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Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment

...ement will provide yet another treatment option to alleviate symptoms for patients suffering from this debilitating disease." Researchers at The Cleveland Clinic conducted a randomized controlled clinical trial of patients 18 and older with mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis to assess the benefits of a...

Scientists discover way to control allergic reactions

...age. This discovery could be crucial in helping to alleviate the worst effects." To date the team have carried out these studies in small groups of volunteers, but over the summer they are looking to organise a much larger clinical trial in conjunction with Circassia, a company spun out from Imperial....

Belgium doctors treating critically ill infants favour legalising euthanasia

...thdrawing or withholding treatment, using drugs to alleviate pain that could potentially shorten life, or using drugs with the explicit intention of shortening the patient's life. The use of lethal drugs in minors is illegal in Belgium. However, the study found that lethal doses or lethal drugs were administer...

About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine

...e living with pain will try everything possible to alleviate it. Those taking a holistic approach toward life may try something else such as alternative medicine." However, the exact reasons why these older adults used alternative medicine is not known from this research and needs further study, Hong said. The...

Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications

...said that laboratory-grown organs may one day help alleviate the shortage of donated organs for transplantation. Atala has developed bioengineered urethras, the tube through which urine is excreted from the bladder, that have been successfully implanted in humans. He has also created blood vessels, muscle, bla...

Kidney donation program may provide more matches for previously incompatible recipients and donors

...m (14.1 percent vs. 2.3 percent). Furthermore, to alleviate concerns that a national KPD program would require extensive travel to accommodate matches, the study shows how optimization would dramatically reduce the number of pairs required to travel (2.9 percent vs. 18.4 percent). "Even if only 7 percent of p...

Herbal medicine may alter cell response to cancer therapeutic agents

..., an herb widely used by breast cancer patients to alleviate hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, may alter the way that cells respond to drugs commonly used to treat breast cancer, according to a Yale School of Medicine study in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Recent studies have shown that many p...

Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems

...covered that the antibiotic minocycline might help alleviate HIV's negative effects on the brain and central nervous system, problems that can develop even though antiretroviral therapy controls the virus elsewhere in the body. Five monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a very close relati...

HIV treatment not affected by hormonal birth control

...s. "From a public health perspective, our findings alleviate concerns regarding suspected negative effects of hormonal contraceptive use on the response to HAART. However, sexually active HIV-infected women who wish to use hormonal contraceptives to prevent pregnancy should also continue using condoms to fight...

UCLA researchers find common gastrointestinal condition keeps patients up at night

...hocolate and alcohol. Losing weight may also help alleviate GERD symptoms. 5 About Digestive Disease Week Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Join...

Botox stops severe drooling in children with neurologic conditions

... study had undergone failed surgical procedures to alleviate their conditions prior to receiving the Botox injections. The Botox procedure is also convenient, said Dr. Chait, since many of these patients are already receiving Botox treatment for muscle problems, and both conditions can be treated at the same ...

Arthur Frommer tells America where to stop when they need to go

..."It quickly became clear that we could do a lot to alleviate stress and anxiety by getting those questions answered for people with overactive bladder. That is why this campaign is so important." The campaign website, www.WheretoStopWheretoGo.com , also provides: Helpful tips on traveling with OAB, such as...

University of Pittsburgh study shows using expanded critera donors is safe

...tate Convention & Trade Center in Seattle. To help alleviate the shortage of organs, there has been an increase in the transplantation of livers obtained from extended criteria donors, such as organs from HBcAb positive and HCV positive donors. In the Pitt study, the researchers conducted a seven-year review o...

Knee injury causes decrease in lubrication, has implications for arthritis

...n from injured knees of emergency room patients to alleviate swelling. There was a wide range of lubricating ability, but overall, there was greater friction than in patients with no injuries. In addition, the study found an increase in production of CII peptides, which indicates early damage to joint cartilag...

Delaying radiation for prostate cancer does not affect outcome

...atients and physicians can use this information to alleviate concerns and anxiety regarding delaying treatment in order to make a well-informed treatment decision," conclude the authors....

New program focuses on the sometimes neglected needs of siblings of sick children

...th the counselor to identify communication issues, alleviate stress, and work on coping skills. The fourth session is divided into two parts. First, the well siblings meet with the counselor alone, and then the parents join them to review the emotional needs of the child. Parents may be encouraged to schedu...

Children in chronic pain need better support, say researchers

...en to were highly distressed by their inability to alleviate their child's pain and felt that this contradicted their view of a parent as someone who can 'make things better." Whilst many children in chronic pain can be treated by their family doctor, the medication they prescribe is selected on the basis of o...

Ten million Africans treated by international disease treatment programme

...d highly cost effective programme which has helped alleviate a global problem. Parasitic diseases are often left untreated because priority is given to more acute diseases such as HIV/AIDS and TB. But the treatment, which costs less than 25 pence per year, gives children a much better start in life." In add...

Low heart rate variability in depressed patients contributes to high mortality after heart attack

...rt attack patient outcomes. They say treatments to alleviate symptoms of depression and correct defects in heart rate variability will offer the best hope for improved survival in depressed patients with coronary heart disease. The researchers studied 311 depressed heart patients who participated in the Enhanc...

Women report various symptoms after stopping hormone therapy

...t baseline. "Short term use of CEE + MPA may only alleviate symptoms temporarily for many women, including older women, who may experience a return of menopausal symptoms after stopping MHT. A wide range of lifestyle and medical strategies to manage symptoms may help. Further testing of the efficacy of these ...

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(Date:4/16/2014)... museum collections two new species of yellow-shouldered bats have been unearthed ... Field Museum of Natural History and described in the open access ... the genus Sturnira are part of a recent discovery ... third one still waiting to be officially announced. , Up until ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... Centre INRSInstitut Armand-Frappier has just received a research grant from ... nearly US$600,000. The 5-year grant is to pursue cutting-edge research ... explore their biomedical potential in the field of oncology as ... a grant at this level is an accomplishment in itself," ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... Arkin, director of the Physical Biosciences Division of Lawrence ... is recognized as a leading authority on the evolutionary ... application to systems and synthetic biology, has been named ... Lawrence Award by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Two new species of yellow-shouldered bats endemic to the Neotropics 2High-level NIH grant goes to professor Nicolas Doucet of INRS 2Berkeley Lab's Adam Arkin wins 2013 Lawrence Award 2Berkeley Lab's Adam Arkin wins 2013 Lawrence Award 3
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