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Text Messaging Linked to Smoking Cessation

October 31, 2009

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Smokers have another intervention to help them quit. Researchers analysed data from 4 trials in the UK, New Zealand and Norway. The interventions were: Text messages with advice and encouragement sent regularly to smokers’ mobile phone Text messages to the phone in conjunction with email They found that mobile phone intervention appeared to increase the […]

Excess Alcohol Related Deaths Have Tripled

October 29, 2009

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According to scientists 1 person will die every hour as a result of excess alcohol. The number of alcohol related deaths has tripled in the last 25 years. They predict that by 2019 the number of deaths due to excessive drinking will be 90,800 people. Researchers explored the link between consumption of alcohol and alcohol […]

Combination Of Drugs Effective For Chronic Pain

October 18, 2009

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According to a recent research report published online, a combination of an antidepressant and an anti-seizure drug is more efffective in relieving chronic pain. The study was a randomized control trial of 56 people who were enrolled and treated at 1 site in Canada. Participants had either: Diabetic polyneur0therapy Postherpetic neuragia- nerve pain that can […]

Chronic Fatigue Linked To Retrovirus

October 14, 2009

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Scientists have identified a retrovirus  called XMRV in the blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome  (CFS).  They are calling it a major break through which can lead to treatment for millions.  So far there is no treatment for this debilitating ailment. Reseachers  identified XMRV in the blood of 68 of 101 patients with CFS, […]

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