@putin The new research takes the work a step further by revealing a population of T cells in MS patients that appear to be responding directly to EBV during active viral disease. That could be telling because most people who experience an EBV infection and experience mononucleosis recover, and some never even realize they have been infected. As a herpes virus, EBV remains in a latent state in B cells and other immune cells
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RE: More Evidence for Epstein-Barr Virus' Role in MS
RE: Stroke Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline
@simon Stroke is known to be associated with acute cognitive decline, but it was unclear whether stroke survivors acquire a faster rate of cognitive decline over the years following the event.
RE: Melanoma Incidence Up, but Death Rates Down
@guzmin According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year mortality for regional melanoma metastasis is 68%, and 30% for distant metastasis. However, these numbers may underestimate current survival. "People now being diagnosed with melanoma may have a better outlook than these numbers show. Treatments have improved over time, and these numbers are based on people who were diagnosed and treated at least 5 years earlier," the American Cancer Society wrote.
Obesity in Type 1 Diabetes: A Two-Way Road Filled With Potholes
Obesity in people with type 1 diabetes hasn't been a focus of research or clinical management in the past, but experts in the United States and Europe now recognize it as a unique problem and are beginning to take a closer look at options for prevention and management.
Social Anxiety? Fermented Foods May Help
A diet rich in fermented foods and beverages likely to contain probiotics may help curb social anxiety in young adults, especially those who are highly neurotic, new research suggests.
RE: At-Home, Remotely Supervised Brain Stimulation Offers Effective Pain Relief
@putin Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of pain in older adults, and the knee is the most commonly affected joint. Managing osteoarthritis pain is particularly challenging in older adults because the pain is only partially responsive to existing pharmacological approaches, plus these drugs can often come with significant adverse events
RE: New Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
@michell Results showed that patients with cancer had an increased risk for stroke compared with the individuals who did not have cancer, especially in the first 3 months after cancer diagnosis. This was particularly noticeable for patients with lung, colorectal, or pancreatic cancer. The excess risks attenuated over time and were generally no longer present beyond 1 year.
RE: Levothyroxine After Diagnosis of Hypo- and Hyperthyroidism?
@vaibhav It is important that the pharmacist assure your sister that levothyroxine is the correct medication for her; in fact, it is the first-line treatment for her condition, because it will increase her thyroid hormone levels back to normal. Arya should be counseled that it may take a few weeks for her to notice a difference, and that her doctor may need to adjust her dose gradually to get her thyroid hormone levels where they need to be. It will also be important to clarify with Arya that sometimes levothyroxine is used in patients with a hyperactive thyroid (Graves’ disease), but only after their thyroid is removed through surgery or by destroying all or part of it through treatment with radioactive iodine. After such procedures, patients may become permanently hypothyroid and need to take levothyroxine daily, just like her.
High Cholestrol even though having proper diet
I have had relatively high cholesterol -- presently 302. I exercise daily -- walk 1-2 miles and bicycle 3 miles -- and eat healthy (mostly fruits and vegetables, some meat ). My average blood pressure is 100 / 65 and was able to get it up to 128 / 82 only after bicycling hard. What might be the reason for high cholestrol?
I eat real healthy, exercise, and got the results from my cholesterol. High
Hi, I eat a moderately low-fat high-fiber diet, and exercise. my cholesterol is 215, and that's considered high. anything above 200 is high. I'm younger and watch EVERYTHING I eat!!! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. and I'm 28 years old.