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Pilonidal cyst: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
A pilonidal cyst develops in the cleft between the buttocks. Just as any other cyst, a pilonidal cyst can become infected and pus-filled.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jun 24
Injury measurement technique helps players get back in the game
A new method of measuring sports-related muscle injury could help provide accurate return-to-play time for athletes. That s the finding of a new study published today in the journal Physiological Measurement . It was led by the Polytechnic University of Catalunya UPC , in collaboration with the medical team at Futbol Club Barcelona. The research explored using localised bioimpedance measurement L-BIA to help quantify the damage to soft tissue structure in ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds
Popular drug-free methods of managing pain from such common conditions as headaches and arthritis appear to be effective, according to a new review. Millions of Americans seek pain relief through such alternatives as acupuncture, tai chi and yoga. But there has been little information to help doctors make recommendations about these approaches. For many Americans who suffer from chronic pain, medications may not completely relieve pain and can produce unwa ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 21
For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind?
People with migraines sometimes seek a chiropractor for help, but a small study suggests that any pain relief they get might be a placebo effect. When researchers pitted real chiropractic manipulation against a sham version, they found both were equally likely to ease patients migraine pain. On the other hand, both tactics worked better than patients usual pain-relieving medications. Experts in pain management stressed that no firm conclusions should be dr ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 21
Six sciatica stretches for pain relief
Sciatica itself is not a condition, but a very uncomfortable symptom of many potential problems in the back, pelvis, and hip.
Medical News Today - Tue. Jun 20
NAMS 2017 position statement updates guidelines for hormone therapy use
CLEVELAND, Ohio June 20, 2017 --A new position statement on the use of hormone therapy HT for menopausal and postmenopausal women from The North American Menopause Society NAMS has been published online today in the Society s journal, Menopause . The use of hormone therapy continues to be one of the most controversial and debated topics, says Dr. JoAnn V. Pinkerton, NAMS executive director. The goal of this updated version of the Society s position stateme ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 20
Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth
There hasn t been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so good at stimulating bone regeneration it could become the method surgeons prefer. While studied in an animal model of spinal fusion, the method for promoting new bone growth could translate readily to humans, the researchers say, where an aging but active popul ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Older adults can improve movement by using same motor strategy as babies
BEER-SHEVA, Israel...June 16, 2017 A motor mechanism that has been attributed primarily to early development in babies and toddlers can also help older adults improve movement accuracy, according to new research from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev BGU . In an article published this week in Scientific Reports , the researcher shows that an infant s exploration-exploitation process can work in older adults, as well. In early development, babies seem to m ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
New relapse prediction tool reduces cost of rheumatoid arthritis treatment
Madrid, Spain, 16 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 have shown that the combined use of two measurements to accurately predict the risk of relapse in patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA allows successful dose reduction tapering of their disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs DMARDs . This in turn increases the cost-effectiveness of each DMARD treatment. A combination of the multipl ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
New study shows for first time link between passive smoking in childhood and r...
Madrid, Spain, 16 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference confirmed the link between active smoking and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis RA . However, interestingly, it also suggested for the first time that in smokers, exposure to tobacco early in life through passive smoking in childhood significantly increased this risk. In a second study, the preliminary res ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
Biological DMARD guidelines associated with a reduced need for knee and hip re...
Madrid, Spain, 15 June 2017 The results of a Danish study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference showed that the incidence of total knee replacements TKR carried out on patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA started to decrease after the introduction of biological Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs bDMARDs to national treatment guidelines. Prior to 2002, when the new guidance was introduced, the incid ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chr...
Madrid, Spain, 15 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 has shown that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioural therapy CBT that focuses on psychological flexibility and behaviour change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation programme. This treatment also resulted in signif ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15