Archive for May, 2013

« Previous Entries

Botox Only Used for Three Years for Bladder Treatment

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Botox is not only used for cosmetic procedures but also for treating certain bladder problems. However, a recent study indicates that two-thirds of patients who receive Botox treatment for overactive bladders stop their injections after a period of three years. The two most common reasons for stopping treatment are urinary tract infections and problems with […]

Childhood Tooth Problems Associated with Citrus Consumption

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

An Australian study indicates that citrus consumption may be linked to tooth wear in children. The study was done by A Fung and Louise Brearley Messer, both from the University of Melbourne, Australia. A total of 350 children between the ages 6 and 12 years were part of the study. Around 17 percent of them […]

Insomnia Risk Increases with Muscle and Head Aches

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Chronic musculoskeletal complaints or CMSCs, along with headaches, can increase insomnia risk as many as 11 years later, according to a healthy study. This risk was greatest among those who had headaches at least seven days a month, widespread CMSC patients, and those who suffered both. The study was done by Siv Steinsmo Ødegård and […]

Third of Female Runners face Mastalgia

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

A recent study indicates that a third of women who run on a regular basis face mastalgia or breast pain due to their exercise. The study was done by Nicola Brown and colleagues from the St Mary’s University College, London, UK. During the study, researchers found that mastalgia risk increases with breast size and did […]

Acupressure for Chronic Back Pain Treatment Promising

Monday, May 27th, 2013

APA or Auricular point acupressure has shown strong potential as a treatment for chronic lower back pain, according to a recent feasibility study. The study was done by Chao Hsing Yeh and colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and it showed an average of 70 percent reduction in back pain intensity after four weeks […]

Link between Back Pain Medicine and Erectile Dysfunction

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

A recent large-scale U.S. study shows that men prescribed opioids to treat their back pain are more likely to take medicines for testosterone deficiency and erectile dysfunction than those who do not take opioids at all. The study was done by Richard Deyo and colleagues from the Kaiser Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon. The […]

Bipolar Disorder Linked to Postpartum Psychosis

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

According to a recent study, women diagnosed with postpartum psychosis are likely to suffer from mood episodes later on that are not necessary linked to childbirth itself. The study was done by Emma Robertson and colleagues from the University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA. According to Dr. Robertson, many patients who are diagnosed […]

Tea, Coffee for Oral Cancer Prevention

Friday, May 24th, 2013

A recent large-population study suggests that tea and coffee consumption is correlated to the risk of oral cavity cancer. According to the researchers of this study, the correlation may be due to the antioxidants present in both drinks. They also noted that further studies are needed to investigate the correlation in greater detail. The study […]

Tonsillectomy before Radiotherapy Good for Tonsil Cancer

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

A new meta-analysis of U.S. data indicates that undergoing tonsillectomy before radiotherapy for stage 1 or 2 tonsil cancer can improve the patient’s survival rate. The analysis was done by Michael Holliday and colleagues from the Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. The data analyzed was from the national Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Database. A […]

Older Renal Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Treatment

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

According to a recent study, old patients diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma or RCC are not as likely to receive treatment as younger patients. They are also more likely to have a poorer outcome from the disease, research suggests. The research was done by Sumanta Pal and colleagues from the City of Hope Comprehensive […]

« Previous Entries