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April In The Loop – Physical Therapy multi-state licensure, Parkinson’s in the gut, FDA cancer drug crackdown & More!

Top Health Updates:

Multistate licensure compact set to begin in 2018

The possibility that physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) could one day gain practice privileges in multiple states without having to obtain multiple state licenses is now a reality… – Read More

FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

The US Food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer… – Read More

Opioid epidemic may be underestimated, CDC report says

Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid abuse epidemic, causing 91 overdose deaths each day. Yet the total number of opioid-related deaths may still be underestimated, suggests new research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…. – Read More 

Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk

Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests artificially sweetened drinks, such as diet sodas, were tied to a higher risk of… – Read More

Can a marathon be run in under two hours?

A review of current data shows it took nearly two decades to decrease the world record by 3 minutes. But to do it in one leap has become the obsession of some runners and scientists. Academic research team Sub2 seeks to break the two-hour mark in the next 5 years and big sports brands such as Adidas and Nike are dedicating resources to the effort as well… – Read More

Children with elevated lead levels aren’t being tested or diagnosed

In the United States, pediatric health care providers are not doing enough testing of children’s blood lead levels in many states, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics… – Read More

Could Parkinson’s disease start in the gut?

Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, according to a study published in the April 26, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology… Read More 

How to Prevent athletic injury by training your brain

When you kick a soccer ball into a goal, reach to catch a baseball or lengthen your gait while running to avoid a puddle, your brain sends signals to your muscles and joints to produce the desired movement. But did you realize those pathways go the other way, too? Read More

Common sedatives linked to risk of pneumonia in people with Alzheimer’s disease

Commonly used sedatives called benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia when used in people with Alzheimer disease, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)… Read More

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