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Researchers: Thermotherapy could fight organ rejection, cancer

Practitioners may someday use heat therapy to reduce organ rejection in transplant patients, fight cancer, and treat autoimmune problems, according to researchers. Healers have used thermotherapy to fight disease for thousands of years....

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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For patients with severe obesity, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with lasting benefits, according to a study published in the Sept. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers reported 12-year follow-up data for 1,156 patients with severe obesity...

source: HealthDay News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Sept. 21 that Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s drug Ocaliva was being incorrectly dosed in some patients with a rare liver disease, increasing the risk of liver injury and death. The FDA warning comes two weeks after Intercept...

source: Reuters

A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that both very high and very low levels of magnesium may put people at risk of developing dementia. For the study, researchers measured serum magnesium levels in 9,569 participants aged 64.9 years, on average. The participants...

source: Medical News Today

Local steroid injection is effective for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and improves hand function, according to a small study published online in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Researchers randomized patients to either treatment with local...

source: HealthDay News

Medicare recipients are more frequently overtreated than undertreated for diabetes, and those who are overtreated rarely have their regimens deintensified, according to a study published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers examined rates of overtreatment...

source: HealthDay News

Routine and rapid hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing among young adults who use injection drugs improves life expectancy and may provide a good use of limited resources, according to new research out of Boston Medical Center,...

source: News Medical

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