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Epidural Steroid Injections May Be Effective for Spinal Stenosis After All

Contrary to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) which concluded that epidural steroid injections were not helpful in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis, a letter in the journal Pain Medicine states that epidural steroid injections may provide good short term benefit, lasting from weeks to months.

New Memory Test May Help ID At-Risk Patients for Alzheimer's

Researchers have developed a new test that can help determine at-risk patients for Alzheimer's disease. The findings are published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Could Vitamin C Be Exercise-in-a-Pill?

Vitamin C may not be the elusive exercise-in-a-pill, but new research to be presented at the 14th International Conference on Endothelin: Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics suggests that daily vitamin C supplementation can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise in overweight and obese adults.

Irreversible Electroporation Promising in Pancreatic CA

Irreversible electroporation (IRE) in pancreatic cancer cells may improve survival rates for some patients, new research suggests.

New HIV Cases Plummet in D.C. Due to Needle-Exchange Program

A needle-exchange program in Washington, D.C., has successfully prevented new HIV infections.

Study: Most Cerebral Palsy Cases Not Due to Birth Asphyxia

Cerebral palsy is likely due to multiple prenatal factors, with the contribution of birth defects exceeding that of other major factors.

E-Cigarettes Could Cut Tobacco Smoke Toxicant Exposure

Electronic cigarette (EC) use is associated with a decrease in tobacco smoke toxicant exposure in those who quit smoking.

Scope of Lymphadenectomy Not Tied to Esophageal CA Survival

For patients undergoing esophageal cancer surgery, the extent of lymphadenectomy seems not to influence all-cause or disease-specific survival.

Histologic Regression Tied to Lower Odds of SLN Positivity

For patients with primary melanoma, the risk of sentinel lymph node (SLN) positivity is significantly lower for those with histologic regression.

Review Explores Postpartum Weight-Loss Strategies

For postpartum women, lifestyle interventions that include a combined diet-and-exercise approach and those that use self-monitoring are associated with greater weight loss.