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Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
...ileptic seizures and to treat nerve pain caused by shingles
substantially reduces hot flashes in patients who ...to treat epileptic seizures in 1994, and pain from shingles
in 2002. The ability of gabapentin to reduce hot flashes was first detected when it was being use...
Tai Chi boosts immunity to shingles virus in older adults, NIH-sponsored study reports
...m of exercise, may help older adults avoid getting shingles
by increasing immunity to varicella-zoster virus (...ne in five people who have had chickenpox will get shingles
later in life, usually after age 50, and the risk increases as people get older," says NIA Director ...
Gabapentin cools hot flashes as well as estrogen
... been used off-label for years to treat headaches, shingles
pain and other ailments. Scientists hypothesize that gabapentin may reduce hot flashes by regulating the flow of calcium in and out of cells, which is one mechanism for controlling body temperature. An expert panel on menopause convened by the Nati...
Cancer therapy based on anatomical location may soon be obsolete
... oncologists removing their specialties from their shingles
by making therapy based on a tumor's anatomical location obsolete. When the researchers compared eight different kinds of cancerous tumors, they saw that whether the tumor was, for instance, a breast tumor, lung tumor or colon tumor didn't correlate ...
Epidural injection does not reduce long-term pain for people with shingles
... Netherlands) and colleagues randomly assigned 598 shingles
patients to standard therapy (oral antivirals and analgesics) or standard therapy with one additional epidural injection of steroids (methylprednisolone) and local anaesthetics (bupivacaine). The investigators found that up to 1 month after inclusion...
Antidepressants should be first-line approach for nerve tissue pain
...g chronically high blood sugar, complications from shingles
or some cancer treatments. For many years antidepressants, which are believed to work by dampening pain signals, have been the first-line drugs for neuropathic pain. "It is usual to start with an antidepressant like amitriptyline, and if this fails t...
Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study
...rs have found that an experimental vaccine against shingles
(zoster vaccine) prevented about half of cases of ...ey otherwise would have been." "For some people, shingles
can result in months or even years of misery," comments study leader Michael N. Oxman, M.D., an infe...