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Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure

...ing needles at specific points on the body to help cure disease or relieve pain. In previous studies, Longhurst and his UCI colleagues have identified at the cellular and molecular level how acupuncture excites brain cells to release neurotransmitters that either inhibit or heighten cardiovascular activit...

Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage

There is currently no cure for liver cirrhosis and a patient's only hope of survival is to receive a liver transplant. The Edinburgh scientists from the University's Centre for Inflammation Research, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Southampton and Cinci...

Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors

... 2003, is to find better treatments and one day a cure for malignant brain tumors. In addition to its focus on research, the center provides a comprehensive program for patient care, and is the first center in the state to offer Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery, a knifeless approach to brain surger...

TB Alliance announces new drug discovery program with GlaxoSmithKline

... regimen will improve patient compliance, increase cure rates and lower toxic side effects. A novel two-month TB regimen that is compatible with HIV treatment would help improve TB control and help in the fight on AIDS. The TB Alliance works to ensure that drugs are affordable, adopted by health practitio...

Acupuncture relieves pelvic pain during pregnancy

...n complaint among pregnant women worldwide, but no cure exists. Researchers in Sweden identified 386 pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain. Women were randomly divided into three groups; one received standard treatment (a pelvic belt and a home exercise programme), another received standard treatment plu...

Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH

...omic-based treatments and devices that prevent and cure diseases, fewer new medical devices are reaching the marketplace," said Isaac D. Montoya, clinical professor in the UH College of Pharmacy. "The shortest distance between two points is a straight line; however, the line that leads to developing new ...

Breakthrough in medical research: New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

...ith chemotherapy. This is only a first step toward cure of brain cancer patients and should now fuel interest, continued international collaboration and research to further improve the outcome of these patients", says the lead author and trial initiator Roger Stupp, MD for the University Hospital Multidis...

Decreased levels of 'good' cholesterol in children with Progeria may cause premature heart disease

... dedicated to discovering the cause, treatment and cure for Progeria after her son, now eight-years-old, was diagnosed with the disease. In April 2003, PRF succeeded in the first part of its mission when the Foundation helped to discover the gene that causes Progeria. For more information about Progeria...

Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month

... and treated at an early stage, the opportunity to cure it is 90 percent or better. Screenings are used to reveal the presence of polyps, which are growths of tissue projecting from the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Some polyps are more dangerous than others, but most are benign if removed early. ...

Combining PET and CT scans leads to more accurate radiation therapy for lung cancer patients

...anning, both to decrease side-effects and increase cure rates," said Dirk de Ruysscher, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncologist at University Hospital Maastricht in The Netherlands and co-author of the study. "Because of the smaller radiation fields, the radiation dose may theoretically be increased without i...

UCSD-Utah team develops mouse model to test therapies for macular degeneration

...ciences. Currently there is no known treatment or cure for the disorder. AMD affects about 11 million Americans, with dry AMD accounting for about 90 percent of all AMD. STGD strikes about 30,000 children and young adults in the U.S. Macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central p...

Study examines three-day antibiotic regimens for treating bladder infection in women

... for 4 months. The researchers found that clinical cure resolution of the symptoms associated with UTI was...he ciprofloxacin group. The difference in clinical cure rates occurred almost entirely within the first 2 weeks after therapy. Microbiological cure (determi...

When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing

... can even result in depression. While there is no cure for age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, some simple steps can lessen its effects. Speaking loudly is an instinctual reaction when talking to a hearing-impaired person, but that won't help when talking to someone with age-related hearing loss. "...

Mayo Clinic researcher calls for improved newborn screening

...ent for recognized genetic diseases can improve or cure infants' conditions. If undiagnosed in the first few days after birth, some conditions can kill or cause irreversible brain damage. In addition to unresolved issues of lack of uniformity and fairness, Dr. Rinaldo addressed the problem of inconsistent...

Vaccine may complement conventional treatment for chronic leukaemia

... reach a molecular response, the best surrogate of cure for those with chronic myeloid leukaemia. "Studies that focused on improving the assessment of residual disease after vaccination, including larger numbers of patients as well as longer follow-up are under way to assess definitively the role of this...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...ng high intensity focused ultrasound technology to cure a widespread cardiac rhythm disorder called atrial...y energy source that allows surgeons to surgically cure AF while a patient's heart is beating rather than having to use a heart-lung bypass machine. Dr. Mc...

Leukemia drug breakthrough study in New England Journal of Medicine

...ole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. ...

HIV/AIDS conspiracy theories may hamper efforts to halt the disease

...boratory, and more than half said that there was a cure for HIV/AIDS that was being withheld from the poor. While the conspiracy theories are understandable, considering the history of discrimination that African Americans have faced, there is a real risk that they will frustrate efforts to halt the epid...

Diffusion-weighted MRI can diagnose 'mad cow'-related disease in humans before symptoms show

...ough its diagnosis is a critical one. "Although no cure for CJD exists, early detection of the disease may become more important when effective therapeutic measures are available. Also, since CJD is an infectious disease, the handling of tissue specimens and body fluids requires special care. Human-to-hum...

$10-million study explores men's role in transmitting HPV

...on can lead to genital warts. To date, there is no cure for HPV. HPV is passed from one person to another by contact with infected skin, frequently during sex. HPV infects the penis or the female genitals where is often remains unseen but can be carried to unsuspecting partners during sex. In m...

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