A science-based intervention relieved hiccups for 92% of 249 users who self-reported the effectiveness of the tool. The study is in JAMA Network Open and is from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) and collaborating investigators.
Biologic and targeted synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (b/tsDMARDs) have caused a shift in the treatment of patients with inflammatory joint disorders, and remission is now attainable. But the high cost of these drugs has caused restrictions on their use and prescription, contributing to inequality of care worldwide. An annual tender system was introduced in 2008 in Norway to reduce the costs of these drugs.
Music by Mozart has been shown to have an anti-epileptic effect on the brain and may be a possible treatment to prevent epileptic seizures, according to new research presented today at the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN)1.
Researchers have designed a device that delivers two medications that help stop HIV transmission.
Study shows that scent-enhanced virtual reality technologies, or OVR, can be a safe and effective integrative approach to target anxiety, stress, and pain when combined with standard inpatient psychiatric care.
Ketogenic metabolic therapy has been shown to successfully starve cancer cells of the glucose and glutamine they need to survive. In a new case study, a British man who rejected the standard of care to treat his glioblastoma has lived for more than 80 months with the typically fatal tumor after adopting a ketogenic diet, researchers report in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition
Indigenous peoples pass on their knowledge of medicinal plants orally. If their languages go extinct, valuable medical knowledge will be lost. A study by the University of Zurich estimates that 75% of the world's medicinal plant applications are only known in one language.
Individuals with communication disorders report improvement with focus, speech, and motor skills, after using a patented nutritional supplement.
A nasal therapy, built upon on the application of a new engineered IgM antibody therapy for COVID-19, was more effective than commonly used IgG antibodies at neutralizing the COVID-19 virus in animal models, according to research recently published by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health), the University of Houston, and IGM Biosciences, Inc.
Nearly three-quarters of breast cancer patients (73%) report using at least one type of complementary medicine after cancer diagnosis, while oncologists believe that less than half (43%) of patients are using these approaches during cancer care. These and other findings from a national survey of oncologists and breast cancer patients were released in conjunction with the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting. The study found that doctors report discussing integrative health with only about half of patients, leading patients to seek information outside the clinic.