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Medical News Today: Risks of leaving ulcerative colitis untreated

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition that affects the bowels. Without treatment, symptoms can get worse, and the inflammation may spread further along the colon, which can lead to complications. Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. In people with ulcerative colitis, an overactive immune system attacks the lining of the colon, causing… Read More »

When medicine makes patients sicker – Medical Xpress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Despite the jackhammerlike rhythm of a mechanical ventilator, Alicia Moreno had dozed off in a chair by her 1-year-old’s hospital bed, when a doctor woke her with some bad news: The common stool softener her son, Anderson, was given months earlier had been contaminated with the bacterium Burkholderia cepacia. Suddenly, Anderson’s… Read More »

Medical News Today: 13 early signs of Parkinson's disease

The hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are tremors and slow, rigid movements. Small changes in a person’s movements and behavior can signal the onset of Parkinson’s disease before diagnosis. Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that affects around 1 percent of people aged 65 years and older. Symptoms usually develop slowly over several years.… Read More »