Health

FDA warns of dangers of liquid nitrogen in food, drinks

(HealthDay)—You risk serious injury if you consume or handle food and drink products where liquid nitrogen is added just before consumption, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.

Medications

Beware whole body cryotherapy claims, FDA warns

(HealthDay)—Whole body cryotherapy—a trendy treatment that has been used for everything from arthritis pain to Alzheimer's—may pose serious health risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trichloroacetic acid beats cryotherapy for plantar warts

(HealthDay)—Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is more effective than cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen for the treatment of plantar warts, according to a study published online April 4 in the Journal of Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Photodynamic therapy vs. cryotherapy for actinic keratoses

Photodynamic therapy (PDT, which uses topical agents and light to kill tissue) appears to better clear actinic keratoses (AKs, a common skin lesion caused by sun damage) at three months after treatment than cryotherapy (which ...

Medications

FDA warns of fires from wart removers

(HealthDay)—Flammable over-the-counter wart removers have started fires, injuring at least 10 people in recent years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Research yields first detailed view of morphing Parkinson's protein

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have taken detailed images and measurements of the morphing structure of a brain protein thought to play a role in Parkinson's disease, information that could aid the development of medications ...

Neuroscience

Advanced brain investigations can become better and cheaper

(Medical Xpress)—An important method for brain research and diagnosis is magnetoencephalography (MEG). But the MEG systems are so expensive that not all EU countries have one today. A group of Swedish researchers are now ...

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