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Recent health articles & news for October 2015.

Recent Health Articles: Miracle Pill for Paralysis Patients; Preventing High School Football Deaths; and More

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#1 ‘Giant Step’ in Research on Paralysis – Leg Muscle Contractions Triggered by a Simple Pill

Nordic Life Science Pipeline Inc. is proud to announce completion of the first clinical trials of SpinalonTM, an oral pill composed of three active molecular entities capable together of triggering within minutes short bouts of locomotor-like activity in the legs of spinal cord- injured patients who had been chronically paralyzed for years. Read More

#2 Study Shows Common Shoulder Dislocation Can Heal Just as Well without Surgery

Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation is one of the most common shoulder injuries orthopedic surgeons treat. Severe dislocations are often treated with surgery, but patients who opt for non-surgical treatment typically experience fewer complications and return to work sooner, according to new research published today in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

#3 Can We Prevent High School Football Deaths?

From 2003 to 2013, there were 514 deaths among NCAA athletes, and 79 cardiac arrests among them, said Dr. Kim Harmon, a sports medicine doctor with the University of Washington who has tracked sudden deaths in college athletes for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. That’s about eight deaths from cardiac arrest every year. In that same 10-year period, there were four deaths from head injuries. Harmon believes that a simple (and common) screening test could help prevent these deaths.

#4 What Daylight Saving Time Does to Your Body

This autumn, daylight saving time has us “falling back” — or gaining an hour of sleep — during the wee hours of Sunday, November 1. While that may sound like the perfect way to recover from a weekend of Halloween fetes (or candy comas), it can be surprisingly jarring on the body. Read More

More News & Recent Health Articles:

Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study

In a new study on how often medication errors occur during surgery, researchers report that mistakes were made during almost half of the operations they analyzed.

WHO: Processed Meats Cause Cancer

Processed meats – such as bacon, sausages and ham – do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%.

Brain Chemistry May Change to Cope With Pain

Brain chemistry may change to help people tolerate arthritis pain, a small study suggests.

Thyroid Hormone Common Contaminant in Weight-Loss Supplements

Over-the-counter (OTC) weight-loss supplements commonly contain unlabeled and clinically significant levels of thyroid hormones, including thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), posing potentially serious health risks to users unaware of the contents, according to new research.

Virtual Reality Maze ‘Predict Alzheimer’s Disease’

Alzheimer’s disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.

Study: For Some, TKA With Nonsurgical Treatment Better Than Nonsurgical Treatment Alone

According to a new study, patients with moderate-to-severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) who receive knee replacement surgery (TKA) and conservative treatment that includes physical therapy tend to fare better after 12 months than those who receive only the conservative treatment, though both groups see significant improvement. Read More

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