Prevalence of fibromyalgia in low socioeconomic status population
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of fibromyalgia, as well as to assess the major symptoms of this syndrome in an adult, low socioeconomic status population assisted by the primary health care system in a city in Brazil.
Midwest Theatrical Release of Award Winning Documentary, “Under Our Skin”
A gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money UNDER OUR SKIN investigates the untold story of Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic with staggering consequences. Each year thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, told that their symptoms are “all in their head.” Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting the disease, the film brings into focus a haunting picture not only of our health care system and its inability to cope with a silent and growing terror, but of a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.
CPAP Problems? The American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Is Holding It’s 18th Annual Meeting In Seattle Washington
Untreated sleep apnea is a serious disorder that can decrease the quality of life and lead to many adverse consequences. It is essential that patients with a history of snoring, gasping for breath, unexplained weight gain and high blood pressure be evaluated for sleep apnea.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
IBD Possibly Caused by Low Meprin Levels
An enzyme that most of us have never heard of may provide a clue as to the cause of IBD. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, led by Judith Bond, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State College of Medicine, and Daniel Lottaz, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University of Bern, Switzerland, have discovered that people with IBD have low levels of meprin.
Treatment can ease irritable bowel
Dear Dr. Donohue: I’m a 46-year-old woman who has suffered from digestive problems for many years. I have had X-rays, scans and scope exams, and nothing has been found to explain my stomach pain and elimination difficulties. Finally, the doctor has declared that I have irritable bowel syndrome. He has left me hanging. I have no idea of the diet I should follow, and I have been given no medications. What works?
Hypnotise your patient, surgeons told
Doctors should be taught to hypnotise patients not to feel pain instead of using general anaesthetics during some operations, the Royal Society of Medicine will be told today.
4 Common Diarrhea Causes—and What to Do if You Get Sick
You get a bout of diarrhea that just won’t seem to let up, accompanied by stomach cramping and bloating, maybe nausea and vomiting. What should you do? After respiratory infections, acute episodes of diarrhea are the most common illness in the United States—so don’t panic, say experts at the American College of Gastroenterology.