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 ...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Tags: Roundup Columbia University Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Kaiser Health News Los Angeles Times new york times Palliative care USA Today usatoday Source Type: blogs

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Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Chemico-Biological InteractionsAuthor(s): Bharath Kumar VelmuruganAbstractThe psychoactive properties of cannabinoids are well known and there has been a continuous controversy regarding the usage of these compounds for therapeutic purposes all over the world. Their use for medical and research purposes are restricted in various countries. However, their utility as medications should not be overshadowed by their negative physiological activities. This review article is focused on the therapeutic potential and applications of phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids. It h...
Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Volume 21, Issue 9Author(s): R. Johnston, R. Cahalan, M. O’Keeffe, K. O’Sullivan, T. ComynsAbstractObjectivesTo determine the associations between training load, baseline characteristics (e.g. age or previous injury) and rate of musculoskeletal injury and/or pain specifically within an Endurance Sporting Population (ESP).DesignProspectively registered systematic review.MethodsEight electronic databases were searched by two independent reviewers. Studies were required to prospectively monitor both (i) training loads and (ii) muscul...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsImpingement-type bony morphology was related to cartilage defects, but not labral tear. Hip pain was not associated with pathology or bony morphology. Longitudinal studies are warranted to determine if bony features, such as cam morphology, acetabular retroversion or anteversion, are precursors to symptomatic hip joint injury or osteoarthritis.
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
In this month ’s first feature article, Silva’s group report that a 16 week in-classroom standing desk intervention reduced sitting time without an increase in sedentary behaviour out of school time. In the second featured article, Tsikopoulos and colleagues report the results of a network meta-analysis on in terventions to enhance dynamic balance in individuals with chronic ankle instability. In the third feature article Mayes, Smith and Cook suggest that impingement related bony morphology is not related to pain in professional dancers’ hips.
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Dalia Salah El-Deen, Naglaa F.A. YoussefAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect of cryotherapy application before versus after subcutaneous anticoagulant injection (SCAI) on pain intensity and hematoma formation.MethodsA quasi-experimental design was utilized. A convenient sample of 105 adult patients, who were admitted to one of the biggest teaching hospitals in Cairo and receiving SCAI, were recruited over a period of six months. Patients were randomly allocated into three groups: A Control group who received the...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
BOWEL cancer symptoms include stomach pain, a change in bowel habits, and finding blood in your stool. You could reveal your risk of cancer by thinking about how often you use the toilet. How many toilet trips counts as a ‘normal’ amount?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Despite links to UK hospital deaths and a US addiction crisis, opioids remain the painkiller of choice.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The objective was to characterize the pharmacological profile of 17-cyclopropylmethyl-6,7-didehydro-4,5α-epoxy-6′-ethoxycarbonyl-3,14-dihydroxyindolo [2′,3′-6,7]morphinan (TAN-452), a novel peripherally acting opioid receptor antagonist.Main methodsThe in vitro binding affinity for the μ-, δ-, and κ-opioid receptors (MOR, DOR, and KOR) and the inhibition of [35S]GTPγS binding were examined using membrane preparations from recombinant human (h) MOR, DOR, or KOR expressing cell. In vivo assays were performed to determine the inhibitory effect of TAN-452 on morphine-induced emesis ...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionOur experience confirm that hepatic portal venous gas can be related to endoscopic procedure; thus, it can be managed on the basis of patient's general clinical conditions, and in selected cases it will disappear without therapeutic interventions with a good outcome.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
He was a young patient with AIDS and Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP). Maybe that should have scared me from the start, but it didn’t. In hindsight, I keep wondering when the fear really set in. But downstairs under the glaring lights and the swooshing bustle in the ER, I only remember that he looked slightly bored as he took shallow, quick breaths. There was no blood, no screams of pain. No alarm bells rang in my head. He seemed calm at first. But with each passing day he asked the same question: “Mejor?” Better? And each day I tried to look for a silver lining, even as his oxygen requirements incre...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Critical Care Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs
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