Psychology & Psychiatry

Veterans study reports reduction in suicide ideation after HBOT

A pilot case control study of veterans of the US armed forces with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS), with or without post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has found significant ...

Autism spectrum disorders

FDA warns against bogus autism 'cures'

(HealthDay)—Don't fall for products claiming to cure autism, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Medical research

Discovery improves use of umbilical cord blood as cancer therapy

A clinician/scientist, who studies ways to make cord-blood transplants for leukemia and lymphoma patients safer and more effective, recently reported a new finding in the journal Blood. An accompanying editorial called the ...

Medications

HBOT for diabetic foot: Hint of benefit for wound closure

If people with a diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in addition to conventional treatment, this can promote wound healing. However, the certainty of conclusions of the available study results ...

Diabetes

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy no benefit for diabetic foot ulcers

(HealthDay)—For patients with diabetes and chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) does not reduce indications for amputation, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Diabetes Care.

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