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Quit Smoking And You May End Your Anxiety
2013-01-02 14:19:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Do you often get a little anxious, and reach for a cigarette to help relieve that anxiety? Well scientists now say that giving up the habit altogether could be the real treatment for curbing that anxious feeling. Scientists wrote in the British Journal of Psychiatry about how they followed nearly 500 smokers attending National Health Service (NHS) stop smoking clinics in England. They found a "significant" decrease in anxiety...

2012-10-04 10:41:37

But high prescription volume and cost mean everyone needs to know how to use these devices correctly, says DTB Healthcare professionals are as bad as patients when it comes to knowing how to use inhalers prescribed for asthma and other respiratory conditions correctly, says an editorial in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). They therefore can't be relied on to teach patients how to use these devices correctly, says DTB. But as 45 million prescriptions for respiratory inhalers were...

2012-08-21 21:57:07

Nurse led group clinics could save £100,000 a year or more, researchers claim The researchers base their findings on 90 patients with knee osteoarthritis, who were referred for group acupuncture to two knee pain clinics in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 2008 and subsequently monitored for two years. The clinics were set up in 2008 for NHS patients, and run in two GP practices by specially trained acupuncture nurses, to see whether this could improve care, while reducing costs, and...

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