AAN: High Coffee Consumption May Reduce Risk of MS
People who drink several cups of
coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing
multiple sclerosis, according to research scheduled for
presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of the American
Academy of Neurology, to be held from April 18 to 25 in
AMA: Key Steps for Minimizing Liability Risk in Telemedicine
Key steps should be taken to
minimize the potential risk of liability resulting from use of
telemedicine, according to an article published by the American
ASPS: Cosmetic Procedures Increased 3 Percent in 2014
According to a new report, 15.6
million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive
and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an
increase of 3 percent since 2013. The report was issued by the
American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
CDC: Routine Procedures Lead to Two Cases of HCV Transmission
Two cases of hepatitis C infection
that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for
hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more
transmissions, officials said Friday.
Circadian Clock Has Significant Impact on Allergic Reaction
The circadian clock seems to have a
significant impact on allergic reaction, according to a review
published online Feb. 17 in Allergy.
Distinct Immune Changes Seen in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Sx
Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to
be linked to specific changes in a person's immune system,
particularly increased amounts of chemical messengers that
regulate immune responses, researchers report. The new study
was published online Feb. 27 in Science Advances.
Dr. Craig Spencer Speaks Out About His Ebola Experience
Many U.S. politicians and media
outlets hyped the threat of U.S. cases of Ebola last year,
according to a newly written personal account by Craig Spencer,
M.D., M.P.H., the last American Ebola patient treated in the
United States. He also believes that officials and the media
unnecessarily maligned those who were risking their lives to
combat the West African epidemic.
Genetic Mutations Found in Leukemia Rise With Age
For many people, an increase in
genetic mutations that could trigger leukemia seems to be an
inevitable part of aging, according to a new study published
online Feb. 26 in Cell Reports.
Invasive Strategy Improves Outcome in Elderly With ACS
An invasive strategy using coronary
angiography results in a better outcome in elderly patients
with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome,
according to research published in the March 1 issue of The
American Journal of Cardiology.
Laser at 924/975 + Curettage Best for Axillary Hyperhidrosis
For patients with axillary
hyperhidrosis, the optimal treatment option is laser at 924/975
nm combined with curettage, according to a study published
online Feb. 6 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
Oral Bisphosphonate Use Tied to Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk
For postmenopausal women, oral
bisphosphonate use is associated with a reduction in the risk
of endometrial cancer, according to a study published online
Feb. 23 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Patients Give Favorable Report of Epilepsy Surgery
More than nine in 10 epilepsy
patients who had brain surgery to try to control their seizures
are happy they did so, according to survey findings published
in the February issue of Epilepsy & Behavior.