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Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure

... conceivably reduce the need for pressure-lowering medications in patients with lesser degrees of hypertension," Illig says. The Rheos system consists of a battery-powered implantable generator, which is inserted under the skin near the collarbone, and two carotid sinus leads, which run from the generator to the...

Study shows new antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia

...ugs like olanzapine rather than older conventional medications such as haloperidol and chlorpromazine." Gray matter contains the bulk of the brains cell's and the billions of connections among the cells. Loss of gray matter in patients with schizophrenia has been linked to social withdrawal and progressive dete...

Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD

...cribed in the clinical literature for conventional medications to treat depression," Golden said. "The findings are as strong or as striking." More research is needed on the safety of light therapy, particularly among children and the elderly, Golden said. The study did not look at safety or adverse effects, as ...

Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends

...atric Association's guidelines that antidepressant medications are the only effective treatment for moderately to...th cognitive therapy performing better at Penn and medications performing better at Vanderbilt. Researchers surmise that the medication worked so well at the Vand...

In treatment of depression, cognitive therapy and medication both effective

...d therapist, may be as effective as antidepressant medications in the initial treatment of moderate to severe maj...one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Antidepressant medications are the most widely used treatment for major depressive disorder in the United States," according to...

Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure

...r a thiazide-type diuretic (chlorthalidone). Other medications were added to achieve goal blood pressures less than 140/90 mm Hg. The researchers found: "In both racial subgroups as in the whole cohort, neither the ACE inhibitor nor the CCB was more effective than the thiazide-type diuretic in preventing the pri...

Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment

...fer and causes fewer side effects than many of the medications currently available to treat ulcerative colitis," said Douglas Seidner, MD, lead study author with The Cleveland Clinic. "This supplement will provide yet another treatment option to alleviate symptoms for patients suffering from this debilitating d...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...it may be the underlying insomnia, rather than the medications used to treat it. Residents with untreated, or par...uch higher risk of falls than those who take sleep medications and get relief from their insomnia. Even though medications are only one way of treating insomnia, t...

Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients

...anti-inflammatory drugs are the most commonly used medications for chronic arthritis, but can cause gastrointestinal complications such as ulcers and hemorrhages in high-risk patients. The UCLA study found that for high-risk patients, it is more cost-effective and safer to use a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ...

In years preceding medicare eligibility, many older adults at risk of being uninsured

...imely care for acute medical problems, and to take medications for chronic illnesses," according to background information in the article. As a result, uninsured patients have higher rates of illness and death. Because of their higher prevalence of chronic disease, uninsured individuals in late middle age may be...

Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say

...y, older persons may need to get started sooner on medications to immediately bring blood pressure under control, rather than relying strictly on exercise, although a comparison of exercise to drugs requires further study. "Our next research will continue to examine demonstrable benefits from exercise, in people...

University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal

... to the trial, study participants discontinued all medications for pain and sleep disorders except for acetaminophen, aspirin or symptomatic migraine treatment. The two most common side effects reported by Lyrica-treated patients were mild-to-moderate dizziness and sleepiness, and tended to be dose-related. F...

Media interview opportunity

...y Patients should not discontinue any prescribed medications until advised by their physician The IMPACT study published in NEJM is preliminary Additional research needs to be conducted to confirm findings from the IMPACT study AAFA also can refer reporters to a physician for a clinical perspective on t...

Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma

...f either a placebo or one of two anti-inflammatory medications -- inhalant corticosteroids or anti-leukotrienes. ...included in this study, choosing not to take daily medications may be okay, but this choice should be made in consultation with the patient's healthcare provider,"...

Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma

...(inactive) medication. All participants were given medications for asthma symptoms -- inhaled bronchodilator (alb...mild persistent asthma, choosing not to take daily medications might be okay," added Elliot Israel, M.D., Principal Investigator at Brigham and Women's Hospital in...

Cleveland physician to receive Benjamin Spock Award

...hem to change to a low-fat vegetarian diet, adding medications only when necessary. The study is one of the longest-running research trials of its type. Reporting in the American Journal of Cardiology in 1999, Dr. Esselstyn found that over a 12-year period, his patients had become virtually heart-attack proof....

Mesotherapy not proven as a safe alternative to liposuction

...ive to liposuction, mesotherapy involves injecting medications and plant extracts into layers of fat and connective tissue under the skin. The injected ingredients may include agents that are used to open blood vessels, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, enzymes, nutrients, antibiotics and hormones. M...

American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers

...ed to malaria-endemic countries took anti-malarial medications to protect themselves. In addition, a large number of U.S. travelers who had visited countries with a risk of vaccine-preventable hepatitis (VPH), hepatitis A and hepatitis B, were not immunized against these diseases, which can seriously damage the...

Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists

...ed among the World Health Organization's essential medications and, like all fibrinolytics, there was a fine bala...s problem, particularly in the case of life-saving medications used to treat common diseases. When administered correctly within the first hour from the onset of a...

U of T research examines nursing home quality of care

... There was also generally more use of psychoactive medications to subdue patients and greater use of physical restraints. "We don't really know what it is about not-for-profit homes that allows them to perform better," says Hillmer. "It could be as simple as them being required to put any profits back into the ...

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