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Fibromyalgia incidences low in acute whiplash injury: Study

Fibromyalgia incidences low in acute whiplash injury: Study

Fibromyalgia incidences are low in acute whiplash injury. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition, which affects women more than men. Little is known about the exact cause of fibromyalgia, but there are many circulating theories behind the cause.

Research suggests …

Falls in men prevented with exercise

falls-in-men-prevented-with-exerciseIn older men, regular exercise has been found to reduce the risk of falls that lead to serious health complications and negatively impact their quality of life. Study author Dr. Thomas Gill said, “The physical activity program was more effective …

Shingles risk increases in people with lupus, COPD, and rheumatoid arthritis

Shingles risk increases in people with lupus, COPD, and rheumatoid arthritisShingles risk increases in people with lupus, COPD, and rheumatoid arthritis. Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is the same virus responsible for chickenpox. When a person contracts the chickenpox, the virus remains …

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, may be caused by altered function of neural circuitry

anorexia-nervosa-bulimia-nervosa-may-be-caused-by-altered-function-of-neural-activityAnorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, two eating disorders, may be caused by altered function of neural circuitry. Both eating disorders are known to be deadly and are characterized by extreme behavior of restricting food intake, or binging and purging.

Research …

Norovirus outbreak, most common cause of gastroenteritis in the U.S.

norovirus-outbreak-most-common-cause-of-gastrointeritis-in-the-usNorovirus outbreaks are the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the U.S. Gastroenteritis is a condition where the stomach and the intestines become inflamed, which leads to side effects such as vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea.

The Centers for Disease Control …

Anxiety medications won’t increase the risk of dementia in seniors

anxiety medication dementiaCommon anxiety medications like Xanax and Valium are not linked to an increased risk of dementia among seniors, according to new findings. Although these medications won’t contribute to memory loss, they do, however, come with other side effects and should …

Are these 5 habits hurting your memory?

5-habits-that-are-hurting-your-memoryIt may seem natural for us to begin forgetting the small stuff as we get older, but memory loss isn’t a natural part of aging. Frankly, you may be partaking in habits which are speeding up memory loss without even …

Sepsis survival chances improve with obesity, but risks still outweigh benefits

Sepsis survival chances improve with obesity, but risks still outweigh benefitsSepsis survival chances improve with obesity, but the risks still outweigh the benefits. There are numerous health risks associated with obesity, but researchers from the University of Michigan Health System have found an obesity paradox where overweight patients have higher …

Cerebral palsy, ADHD, autism, and epilepsy may often overlap in older children

Cerebral palsy, ADHD, autism, and epilepsy may often overlap in older childrenCerebral palsy, ADHD, autism, and epilepsy may overlap in older children. The study that uncovered the findings looked at over 700,000 children from Norway and revealed that ADHD, autism, and epilepsy had significant occurrences by 11 years of age. Cerebral …

Relatives of Celiac disease patients face increased risk of autoimmune diseases

Relatives of Celiac disease patients face increased risk of autoimmune diseasesRelatives of Celiac disease patients face an increased risk of autoimmune diseases. A study found that first-degree relatives of celiac patients are at an increased risk for autoimmune diseases. The findings were published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Lead author …

Simple trick for increased bedroom performance

Exercise boosts bedroom performance, increases libidoEveryone is talking about exercise benefits, from your doctor to your friends and family. The trend in exercising has really grown in the last few years, and for a good reason. Exercise helps you lose weight, build and maintain muscle, …

Lupus risk associated with chronic exposure to staph (staphylococcus aureus) bacteria

Lupus risk associated with chronic exposure to staph (staphylococcus aureus) bacteriaLupus risk is associated with chronic exposure to staph (staphylococcus aureus) bacteria. A study from the Mayo Clinic revealed that chronic exposure to staph – even in small amounts – increases the risk of lupus.

Staph is commonly found in …

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis share pathogenic mechanisms, which may trigger arthritis onset

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis share pathogenic mechanisms, which may trigger arthritis onsetRheumatoid arthritis, or as some refer to it, RA, appears to have a close relationship with periodontitis, which is inflammation of the tissue around the teeth.

Researchers from the Case Western University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals of …

New listeria outbreak from packaged salad follows earlier soft cheese listeriosis wave

New-listeria-outbreak-from-packaged-salad-follows-earlier-soft-cheese-listeriosis-waveNew listeria outbreak has emerged form packaged salad following the earlier soft cheese listeriosis wave. The outbreak was announced on January 27, 2016, when packaged salads were recalled from a packaging facility in Springfield, Ohio. Illnesses from the salad have …

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in women linked to ADHD, increases risk of autism in child

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in women linked to ADHD, increases risk of autism in childPolycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in women is linked to ADHD and an increased risk of autism in children. A study examined the link between ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and PCOS.

The study included 40 women aged 18 to 35 …

Weekend hospital patients tend to be older and sicker

weekend-hospital-patients-tend-to-be-older-and-sickPatients admitted to the hospital over the weekend generally tend to be older and sicker. This finding may also contribute to the fact that more deaths occur on weekends.

The study looked at over 500 medical emergency patients in Belfast, …

What is Gout (gouty arthritis)? Causes, symptoms diagnosis and treatment

gout causes, symptoms, treatment and diagnosis

Gout is a particular type of arthritis that targets the joints and tissues around the large toe and foot. Attacks of gout can happen sporadically, but they usually occur soon after waking up or during the night.

To have a …

Norovirus outbreaks in cruise ships, norovirus infection complications and incubation period

Tips to prevent norovirus infection on cruise ships

Norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships are not as common as we perceive, but it’s still important to understand norovirus infection complications along with incubation periods. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated, cruise ship vessels that are part …

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