A new study confirms that people with fibromyalgia (FM) can experience objective impairments in cognitive and executive function independent of depression. FM patients "often complain about the so-called 'Fibro-fog', a cluster of cognitive disorders not always reflected in poor test-based performance, but which strongly interferes with work and daily life.
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Fibromyalgia Includes Cognitive Symptoms
RE: Wider Use of CGM May Benefit People With Type 2 Diabetes
@poulami These data expand "the number of people who could benefit from these devices, and points to a possible future in which CGMs are common in primary care clinics across the US." The other data come from a retrospective cohort study in a large California healthcare delivery system of insulin-treated patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes selected by their primary care physicians for real-time CGM. Those with type 2 diabetes experienced a greater reduction in A1c than those with type 1 diabetes who initiated CGM.
More Caution Needed When Prescribing Antibiotics to Newborns
More caution should be used in the use of antibiotics say researchers who found a decrease in healthy gut bacteria and an increase in antimicrobial resistance in babies treated with antibiotics in the first week of life. In their study, published in Nature Communications , researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Birmingham, and the Spaarne Hospital and University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands analysed how antibiotics affect the gut microbiome of a newborn.
RE: What Role Does Loneliness Play in Diabetes Risk?
@kankana An extensive 2015 review of chronic medical conditions and loneliness found only a single study examining the contribution of loneliness to diabetes risk but found considerably more linking loneliness to metabolic syndrome. Although progression from metabolic syndrome to diabetes is well established, the extent to which it takes place among those with preexisting loneliness remains inconclusive. One study, published in 2020, includes data from the ongoing English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. This study has been collecting loneliness data since 2004 and reassesses participants every 2 years. This study also distinguishes between social isolation, measured by living arrangements, and the subjective symptom of loneliness, assessed by a standardized, validated questionnaire. Participants who did not have diabetes in 2006, either by personal statement or by elevated A1c, were followed for onset of diabetes over the next 10 years. At the end of the time period, about 6.4% of the 4112 participants had acquired diabetes. Compared with those who remained euglycemic, participants who developed diabetes had greater risks for preexisting depression, higher body mass index, hypertension, and risks for financial constraints. Loneliness scores also offered a statistically significant risk, though scores for social isolation, as they defined it, did not.
Can a Ketogenic Diet Reduce Concussion-Related Brain Damage?
A ketogenic diet (KD) appears to be a promising therapeutic strategy for treating symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), early research suggests. Results from a mouse study showed the high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, which induces fat metabolism and ketone production, was associated with a reduction in TBI-induced cognitive impairment, neuronal loss, and neuroinflammation.
RE: Pathophysiology of Ainhum?
@udipta In true ainhum, dactylolysis of a toe (most commonly, but not always, the fifth toe) most likely is triggered by trauma; however, the true cause remains unknown. The trauma may be related to walking barefoot in the tropics. A fibrotic band develops from a flexural groove and progressively constricts the full radius of the toe until spontaneous autoamputation occurs. A similar progression occurs in pseudoainhum because of a collagen band, rather than from fibrosis. Pseudoainhum may be acquired or congenital as discussed in a father and son case that described differing types of constricting bands
'Facebit' Adds Health Monitoring to Your COVID Mask!
Millions of people wear activity monitors like Fitbits or Apple Watches that track their steps, sleep, heart rate, and other metrics. And millions of people have gotten used to wearing face masks to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Now, scientists have combined these two to create FaceBit: a device that fits inside a mask and can monitor respiration, heart rate, and even how well the mask fits or when it's time to replace it. With funding from the National Science Foundation, a group of researchers at Northwestern University designed a smart sensor about the size of a quarter. The device, dubbed FaceBit, attaches with a tiny magnet inside a surgical, cloth, or respirator face mask, such an N95, KN95, or KF94. The device is powered by a rechargeable internal battery that lasts at least 11 days and generates more energy from sunlight, motion, and the heat from breath.
I have been diagnosed with rotator cuff injury by my orthopedician. What treatment options do I have ?
Hello, I have been diagnosed with rotator cuff injury by my orthopedician. I am 41 years old. What treatment options do I have ? I have consulted with a physician. I am worried about my health. Please recommend some suggestions that will be helpful for me.
What are all the symptoms of omicron infection?
Hello, I am a college student. My college was shut down due to increased number of cases. Please let me know the symptoms of omicron infection. So that I can isolate myself on appearing any such symptom.
Will wearing mask protect from omicron?
Hello, as the number of cases of omicron is in rise day by day we need to again strictly follow the COVID appropriate behavior. Will wearing mask protect from omicron? Do we have to wear mask again? Please elaborate on this.
Recommend some drugs used in migraine?
Hello, my brother is having migraine. He is suffering from persistent headache. He can't study or concentrate on any work. He does not want to play or go out. Please recommend drugs used in migraine. It will be helpful for him to get rid of the pain.
RE: Sjogren's syndrome- probable therapy?
@udipta Sjögrens syndrome is a defined as a clinical symptom complex. It is an autoimmune destruction of exocrine glands (primary salivary and lacrimal)that produces the clinical manifestations of dry mouth, dry eyes (keratoconjuctivities sicca), and in more than 50% of cases, parotid gland enlargement. Treatment of Sjögren’s syndrome depends on the extent and severity of the clinical manifestations and is better instituted through a multidisciplinary approach. Symptomatic treatment includes artificial tears, salivary substitutes to relieve the symptoms and prevent local infectious complications like conjunctivitis and corneal inflammation, development of caries and periodontal disease, a thorough dental preventive program should be implemented in all cases. Corticosteroid treatment should be reserved for all the cases showing evidence of organ damage, significant leukopenia or severe clinical symptoms.