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Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions is not supported by medical evidence.
Regular use of Facebook is linked to increase in weight anxiety. reports the International Journal of Eating Disorders
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Advanced Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer May Be Better than Traditional Radiation at Preventing Side Effects and Cancer Recurrence
Patients with head and neck cancer who are treated with an advanced form of radiation therapy may experience fewer side effects and be less likely to die from their disease than patients who receive standard radiation therapy.
Brief Mental Training Sessions Have Long-Lasting Benefits for Seniors’ Cognition and Everyday Function
Older adults who received as few as 10 sessions of mental (cognitive) training showed improvements in reasoning ability and speed-of-processing when compared with untrained controls participants as long as 10 years after the intervention. These gains were even greater for those who got additional “booster” sessions over the next three years. Older adults who received brief cognitive training also reported that they had less difficulty in performing important everyday tasks. The findings are published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Stress & Health explores the psychological relationship between patients and health insurance coverage
Findings published in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases journal, Hepatology, indicate that infection, the commonest cause of mortality in patients with acute liver failure (ALF), may be decreased by inhibiting the activity of a protein found in saliva called SLPI (secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor). New research has found that this protein, produced by the body in response to injury, plays a vital role in patients with ALF.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research explores the ongoing impact of the Great Recession
Drug dosages to tackle the MRSA 'superbug' may be inaccurate under current guidelines, reports the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
The International Journal of Stroke reports on the efforts of an international team to launch a common repository housing the latest published information on the impact of strokes worldwide.
Clinical Anatomy reveals how MTB pathogens can survive within the host up to 36 days after death.
Breast Cancer Patients Experience Fewer Side Effects from Anticancer Drug When Receiving Either Real or Sham Acupuncture
A new analysis has found that both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of drugs commonly used to treat
breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help clinicians improve care for cancer patients.
New research shows mortality rates are two times higher in postmenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies. Findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, soon to be called Arthritis & Rheumatology, indicate the higher mortality rates persisted after adjusting for age, positive rheumatoid factor, positive antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) use.
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Exposure to modified images of female genitalia changes women’s perceptions of what is considered normal and desirable, suggests study
Women’s perceptions of what is considered normal and desirable female genitalia may be influenced by exposure to modified images, suggests a new study published today (20 December) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Smokers in England who want to stop smoking are three times more likely to succeed if they see a trained advisor than if they try by themselves, according to a new study published online today in the medical journal Addiction. Worryingly, just buying nicotine patches, gum or other licensed nicotine products from a shop does not seem to improve the chances of quitting.
Radiation Therapy to Treat Uterine Cancer Linked with Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer Later in Life
Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase a patient’s risk of developing bladder cancer. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in BJU International.
New Classification System to Improve Scheduling of Emergency Surgery Highlighted in Special BJS (British Journal of Surgery) Issue
Researchers in Finland have implemented a classification system for emergency operations that allows for a fair and efficient way to manage a large volume of such surgery.
A new analysis has found no evidence that children aged 6 to 11 years seeking a deceased donor lung transplant are disadvantaged in the current US lung allocation system.
Research in Drug Testing and Analysis explores a new test which may present a solution to the ‘poppy seed defense.’
Signs of inflammation in a man’s prostate biopsy may indicate he has a reduced risk of subsequently being diagnosed with prostate cancer in a future biopsy. That’s the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
Wiley announces the trial of an enhanced system of peer review, which will allow for the transfer of reviewer comments between journals
Researchers from Taiwan reveal that antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) improves kidney and cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diabetes. Results of the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that incidences of kidney disease, stroke, and heart attack were lower in patients treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin compared to HCV patients not treated with antivirals or diabetic patients not infected with the virus.