Real? Top ten ‘yuppie’ health conditions
Chronic fatigue syndrome, also once known as “the yuppie flu,” took years to gain a credible reputation, or even a name and diagnosis criteria. Someone with chronic fatigue syndrome primarily feels a profound tiredness that isn’t helped by sleeping and can get much worse with physical or mental activity.
Healthcare Costs Prevented Nearly 40 Million Americans From Filling Their Prescriptions In 2008
Nearly 40 million U.S. adults decided not to fill a prescription medication from a doctor in the past year because of the cost, according to pharmaceutical and healthcare market research company Manhattan Research’s Cybercitizen Health v8.0 consumer study and strategic advisory service. The study found that women and patients with neurological and mental health conditions were the most likely to give up their medication due to cost.
Working memory performance is correlated with local brain morphology…
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disorder of unknown aetiology, characterized by chronic widespread pain, stiffness and sleep disturbances. In addition, patients frequently complain of memory and attention deficits. Accumulating evidence suggests that FM is associated with CNS dysfunction and with an altered brain morphology.
Perception of health and balance has direct impact on walking activity
“The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the simultaneous impact of psychological factors–health perception and balance perception–and physiological factors–gait speed, fall history and balance performance–on walking activity in older adults,” said the study’s lead researcher and APTA spokesperson, Jaime B Talkowski, PT, PhD, a Research Associate and Instructor at the University at the time of this study.
GeneThera Will Test Milk and Dairy Products Due to Evidence Linking Johne’s Disease to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s Disease
GeneThera, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTHR) announced it will begin testing of raw and processed milk and dairy products using its Real Time PCR test for Johne’s disease through its Wheat Ridge, CO laboratory. GeneThera is set to begin offering its Johne’s disease testing service as soon as January of 2009 and says it will add testing of milk and other dairy products due to the overwhelming evidence linking Johne’s disease in cattle to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s disease in humans.
Gut Instincts: What Harms Some Cells May Protect Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease
In a finding that could lead to improved treatment of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Yale University researchers have uncovered a key mechanism in the immune system that appears to offer protection from the disorder. Their work appears in the December 19 issue of Immunity.