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Fibromyalgia Diagnosis From Blood Test
2013-07-24 04:47:16

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fibromyalgia has long been known as a disorder that is extremely difficult to diagnose, but there is hope on the horizon for those waiting on an answer to their pain. Researchers from Columbus, Ohio have developed a reliable method for diagnosing and differentiating fibromyalgia from other similar pain disorders. If this diagnostic method was made available for physicians to use as a routine test it could allow doctors to diagnose...

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2011-01-03 09:12:26

Written by Emily Caldwell, Ohio State University A cat regularly vomiting hairballs or refusing to eat probably isn't being finicky or otherwise "cat-like," despite what conventional wisdom might say. There is a good chance that the cat is acting sick because of the stress caused by changes in its environment, new research suggests. Healthy cats were just as likely as chronically ill cats to refuse food, vomit frequently and leave waste outside their litter box in response to changes in their...

2009-06-15 14:29:32

A marker in the blood of both cats and humans that was identified in a recent study might signal both species' susceptibility for a painful bladder disorder called interstitial cystitis, a condition that is often difficult to diagnose.Follow-up studies of the chemicals that appeared in blood samples suggest that the way tryptophan, an essential amino acid, is processed in cats and humans with interstitial cystitis ultimately could affect the way signals are transmitted in the brain. The...