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Sugar pills may effectively relieve chronic pain says study

By: PTI | Washington | Published: September 13, 2018 4:18:59 pm Sugar pills can help to reduce chronic pain in certain patients says a study. (Source: File Photo) Sugar pills may reduce chronic pain in certain patients as effectively as any powerful drug on the market, a study claims. Scientists ...

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Mindfulness can aid in treating chronic pain: Study

By: IANS | New York | Published: September 9, 2018 4:38:48 pm Those with lower mindfulness ratings had greater activation of this part of the brain and also felt more pain. (Source: File Photo) Ever wondered why some people seem to feel less pain than others? The answer could lie ...

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40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study

40% women with asthma may get chronic lung diseases: Study

More than 4 in 10 individuals with asthma run the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it harder to breathe, says a new study involving around 4,000 women. The researchers examined risk factors for developing asthma and COPD ...

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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients at higher risk of melanoma | health

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have a sizable 600% higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team found out. Although a higher risk of melanoma had been known, a full analysis of detection rates and treatments among CLL patients has ...

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Fever and chronic back pain are warning signs your body sends out in distress. Here are more | fitness

Fever and chronic back pain are warning signs your body sends out in distress. Here are more | fitness

Most of us are less likely to seek medical attention thinking that any nagging problem will settle on its own. However, if you wait too long, these may result in serious complications. We are not suggesting that every time you have mild headache or a stuffy nose, you run to ...

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Genes for childhood chronic kidney disease identified

Genes for childhood chronic kidney disease identified

, July 28 (IANS) Researchers have identified a group of genes that could shed light on the underlying mechanism for childhood nephrotic syndrome — a chronic kidney disease among children.   Childhood nephrotic syndrome, also called nephrotic, is an incurable disease with an unknown cause, characterised by large amounts of ...

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Exercise cuts chronic disease risk in older adults

Exercise cuts chronic disease risk in older adults

Older adults who exercise above current recommended levels have a reduced risk of stroke, diabetes, and cancer, compared with those who do not, according to a study led by an Indian origin researcher. Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia interviewed over 1,500 Australian adults aged over 50 and ...

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Weed smokers, marijuana is not effective in reducing chronic pain | health

Use of cannabis for medicinal purposes has been increasing worldwide, and there is speculation that using cannabis for pain may allow people to reduce prescribed opioid use.

While it is commonly believed that medicinal cannabis or weed is effective for relieving chronic non-cancer pain, a four-year study done by researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, challenges this belief. The study published in the journal, Lancet Public Health, found no evidence suggesting that ...

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Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease

Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease

Scientists have found that administering gene therapy may reverse damage in kidney cells, suggesting a potential treatment for chronic kidney disease characterised by gradual loss of its functions.   The research showed that whether adeno-associated virus (AAV) — a relative of the virus that causes the common cold — could ...

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Lab-on-a-chip technology can improve chronic disease diagnoses

Lab-on-a-chip technology can improve chronic disease diagnoses

Researchers have developed a breakthrough lab-on-a-chip technology that reveals how human cells communicate, opening path to new treatments for cancer and autoimmune disorders.   The researchers built a miniature optofluidic biosensor that allows scientists to isolate single cells, analyse them in real time over at least 12 hours and observe ...

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