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First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain

... knee and one-third of a patch on the back of each affected knee (69 patients) once daily for 24 hours or Celebrex 200 mg once daily (74 patients). Efficacy measures included the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities OA Index, Brief Pain Index (BPI), Pain Quality Assessment Scale and global assessments of...

Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows

...ctomies, Dr. Gilron notes. "The numbers of people affected are staggering, and the impact of the problem is devastating and costly." Diabetic neuropathy occurs in diabetes patients who experience a constant, burning pain, often in the soles of their feet, that isn't associated with obvious tissue injury. ...

Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious

... been shown that girls who reach puberty early are affected in a way that can have consequences for their future, both socially and financially. It's also conceivable that early puberty is the outcome of external factors in the environment. It's therefore important to identify these factors so that we can tak...

Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects

...althy subjects so that brain function would not be affected by illness or changes in the illness. The team examined QEEG cordance during a placebo lead-in so brain function changes in the first phase of the trial could arise from only non-medication factors. The study enrolled 32 healthy subjects who had nev...

Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

...attitudes toward HIV-infected injection drug users affected the patient's exposure to highly active antiretroviral therapy, reported problems, satisfaction with care, unmet needs, or perceived access to care. The researchers found that 23.2 percent of HIV-infected patients had physicians with negative attitud...

Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds

...said. "Our data show that children are emotionally affected on the days they get picked on, regardless of whether it's 'harmless' name-calling or joking around," Juvonen said. "The students who were beat up and those who were called names were equally bothered. Kids reported feeling humiliated, anxious or dis...

Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes

...illus casei (L. casei) during pregnancy positively affected the birthweight." "Our observation that A.naeslundii gsp2 reduced birthweight and preterm delivery fits well with the theory that oral bacteria and the molecules the body produces against them can enter the uterine environment through the blood strea...

Understanding how vulnerabilities may keep women in abusive relationships

...ack and White women. Culturally, Black women were affected by a strong race consciousness that compelled them to stay with Black men citing a desire to maintain their relationship in the face of the negativity and dysfunctional reputation of Black relationships. "Attempting to understand how women become vi...

New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders

...ed to adolescents and young adults (aged 13 to 20) affected by bulimia nervosa. Initial trials of the first s...problem is Scotland, with about 10% of young women affected by such conditions. Given the rise in the number of sufferers and the under-provision of eating dis...

Alcohol relapse adversely affects 10-year liver transplant survival

...es after liver transplants found that it adversely affected survival rates only after 10 years. The decrease in survival rates may, however, be due to other alcohol-related diseases. The results of this study appear in the April 2005 issue of Liver Transplantation, the official journal of the American Associa...

US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

...rred among children and minorities. Body weight is affected by many genetic, psychological and environmental factors that influence diet or physical activity levels, says Dr. David Ludwig, associate professor and director of the Obesity Program at Children's Hospital Boston and a co-author of the study. For c...

Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden

...ulation subgroups most significantly and adversely affected were African Americans, Hispanics/Mexican Americans, people with low socioeconomic status, and residents of the southeastern United States and the Appalachians," said George Mensah M.D., acting director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prev...

Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems

...of sufficient consequence that they would tell the affected patient or family. "In the hospital setting, executive leaders influence institutional policy and foster norms for their employees. These individuals believe that existing state reporting standards fail in some cases to provide clear guidance on what...

Risk of cardiac death after radiotherapy for breast cancer has declined, study finds

...hows that changes in radiation administration have affected mortality. "Radiotherapy is now used for very-good-prognosis invasive tumors and even for in situ breast cancers, for which life expectancy is almost equal to that of the general population and will exceed 20 years in many cases," he writes. "A major...

Neuronal death and processing of Tau protein in Alzheimer's disease

...pal neurons, a neuronal subpopulation precociously affected by AD pathology. According to the authors, neurodegeneration would be perpetuated by an "autocatalytic process" in which any modest proapoptotic stimulus (activating caspase-3) would promote tau cleavage generating the proapoptotic fragments.The aut...

Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results

...hich have been shown to produce rapid weight loss, affected weight, appetite and blood sugar in obese diabetics. He discovered that study subjects did not eat less because they were bored with the food selection, and their weight loss was not attributable to water loss, two common speculations about low-car...

'Speaker's cramp', a new type of involuntary mouth-, lip-muscle movement

... "Speaker's Cramp". Symptoms were reduced when the affected muscles were treated with Botox injections. Patien...ic activity and guide injections of Botox into the affected muscles. After baseline recordings, the patients were followed for two to three years, with Botox in...

Teen athletes continue tobacco use, despite severe consequences

...up; and students' attitudes toward tobacco use are affected by their perception of their coaches' attitudes, beliefs, and practices, suggesting a target for education and intervention....

European folic acid policies are not effective enough

...re than 4500 pregnancies in the European Union are affected by neural tube defects. Researchers examined trends in the prevalence of neural tube defects in 16 European countries between 1980 and 2001, according to their folic acid policies during that time. They found no substantial decline in neural tube def...

News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology

...ered MRI sequence energy levels to see if the scan affected the settings or caused any other kind of problem, such as heating of the electrical leads and surrounding tissue. All patients and devices were closely monitored during the scans, some of which lasted up to 1.5 hours, and repeat measurements were ma...

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