Well-worn cell phones could be problematic for people with metal sensitivities, according to new research presented at the 2012 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology annual meeting.
Epidural steroid injections provide only modest, short-term pain relief from lumbrosacral radiculopathy and improvements in functional capacity, whether used with steroids or the anti-inflammatory biologic etanercept (Enbrel), clinical trial results indicate.
Epidural steroid injections for back pain have risen to the forefront of public attention following the outbreak of deadly fungal meningitis. To date, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported the number of cases has grown to 438 cases, including 32 deaths, in 19 states. Now, a new study reports that epidural steroid injections are ineffective in relieving sciatica. An international team of researchers published their findings online on November 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing epidural steriod injections to treat neck pain and back pain following a warning by Bristol-Myers Squibb seven months ago that administering its Kenalog steroid around the spine could cause serious health complications.
Affordable health care may be out of reach for the young and healthy according to a recent survey of major health insurers by the conservative American Action Forum (AAF).