July 6, 2011
Q.How important is it to obtain a baseline bone scan to determine the likelihood of osteoporosis? I am 46 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 1995. I was treated via lumpectomy, which was my biopsy, and received radiation therapy only. My periods are just starting to become irregular (six weeks or [...]
June 8, 2011
Carriers of an apolipoprotein (APOE) e4 gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease may be especially prone to mid-life declines in memory function, researchers report.
May 24, 2011
Why not do something as seemingly simple as X marks the spot? “For the most part, it was resistance on the part of the surgeons — ‘This couldn’t happen to me,’ or ‘The patient will lose confidence in me,’” says Croteau, “When we’ve talked to patients, they think it’s a great idea.”
May 17, 2011
An agency that regulates hospitals says that surgeons are still making significant mistakes and that many of them aren’t following simple guidelines the group issued two years ago.
April 28, 2011
Age and gender appear to play a key role in determining the outcome of serious brain injury, according to the results of a new study. High levels of testosterone may protect young men from death or disability after head trauma, researchers say, but this protection declines as testosterone levels fall with age.
February 3, 2011
Table 1 In North America, preschool daycare centres are important reservoirs for HAV transmission. In one US study, it was estimated that one-third of all reported cases of HAV could be linked to daycare centers. The young children, who are “vectors” of infection, typically remain asymptomatic while their caregivers, parents and older siblings manifest jaundice [...]
December 21, 2010
Of course credentials in health care matter! They provide necessary proof that qualified professionals are engaged to deliver competent and effective services to consumers. Just as critical medical procedures such as surgery should be performed by licensed and certified surgeons, so should mental health and substance abuse treatment be delivered by those who have met [...]
February 26, 2010
What is lupus? Who gets it and what are the symptoms? Here are some facts about this complicated and often misdiagnosed disease. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic (constant) autoimmune (attacks itself) disease that attacks mostly through its negative influence on blood vessels, which are necessary for the maintenance of every part of the [...]
January 5, 2010
A trio of drugs work together in Fioricet to eliminate stress headaches. Fioricet contains acetaminophen that creates analgesia by stopping prostaglandins from being produced in the central nervous system.
November 24, 2009
If you are sick all the time or growing older, you know, a lot more so than other people, that the price for pharmacy items and prescription drugs are not low. There is a lot of cash required to pay for scientists, lab equipment, clinical trials, and other tests.