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E-cigarettes and its Benefits to the Smokers

As e-cigarettes become more popular, fewer people are taking up smoking traditional cigarettes. But can e-cigarettes, an electronic nicotine delivery system, help people quit smoking altogether? That was the focus of a recent study led by a Hollings Cancer Center researcher.

Paracervical Block after General Anesthesia Is Beneficial

According to a new research, adding a paracervical block to general anesthesia for endometrial ablation reduces pain and the need for postoperative narcotics.

Dr. Jordan S. Klebanoff of Christiana Care Health System in Newark reported, "Our study showed that women who received a paracervical block at the completion of their endometrial ablation had less pain at one hour postoperatively. In addition, less immediate postoperative narcotic medication was required."

Researchers reveal, Tactile Massage Alleviates Pain

A Swedish study suggests that light massage could reduce pain, anxiety and the need for opioid medication in terminally ill patients. “All end-of-life patients experience existential pain or existential suffering,” Linda Bjorkhem-Bergman reported. “This pain is difficult to treat pharmacologically and complementary methods, such as massage, provide an alternative.”

Tackle Obesity by the Browning of White Fat

Scientists developed an innovative approach to deliver drugs, via a micro-needle patch, with drugs that are known to turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. It reduced weight gain in mice on a high-fat diet and their fat mass by more than 30% over four weeks. The findings published in the journal Small Methods.