Month: October 2019

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that is more likely to affect people with psoriasis. People with psoriatic arthritis have joint pain and chronic inflammation. The condition can also cause complications that range from mild to potentially life threatening. While most of the people who develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA) already have psoriasis, it is
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A new study has revealed the underlying mechanism of development of antibiotic resistance among Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa). Pseudomonas is known to cause severe and often life threatening infections in humans. These infections become further difficult to treat because of the development of resistance against commonly used antibiotics. The results of the study titled, “Evolutionary
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SAN ANTONIO — More than half of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) had objective responses to treatment with an oral formulation of a topical corticosteroid, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial showed. After 12 weeks of treatment budesonide oral suspension (BOS), 53.1% of patients had histologic response (defined by reduced eosinophil count), and 52.6% had symptomatic response
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Caffeine pills are a popular method for boosting short term energy and focus, often during work or study. But do they work and are they safe? Like drinking a cup of coffee, taking a caffeine pill
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Apple launches more health studies using Apple Watch. Source: Apple Apple has hired another prominent cardiologist as it adds more medical talent to its growing team. The company brought on David Tsay, a professor of cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center and an associate chief transformation officer, where he focused on implementing digital services. Tsay
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Oct 30 2019 CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder (CDD) is a devastating neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the CDKL5 gene. The Loulou Foundation, a private non-profit foundation dedicated to the development of novel therapeutics for CDD, and Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children’s Hospital have
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You might have heard the term “brain food” used to describe food that’s good for you. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say there really is a diet that benefits the brain. But this diet is not for everybody. It’s for kids who have epilepsy, and it’s based on extremely high fats and very few carbs. More
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NEW ORLEANS — Nearly 60% of nursing facility residents with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had low peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR, <60 L/min), and for most their treatment was substandard, a researcher reported here. Although long-acting bronchodilators (LABD) are the best medications for patients with low PIFR, they were more likely to get short-acting
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Everyone experiences feelings of sadness occasionally, but depression is different. It persists over time and can cause a variety of other symptoms. Depression is a medical condition that affects more than 300 million people globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). People sometimes call it clinical depression or major depressive disorder. In this article,
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A recent analysis investigated whether consuming dietary fiber and yogurt might be linked to a lower risk of lung cancer. Perhaps surprisingly, the team concludes that it is. Could yogurt and dietary fiber reduce lung cancer risk? A recent paper in the journal JAMA Oncology looks for a relationship between diet and lung cancer. In
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A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California. Mike Blake | Reuters Johnson & Johnson, which recalled 33,000 bottles of baby powder earlier this month, said Monday it retested its baby powder and found no signs of asbestos that prompted the recall. J&J pulled the powder off of shelves after federal regulators said
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When children experience brachial plexus injury at birth, or are born with cerebral palsy, some of the most disabling problems that follow are muscle contractures, or tightness of muscles, that severely restrict limb function. Over time, these muscle contractures disrupt skeletal growth, leading to pain, loss of mobility, and heavy reliance on costly health care
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It felt like my head was in a vice. That’s how some people describe the pain of a migraine. But a migraine is much more than just a headache. It includes symptoms that happen before the pain starts and after it goes away. One of those symptoms is aura, and it can be just as
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New evidence from a large dataset suggests that, while obesity increases health risks for everyone, women and men with obesity are predisposed to different obesity-related conditions. Share on PinterestThe analysis of a large dataset suggests that women and men face somewhat different obesity-related health risks. Obesity is one of the most common health conditions among
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Itchy breasts are a common occurrence, but if there is no rash, the cause may be difficult to pinpoint. Various conditions, including yeast infections, eczema, and psoriasis, often cause itching, but they also produce a rash. There are several reasons why the breasts may feel itchy without an accompanying rash, however. Although most causes are
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