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
L-glutamine for IBS: Benefits, side effects, and research
L-glutamine is a non-essential amino acid that is often simply called glutamine. It is produced by the body and is also found in food.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 12
Foods to eat on a ketogenic diet
The ketogenic diet is when people change their nutrition plan, so their bodies produce ketones. This occurs in a process called ketosis, which is when a person burns fat instead of carbohydrates as their main source of energy.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 12
Home remedies for pneumonia: 12 ways to ease symptoms naturally
Pneumonia is an inflammatory disorder of the lungs caused by an infection of the airways. It is a serious condition, and home remedies cannot be used to treat it. However, they can help ease the symptoms.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 12
Engaging family in care of hospitalized loved ones enhances healing, reduces r...
A voluntary program being spearheaded by Intermountain Healthcare that allows family members of hospitalized patients to participate in their care enhanced healing and reduced readmission rates, according to a new study published in the February issue of the medical journal, CHEST . Intermountain s Partners in Healing program provides opportunities for family members to help with basic care for their loved ones, which helps them prepare for taking over car ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Researchers inhibit cancer metastases via novel steps
In one of the first successes of its kind, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and six other institutions have inhibited the spreading of cancer cells from one part of the body to another. In doing so, they relied on a new model of how cancer metastasizes that emphasizes epigenetics, which examines how genes are turned on and off. In a study published in Nature Medicine , the investigators--including scientists from the Nati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
New study shows vegan diet improves diabetes markers in overweight adults
A plant-based diet improves beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity in overweight adults with no history of diabetes, according to a new study published in Nutrients by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Measuring the function of beta cells, which store and release insulin, can help assess future type 2 diabetes risk. The study randomly assigned participants--who were overweight and had no history of diabetes--to an inte ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
11 types of headaches: Causes and treatment
There are many different types of headaches, and their causes and symptoms can vary. Although most are short-lived and rarely a cause for concern, being able to recognize which kind of headache a person is experiencing can inform them how best to treat it and whether to see a doctor.
Medical News Today - Wed. Feb 7