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Sex Lives Often an Overlooked Casualty of Traumatic Brain Injury
For the more than 3 million Americans living with traumatic brain injury, there is often an unspoken problem Many suffer from sexual dysfunction, something that is easily overlooked as patients struggle with overwhelming physical and emotional issues that can last for years, new research has found. The sexual difficulties usually become most apparent about six months after the injury and, if left unaddressed, worsen with time, said study author Jhon Alexan ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 19
11 iodine deficiency signs
Iodine is a mineral that is essential for good health. But what are the signs of iodine deficiency and is it dangerous
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 17
Raw water: Is it safe to drink?
A person s body is about 60 percent water, and drinking water is essential to a healthful diet. However, what types of water a person drinks has become surprisingly controversial. One of the emerging trends in late 2017 and early 2018 is the sale of raw water.
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 17
Home remedies for ringworm: 11 natural treatments
Ringworm is a very common fungal infection that is not, despite its name, caused by a worm. It is caused by the fungus Tinea , which is highly contagious. Anyone can get ringworm, although some people are more susceptible than others, such as those with compromised immunity and young children.
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 17
Apple cider vinegar detox: Drink, diet, and side effects
Over the last few years, cleansing diets have been growing steadily in popularity. One example of a detox diet involves using apple cider vinegar an amber-colored vinegar made from cider or apple must.
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 17
Infected hangnail: Treatment, complications, and when to see a doctor
A hangnail is a small piece of jagged or torn skin that appears at the very edge of the fingernail. Hangnail infections are common and highly treatable.
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 17
How to make yourself poop: 7 natural remedies
Sometimes it can be difficult to have a bowel movement. We discover some of the natural remedies that can help a person poop, and lifestyle changes to help them stay healthy and regular.
Medical News Today - Sat. Feb 17
Direct access to physical therapy reduces costs to treat neck and back pain
Patients who begin care with a physical therapist for neck or back pain, rather than first seeing a physician, may realize comparable improvement in their condition at significantly reduced costs, according to a new study published in the February 2018 issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy reg JOSPT reg . In the United States alone, approximately 85 billion are spent annually on spine conditions, with an additional 10 to 20 billion at ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Can learning stress-reducing techniques help reduce seizures?
MINNEAPOLIS - Learning techniques to help manage stress may help people with epilepsy reduce how often they have seizures, according to a study published in the February 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Despite all the advances we have made with new drugs for epilepsy, at least one-third of people continue to have seizures, so new options are greatly needed, said study author Sheryl R. Haut ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Opioid use increases risk for serious invasive pneumococcal infections
Below please find summaries of new articles that will be published in the next issue of Annals of Internal Medicine . For an embargoed PDF, please contact Angela Collom at acollom acponline.org or 215-351-2653. The summaries are not intended to substitute for the full articles as a source of information. ------------------------------------------------- 1. Opioid use increases risk for serious invasive pneumococcal infections Abstract http annals. org aim ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
No Proof At-Home 'Cranial Stimulation' Eases Depression
Devices that send electrical pulses to the brain -- in the comfort of your own home -- are a treatment option for depression and certain other conditions. But a new research review finds little evidence they work. The therapy -- known as cranial electrical stimulation CES -- involves a handheld device that delivers low-intensity electrical currents through electrodes placed on the head. The new review, of 26 clinical trials, found low-strength evidence tha ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 12
Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?
The bad news on opioids just keeps coming. Not only are these painkillers implicated in millions of cases of addiction and tens of thousands of overdose deaths in the United States, new research now suggests that taking opioids can increase your risk of getting a pneumococcal infection by about 60 percent. The risk was increased even more for long-acting formulations, high-potency opioids and high doses of opioids, said the study s lead author, Andrew Wies ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 12