Virus Unlikely to Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
THURSDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new study adds to evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome doesn't have anything to do with xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV), but the researchers point out that there's a caveat regarding American patients.
Wii-Gaming Could Aid Stroke Rehab
THURSDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Recovering stroke patients whose physical therapy regimen is built around Wii video games appear to improve better than patients treated with standard therapies, a new Canadian study reveals.
Gene Mutation in Mice Sheds Light on Autism
THURSDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- New research is providing more insight into a gene linked to autism in humans: When the gene is turned off in mice, they have trouble learning and become obsessive.
Removing Lymph Nodes May Boost Endometrial Cancer Survival
THURSDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Endometrial cancer patients at medium to high risk for cancer recurrence are more likely to survive if both the pelvic lymph nodes and para-aortic lymph nodes are removed, rather than just the pelvic lymph nodes, say Japanese researchers.
Hospitals Urged to Start Recycling
THURSDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals throw away surgical gowns, towels and ultrasonic cutting tools after a single use, but recycling those supplies could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually and protect the environment, researchers say.
Texas Girl Recovers From Rabies Without Intensive Care
THURSDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The seemingly miraculous recovery from rabies of a 17-year-old Texas girl -- diagnosed months after a suspected bat bite -- is leaving doctors scratching their heads and wondering if such cases might be less rare than is believed.
Health Insurance Competition Vanishing: Study
THURSDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Competition in the health insurance industry is vanishing, according to an American Medical Association report that looked at data from 43 states and 313 metropolitan markets.
Vitamin B3 May Help Repair Brain After a Stroke
THURSDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Based on the results of preliminary research in rats, researchers say that doses of vitamin B3 -- also known as niacin -- could help people recover brain function after a stroke.
Health Tip: Understanding Dry Mouth
(HealthDay News) -- Dry mouth usually affects older adults, often as a side effect of a health condition or certain drugs including decongestants, antihistamines, pain relievers and diuretics, says the American Dental Association.