Oncology & Cancer

Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30–40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many patients experienced ...

Medications

Hyperbaric oxygen chambers aren't cure-alls, FDA warns

(HealthDay)—Despite claims on some websites, there is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy cures or is an effective treatment for diseases such as cancer, autism, diabetes or other diseases, the U.S. Food and Drug ...

Autism spectrum disorders

FDA warns against bogus autism 'cures'

(HealthDay)—Don't fall for products claiming to cure autism, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oxygen chamber therapy may ease fibromyalgia, study suggests

(HealthDay)—The majority of women with fibromyalgia who underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy—best known for treating "the bends" in scuba divers—experienced relief from pain and other symptoms, a small study found.

Neuroscience

Expanding treatment options for severe brain trauma

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube, and is commonly used to treat decompression sickness resulting from scuba diving or wounds that resist healing, such as those resulting ...

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