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Marijuana Compound Holds Promise for Alzheimer's Disease
Even though the active ingredient in marijuana can be associated with memory impairment, it may slow or halt Alzheimer’s disease.
Peripheral Neuropathy in a Third of HIV Patients
Peripheral neuropathy was found in a third of HIV patients in a recent study of 58 men with a median age of 36 years.
Prognostic Model Developed for Major Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes
A prognostic model has been developed and validated which has adequate discrimination for major outcomes in type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Diabetologia.
Factors Identified for Late Hospice Admission for Cancer Patients
For patients with cancer, factors associated with late admission to hospice have been identified, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Teens Regress after Return to Activity Post-concussion
High school athletes who return to the field with medical clearance within 60 days experience a significant regression in their abilities to simultaneously walk and do simple mental tasks, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Exercise-induced Hyponatremia Caused by Misconceptions Regarding Athletes’ Fluid, Sodium Intake
Revised guidelines recommend athletes to drink when they are thirsty and to supplement post-training fluids with “recovery foods.”
Poor Understanding of Gastroparesis Detrimental to Patients
Gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying, remains misunderstood despite rising prevalence, according to a news release from the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), a nonprofit research and education organization addressing issues surrounding gastrointestinal and motility disorders.
New Skin Testing Protocol Helps Locate Isosulfan Blue Allergy
A new multi-step skin testing protocol effectively determines the presence of isosulfan blue allergy, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia.
Methadone Treatment Lowers Testosterone Levels in Opioid-addicted Men
A common treatment for opioid addiction significantly reduces testosterone levels in many male patients; researchers suggest that supplementary testosterone might improve outcomes.
Researchers Find Potential Target for Ebola Treatment
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to expand and around the world researchers are striving to learn more about the disease and how to stop it to ensure that any future outbreaks of the virus are not nearly as severe.