July 1, 2015
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Although fibromyalgia remains a challenging management problem in clinical medicine, significant progress has been made in the last five years in terms of identifying underlying neurobiological abnormalities, which may one day elucidate the pathophysiology of the disorder.
A systematic meta-analysis investigating the effects of spiritual intervention in patients with cancer found that spiritual interventions had significant moderate effects on spiritual well-being, meaning of life, and depression.
Compared to vitamin D2, daily supplementation with vitamin D3 appears to sustain serum 25(OH)D levels even after discontinuation of supplementation in healthy adults.
The administration of a Lactobacillus paracasei strain (F19) twice daily and 3 times per week for 6 months appears to reduce the incidence of bowel symptoms (bloating and flatulence) and reduce changes in bowel habits (increased stool frequency and loose stools) but not abdominal pain in patients taking proton pump inhibitors.