Joint mobilization plus exercise beneficial for knee osteoarthritis

(HealthDay)—Patellar mobilization therapy (PMT) plus exercise has the potential to reduce pain and improve function and quality of life for patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to a phase 2 study published Nov. 12 in the Annals of Family Medicine. Regina Wing Shan Sit, M.B.B.S., from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and colleagues randomly assigned 208 primary care patients with […]

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Dog Detects Cancer in Owner Before Doctors—How Is That Even Possible?

It’s no secret dogs are spectacular sniffers, but one pup has proven their sense of smell might be even more extraordinary than we thought. Sierra the Siberian Husky was able to detect the scent of her owner’s cancer before doctors were able to identify the disease. Stephanie Herfel, of Wisconsin, had been dealing with abdominal pain when her new pup Sierra (pictured […]

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One in four patients say they’ve skimped on insulin because of high cost

For patients with diabetes, insulin is a life-saving medicine and an essential component of diabetes management, yet in the past decade alone, the out-of-pocket costs for insulin have doubled in the United States. One-quarter of patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes have reported using less insulin than prescribed due to these high costs, Yale researchers write in JAMA Internal […]

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New two-year data show 39 percent of NHL patients treated with CAR T remain in remission

A new article published today in The Lancet Oncology shows 39 percent of large B cell lymphoma patients treated with the chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T) Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) remained in remission more than two years (27.1 months median follow up) following therapy, and more than half of the patients treated remain alive. The new long-term safety and […]

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Study reveals gut microbes may help protect people having a bone marrow transplant

Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) reported results from a new study that looks at the likelihood of complications for people undergoing bone marrow transplants (BMTs). The observational study found that people with lower gut microbiota diversity before having a transplant appear to be at higher risk for developing complications. These findings further support evidence that the connection […]

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Elucidation of central mechanisms of salt-induced hypertension through activation of sympathetic nerve activities

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease worldwide, and approximately 40 percent (1 billion) of adults aged 25 and above have been diagnosed with hypertension (World Health Organization 2013; ref. 1). A positive correlation between salt (NaCl) intake and blood pressure (BP) has long been postulated. A battery of studies has shown that a diet high in salt […]

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Salmonella, gene swapping and antibiotic resistance: Five questions with Sid Thakur

Sid Thakur is a professor of population health and pathobiology and the director of NC State’s and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Global Health programs. He studies antibiotic resistance in Salmonella and how antibiotic resistant Salmonella affect food animal and human populations. In his latest work, Thakur compared the genomes of over 200 different strains of Salmonella, looking for genetic […]

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Low-dose aspirin may help fight MS, mouse study hints

Although the findings are so far only in mice, studies suggest that aspirin—even the “low-dose” variety—might help counter multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder where aberrant immune system T-cells attack and destroy the protective myelin protein sheath that coats nerves. This causes gradual debilitation for the more than 2.3 million people worldwide affected by the disease. “Prior […]

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Stiffening threatens: when you have pain with shoulder urgently to the doctor to

Approximately one in Ten suffers from pain to the shoulder. Among the reasons, poor posture and inflammation in addition to Congestion and wear and tear. In the worst case, chronic pain or a stiffened shoulder joint. As Frozen Shoulder (“frozen”, so stiffened shoulder) designate a physician, the loss of mobility of the shoulder joint. Affected frequently complain about problems in […]

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