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Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
Some common breast cancer medications can trigger joint pain, but new research suggests acupuncture may ease that side effect. The finding could be a win-win for breast cancer patients, said one oncologist who reviewed the study. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and has no real downside, said Dr. Lauren Cassell, chief of breast surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Related Articles Sugary Sodas, Juices Tied to Higher Cancer Ris ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment
Although some women may try acupuncture hoping it will help them conceive, new research suggests it won t. The study compared outcomes for more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women who underwent either real or sham acupuncture along with their in vitro fertilization IVF treatments. The women ranged in age from 18 to 42 and underwent IVF cycles using fresh embryos, according to an Australian team led by Caroline Smith, of the NICM Health Research Insti ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
Could marijuana be an effective pain alternative to prescription medications?
A new study has shown how cannabis could be an effective treatment option for both pain relief and insomnia, for those looking to avoid prescription and over the counter pain and sleep medications - including opioids. The study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs , which looked at 1,000 people taking legalized marijuana in an American state found that among the 65 of people taking cannabis for pain, 80 found it was very or extremely helpful. Th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Light therapy could replace opioids as main treatment for cancer treatment sid...
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy. The new guidelines from the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer MASCC and International Society of Oral Oncology ISOO , published on July 8 in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer , present a significan ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Study suggests surgery better than observation for older patients with meniscu...
BOSTON, MA - Patients over age 50 who underwent an all inside arthroscopic repair technique had lower rates of subsequent total knee surgery than a similar group that was only observed, according to research presented at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting today. Dr. Jason L. Dragoo from Stanford Medicine in Redwood City, Calif., and his team of researchers followed 48 patients over age 50 who were diagnosed with a meniscal ro ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Does platelet-rich plasma therapy lower risk of meniscus repair
The use of platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce the risk of a second meniscus failure after operation but does not seem to protect patients who have had surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves the extraction of blood from the patient, which is then centrifuged to obtain a concentrated suspension of p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
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