Tag: "relief" at medical news
Survey finds many Katrina evacuees had chronic health problems and no health insurance
...ace serious health challenges that will complicate relief
and recovery efforts. Key health-related findings include: 52% report having no health insurance coverage at the time of the hurricane. Of those with coverage, 34% say it is through Medicaid and 16% through Medicare. Before the hurricane 66% of peo...
Timing of women's labor may determine effectiveness of pain medication
...found that women who had day labor got longer pain relief
than women with night labor with the same amount o...nd 6 p.m. got an average of 27 percent longer pain relief
from a single dose of the spinal-epidural medication fentanyl than women whose labor was between 8 p...
Options for Parkinson's patients abundant
... have fewer side effects, they provide only modest relief
from many symptoms. Support and education are critical when informing patients of a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, the NEJM article points out. Patients should understand that Parkinson's disease often has a course over decades, the rate of progre...
$1.3 million NIH grant awarded to Florida Tech chemistry professor
...ist, used by millions of allergy sufferers for the relief
of asthma and rhinitis symptoms....
Tsunami raises questions about disaster mental health, Science reports
...interventions are most important for psychological relief
after a disaster, Miller writes. Miller's news st..., but there have been problems in the psychosocial relief
effort. For example, some foreign groups arrived to counsel tsunami survivors, or train local peopl...
'Good' bacteria helps ease pain of colitis
... with probiotic bacteria mixture VSL#3 experienced relief
of their mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. The mixture of eight lactic acid bacterial species is believed to be effective by mechanisms that include (1) reducing the number of "bad" bacteria, (2) reducing the amount of inflammation (3) increasing ...
Study warns against global use of old asthma medicines for kids' coughs
...er alternatives became available for the immediate relief
of wheezing," says Richard L. Gorman, M.D., chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs. The review appears in the July issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that ...
The bad breath cure
...lion Americans can sigh comfortably because of new relief
for their bad breath. Dental experts today revealed research highlighting a new treatment option that can eliminate halitosis or chronic bad breath at the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) 53rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. "Bad breath is no...
Women report various symptoms after stopping hormone therapy
... information in the article. Women frequently cite relief
from vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes or night sweats) and improvement in well-being as reasons for starting or continuing MHT. Current recommendations for MHT focus on treatment of symptoms at the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration pos...
Majority of ALS patients are not depressed
...s, caregivers reported that the patients asked for relief
from suffering and continued to ask even after they were told by the hospice team that additional relief
would have the secondary effect of reducing the strength of their breathing muscles and hastening th...
Report describes potential problem with new drug for seizures, pain
...he had taken the drug for almost a year, with good relief
of her chronic pain, the woman suddenly stopped taking pregabalin when the FDA temporarily halted all trials. The next day she developed nausea, headache and dizziness symptoms at first attributed to the flu. A week later, however, she developed ha...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 5, 2005
...s who received true acupuncture had no better pain relief
than those who received the sham therapies (Article, p. 10). The sham acupuncture included needles inserted at points for treating another condition, needles inserted at points that are not acupuncture points, and use of special needle-like devices t...
Help for osteoporosis sufferers in the primary care office
...moving and stabilizes the fracture, which provides relief
from pain. Kyphoplasty utilizes the inflation of a balloon to raise the compressed bone before the cement is injected and can provide partial correction of the deformity in the fractured bone. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 44 m...
Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies
...S worldwide are warning that limited international relief
supplies of antiretroviral therapies currently being distributed in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean will not get to those who can least afford to pay for them. In an article appearing in the American Journal of Public Health online June 28, infectio...
Jefferson neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists wrap radiation around spine for cancer pain relief
...e of the promises of this technology is more rapid relief
of spinal cord pain and more rapid disease control."...
Brain's own marijuana-like chemicals play key role with stress-induced pain relief
... recenttests have shown them effective in offering relief
from Tourette'ssyndrome and multiple sclerosis symptoms. Piomelli is considered one of world's leading researchers on thepharmacological effects of cannabinoids. He and his colleagues made thekey finding that the cannabinoid compound anandamide (the...
Antibiotics appear to have little benefit for uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections
...given antibiotics had little difference in symptom relief
compared to patients who did not receive antibiotics, according to a study in the June 22/29 issue of JAMA. Acute lower respiratory tract illness is the most common condition treated in primary care, according to background information in the articl...
Placebos can bring emotional relief
Just as placebos have been shown to bring relief
from pain, researchers have now found that they ca...rchers had shown that people's expectation of pain relief
plays a major role in the effectiveness of placebos. So, in their experiments, the researchers first...
Arthritis of the spine often overlooked in children
...herwise go undiagnosed--can experience significant relief
of symptoms and potentially minimize or avoid dise...tment, children with AS can experience significant relief
of symptoms and potentially impact the long-term effects of this disease."...
Sleep therapy may protect against death from heart disease
...nts," said Dr. McNicholas. "Through the long-term relief
of OSA, patients may decrease the subtle physical effects of OSA, thereby decreasing the overall incidence of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality." "Sleep apnea is associated with several modifiable risk factors, including obesity, smoking, and ex...
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