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Muscle Spasms

Muscle Spasms

How do health care professionals diagnose muscle spasms? Most people have experienced a skeletal muscle spasm due to overexertion, especially in a warm environment, and are able to self-diagnose. However, if the spasms are severe, last a long time, or keep recurring, it is reasonable to see a health-care professional for evaluation. The diagnosis usually […]

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Another Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom

Another Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects and doesn’t appear safe for use, a new study argues. Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to treat pain and addiction. But poison control […]

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Medical Marijuana Won’t Help Ease Opioid Crisis: Study

Medical Marijuana Won’t Help Ease Opioid Crisis: Study

Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some proponents of medical marijuana have claimed that its use against pain might help curb the ongoing crisis of opioid abuse. But a new study refutes that notion, finding that state laws legalizing medical marijuana have had little impact on the issue. “When comparing […]

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New Test Can Pinpoint Which Pancreatic Cysts Might Turn Cancerous

New Test Can Pinpoint Which Pancreatic Cysts Might Turn Cancerous

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To have surgery or not to have surgery? That is the big question for hundreds of thousands of Americans diagnosed each year with a pancreatic cyst. The dilemma? While cysts are very common, most will not actually lead to cancer. But […]

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A New and Better Way to ‘Stage’ Alzheimer’s Patients?

A New and Better Way to ‘Stage’ Alzheimer’s Patients?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s is the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain, but what part those plaques play in the development of the disease isn’t clear. Now researchers have taken the first steps to trace the progression of […]

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Clues to Why Women Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer’s

Clues to Why Women Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer’s

Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why. A team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tenn., has identified gender differences in how the Alzheimer’s-related protein tau spreads in the brain. Research suggests that […]

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Do antidepressants work better than placebo?

Do antidepressants work better than placebo?

Scientists have been debating the efficacy of antidepressants for decades. The latest paper to throw its hat into the ring concludes that there is little evidence to show that they perform better than placebos. A re-analysis of a meta-analysis says that antidepressants lack evidence. In 2017, around 17.3 million adults in the United States experienced […]

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What to know about eye floaters

What to know about eye floaters

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What is ulnar deviation?

What is ulnar deviation?

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Everything you need to know

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Everything you need to know

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