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Combining drugs improves neuropathic pain relief

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Given together, nortriptyline and gabapentin are more effective than either agent alone in treating neuropathic pain, according to a report in the September 30th online issue of The Lancet. “Drugs for neuropathic pain have incomplete efficacy and dose-limiting...

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Vitamin C use enhances H. pylori eradication regimen

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Supplementation with vitamin C enhances the success of Helicobacter pylori eradication efforts, say researchers from Iran. Vitamin C has been shown to inhibit the growth of H. pylori in vitro, the authors explain, suggesting that addition of vitamin C to the eradication...

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Treatment often avoided with watchful waiting for prostate cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research indicates that over half of men who choose watchful waiting as the initial strategy for prostate cancer require no treatment on long-term follow-up. “Patients and doctors should not assume that any/all cancer must be immediately treated,” lead author Dr....