Playing a smoking cessation smartphone game may make it easier for smokers to achieve cessation even when they're not yet ready to quit, a clinical trial suggests. The trial included 433 current smokers who reported that they were reluctant to quit, of whom 213 were randomized to participate in a three-week mobile-health game experience prior to the initiation of nicotine replacement therapy. All the participants were given nicotine replacement therapy.
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Prognosis of Ainhum?
Ainhum (dactylolysis spontanea) is a condition of idiopathic etiology involving a bandlike constriction of the soft tissue of a digit. Generally, the constriction presents bilaterally, with involvement of the fifth digit most commonly. Pseudoainhum is a similar condition that occurs as a secondary event resulting from certain hereditary and nonhereditary diseases that lead to annular constriction of digits.
RE: How to manage omicron infection, what are the mode of treatment?
@debangana Strained hospitals bracing for a COVID-19 surge caused by the quickly spreading Omicron variant could face another grim possibility: preliminary experiments suggest that most of the antibody treatments for the disease are powerless against Omicron. Doctors use artificial versions of natural antibodies to stave off severe COVID-19 in high-risk people who are infected with the coronavirus. But a slew of publications posted on preprint servers report laboratory evidence that Omicron is totally or partially resistant to all currently available treatments based on these monoclonal antibodies. The publications have not yet been peer reviewed, but some of the companies that manufacture antibody therapies already concede that their products have lower potency against Omicron than against other variants.
Home remedy to treat scalp psoriasis?
Hello, I am 22 years old. I am suffering from scalp psoriasis. I have tried out different medicines but nothing worked for me. That is the reason, now I am looking for home remedy to treat scalp psoriasis. Please help me with your effective suggestions.
RE: Management for Pneumonia?
@kankana Treatment for pneumonia involves curing the infection and preventing complications. People who have community-acquired pneumonia usually can be treated at home with medication. Although most symptoms ease in a few days or weeks, the feeling of tiredness can persist for a month or more.
Specific treatments depend on the type and severity of your pneumonia, your age and your overall health. The options include:
Antibiotics. These medicines are used to treat bacterial pneumonia. It may take time to identify the type of bacteria causing your pneumonia and to choose the best antibiotic to treat it. If your symptoms don't improve, your doctor may recommend a different antibiotic.
Cough medicine. This medicine may be used to calm your cough so that you can rest. Because coughing helps loosen and move fluid from your lungs, it's a good idea not to eliminate your cough completely. In addition, you should know that very few studies have looked at whether over-the-counter cough medicines lessen coughing caused by pneumonia. If you want to try a cough suppressant, use the lowest dose that helps you rest.
Fever reducers/pain relievers. You may take these as needed for fever and discomfort. These include drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and acetaminophen (Tylenol, others).
Headache due to analgesic overuse- what to do?
Hello, I am getting headache due to analgesic overuse. It occurs every day or nearly every day, often waking up in the early morning. Though it improves with pain relief medication but then return as the medication wears off. Other signs and symptoms may include nausea, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, memory problems and irritability. Please advise what to do?