Neuroscience

Severity of multiple sclerosis symptoms tied to race

(HealthDay)—For patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), African American (AA) and Hispanic American (HA) race/ethnicity is associated with higher overall disability and higher symptom severity versus Whites, according to ...

Gastroenterology

5 reasons to see a gastroenterologist

If you regularly experience common ailments—like heartburn or stomachaches that don't improve with over-the-counter medications, or you have severe pain or other symptoms—a gastroenterologist could help.

Health

Researchers find toxin from maple tree in cow's milk

Cows can pass on the hypoglycin A toxin through their milk, a study by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) in Toxins shows. The substance can cause severe ...

Medical research

Why some diabetics don't take their medication

University of Otago research into what helps and hinders people with type 2 diabetes correctly taking, and continuing to take, metformin, features in New Zealand Medical Journal.

Immunology

Replacement with non-allergenic joints can provide relief

Allergies to metals used in artificial joint hardware, or to the bone cement used to secure them, can cause severe pain, itching, swelling and loosening of the joint, according to research at National Jewish Health. Replacement ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-positive people have more severe strokes, study finds

Among people who have strokes and COVID-19, there is a higher incidence of severe stroke as well as stroke in younger people, according to new data from a multinational study group on COVID-19 and stroke, led by a team of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biomarker detects severe COVID-19 early on

Severe cases of COVID-19 can now be detected at an early stage. Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the first biomarker that can reliably predict which patients will develop severe symptoms. This can help ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Severe COVID-19 cases can be predicted by new test

As of April 2021, more than 3 million people worldwide have died of COVID-19. Early in the pandemic, researchers developed accurate diagnostic tests and identified health conditions that correlated with worse outcomes. However, ...

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