Weekly Roundup – December 6, 2013

Happy Friday! It has been a while since the roundup ran on a Friday; we were trying different days to see what our fabulous readers preferred. If you have a preference let us know. Does hormone replacement therapy help aging women’s moods and mental agility? The Los Angeles Times ran an article on a study that says it is not helpful, read the article for more on this study as well as a few others that are in the works. A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that vaccination programs for children have prevented more than 100 million cases of serious contagious disease in the United States since 1924. The researchers believe the data should help inform the debate on the risks and benefits of vaccinating children. To learn more on this study and the availability of its data read the New York Times article. According to research discussed in a USAToday article the activation of the immune system seems to cause not just physical ailments, but mental ones as well.  The addition of immune system inflammation has helped neuroscientists cast a broader net when searching for causes of and possible treatments for mental illness, mood disorders and neurodevelopmental conditions. Kaiser Health News ran an article on how more hospitals around the country are starting palliative care programs. These programs are designed to relieve seriously ill patients’ pain, stress and symptoms regardless of how long they have to live. They are important ...
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ConclusionsWhen compared to other radioresistant histologies, HCC has inferior local control and pain relief after SRS. Whether HCC may benefit from further dose escalation or combined treatment with new therapies is an area of future research.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study aims to uncover a local recurrent inhibitory cortical action that could modify the sensory information.
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Chance Wade, six, of McComb, Mississippi, began complaining of leg pain in mid-November. Doctors eventually discovered he had an infection that destroys tissue under the skin.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news
In a November 27Wall Street Journal article,“Raise Rates Today to Fight a Recession Tomorrow,” Martin Feldstein reminded us he has been repeatedly cheerleading since 2013 for the Fed to raise interest rates faster and higher “to prevent the overvaluation of assets” whose prices “will collapse when long-term interest rates rise.” Icritiqued one of Feldstein ’s similar articles in 2017.November 27 was an odd time to be fretting about overvaluation. The day before Mr. Feldstein ’s article appeared, a headline in the same newspaper – “Stocks, Bonds Face Year in Red&rd...
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Publication date: 1 February 2019Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Volume 126Author(s): Bryan J. Black, Rahul Atmaramani, Sarah Plagens, Zachary T. Campbell, Gregory Dussor, Theodore J. Price, Joseph J. PancrazioAbstractThe tolerance, abuse, and potential exacerbation associated with classical chronic pain medications such as opioids creates a need for alternative therapeutics. Phenotypic screening provides a complementary approach to traditional target-based drug discovery. Profiling cellular phenotypes enables quantification of physiologically relevant traits central to a disease pathology without prior identificati...
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
STOMACH bloating could be caused by certain foods in your diet, or even by standing up while eating. But you could lower your risk of trapped wind pain and stomach aches by adding this drink to your post-dinner routine.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionThis case demonstrates that robotic repair of a Morgagni hernia, even with massive hernia content, is feasible in adolescents. However, whether robotic surgery in general, and for Morgagni hernia in particular, is superior to laparoscopy in children, remains to be proven.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Condition:   Postoperative Pain Interventions:   Procedure: Continuous Epidural analgesia;   Procedure: Bilateral Quadratus Lumborum block Sponsor:   Indonesia University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Anterior Knee Pain Syndrome;   Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Interventions:   Other: Joint Mobilization;   Other: Laying on of Hands Sponsor:   Sheffield Hallam University Recruiting
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