Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heel pain: To jab or not to jab?

New La Trobe University research has found cheaper orthotics might prevent the need for steroid injections for plantar fasciitis—a condition causing heel pain that affects one in 10 people aged over 50.

Medical research

Researchers are testing ultrasound to treat neuropathic pain

Steroid injections, nerve stimulators and spinal fusions were no match for the chronic pain in Tammy Durfee's left side—never mind the "searing-hot poker" sensation that would jab her leg without warning. After a decade ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted

Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds were convicted Thursday of fraud and other offenses.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Hip steroid injections associated with bone changes

Osteoarthritis patients who received a steroid injection in the hip had a significantly greater incidence of bone death and collapse compared with control groups, according to new research presented today at the annual meeting ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study questions utility of universal cervical length screens

(HealthDay)—Patients with a short cervix who deliver prematurely have a significantly longer interval from antenatal corticosteroid administration, and fewer receive antenatal corticosteroids within seven days of birth, ...

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