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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
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