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Studies Refute Virus’ Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

TUESDAY, May 31 — A virus identified two years ago as a possible cause of chronic fatigue syndrome now turns out not to be the culprit, new research says.Experts say it’s a major setback in the effort to understand and treat this mysterious and…


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May 31st, 2011

Expert Panel: Cell Phones Might Cause Brain Cancer

A prestigious WHO expert panel says “limited evidence” suggests cell phones are a possible cause of brain cancer. Until there’s more data, experts suggest texting or making hands-free calls. Read more…

May 31st, 2011

Diabetes Patients May Have Higher Fracture Risk

Older people with type 2 diabetes may have a higher risk for fractures that those without diabetes, even though they tend to have less bone density loss as measured by bone mineral density testing. Read more…

May 31st, 2011

Corticosteroids May Speed Pneumonia Recovery in Some

TUESDAY, May 31 — Patients with an inflammatory lung condition known as community-acquired pneumonia appear to recover faster when treated with corticosteroids in addition to the standard regimen of antibiotics, Dutch researchers say.Those treated…


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May 31st, 2011

In Diabetics, Good Scores on Bone Tests May Not Rule Out Risk

TUESDAY, May 31 — Although many older diabetics have good bone density scores, they are as prone to fractures as people with osteoporosis, a new study finds.For people over 65, doctors usually recommend a bone density test to look for signs of…


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May 31st, 2011
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