Study suggests arthroscopy more effective than MRI for chondral defects of the...
Using arthroscopy to stage a lesion in the chondral area of the knee is more accurate than magnetic resonance imaging, according to researchers from the Rothman Institute, La Jolla, Calif. The findings were presented today at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Chondral injuries of the knee are a common source of pain in athletes but one of the main methods of diagnosing and staging these injuries, MRI, has a specificity of 7 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Opioid use is reduced in patients treated with NSAIDS
BOSTON, MA - Patients receiving a post-surgery prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of similar patients who were prescribed just Percocet. The research was presented by a group from the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City today at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine s Annual Meeting. The current opioid epidemic demands physicians seek ways to decrease pat ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Rife machine for cancer: Does it work, and are there any risks?
A Rife machine produces low energy electromagnetic waves that are similar to radio waves. Proponents claim that using the device on the body can cure cancer and treat other conditions, such as HIV.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 15
Supplements and vitamins for preventing cancer or assisting recovery
Certain dietary supplements may help reduce the risk of cancer or support the body during cancer therapy. Supplements can contain herbal extracts or vitamins and minerals. There is a large number available, so some people may find it challenging to know where to begin.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 15
Natural acne treatments for black skin
Acne is a common problem in all skin tones. However, people with dark skin may have different concerns regarding acne treatment, including the prevention of post-acne dark spots.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 15
These diets and supplements may not really protect the heart
Doctors often recommend certain dietary interventions such as following a Mediterranean-type diet or cutting salt intake in the interest of protecting heart health. On top of this, many individuals believe that dietary supplements will help them stay healthy.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 15
Can treadmill exercise relieve period pain?
A new clinical trial finds that treadmill exercise can relieve symptoms of period pain.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 15
This herbal supplement 'poses a public health threat'
Kratom, which is a plant-derived supplement, is growing in popularity. A new report provides further evidence of its adverse effects and calls for more research.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 15
Kratom Use in Pregnancy Spurs Withdrawal Symptoms in Newborns
Although the herbal supplement kratom is still legal and widely available, its opioid-like effects have caused significant withdrawal symptoms in at least two newborns in the United States and that should raise concerns, researchers say. A case study of a baby boy exposed to kratom during his mother s pregnancy -- only the second American case reported -- likely signifies a broader trend among pregnant women toward seeking alternatives to opioid painkiller ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
Prenatal Opioid Exposure Could Bring Long-Term Harm to Kids
Children exposed to opioids in the womb may have heightened risks of long-term mental and physical health issues, a new study suggests. The findings, published online June 28 in JAMA Network Open , dovetail with an opioid epidemic that has taken a widespread toll in the United States -- pregnant women and newborns included. Opioid use has been rising among pregnant women nationally. A study last year found that in 2014-2015, just over six out of every 1,00 ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
FDA Updates Cases of Food-Related Heart Disease in Pets
More than 500 reports of heart disease in dogs and cats linked to some pet foods have been confirmed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The cases of dilated cardiomyopathy DCM -- 515 in dogs and nine in cats -- were logged between January 2014 and April 2019. Some of the reports involved more than one pet in a household, so the total number of pets affected is likely higher, the agency added. We know it can be devastating to suddenly lea ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
Psoriasis patients turn to alternative medicine when traditional treatments fail
WASHINGTON June 20, 2019 -- Patients with psoriasis frequently use complementary or alternative therapies to treat their symptoms, according to survey results published by dermatologists from the George Washington University GW in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, psoriasis is chronic autoinflammatory skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells, which causes rais ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24