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New magnetic treatment offers hope for depression

Posted February 23, 2014

Though depression is often dubbed the common cold of mental health, the disorder can be crippling – and nearly a third of those who suffer find little or no relief in the flood of anti-depressants now on the market. For them, a new but expensive treatment option may offer hope where everything else has failed. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is an outpatient procedure during which magnetic pulses are focused on a part of the brain that becomes sluggish during depression.

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Magnetic Therapy for Migraine

Posted February 4, 2014

A new type of treatment called the ‘Transcranial magnetic stimulation’ (TMS) has been approved by the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence (NICE) for use in migraine patients. It can be used irrespective of whether the person suffers from aura or not. (Aura refers to certain symptoms that the person experiences before the migraine attack). It may be used to treat a migraine attack once it has started, or to prevent in patients who suffer from recurrent attacks.

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Magnetic brain stimulation shows promise against eating disorders

Posted November 13, 2013

New research suggests that some patients with anorexia or bulimia who receive targeted, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation may experience relief from their binge eating and purging behaviors.

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Magnetic Collar Slows GERD

Posted February 21, 2013

A string of magnetic beads placed around the esophageal sphincter helped most patients reduce acid reflux and cut back on medications for the condition, results of a small, uncontrolled trial indicated.

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Purdue meta-analysis supports modest weight management benefits of capsaicin

Posted April 30, 2012

Capsaicin, the main pungent compound in hot peppers, and capsiates, non-pungent compounds in sweet peppers, show modest weight management potential, says a new meta-analysis from Purdue University.

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