Author Archives: Jim Greene

Meningitis Outbreak in United States Linked to Steroid Shots

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Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are scrambling to identify how many of the steroid shots, that has already infected 105 people, are contaminated with these deadly fungus.  Almost 13,000 people have received the shots, but it is believed that only the ones who received the injections in their backs are at   …Continue Reading


Surgery Outcomes Promising For Patients With Spinal Synovial Cysts

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A new study published in the online edition of the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques on Sept. 6 reports that the majority of patients with spinal synovial cysts that undergo surgery have excellent or good outcomes. The research was conducted by a team led by Dr. Steven Knafo of the Université of Paris-Descartes, and   …Continue Reading


Cardiac Arrest And Menopause Link Discovered: Study

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It has been discovered that women who undergo early menopause are at a greater risk of having a cardiac incident or a stroke.  The study was conducted at the University of Alabama on twenty five hundred women.  In this study there were almost seven hundred women that had undergone early menopause. It was discovered that   …Continue Reading


Appendectomy Out, Antibiotics In

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The author of a new study on appendicitis not only claims that treatment with antibiotics is a viable alternative to surgery, but also reports that antibiotic treatment has a lower risk of complications. A doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Hansson’s thesis used data from two major clinical studies of adult patients carried   …Continue Reading


New Blood Test To Detect Breast And Lung Cancer

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Scientists have claimed to have developed a simple blood test that can accurately detect the initial stages of breast and lung cancer. Kansas State University researchers developed the test that can detect cancer before symptoms such as coughing and weight loss begin. Basically the test detects increased enzyme activity in the body. Iron nanoparticles coated   …Continue Reading


Use Water To Stomp Out Kidney Stones?

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Kidney stones are unfortunately a fairly common occurrence. Incidents have increased by 70 per cent in the last 20 years, and this complaint which was once heard by doctors from middle-agers is now more prevalent in children. Luckily, there is much you can do to avoid these painful pebbles. You should try to drink up   …Continue Reading


HIV Advocate Sue Government Over Ban Of Needles In Prison

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Canada’s federal government is being sued by a former inmate and several HIV advocacy groups over its ban on distributing sterile needles in prisons. The plaintiffs argue that the government is violating the charter rights of prisoners by failing to provide sterile needles and syringes. But a spokesperson for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews defended   …Continue Reading


Possible Link Between Antibiotics and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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A new study suggests that the early use of antibiotics may be linked to an increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It has previously been widely reported that the rate of children suffering from IBD, a catch-all term that covers a range of serious intestinal conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, has   …Continue Reading


Teens Should Play More than One Sport to Stay Fit: Study

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When it comes to fighting obesity, one sport may not be enough for teens, according to new research performed at Dartmouth College. A study found that teens who play two or more sports were less likely to be overweight or obese, compared to teens that play only one sport. Statistically, researchers found that teens involved   …Continue Reading


Vigorous Exercise Reduces Nicotine Cravings: Study

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A new British study found that vigorous exercise may benefit smokers who are trying to quit. The study, which analyzed findings from 19 different clinical trials, found that smokers reported a decrease in the frequency and severity of nicotine cravings during and after medium- to high-level aerobic activity. The clinical trials divided participants into two   …Continue Reading