October 1, 2014

In Middle Aged People

1 Acupuncture May Not Reduce Knee Pain

Among chronic knee pain sufferers 50 years of age and older, acupuncture was no more effective at relieving pain than was sham acupuncture, finds a study from the U. of Melbourne. Researchers divided 282 patients, aged 50+, into 4 groups. One group received needle acupuncture; another received laser acupuncture; the third group received no treatment and the fourth received sham laser acupuncture. Patients were given 8 to 12 treatments over 3 months. They evaluated their pain on a questionnaire at the beginning of the study, after the treatment period and again after a year. Researchers found no difference between the groups on their evaluations of knee pain and function leading researchers to conclude that there were no “direct” or “real” effects of acupuncture on chronic knee pain.

More at Foxnews.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Study Finds Knee Surgery Tied to Weight Gain

Tags: Knee Pain, Sham Acupuncture, University of Melbourne, Acupuncture and Knee Pain, Laser Acupuncture

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Gov. Perry: All Hands on Deck

2 Patient May Have Exposed Children to Ebola

The first patient in the U.S. to have contracted Ebola may have exposed five school-aged children to the disease. The students went to four different schools and are being monitored, said Gov. Rick Perry. "The students didn’t have any symptoms so the odds of them passing on any sort of virus is very low," said Mike Miles, Dallas Independent School District Superintendent. The patient, identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, is quarantined in a Dallas hospital where a team is working with the health department to identify everyone who came into contact with him. Tom Frieden, CDC director said Duncan, who flew to the U.S. from Liberia, was asymptomatic during the flight. “You’re not contagious until you have symptoms.” He said that Ebola will be “stopped in its tracks” in this country.

More at Abcnews.go.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Ebola Outbreak Could Spread to U.S.

Tags: CDC, Centers for Disease Control, Ebola, Thomas Frieden, Governor Rick Perry, Liberia, Mike Miles, Thomas Eric Duncan

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