A few weeks ago in a telephone conversation with my mom, she mentioned that one of my sisters had been having some problems with her stomach for the last month or so. Being concerned, I called my sister directly to talk to her about what was going on.
"I don't know," she said. I'm eating a healthy diet, but for the last month or so I've had a lot of diarrhea and even some vomiting. And my stomach hurts so much after I eat that I just don't want to eat anymore."
"What are you eating?" I asked.
"You know, healthy stuff. Fruits and vegetables and high fiber bread."
I explained to her that a healthy diet isn't healthy if it's making you sick. And if it's making you sick then you have to do something to figure out what is causing the symptoms. First, change what you're eating so that you can eat and get some nourishment into your body. And second, make an appointment with a gastroenterologist to discuss the problems.
"It's especially important to see a GI...
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"Shift Work at Young Age is Associated with Increased Risk for Multiple Sclerosis”
That’s the title of a report which will be published in the November Annals of Neurology . Researchers analyzed information derived from two epidemiological studies in Sweden, examining environmental and genetic risk factors for multiple sclerosis.
The first study, Epidemiological Investigation of Multiple Sclerosis (EIMS), involved completed questionnaires from 1343 MS patients and 2900 case controls. Mean age for disease onset was 33.4 years and mean time to diagnosis was 1.0 year. The second study, Genes and Environment in Multiple Sclerosis (GEMS), comprised 5129 cases with MS and 4509 matched controls. Mean age for disease onset was 33.0 years. These studies did not have any overlap in participants.
As both epidemiological studies included questions regarding demographic, lifestyle factors, and occupational exposures (as well as many other facto...
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