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Olympic star shares celiac disease diagnosis and gluten-free diet secrets

It is estimated that 0.5 to 1 percent of the global population has celiac disease. However, diagnosis can take years, and symptoms may not appear immediately. Eve Muirhead recently shared her experience with celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. The Olympic star has a bronze medal in curling, but she believes the disease has affected her athletic abilities over the years.

Patient misdiagnoses likely to get worse without changes

IOM report highlights need for improving health care diagnostic mistakes

Most consumers of health care have at least one story to tell about how they have experienced an illness and were misdiagnosed. A new report highlights the urgency of finding ways to curb the incidence of diagnostic mistakes that researchers say will get worse unless changes are made urgently to reduce errors.

Fibromyalgia pain relief possible with new muscle relaxation device

A new medical device is giving fibromyalgia patients hope that they can fight chronic pain without drugs. AVACEN Medical shared the AVACEN 100 muscle relaxation device at the recent PAINWeek conference in Las Vegas. The device is an over-the-counter product that provides a noninvasive treatment option for pain.

Celiac disease concerns about gluten absorption through skin

One of the common concerns among patients diagnosed with celiac disease is cross contamination with gluten. It is not enough to eliminate gluten from your diet because your lifestyle choices also have to change. Gluten can lurk in a variety of products including skin care items. Dr. Michael F. Picco recently addressed concerns about gluten absorption through the skin.

Gut Bacteria Role in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment?

gut bacteria in multiple sclerosis treatment

New research suggests that an imbalance in gut bacteria may play a role not only in the development of multiple sclerosis, but in prevention and treatment of the disease as well. The study was conducted by a team of experts from various institutions in Japan, where the number of people being diagnosed with MS has been growing.

Yoga Rocks Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

yoga rocks osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can put a real damper on quality of life for the more than 50 million people in the United States who live with these diseases. Yoga could be an answer to symptom relief for both body and mind, according to a study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM).

Attention moms: When to consider liposuction

As a busy mom, it may seem like you do not have time to worry about your appearance. However, sometimes this changes when the kids are in bed, the laundry is done, and the bills are paid. If you are standing in front of the mirror in your room and notice the extra pounds, then they can be difficult to ignore. Nevertheless, despite your busy schedule, you still have a choice when it comes to losing weight and getting back in shape.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Treatment Options

PMDD treatment options

For women who suffer with a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), it’s important to know the available treatment options, both conventional and alternative. Awareness of a variety of treatment approaches gives women an opportunity to make an informed decision.

How Smoking Affects Multiple Sclerosis Progression

how smoking affects multiple sclerosis progression

It likely comes as no surprise that smoking is not good for people who have multiple sclerosis, but what may be news is how smoking impacts disease progression. A new study from Karolinska Institutet explains the effects of smoking on MS and is believed to be the first one to provide evidence of what happens when MS patients quit smoking, while another recent study also reveals news about smoking and MS prognosis.

New Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment Explored

new retinitis pigmentosa treatment

In the quest for effective treatments of retinitis pigmentosa, a research team recently completed a study in which they were able to restore some visual ability to mice who had inherited advanced retinal degeneration. Based on the results of this study, the authors noted that their approach “warrants consideration as a method for restoring vision in advanced retinal degeneration.”

Doctor refuses to treat fibromyalgia patients and chronic pain

fibromyalgia treatment

A doctor has issued a letter that informs his patients that he will no longer be treating chronic pain or prescribing any type of pain medication. This affects the fibromyalgia patients who rely on his practice. Dr. Mark Ibsen explains that he made the decision because another doctor was recently indicted for prescribing pain medication.

Gluten-free, dairy-free mayo involved in FDA controversy: Celiac disease concerns

Hampton Creek Foods is currently involved in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) controversy and has also revealed it has been under attack from the American Egg Board (AEB). The company makes Just Mayo and Just Mayo Sriracha, which are both gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free and non-GMO, and the FDA claims they are being misbranded as mayonnaise because there are no eggs. This has led to concerns about the products disappearing among the celiac disease and gluten sensitivity community.

Gluten-free chocolate chips recalled by Enjoy Life Foods: Celiac disease alert

Mini Chips

Enjoy Life Foods is recalling its Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips because of undeclared allergens. The company has confirmed that some bags of the gluten-free chocolate mini chips have undeclared dried fruits, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. If you are allergic to these ingredients, then the company recommends that you throw away the bag and ask for a refund.