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Same Meningitis Strain Behind Drexel, Princeton Outbreaks
The strain of bacterial meningitis that killed a Drexel University student earlier this month is the same strain behind a Princeton University outbreak last year, federal health officials said Tuesday. This suggests that the outbreak strain might still be present in the Princeton community and that the situation requires close monitoring, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Elevated Levels of Brain Injury Biomarkers in Concussion
Ice hockey players with sports-related concussion have elevations in the axonal injury biomarker total tau and the astroglial injury biomarker S-100 calcium-binding protein B, according to a study published online March 13 in JAMA Neurology.
Addressing Comorbid Migraine in Obese Patients
Morbidly or severely obese individuals develop migraine disorders significantly more often than patients who carry less weight.
Does Choice of Bowel Preparation Method Affect Hyponatremia Risk in Older Patients Readying for Colonoscopy?
Sodium picosulfate, a commonly prescribed medication for bowel prep prior to colonoscopy, is associated with increased risk of hyponatremia in older adults compared to polyethylene glycol.
Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Remission Experience Pain Differently than Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Patients
Fear avoidance contributes to disability and pain in children with functional abdominal pain but not inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.
Insurers Must Offer Same-Sex Couples Spousal Benefits
Health plans that offer benefits for heterosexual couples must do the same for same-sex married couples, the Obama administration says.
Oxytocin Seems Beneficial for Patients With Anorexia
For females with anorexia nervosa, oxytocin attenuates attentional vigilance to eating and fat shape stimuli and affects attentional processes to social emotional stimuli, according to two studies published online in Psychoneuroendocrinology and PLOS ONE.
Prescription Expenditures Expected to Rise in 2014
Drug costs are projected to rise 3 to 5 percent across all care settings in 2014, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment More Effective than Cortisone for Chronic Hip Bursitis
For patients suffering from hip bursitis, platelet-rich plasma treatment is more effective than steroids, according to a study presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Scientists Predict Neuropathic Pain Treatment Response
Scientists are able to predict the body's response to neuropathic pain treatment, according to a study presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
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