Archive for May, 2011

PSU.edu – Naltrexone reduced inflammation in patients with Crohn’s disease in a research study at Penn State College of Medicine. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding and weight loss. Treatments for Crohn’s disease are designed to reduce the inflammation but may be associated with […]

QueensU.ca – New findings show that treatment with a specific alpha blocker helps reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). The alpha-blocker, known as silodosin, works by selectively relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. The treatment is already approved in Canada, the United […]

Vitamin D, which is primarily made in the skin following sun exposure, plays a role in protection against childhood asthma. Now, a new study led by Valencian researchers has shown that children who live in colder, wetter cities are at greater risk of suffering from this respiratory problem, since there are fewer hours of sunlight […]

Thoracic.org – A traditional Chinese herbal paste known as Xiao Chuan, or XCP, may help reduce winter exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study conducted by researchers in Beijing. The paste has been used to treat breathing difficulties in China for more than a thousand years. The study results will […]

QueensU.ca – Men who have been diagnosed with poor sperm quality and who are trying to have children should limit their cell phone use. Researchers have found that while cell phone use appears to increase the level of testosterone circulating in the body, it may also lead to low sperm quality and a decrease in […]

UAB.es – The medication Viagra┬« drastically reduces multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models with the disease, according to Universitat Aut├▓noma de Barcelona researchers. The research, published in Acta Neuropathologica, demonstrates that a practically complete recovery occurs in 50 percent of the animals after eight days of treatment. Researchers are confident that clinical trials soon will […]