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An article in Mayo Clinic Proceedings cautions use of antibiotics in children under 2. Data from over 14,500 children born in Minnesota between 2003 and 2011 were studied. At least 1 antibiotic was prescribed in the first 2 years of life in over 10,000 (70%) children. Results showed that “Early...

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Parsonage-Turner Syndrome brings about severe upper arm and shoulder pain followed by progressive weakness. Also known as neuralgic amyotrophy, the condition can lead to paralysis. However, in a study reported in the Journal of Hand Surgery, microsurgical epineurolysis and perineurolysis, which...

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By utilizing an MRI technique called magnetic resonance neurography (MRN), researchers “…have routinely identified one or more hourglass-like constrictions of nerves in patients with Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS) and have detected denervation changes in muscles they supply,” commented Darryl Sneag...

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Neuroscientists are investigating a new target for ultrasound: the brain. By focusing sound waves “on a point deep in the brain” such as the amygdala “without affecting shallower tissue” scientists may be able to treat disease and regulate pain. Although there’s a lot still to be worked out, such as...

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Spirochetal infection symptoms include

  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain

Common types of infections

  • The two most common: Lyme disease and syphilis
  • Both are great masqueraders in terms of symptoms
  • They can cause and they can mimic other conditions and throw people off

Lyme...

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Newswise — John A. Moran Eye Center physician-researcher Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD, and his patients at the University of Utah played a key role in the recent discovery of the first genetic cause for a rare eye disease.

Macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel) affects about one in 5,000 people...

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Newswise — Holding hands with a romantic partner – a form of "supportive touch" – reduces pain-specific signal in the brain of women during a painful procedure, reports an experimental study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal...

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During the past 10 years, small fiber neuropathy has become increasingly associated with a seemingly expanding number of medical conditions. This course will review the condition in general as well as the most recent advances in our understanding of its pathophysiology and how we can treat patients...

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Researchers at the Neuromuscular Disease Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease that, if correctly identified, can be effectively treated with targeted therapies. Large-histiocyte-related immune myopathy (LHIM) causes sudden...

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