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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Health Research: High-pressure oxygen can effectively treat fibromyalgia ♦ Could dissolvable microneedles replace injected vaccines? ♦ Human hands more primitive than chimp's

High-pressure oxygen can effectively treat fibromyalgia Women with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome, were able to drastically reduce, or even eliminate, their use of pain medication following hyperbaric oxygen treatment, according to new research.. The researchers also believe they have identified the primary factor causing fibromyalgia: the disruption of the brain mechanism for processing pain
Human hands may be more primitive than chimp's Human hands may be more primitive than chimp's. Human hand proportions have changed little from those of the last common ancestor (LCA) of chimpanzees and humans. These findings indicate that the structure of the modern human hand is largely primitive in nature.
Investigational drug prevents life-threatening side effects of kidney disease treatment The investigational drug patiromer quickly reduced elevated blood-potassium levels -- a common life-threatening side effect of treatment for chronic diabetic kidney disease. In this year-long study of more than 300 patients, patiromer kept potassium levels under control for the length of the trial.
Could dissolvable microneedles replace injected vaccines? Flu vaccines delivered using microneedles that dissolve in the skin can protect people against infection even better than the standard needle-delivered vaccine, according to new research. The authors of the study say their dissolvable patch - the only vaccination system of its kind - could make vaccination easier, safer and less painful.
Like sitting, standing in the workplace may have long-term health consequences Recent research has warned of the health detriments associated with sitting for long stretches of time at the office, but what about the nearly half of all employees worldwide who are required to stand for more than 75 percent of their workdays

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