April 17, 2012
Health Tip: Is That Bump a Bunion?
When you walk, the joint at the base of the
big toe supports a lot of the body's weight. So when bunion forms
at that joint and forces the big toe to curve toward the others, it
can be quite painful.
Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease
At least one in 10 U.S.
adults is estimated to have chronic kidney disease, but whether
screening and monitoring people in the earlier stages of the
disease provides a benefit just isn't clear, a new review of the
available clinical trials revealed.
Brain Surgery Might Ease Tough-to-Treat OCD
Most people with
obsessive-compulsive disorder manage their symptoms through talk
therapy and medication. But for some, severe OCD can take over
their lives. A few eventually turn to brain surgery, and a new
study shows how they fared.
Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early
A vaccine made from brain
cancer patients' own tumor cells led to a nearly 50 percent
improvement in survival times for those stricken with glioblastoma
multiforme, the same malignancy that claimed the life of U.S. Sen.
Edward Kennedy, a new study suggests.