The placebo effect of surgery: New evidence shows many operations, such as getting a stent for angina, to have low benefit and high risk
You've probably heard of the placebo effect: Someone reports feeling better after taking a pill that is said to help some condition or other, only to later discover the pill...
12 days ago - Natural News - 4 articles
FAME 2: Stable Angina With Poor Flow Benefits From PCI
Among patients with low fractional flow reserves, PCI plus medical therapy resulted in half the rate of major adverse cardiovascular events at 3 years vs medical therapy...
1 month ago - Medscape
ORBITA trial on heart stents for stable angina indicates placebo effect potential
A new study conducted by researchers at the Imperial College London suggests that the placebo effect experienced by patients who receive coronary artery stents might be larger...
1 month ago - News Medical - 6 articles
Are Stents Really Useless After Chest Pain? Cardiologists Not Sure
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Angina , Coronary Artery Disease , Heart Attack
1 month ago - MedlinePlus
ORBITA: Sham Comparison Casts Doubt on PCI for Stable Angina
The provocative findings, sure to be debated for years, show no difference in the exercise benefit vs a sham procedure in medically optimized, low-risk angina...
1 month ago - Medscape - 2 articles
Are Artery-Opening Stents for Chest Pain a Waste of Time?
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Angina , Angioplasty , Coronary Artery Disease
1 month ago - MedlinePlus - 2 articles
ORBITA puts spotlight on PCI vs. sham procedure
Exercise time was not significantly increased among patients with medically treated angina and severe coronary stenosis who underwent PCI compared with placebo, according to...
1 month ago - Healio - 2 articles
Stents implanted in the coronary blood vessels may not provide extra benefit
Percutanous angioplasty involves insertion of a stent into a blocked or narrowed coronary artery that eases the blood flow and relieves the pain of severe angina or a heart...
1 month ago - News Medical
Stent operations 'are a waste of time' for angina
A study by Imperial College London found the operation has a huge risk of damaging the arteries but does not improve quality of life.
1 month ago - Daily Mail
TCT: PCI No Better Than Sham for Stable Angina In ORBITA
No symptom relief beyond placebo effect in first sham-controlled trial
1 month ago - MedPageToday
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Innovative Photothermal Techniques can Cause Direct Damage to Tumors
Nanorods made of bismuth sulfide can now help destroy tumors by heat. This method could be an effective new treatment option for treating cancer
Workout On the Treadmill Thrice a Week To Deal With Parkinson's Disease
The muscle stiffness, disability, loss of gait can be slowed down by exercising on the treadmill thrice a week in those with early-stage Parkinson's disease.
Protein Crucial for Development of Immune Cells That are Key to Fighting Cancer
Protein, Runx3, programs T cells to amass in tissues where they protect against infection and tumor growth, opening the door to potential new cancer therapies.
Why Peppa Pig's GP is a bad example for real patients
Dr Catherine Bell said the series is encouraging patients to use surgeries inappropriately because character, Dr Brown Bear, pictured, is often seen prescribing medicines for...
The NS Holiday Gift Guide for the Foodie
December is flying by, and that means the holidays are fast approaching. The NS Holiday Gift Guides continue today with unique gifts for the foodie in your life, or that could...
Quinoa compounds may boost ‘healthspan' and slow aging: Study
Specific phytochemicals in quinoa may contribute to slowing aging and improved metabolic health, suggests new data from a study in nematodes .
Crush All Your Fitness Goals With These 50 Must-Know Workout Tips
Whether you're building up to a 5K , you want to grow your back muscles, or you want to get better at doing push-ups , these 50 tips will help you slay your fitness...
Superfoods to combat arthritis: Ginger, berries, fish and other...
Individuals diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can experience mild to severe joint pain, and this often affects their daily lives. Thankfully, there are some superfoods that...
Health Ministry Launched New Campaign to Eradicate TB
Aiming to eradicate TB on the lines of polio, the Union Health Ministry has launched a 15-day nationwide door-to door campaign for early and better diagnosis.