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Stapling for hemorrhoids more tolerable than excision

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – As a treatment for symptomatic hemorrhoids, circular stapled anopexy is associated with less pain and has higher patient acceptability than does excisional hemorrhoidectomy, although the 1-year relapse rate is higher, new...

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Reduced skin elasticity a potential biomarker of ALS

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Quantitative measurements of skin elasticity is a “highly promising” non-invasive biomechanical biomarker for detecting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and predicting disease progression, according to...

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Brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease linked to weight gain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Many patients who undergo deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus for Parkinson’s disease become overweight or obese, according to the results of the first-ever prospective study with long-term follow-up to...