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Analyzing Demographics of COPD Oxygen Therapy Patients
Oxygen therapy patients with diagnosed COPD often are of lower socioeconomic status and female, according to a report published in PLOS One.
Surgeons and podiatrists debate the best management approach for adolescent hallux valgus (bunions), a condition that occurs in up to 30% of adolescents. Conservative management (including footwear modifications, orthotics, and analgesia) rarely prevents progression. But surgery (a general term that includes more than 100 different procedures) has been associated with a high likelihood of post-surgery recurrence or deformity.
Treatment success may be able to be predicted in Alzheimer’s disease patients based on gene variant testing.
A cocktail a day may keep the doctor away when it comes to patients with chronic widespread pain (CWP).
Postmenopausal women who took high doses of Vitamin D showed no improvement in bone mineral density, muscle function, muscle mass or frequency of falls, Wisconsin researchers found. In a study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine high-dose cholecalciferol therapy increased calcium absorption “but the effect was small and did not translate into beneficial effects,” Karen Hansen, MD and colleagues wrote.
Vampires may be on to something. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine’s neurology and neurological sciences department and the Center for Tissue Regeneration, Repair and Restoration at Veterans Affairs Pala Alto Healthcare System report “surprising regenerative activity in young blood.”
The deadly Ebola disease may have met its match with positive results reported from a trial which tested the Zaire Ebolavirus (rVSV-ZEBOV) vaccine.
A recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology reported a spike in the risk of depression among women afflicted with psoriasis.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved azelaic acid (Finacea Foam/Bayer) 15% for the treatment of inflammatory papules and pustules of mild-to-moderate rosacea.

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