Items Tagged ‘constipation’

December 3, 2009

Constipation May Be Early Clue to Parkinson’s Disease

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Constipation may represent one of the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease, preceding the onset of motor symptoms by two decades or more, data from a case-control study suggest…   The association remained significant after controlling for other factors associated with constipation, according to a report in the December issue of Neurology…   “Our findings may […]

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Tags: constipation, parkinson's disease


December 2, 2009

Constipation: an Early Sign of Parkinson’s?

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

People with a history of constipation may be at increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease down the road, research hints.   In a study, Dr. Walter A. Rocca at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues found a history of constipation about two times more frequent in a group of men and women with […]

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Tags: constipation, Parkinson's


November 6, 2009

Medical Edge Media Clips

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Medical Edge: Bladder Surgery Bladder cancer and its surgery can dramatically change a patient’s life, making some usually normal activities almost impossible.   But now, a new solution could be on the horizon.   24-year-old Devi Chettiar has not let bladder cancer slow her down.   “It was probably the best thing and the worst […]

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Tags: bladder surgery, breast enlargement, constipation, Medical Edge


September 15, 2009

For Irregular Types, Fiber-ful and Flavorful Ways to Get Things Moving

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

If you’ve ever been constipated, you don’t need me to explain how unsettling it is to feel so . . . unmoved.   Occasional constipation — when you’re traveling or pregnant, for instance, or when your diet’s off kilter — is common, and though it’s uncomfortable, you know that soon it will pass…   Amy […]

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Tags: constipation, gastroenterology


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