Mayo Clinic Proceedings

May 8, 2012

Wrong Diagnoses Cost Money and Lives

By Mystery User

The issue? Misdiagnosis. But I’m willing to bet that if you asked most people about it, they still wouldn’t fully understand what you meant. A few timely facts to help illustrate: the Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that 26 percent of medical intensive care cases were misdiagnosed, while the Journal of Clinical Oncology found up to […]

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Tags: Cincinatti.com, Journal of Clinical Oncology, misdiagnosis


May 3, 2012

Computer Use Plus Exercise May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss

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The combination of mentally stimulating activities such as computer use and moderate physical exercise appears to decrease one’s odds of suffering from age-related memory loss, according to a new Mayo Clinic study…Previous studies have shown links between exercising one’s mind and exercising one’s body to improved memory, but this one, published in the May 2012 […]

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Tags: CNET, Dr. Yonas Geda, memory loss


March 2, 2012

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: ‘Bureaucratic Hurdles … Interfere With Legitimate Cannabis Research’

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Federal officials should reclassify cannabis under federal law and permit “long-stifled research into a potential trove of (the plant’s) therapeutic applications,” according to review published in the February issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. ENews Park Forest, 03/01/2012

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Tags: cannabis


February 28, 2012

Research Report: New Medical Findings

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ADHD Risk: Children who receive general anesthesia before age 2 may increase their chances of developing attention deficit disorder, according to research published in the Journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Wall Street Journal, by Ann Lukits, 02/27/2012

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Tags: ADHD, children, general anesthesia


February 16, 2012

3 Meds with the Craziest Side Effects Ever

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… Ropinirole, also known as Requip, is used to treat individuals with Parkinson’s disease as well as restless legs syndrome….But if falling asleep sporadically throughout your day doesn’t catch your attention, the research published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings just might. Researchers monitored the medical records of 267 patients who were taking Ropinirole between July […]

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Tags: compulsive gambling, falling asleep sporadically, hypersexuality, parkinson's disease, Requip, restless leg syndrome, Ropinirole


February 14, 2012

More Evidence Links Low Vitamin D to Depression

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A large cross-sectional study of adults suggests a link between low vitamin D levels and depressive symptoms, particularly in individuals with a history of depression. Because the relationship between low vitamin D levels and depression was stronger in those with a prior history of depression, “it may be more of a marker for relapse than […]

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Tags: depression, E. Sherwood Brown, Medscape Medical News, psychoneuroendocrine research program, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, vitamin D


February 3, 2012

Study Finds Possible Link Between Anesthesia and ADHD

By Mystery User

Young children who undergo multiple procedures requiring anesthesia could be at higher risk for developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later on, according to a new study published in the current issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. ABC News Radio, 02/02/2012 Additional coverage: Wall Street Journal, Veja.com, Digital Journal, FOX News, FOX News, MSNBC, myhealthnewsdaily, […]

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Tags: ADHD, anesthesia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder


February 2, 2012

Mayo researchers find possible link between anesthesia and ADHD

By Mystery User

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found an increased incidence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among children exposed to anesthesia more than once before age two. A study published Thursday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings looked at more than 5,000 children born in the Rochester area in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Children who had […]

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Tags: ADHD, anesthesia, Anesthesiology, Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dr. David Warner


January 20, 2012

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Be Linked to Depression

By Mystery User

Feeling blue? It may be time to check your vitamin D levels. New research suggests that low levels of vitamin D and depression may go hand in hand. The new study included about 12,600 people aged 20 to 90. Researchers measured the vitamin D in their blood and assessed symptoms of depression…The new findings appear […]

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January 20, 2012

Divided youth hockey community has to do better job teaching — and protecting — its players

By Mystery User

 Checking an opponent from behind, whether intentional or accidental, is illegal at all levels of boys’ and men’s ice hockey. In the youngest age groups where all checking is prohibited, players wear little “Stop” signs on the backs of their jerseys to reinforce the point. And at the checking levels, players who crunch a defenseless […]

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