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Treating Depression: Patients were not Healing With the First Medicine That I Tried had A Good Chance of Success The Second Time

Treating Depression: Patients were not Healing With the First Medicine (AP) - The largest study ever done on treating depression has found that patients were not healing with the first medicine that I tried had a good chance of success the second time. A third of those who added or changed medication were healing from illness mill which is in first place in the American mental health problems, researchers said. This is good news, but overall is more encouraging, say...

Management of Problems Associated with Dementia

Management of Problems Associated with Dementia General Principles Delusions or Paranoia Agitation or aggression Depression General Principles in Managing Behavioral Problems Behavioral problems commonly coexist with cognitive deficits during the course of Alzheimer's and other dementing diseases. They cause significant morbidity, interfere with the performance of activities of daily living, and often have a greater impact on the quality of...

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - what is it?

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - what is it? Patients often ask me, "What is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and how does it differ from chiropractic treatment and massage? What conditions can it be used to treat?" I tell them that Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is a type of "hands-on" medical treatment based on an in-depth understanding of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems of the body used by D.O.s (...

Dangerous Drug Interactions

Dangerous Drug Interactions Joseph Graedon, one of the country's foremost experts on drug interactions. He has served as a consultant to the Federal Trade commission on nonprescription durg advertising and as a member of the advisory board of the University of California (San Francisco), Drug Studies Unit. He is co-author, with Teresa Graedon. PhD, of many books on health topics, including The People's Guide to deadly drug...

Medicinal Uses of Bananas

Banana (Musa sapientum L.) one of the major tropical fruits, is commercially important in world trade. Banana is the cheapest as well as one of the most nutritious fruits. The banana bas become a very popular fruit in modern westernized diets for its flavour, texture and for its convenience value being easy to peel off and eat. Banana can make an useful contribution to the Vitamin A, C and B6...

Colorado State & National Mental Health Information Resources

COLORADO RESOURCES: Mental Health Association of Colorado 6795 E. Tennessee Avenue, Suite 425 Denver, CO 80224 Phone: (303) 377-3040 FAX: (303) 377-4920 The Colorado Psychological Association 1660 S. Albion Street, Suite 712 Denver, CO 80222 (303) 692-9303, administrative offices (303) 759-6124, referral line Colorado Chapter of The National Association of Social Workers (N.A.S.W.) 6000 E. Evans...

What Causes Dementia?

What Causes Dementia? Basic Introduction to Causes Changes that Occur During Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Issues Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Basic Introduction to Causes The exact cause of Alzheimer's Disease, a form of dementia, is still unknown. However, scientists have been able to indentify several contributing factors. Alzheimer's Disease is known to have a genetic componant as well as an environmental...

Antipsychotic Drugs

General Information This group of drugs constitutes the major treatment for some of the most disturbed patients seen by psychiatrist. Anti psychotics drugs are mainly used to treat acute schizophrenic episodes and to prevent reemergence of psychotic syndrome in schizophrenic patients. These compounds also are useful for other psychotic condition, including mania, psychotic disorder due to a...

Arthritis is Not Just a Condition your Grandmother Gets

Arthritis is Not Just a Condition your Grandmother Gets Disease devastates the lives of the young and old, men and women "One day you can tie your shoes, the next day you can't bend over." It is probably no surprise to hear those words come from someone with arthritis. What may be unexpected is that they come from Suzanne Redding, a 28-year-old woman who has waged a daily battle with the painful disease since being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid...

Lisinopril In Migraine

Lisinopril In Migraine There is light at the end of the tunnel for people suffering from migraine according to a study carried out by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Sweden. Lisinopril is presently used for the treatment of high blood pressure. It was tried on 60 patients suffering from migraine and ranging between the ages of 19-59 years. The treatment extended over a period of two weeks...

Alternative Medicine: Otitis Media

Otitis media, sometimes referred to simply as an ear infection or inflammation, is the most common cause of earaches. Although this condition is a frequent cause of infant distress and is often associated with children, it can also affect adults. Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear, whose tiny bones pick up vibrations from the eardrum and pass them along to the inner ear. But very...

Sulfonamides & Antifolate Drugs

Since the demonstration, in 1935, of the striking antibacterial activity of sulfanilamide, the molecule has been drastically altered in many ways. More than 150 different sulfonamides have been marketed at one time or another, the modifications being designed principally to achieve greater antibacterial activity, a wider anti-bacterial spectrum, greater solubility, or more prolonged action....

SOMATOM Sensation 64: The world's Fastest CT Scanner

The SOMATOM Sensation 64 is the world's fastest and most accurate computer tomography (CT) scanner. The machine makes use of the newly developed z-Sharp technology, which combines the rapid movement of the X-ray source in the Straton tube with a 64-channel Ultra Fast Ceramic (UFC) detector design. This enables the scanning of twice as many "slices" per rotation and substantially improves the...

Information about Avandia (Rosiglitaaone Maleate)

Information about Avandia (Rosiglitaaone Maleate) What is Avandia? Avandia is one product in a class of prescription drugs called thiazolidinediones (thigh-a-zol-a-deen-die-owns) or TZDs. It is used to treat Type 2 diabetes by helping the body use the insulin that it is already making. Avandia, comes as pills that can be taken either once a day or twice a day to help improve blood sugar levels. How does Avandia Treat Type 2 Diabetes? If you have...

Analgesics and Antipyretics

Pain Assessment Assessment of pain is essential for correct treatment and is best based on the patient's report and clinical signs. In addition to taking a full history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment, the patient should be questioned on the severity, quality and site of pain, its frequency and duration, and effect on lifestyle. In chronic pain, a body chart can be used to...

Blackwater Fever

It is a manifestation of falciparum malaria occurring in previously infected subjects and is characterised by sudden intravascular haemolysis followed by fever and haemoglobinuria. Etiology. It is associated with infection by Plasnzodium falciparum, most commonly observed amongst the non-immune (non-indigenous) individuals who have resided in malarious countries for d months to 1 year and have...

Safe Water, Basic Sanitation And Waste Management In Health-Care Settings

The month of October every year is observed as the sanitation month by the government of Bangladesh. The ministry of LGRD and Cooperatives along with the Department of Public Health Engineering, UNICEF and WHO undertakes a number of programmes to review the progress of works concerning safe water supply, arsenic mitigation, waste management and installation of sanitary latrines throughout the...

Plants, Minerals, and Molds Combat Disease Highlights in The History of Pharmacy

Plants were probably man's first source of medicine. The Chinese were said to have compiled a catalogue of medicinal herbs as early as 3000 B.c. Egyptian apothecaries, in 1500 B.C., knew how to compound herbs, mineral salts, and animal substances into salves, gargles, powders and purgatives. Dioscorides, a 1st century Greek physician, compiled a herbal treatise that became a standard text on...

Privacy in Purchasing: New Options for Women Shopping for Personal Care Products

Privacy in Purchasing How many women have made the dreaded trip to the drug store to purchase some personal product like tampons, birth control, a pregnancy test -- only to run into a friend, a co-worker or, worse, a drug store clerk who screams for a price check for the condoms the woman wants to buy? The fact that women's most private of products are sold in the most public of places seems strangely contradictory....

The Pill : Oral Contraceptive

What are Birth Control Pills? The Pill is the most popular type of birth control. There are many different brands of The Pill and they come in packs of 21 or 28 pills. One pill is taken every day. The first 21 pills have a combination of synthetic estrogen and progesterone hormones. The Pill stops ovulation, preventing the ovaries from releasing eggs. The Pill also thickens cervical mucus, making...