery, a brain imaging technique and ... Read more...

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Interest in toys predicts autism treatment’s effectiveness in toddlers


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A new study has found that toddlers with autism who played with a limited number of toys showed more improvement in their communication skills following parent-guided treatment than ... Read more...

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Brief behavioural therapy may help seniors with insomnia sleep well


January 25th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A brief behavioural therapy, consisting of two in-person sessions and two phone calls, could improve sleep in older adults with insomnia, according to a new study.Daniel J. Buysse ... Read more...

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Plasma therapy may work for patients with severe 2009 H1N1 infection


January 20th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Using plasma from patients who have recovered from an infection to treat those with the same infection is an old medical therapy to treat multiple diseases.The same ... Read more...

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Light therapy could help treat depressed elderly


January 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that exposure to bright light could be just as effective for depressed elderly people as taking antidepressant medication.In the Dutch study, 89 people aged 60 ... Read more...

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Weightlifting cuts lymphedema risk following breast cancer treatment


December 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that weightlifting may play a key role in the prevention of the painful limb-swelling condition lymphedema following breast cancer treatment."Lymphedema is a dreaded, ... Read more...

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Vitamins E and C ‘have little effect on age-related cataract’


November 9th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that regular use of Vitamin E and C has little or no effect on age-related cataract in men.William G. Christen from Brigham and ... Read more...

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Expert casts doubts on results of ovarian cancer study


October 16th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): The finding that women who received early chemotherapy for a recurrence of ovarian cancer did not live longer than those whose treatment is delayed needs to be reviewed, ... Read more...

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Gum-disease linked to preterm births


September 16th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): A new study has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely.A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from ... Read more...

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Brain stimulation ‘helps paralyzed stroke patients regain motor function’


September 14th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that the condition of stroke patients who were left partially paralysed improved after they received a simple and non-invasive method of brain ... Read more...

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Combo therapy shows promise for early-stage schizophrenia


September 7th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): A combination of medication and a psychosocial intervention can benefit patients with early-stage schizophrenia more than those taking medication alone, according to researchers.The researchers found that patients getting ... Read more...

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Female lizards adept at enticing males


May 19th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Female sagebrush lizards steeped in ways of courtship are more likely to entice males, a new study says. Researchers Mayte Ruiz, Zachary M. Beals and Emilia P. Martins collected ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea ‘ups insulin resistance’


May 18th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center claim that sleep apnea could cause metabolic changes that increase insulin resistance.The intermittent hypoxia associated with sleep apnea causes a ... Read more...

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‘Experienced’ female lizards more likely to be courted by males


May 15th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Female sagebrush lizards with greater courtship experience tend to attract greater attention from their male counterparts, according to a recent study.For the study, Mayte Ruiz, Zachary M. Beals, ... Read more...

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Hypnosis may help control pain among metastatic breast cancer patients


February 27th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 27(ANI): Hypnosis can be an effective means of treating pain in women with breast cancer, according to a research.According to Lisa D. Butler, associate professor in UB's School of Social ... Read more...

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Suffocate head lice for a cleaner scalp


February 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A treatment that involves suffocating head lice is quite effective in battling the itchy problem, says a new study.The non-neurotoxic treatment for head lice has an average of ... Read more...

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Brit kids as young as 10 being treated for cocaine addiction


December 24th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 24 (ANI): Children as young as ten are getting addicted to cocaine, according to reports.In the last three years, there has been 65 percent increase in the number of kids ... Read more...

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Pine bark extract may help treat early diabetic retinopathy


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): An antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree can treat diabetic retinopathy in the early stages, says a new study.Pycnogenol has been shown ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea therapy ‘helps golfers improve their game’


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that golfers who undergo treatment for obstructive sleep apnea are likely to improve their golf game along with the overall health.The researchers showed ... Read more...

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Exercise beats shockwaves for chronic shoulder pain


September 16th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 16 (ANI): Supervised exercise helps ease chronic shoulder pain better than sound shockwave treatment, a new study suggests.In the study, published in the online British Medical Journal, team of researchers ... Read more...

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Easy strength training exercise may help ease pain of tennis elbow


July 12th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A simple exercise to strengthen the wrist may help alleviate the pain of tennis elbow, according to a new study.The exercise involves using an inexpensive rubber bar ... Read more...

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Online cognitive behavioural therapy could treat chronic insomnia


June 1st, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for chronic insomnia is effective in improving insomnia severity, daytime fatigue, and sleep quality, according to a study.The researchers behind the study claim ... Read more...

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Nerve pain pill found effective in treating hot flashes


May 16th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A pill used to treat nerve pain has been found effective in treating hot flashes in women, claim Mayo Clinic researchers.They have found that pregabalin decreased hot flash ... Read more...

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Exercise may benefit patients with mild to moderate OSA


May 7th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): People suffering from mild to moderate form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may benefit from certain tongue and pharyngeal exercises, according to a study."It was commonly thought among ... Read more...

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Spray to help men with premature ejaculation


April 7th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) Men who ejaculated within 36 seconds of penetration lasted six times longer after using a topical spray five minutes before sex, according to the latest study. Three hundred ... Read more...

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Now, premature ejaculation spray that delays orgasm 6 times longer than normal


April 7th, 2009 - 10:45 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Science is trying its level best to improve people's sex lives -and the latest offering from scientists is a spray which helps men last six times longer in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ultraviolet lights fends off TB infection in hospital wards


March 17th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) The simple expedient of using ultraviolet or UV lights while having the fan on potentially cuts down the spread of tuberculosis in hospitals. TB transmission in overcrowded healthcare facilities ... Read more...

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Vitamin B and folic acid cut risk of age-related vision loss in women


February 24th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Taking a combination of vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid could reduce the risk of age-related sight problems in women, says a new study.According to the ... Read more...

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Combo of taiji, cognitive therapy and support groups benefits people with dementia


December 5th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois have suggested that those diagnosed with early stage dementia can slow their physical, mental and psychological decline by taking part in ... Read more...

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Dietary support supplement boosts fitness levels in older adults


November 7th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that Beta-alanine (BA), a dietary supplement widely used by athletes and body builders, can boost fitness levels in older adults.BA is an ... Read more...

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Bright light therapy may improve mums nocturnal sleep


June 10th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Researchers from Georgia State University have revealed that bright light therapy can improve nocturnal sleep, decrease daytime sleepiness, in mothers.Sleep plays a vital role in promoting a ... Read more...

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Licorice extract may harbour canker sores cure


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that licorice plant extracts can offer a new treatment option for people suffering from canker sores.Researchers have suggested that canker sores, scientifically ... Read more...

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