Tag: "relief" at medical news
Extending the reach of disaster relief from fire to flood
...olumbia to demonstrate its effectiveness in aiding relief
during times of flood. The purpose of the trials was to determine if REMSAT II could adapt to and enhance the British Columbian disaster response structure as well as communicate in remote areas. Floods caused by heavy rainfall and overflowing rive...
Indonesia - disaster relief aid in action
...n Claus, Renal Nurse (who has participated in many relief
interventions such as Marmara-Turkey, 1999; Bam- I... people, with thousands more injured. The disaster relief
team left from Brussels 19:00, Sunday 28 May, reaching Jakarta the following day. Their immediate mi...
Penn State research shows withdrawal drug offers relief for Crohn's sufferers
...ptoms of alcohol and drug addiction may also bring relief
to people with Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the intestine that affects an estimated 500,000 Americans. In the study, patients with diagnosed Crohn's disease were treated with a low dose of naltrexone, an FDA-approved drug used ...
Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference
...iving massage therapy experienced significant pain relief
and improvements in physical function compared wit...e symptoms, many women going though menopause seek relief
through over-the-counter remedies, including alternative therapies. Several pilot studies have sugge...
Listening to music can reduce chronic pain and depression by up to a quarter
...ite using medication. So anything that can provide relief
is to be welcomed." "Listening to music has already been shown to promote a number of positive benefits and this research adds to the growing body of evidence that it has an important role to play in modern healthcare" adds co-author Professor Marion...
New techniques ease colon cancer procedures for patients
... effective than IV, providing greater patient pain relief
and facilitating earlier discharge. Study authors recruited 120 patients, asking them to complete anxiety and pain questionnaires and a baseline letter-cancellation test. Patients were then administered either entonox or midazolam/fentanyl, a common...
New compounds fight chronic symptoms of bowel disorders
...t long-term therapy with new compounds can sustain relief
for these patients with symptoms ranging from constipation to inflammation. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. A Dose-Rangi...
AMITIZA(TM) (lubiprostone) shown effective and well-tolerated in people older than age 65
...has been shown to provide targeted and predictable relief
to people living with this condition," said John J...reat chronic idiopathic constipation." Predictable relief
is defined as the ability of study participants to have three spontaneous bowel movements or more pe...
Novel therapy combinations gain ground in treating hepatitis
...es will lead to more significant breakthroughs and relief
for these patients." Valopicitabine (NM283), Alon...ion present in more than 300 preparations for pain relief
and flu-like symptoms. But for people who are suffering from viral hepatitis A or B, use of acetami...
Flooding in Suriname: International Charter activated
...fairs (OCHA) has called for helicopters to deliver relief
supplies. According to media reports, a Dutch relief
plane flew blankets, stretchers, tarpaulins and mosquito nets to the area on Monday. The Suriname mi...
Mild maternal stress may actually help children mature
...at 24 months of age. "Our findings should provide relief
to women who are experiencing the normal anxieties and stresses common to the demands of modern life. In essence, women can stop worrying that their emotional state is harming their unborn baby. Obviously, we don't recommend that women seek out stres...
New technique offers relief for patients with spinal tumors
...curacy," said Wong. It enables us to provide pain relief
and improved mobility to patients while minimizing risks that have traditionally limited treatment options for cancer patients." Wong will present his study on May 6 at the American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (ASITN.) H...
Minimally invasive approach can take the pain out of herniated disks
... pain, Dr. Stone says. Patients receive local pain relief
at the injection site and enough anesthesia to rel...does not preclude surgery if still needed for pain relief
and said it is not a panacea for back pain a leading cause of disability and doctor visits which c...
The promise of a B-cell biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
... response findings, as did the subjects reports of relief
from joint pain and stiffness. What's more, subjects in the rituximab groups showed gains toward disease remission earlier in the course of treatment than subjects in the placebo group. Steroids, whether received intravenously or orally, s...
AMITIZA (lubiprostone) launches in the United States
...s with time, AMITIZA provides fast and predictable relief
of chronic idiopathic constipation." AMITIZA is d...has been shown to deliver targeted and predictable relief
to people with chronic idiopathic constipation, and we believe that through its novel mechanism of a...
Study in Science holds promise for a new approach to drug therapy
... on the site of infection. The other involves pain relief
brought about by morphine. In white blood cells, the free G protein gamma-beta subunit activates enzymes that allow the cells to home in on the site of infection. Researchers found that pre-treatment of white blood cells with M119 reduced activation...
Fetuses cannot feel pain, says expert
...ir unborn child will feel pain, or to provide pain relief
during abortions, are therefore scientifically uns...d by the evidence. While a mandate to provide pain relief
before an abortion may expose women to inappropriate interventions, risks, and distress. "Avoiding a...
No link between estrogen-only therapy, breast cancer in postmenopausal women
... women who haven't had a hysterectomy and who need relief
from menopausal symptoms are also given progestin,...ot appear to outweigh the benefits, which included relief
from menopausal symptoms, stronger bones and the suggestion of a decreased risk of breast cancer. St...
OHSU brings relief to 'suicide disease' sufferers
...n. In most cases, the procedure offers longer-term relief
from facial pain than many, less-effective or inappropriate treatments people seek when they haven't been accurately diagnosed. "People who have this condition are desperate for answers for what they have, so now, anywhere in world, somebody can log...
Researchers identify potential targets for new pain therapies
...nd strokes. He is searching for approaches to pain relief
that rely on different mechanisms like ERK and Kv4.2. "We've been in contact with various companies with drug discovery programs in place," he says. "We're interested in pursuing the idea that inhibitors of the ERK pathway or any compounds that would...
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