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Living in a sunnier climate as a child and young adult may reduce risk of MS
MINNEAPOLIS - People who live in areas where they are exposed to more of the sun s rays, specifically UV-B rays, may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis MS later in life, according to a study published in the March 7, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Exposure in childhood and young adulthood may also reduce risk. While UV-B rays can cause sunburn and play a role in the development of s ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Research challenges use of off-label drug to treat osteoarthritis
An off-label drug prescribed to treat osteoarthritis of the hand when conventional medication has failed is ineffective, according to new research. The study shows there was no benefit in taking hydroxychloroquine to control debilitating pain when compared to a placebo dummy substance . The first-line treatment for hand osteoarthritis - paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opioids - is often not effective and some patients experience adver ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Simple walking test may help make difficult diagnosis
MINNEAPOLIS - There s a cause of dementia that can sometimes be reversed, but it s often not diagnosed because the symptoms are so similar to those of other disorders. Now researchers say a simple walking test may be able to accurately diagnose the disease, according to a study published the February 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The test involves seeing how fast a person can walk while ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
New study suggests hormone therapy helps reduce curvature of the spine
CLEVELAND, Ohio February 21, 2018 --The Women s Health Initiative found that hormone therapy HT use was associated with a reduction in vertebral fracture risk. A new study shows these same benefits may also guard against a woman s risk of developing hyperkyphosis, an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward stooped posture. Study results are published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society NAMS . It ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Stem cell study may result in stronger muscles in old age
As we grow older, our muscular function declines. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. This discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age. The study is published in Nature Communications . It has already been established that natural ageing impairs the function of our skeletal muscles. We ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
International Spina Bifida experts shapes future research, shares insights for...
Amsterdam, NL, February 27, 2018 - Spina bifida myelomeningocele , a serious and complex spinal cord birth defect, has an estimated prevalence of slightly over three cases per 10,000 live births. As medical and surgical interventions have improved, the life expectancy of individuals with spina bifida has increased. However, further research to address the complexities of this multi-system condition more effectively is needed. In order to provide a multidis ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Patients may live longer after hip replacement, study suggests
February 28, 2018 - Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but is also associated with increased life expectancy , compared to people of similar age and sex, reports a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research reg CORR reg , a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons reg . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Through a decade after surgery, patients undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty THA have a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
Enlarged prostate diet: Foods to eat and avoid
The prostate gland is a small, walnut-shaped gland that sits behind the bladder in men. During sexual activity, the prostate gland helps produce semen, the nutrient-rich fluid that carries the sperm during ejaculation.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 5
Baking soda gender test: How to do it and does it work?
There are many traditional beliefs about how parents-to-be can find out the sex of their baby before the birth. The baking soda gender test is an easy, cost-effective method, but does it work
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 5
How to get rid of gallstones naturally: 10 treatments to remove them
While medication and surgery are often used to resolve gallstone complaints, many people turn to natural remedies instead.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 1
Apple cider vinegar to remove warts: Uses, effectiveness, and side effects
Many treatments are available for warts, including removal by a doctor, over-the-counter medication, and home remedies, such as apple cider vinegar.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 1
The hidden power of daffodils in the fight against cancer
New research published in the journal Structure has found that a natural extract from daffodils has cancer-killing properties. It lays out the molecular mechanism by which the extract could trigger cancer cell death.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 1