Low-frequency deep brain stimulation improves difficult-to-treat Parkinson's ...
Parkinson's disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment. The study, published in Neurology on Jan 27, provides a ...
Medical Xpress - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:40

Epstein–Barr virus latent genes
Epstein and Barr then discovered virus particles in cultured lymphoblasts from Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) in 1964.1 The Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) infection is ubiquitous in adult humans.2, 3, 4 Higher titer of EBV antibody was evident in BL ...
Nature.com - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:53



Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014
Changing gears, Fortier turned her attention to a study in which researchers evaluated whether abnormal breathing patterns at the canter and gallop are associated with respiratory tract disease. The team retrospectively studied 365 ... First, she ...
TheHorse.com - Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:56



Study: Heavy smokers should be checked for head/neck cancer
For patients diagnosed with localized disease, estimated five-year survival rates are 83% for oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer and 75% for laryngeal cancer (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, December 17, 2014). Unfortunately, the majority of new HNC ...
DrBicuspid.com - Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:56

Salmonella: What, Why and Who?
Among hospitalized patients, those older than 65 develop pneumonia twice as often as younger patients due to poor nutrition, neuromuscular disease (poor cough reflex and aspiration), pharyngeal colonization, depressed level of alertness, endotracheal ...
Food Poison Journal - Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:28

Plague continues to pose threat in US, particularly in Southwest
Of the 913 cases for which information on the clinical form of the disease was available, 82% were bubonic, 8% pneumonic, 10% septicemic, 1% pharyngeal and less than 1% gastrointestinal. Of the 305 cases for whom exposure information was available, ...
Healio - Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:45

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee
Much has been said about the dangers of coffee drinking and it has been blamed for many health problems including heart disease and cancers. Even though the coffee culture is quite accepted in several countries in the world, with 54 percent of American ...
Nigerian Bulletin - Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:02

News Scan for Dec 11, 2014
Writing in Emerging Infectious Diseases, the authors, from Germany, Spain, and the UAE, note that camels can carry MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) and are probably an important reservoir for it. Previous studies of goats, sheep ...
CIDRAP - Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:48


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