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New FDA-Approved Weight Loss Drug Doubles Odds of Success Toward Losing Weight

Weight loss

According to weight loss experts, losing weight through exercise and dieting is the only way to safely and effectively lose weight that will remain lost. However, what if there was a way to double the odds that you will lose 5-10% of your initial body weight through recommended standard weight loss efforts? Find out now about a new weight loss drug for overweight and obese adults that experts recently reported can help give you a significant jump-start on losing weight.

Fibromyalgia patients turn to controversial kratom drug

The leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree are better known as kratom and have been used in traditional medicine. However, several countries have banned the controversial drug, and its use in the United States is being debated. Studies show that kratom is capable of opioid-like activity, and some fibromyalgia patients have been using it to fight chronic pain.

Celiac disease warning about contaminated endoscopy scopes

Doctors often recommend endoscopies for patients who may have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. However, a recent superbug scare has made some patients hesitate to have the procedure. Staff used contaminated endoscopes at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and exposed 179 patients to deadly carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).

Fibromyalgia patients face long wait times for doctors’ appointments

There is a global problem affecting fibromyalgia patients who want to receive proper care from their doctors. In many cases, patients are facing long wait times for doctors’ appointments and tests. Karen Baker recently shared her own experience with a doctor’s appointment that turned into a scheduling nightmare.

Celiac disease travel advice for gluten-free food in Munich

If you are traveling to Munich and have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, then you should be aware of some of the safe locations to eat. Visiting the city during Oktoberfest is a challenge for people who require a gluten-free diet, but it is still possible to enjoy the festivities and eat a delicious variety of foods. Tourists who plan to visit Munich during other times of the year can also find gluten-free options.

Gene therapy offers new hope for diabetic neuropathy

Gene therapy could help repair diabetes nerve damage

Diabetes can lead to nerve damage known as neuropathy that is painful, permanent, irreversible and progressive. The most common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy that occurs in the extremities is a feeling of numbness and tingling and sharp, stabbing pain, especially in the feet. Researchers at Northwestern University have uncovered a new way to help diabetics get relief from diabetic neuropathy.

Fibromyalgia patient discovers inaccessible parking spots

Fibromyalgia patient

A fibromyalgia patient was shocked to discover inaccessible parking spots at her school. Yolanda Aqui must use a cane because of her fibromyalgia and arthritis, but parking closer to the building helps her. However, the parking spots reserved for people with disabilities at Merivale High School, located in the Ottawa-Carleton District, were filled with snow.

Burgers recalled for gluten contamination: Celiac disease warning

Campos Foods is recalling its H-E-B beef burgers because they contain wheat, but it is not listed on the packages. The recall affects several varieties of the H-E-B beef burgers, and consumers who are allergic to wheat, have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities are being encouraged to dispose of the product. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has confirmed the recall and labeled it a Class II.

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Want Full Disclosure

multiple sclerosis patients want full disclosure

Individuals with multiple sclerosis want to know what’s going on behind closed doors concerning drug research for this disease. A new study shows that MS patients want full disclosure concerning the financial relationship between the doctors and the drug companies in pharmaceutical industry-sponsored clinical trials (ISCTs) before they will agree to participate in such research.

Here’s the Best Snack Bar Rated by Consumer Reports

Best snack bar

Did you know that your snack bar packaged with healthy and appealing images of nuts and berries may have as many calories and as much fat as a Snickers Bar? Discover now what Consumer Reports has to say with their latest snack bar advice to help you watch your calories, and find out which snack bar received their best snack bar rating.

FDA Finds Over 100 Weight Loss Products Spiked with Dangerous Prescription Meds

Weight Loss Products

Are your weight loss pills among the more than 100 weight loss products that the FDA found are actually spiked with dangerous prescription medications? Here are few that you need to know about, and where you can find more information about this very serious weight loss related health hazard.

Multiple Sclerosis Falling Studies Seek Participants

multiple sclerosis falling studies

Individuals with multiple sclerosis who live within a reasonable radius of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may be eligible for one of two studies about falling. Even though falling is a major concern for people with multiple sclerosis, few studies have targeted fall prevention, especially involving home exercise.

Fibromyalgia patients kicked out because of service dogs

Fibromyalgia patients dog

Two unrelated fibromyalgia patients recently encountered problems in public places because of their service dogs. The patients, a woman in Connecticut and a woman in Texas, were told they could not have their dogs inside the buildings and were denied service. Both of these incidents are potential violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Mark Teixeira calls gluten-free diet meant for celiac disease ‘no fun’

Baseball player Mark Teixeira has switched to a gluten-free diet originally created to fight celiac disease, and he is already calling it “no fun.” The New York Yankees star claims that he changed his diet to avoid injuries and improve his health. He hired a new trainer and eliminated all the gluten from his diet, but he also decided to cut sugar and dairy.

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