Items Tagged ‘constipation’

December 3, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Constipation May Be Early Clue to Parkinson’s Disease

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

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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December 2, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Constipation: an Early Sign of Parkinson’s?

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

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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November 6, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Medical Edge Media Clips

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

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 · Leave a Comment

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

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

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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