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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.

New Targeted Muscle Injection Discovery Could Help the Obese Lose Weight

Muscle Injection and Weight Loss

Do you find that no matter how hard you work your muscles during exercise that you just don’t seem to burn off as many calories as you should? This could be due to the natural tendency of the body to attempt to conserve energy. However, recent research shows that a new targeted muscle injection discovery may override this tendency in muscle and help the obese lose weight.

Zebrafish provide insights into how Crohn's disease and colitis develop

Duke University researchers uncover epigenetic changes that lead to IBD, thanks to zebrafish

Researchers know that people with inflammatory bowel disease have higher levels of tumor necrosis factor or TNF that is an inflammatory cytokine. Therapy for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is geared toward inhibiting the pro-inflammatory protein to control symptoms. New information from Duke researchers gives insights into epigenetic changes that cause up-regulation of TNF and inflammation associated with the bowel disorders, thanks to zebrafish.