Burning and tingling in your feet? You may have small fiber neuropathy

The number of people experiencing numbness, tingling and pain in their feet with no known cause has been increasing over the last two decades, according at a new study published in the October 27, 2021, online issue of Neurology. Called small fiber neuropathy, the condition has different symptoms than large fiber neuropathy, which can cause weakness and balance issues. But […]

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Digital pharmacies on the rise. But who is going to pay?

Today consumers are used to getting just about everything delivered at their doorstep. But historically, getting medication required a trip to the doctor’s office and then a stop at the pharmacy. However, digital may interrupt this paradigm.  It’s no secret that medication adherence is a major issue in healthcare. While medication costs have often been pointed to as the main […]

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Nearly half of women put up with sexual discomfort – as they don’t know it’s not ‘normal’

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info But while vaginal dryness (46 percent) and not being aroused (44 percent) were the top reasons for discomfort, 13 percent […]

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Researchers outline the connection between inflammation and depression

In a paper published recently in Pharmacological Reviews, Emory University School of Medicine researchers outlined the impact of inflammation on motivation as it relates to depression. The researchers propose that low grade inflammation affects brain chemicals and brain circuits that regulate motivation, ultimately leading to motivational deficits and a loss of interest or willingness to engage in usually pleasurable activities […]

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Triple-drug combo could prove key weapon in fight against cancer

Combining three existing drugs—a commonly-used anti-epileptic, a contraceptive steroid and a cholesterol-lowering agent—could form an effective and non-toxic treatment for a range of aggressive blood cancers, a new study reveals. The discovery by University of Birmingham scientists has led to a £1 million funding award from Blood Cancer UK to run a randomized clinical trial to test the new drug […]

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Tri-County Health prepares to transition COVID-19 services to Douglas County

The Tri-County Health Department is preparing to transition COVID-19 services in Douglas County sooner than expected after the public health agency and county government agreed last month to continue a partnership through the end of next year. Douglas County broke off from Tri-County in September after decades of partnership, having sparred repeatedly with the agency over COVID-19 public health orders […]

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