Treatments & Techniques

Study of Cannabinoids’ Potential to Treat MS Symptoms Yields Mixed Results

Medicinal cannabinoids are likely safe for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), but the drugs’ efficacy in relieving symptoms appears to be slight, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis finds.


Zeroing In on Coffee’s Potential Use Against Neurodegenerative Disease

The health effects of coffee are not a novel field of research. A study in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety in 2016 determined that the benefits of moderate coffee consumption among adults clearly outweigh its risks, and numerous studies have evaluated its possible neuroprotective effects.


Probiotic Therapy Linked to Reduced Rehospitalization for Patients with Acute Mania

A recent study further explores interrelationships among inflammation, probiotics and mental health.


More Aggressive Combination Therapy Offers Survival Advantage for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

Men with locally or regionally advanced prostate cancer who receive radical prostatectomy followed by radiation therapy live longer than those who receive radiation therapy plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), according to a recent study.


Big Drop in Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Research, Bulletins on Health Risks

Testosterone use decreased dramatically from 2013 to 2016, amid an outpouring of study results and FDA alerts regarding associations between testosterone products and risk of stroke, heart attack and/or death.


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Avoiding a Late Supper Associated with Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

Eating supper before 9 p.m. or waiting a minimum of two hours after eating before going to bed is linked to a 20 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk, according to research in the International Journal of Cancer.

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Streamlined Surgery May Improve Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection, Study Finds

A one-stage surgical approach could be as effective in treating prosthetic joint infection (PJI) as the more common two-stage method, a recent British study found.


Study: Perioperative Counseling Boosts Function for Adolescents Undergoing Hip Preservation Surgery

Adolescents who received psychological education and counseling before and after hip preservation surgery (HPS) exhibited enhanced psychological and physical function, according to a recent study.


Nerve Stimulation, Depression and Quality of Life

Nerve stimulation can boost quality of life for people with depression, a study spearheaded by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests.


Stimulation Aids Spinal Cord Injury Patients’ Bladder Control

Five men with spinal cord injuries that impaired the ability to voluntarily urinate gained improved bladder control as well as average quality-of-life improvement of 60 percent after lower-spinal-cord stimulation, according to a study in Scientific Reports.