Tag Archives: Therapy

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Phone and online therapy give hope to sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome affects between 10%-20% of the population. It’s a cause of great discomfort, even disability, and lost working days. Symptoms include bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. There’s no cure, and people with the condition often have recurrent flare-ups. Their lives can be ruled by IBS. Usual treatment includes maintaining a healthy lifestyle, attention to… Read More »

Pfizer amps up gene therapy manufacturing with another North Carolina facility

With momentum building in Pfizer’s gene therapy programs, the drugmaker is laying the foundation for stepped-up manufacturing of clinical supplies and commercial-scale product. In its latest move, Pfizer has bought land and a finished building in North Carolina where it will consolidate its clinical gene therapy production. Pfizer paid about $ 19 million for the… Read More »

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men: Types & More

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Definition When we talk about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in men, we’re talking about testosterone. A small amount of testosterone is produced in the adrenal glands, but for men the majority of testosterone is produced in the testicles. Testosterone has both physical and psychological benefits.1 Physically, the hormone has several functions for… Read More »

“Together Hand in Hand”: 14th IFSSH & 11th IFSHT Triennial Congress for Hand Surgery and Therapy in Berlin

Berlin – From 17 to 21 June 2019, the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) and the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) will be staging the international world congress for hand surgeons and hand therapists in Berlin, Germany. For the first time, the meeting will be combining the… Read More »

Hormone helps regrow frog legs and may one day lead to a human therapy

A boost for frogs’ regenerative powersCelia Herrera-Rincon/Tufts University By Clare Wilson Could we one day regrow amputated limbs? We have taken a small step down this road with partial regeneration of the hind legs of frogs. Several kinds of animals can regenerate damaged body parts to some extent, including flatworms, fish and some amphibians. With… Read More »