Archive for March, 2015 : Obama to Release 22 Drug Dealers From PrisonMarch 31st, 2015
Obama has been busy with commuting the prison sentences of 22 drug dealers but has not commuted or pardoned the people that really deserve it.
Does Baking Soda Treats Eye Disease?March 31st, 2015
Bicarbonate lowers our sensitivity to light and the ability to track moving objects is improved but further research is needed for confirmation.
Protein Caused Men to be Insulin ResistanceMarch 31st, 2015
Women’s muscle neutralizes the protein more efficiently than men which explains why women are sensitive to insulin.
Vitamin D: Role in Prevention and Treatment of Diseases Associated with AgingMarch 31st, 2015
Proper dosing of Vitamin D supplements is needed to prevent Vitamin D deficiency and chronic diseases associated with aging.
More Senior Citizens Satisfied with their Sex LivesMarch 31st, 2015
Elderly people find it natural to ask their doctors about their sexuality and caregivers must be broadminded to deal with those who are encountering sexual problems.
Diet Soda Linked to Greater Abdominal Obesity in Older AdultsMarch 31st, 2015
Older individuals are advised not to consume artificially sweetened drinks which may increase their belly fat contributing to greater risk of metabolic diseases.
Clothing Affects Preterm Babies’ BehaviorMarch 31st, 2015
Newborns in sleep sack hampered their movements leading them to be more stressed which likely to have long-term behavioral impacts.
Obese Women 40 Per Cent Greater Risk of Developing CancerMarch 30th, 2015
Lifestyle changes are needed to lose weight and to reduce risk of developing cancer.
Exercise Inhibits Tumor Growth, Improves ChemotherapyMarch 30th, 2015
Exercise improves the blood flow to the tumor that allow the chemotherapy drugs and radiation to flow through to the cancer site.
Blood Clot Removal After Heart Attack Increased Risk of StrokeMarch 30th, 2015
Clinical practice like thrombectomy are still beneficial but need to be tested in large randomized trials to help patient.
Window of Vulnerability Identified for STIs to Infect Human Female Reproductive TractMarch 30th, 2015
The window of vulnerability created helps to ensure pregnancy and gives information where virus can freely enter and spread.
Vitamin D Supplementation Ineffective at Lowering Blood PressureMarch 30th, 2015
The result of both clinical trial and individual patient data shows no effect in lowering hypertension with regards to vitamin D supplementation.
Study Identified Ways People are at Risk for PTSDMarch 30th, 2015
The algorithm can more accurately predict who is likely to develop PTSD which could be a good tool to prevent the development of PTSD to people who are at-risk.
April 2015 NewsletterMarch 30th, 2015
by Lilian Mustelier
Respiratory Distress Linked to Diesel PollutionMarch 30th, 2015
Diesel particles activate airway sensory nerves and researchers are hoping that their study may lead to treatments or strategies to help those who suffer from pollution.
Energy Drinks May Increase Risk of Cardiac EventsMarch 29th, 2015
Energy drinks increase blood pressure and consumers are cautioned when using the drinks which may increase the risk of cardiovascular problems.
Insufficient Sleep Causes Increased Nighttime Blood PressureMarch 29th, 2015
Expected drop in blood pressure fails when people are in inadequate sleep.
Tablet Use Has Implications for Potential Neck InjuryMarch 27th, 2015
The findings would help to create better equipment design guidelines for table computer use to avoid neck injury.
E-Cigarette Advertising Entices Current and Former Tobacco Smokers to SmokeMarch 27th, 2015
E-cigarette advertising must be regulated so as not to heighten smokers’ urge to smoke a cigarette.
Chronic Kidney Disease Can Affect Pregnancy OutcomesMarch 27th, 2015
Adverse pregnancy outcomes may increase as CKD progresses and researchers are hoping that their findings may help in creating programs for early diagnosis.
New Discovery Slows Down Progression of Alzheimer’s DiseaseMarch 26th, 2015
A gene variant with investigational therapy helps in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
New Sensor Detects Cyanide Exposure Within 70 SecondsMarch 26th, 2015
The patent-pending sensor is a reliable device that quickly detects cyanide poisoning which likely to save more lives.
Poor Long-term Memory for Adults Who are Previous Marijuana Users as TeensMarch 26th, 2015
The longer an individual chronically use marijuana, the more abnormally shaped hippocampus each one has which affects the long-term memory of an individual.
Elderly Affected by the Poor Air Quality in Nursing HomesMarch 26th, 2015
Nursing homes should be aware and limit the source of indoor pollutants and upgrade their building ventilation to improve the lung health of the elderly residents.
Blood Transfusions After Cardiac Surgery?March 26th, 2015
Researchers suggest the importance of interventions to reduce blood loss in the first place rather than transfusing more creating challenge for hospitals.
Exercise May Help Seniors Protect Themselves from Effects of Brain DamageMarch 26th, 2015
More active lifestyle such as taking time to exercise help older people in their movement abilities.
Graphene Rids Gum Disease, Fights CavitiesMarch 26th, 2015
Graphene oxide inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay or gum disease.
Acute Injured Kidneys More Viable Than Previously ThoughtMarch 26th, 2015
Using AKI kidney will create more chances in survival than continuing in their dialysis hoping to get seemingly higher-quality kidney offers.
Treatment of Elderly Patients Should be Adapted to their RisksMarch 26th, 2015
Structured and occupational therapies improve the patients’ activities, lives and lowers regular medications.
Face-to-face Bullying Worse than Cyber-attacksMarch 26th, 2015
Students and student leaders are also invited to be involved in anti-bullying programs not only the teachers.
Voice-hearing Also Common in People without Psychiatric DiagnosisMarch 26th, 2015
The findings overturn the assumptions that people who hear voices are “crazy” and open the doors of people’s lived experience of voice-hearing.
Climate Impact on Wetlands ConversionMarch 25th, 2015
The conversion of wetlands into cropland causes an increase of CO2 and decrease in methane emissions yet still leads to an overall warming effect.
Cocaine Hijacks MemoryMarch 25th, 2015
Cocaine use draws memories of previous experiences and reconsolidates them with new information turning physiology into pathology.
High Stress, Depression Lead to Heart Attack for Heart PatientsMarch 25th, 2015
Behavioral interventions are needed to help heart patients deal with stress and depression.
Sleep Apnea Associated with Increased Risk of Motor Vehicle AccidentsMarch 25th, 2015
Identification and treatment of sleep apnea is very important to lessen the accidents caused by drowsy driving.
New Medical Tools May Prevent Readmissions of Sepsis SurvivorsMarch 25th, 2015
Precision medicine with good primary care may help sepsis patients avoid more unnecessary hospital stays and higher hospital costs.
Treatment of Displaced Fracture of Upper Arm: Surgery or Not?March 25th, 2015
The study concludes that there was no significant difference between surgical and nonsurgical treatment in patient after two year following the fracture.
New Approach to HIV Management Lowers Deaths by 28%March 25th, 2015
Government needs to maximize their interventions especially in screening and hiring more trained lay workers to reduce HIV mortality.
Cardiovascular Deaths Likely Linked to High Levels of Vitamin DMarch 25th, 2015
Too much vitamin D in our blood can cause an increased risk of dying from a stroke or a coronary and researchers suggest close coordination with the GP.
Younger Immigrants Have Higher Risk of Developing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)March 24th, 2015
Immigrants from some regions have an increased risk of IBD when they are exposed early in life to the Canadian environment.
Does Hormone Therapy Helps or Harms Heart of Postmenopausal Women?March 24th, 2015
Their are risks and benefits of HRT which vary according to age and medical history and patients are recommended to consult their GP.
Boredom, Frustration Trigger Body-focused Repetitive BehaviorsMarch 24th, 2015
Participants do not engage in body-focused repetitive behaviors when they are in a relaxed mood rather in a boredom and frustration situation.
Coastal Erosion Doubles by Mid-century in HawaiiMarch 24th, 2015
As sea level rises, shorelines are exposed to coastal erosion and adapting strategies are needed for safely developing the shoreline
More Chinese Adults Have Poor Cardiovascular HealthMarch 24th, 2015
Programs for high-risk individuals and implementations to lessen cardiovascular diseases as ways of reversing the epidemic which will likely to happen in China.
Studying Whole Brains of Fruit Flies Reveals Mechanics of Jet LagMarch 24th, 2015
Temporarily weakening the synchronization among neurons governed by circadian patterns allows for more rapid adaptation and recovery of those who travels.
Young African-American Men Health Care Need to AddressMarch 24th, 2015
Researchers call to address their medical needs and improved funding and programs to lengthen life expectancy.
Vegetarian Diet Lowers Risk of Colorectal CancersMarch 24th, 2015
Vegetarian diet should be included in making dietary choices and in giving guidance for the prevention of colorectal cancers.
PET/MR can Pinpoint Cause of Unclear Foot PainMarch 24th, 2015
The scan can diagnose the cause of foot pain, provide additional findings and involve less radiation.
New Test to Predict Severe Side Effects of Drugs in HumansMarch 24th, 2015
The adult stem cell technology helps in testing drugs to see how effective and safe it is to an individual.
Pregnancy Weight Gain May Lead to Childhood Obesity RiskMarch 24th, 2015
Pregnant women are advised not to gain excessive weight that will lead their child at risk for being overweight as they grow older resulting to future chronic disease.
Traffic Light Food Labels Help Resist High-Calorie FoodsMarch 23rd, 2015
The traffic light label acts as reinforcer and helps consumer to withstand eating unhealthy food.
Joints and Muscles Under Strain Using IT DevicesMarch 23rd, 2015
The designers create a new analysis method to improve user interaction with their product and workplaces in computer-assisted production facilities.
Decreased Sexual Activity, Desire Cause Low Testosterone in Older MenMarch 23rd, 2015
The study shows that the decline in testosterone was strongly related to decreased sexual activity and desire, but not to erectile dysfunction.
Pregnant Smokers Increased Risk of Diabetes to their Daughters as they Grow in AdulthoodMarch 23rd, 2015
Pregnant smokers are advised to stop smoking to prevent diabetes mellitus in their adult children.
Women with Gestational Diabetes Likely to Have Sleep ApneaMarch 23rd, 2015
Researchers are exploring the idea if treating sleep apnea in pregnant women will lead to better management in glucose control.
Mom’s Age at Childbirth May Affect Glucose Metabolism in Their SonsMarch 23rd, 2015
Maternal age must have caused insulin resistance due to increased in birth weigh as mother’s age increases.
Mindfulness Program Beneficial For Overweight and Obese WomenMarch 22nd, 2015
The program has been shown to reduce stress known to increase diabetes and heart disease and to improve the quality of life of the women.
People with Anorexia and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Have Similar Brain AbnormalitiesMarch 22nd, 2015
People with both disorders had abnormal activity in the regions of their brain which answers their distorted views of their appearances.
Victims of Catholic Sex Abuse Join Forces in Latin AmericaMarch 20th, 2015
Despite the promises of the Pope to end the sexual abuse of children and to stop supporting criminal priests, justice has been denied the victims, who are now taking matters into their own hands.
Brain’s Melatonin May Trigger SleepMarch 20th, 2015
Our bodies produce melatonin naturally which help us to fall asleep and to stay asleep.
High Sense of Purpose in Life Lowers Risk of Heart DiseaseMarch 20th, 2015
Developing and refining one’s sense of purpose reduced risk of heart attack and stroke.
African Under-fives Have Greater Risk of Developing Parasitic DiseaseMarch 20th, 2015
Kids exposure to infected waters lead them to be exposed to worms causing schistosomiasis affecting their growth, mental development and future reproductive health.
Male Smokers Likely to Suffer Low Bone Density than WomenMarch 20th, 2015
Current and past smokers of both genders should be screened for osteoporosis to start their treatment and prevent fractures in their vertebrae.
High-normal Thyroid Hormone Level in Pregnancy Poses Risk to Fetal’s BrainMarch 20th, 2015
Physicians are advise to give thyroid hormone level supplements with care as it may lead to overtreatment affecting the development of baby’s brain.
Quitting Smoking Improves MetabolismMarch 20th, 2015
Quitting smoking seems complex but has favorable metabolic effects in the body which is encouraging to those who plan to stop smoking.
Obese Females Unlikely to Lose Weight, Insulin ResistantMarch 20th, 2015
Obese people who have high disinhibition are insulin resistant and have problems with their metabolism due to their elevated weight.
30 Minutes a Day Sleep Debt May Promote Obesity and DiabetesMarch 19th, 2015
Sleep debt may lead to long-term metabolic disruption promoting the start of, or worsening the development of, diabetes.
Obesity in Older Adults Creates Higher Hospital Admission RatesMarch 19th, 2015
Obese patients utilize more health care resources which suggest the importance of create strategies to prevent obesity and improve health of seniors.
Environmental Pollutants Have Adverse Effects on Children’s DevelopmentMarch 19th, 2015
The pollutants entered the food chain and humans absorbed it through seafoods and breast milk that decreased infant growth.
Major Anti-Aging Antioxidant Likely IneffectiveMarch 19th, 2015
Coenzyme Q10 did not perform what was believed it could do but researchers got new insights into its importance in helping mitochondria produce energy.
Too Much Sitting Links to Heart DiseaseMarch 19th, 2015
Reducing sitting time would likely reduce the risk of having cardiovascular disease which is the leading cause of death.
Early Hot Flashes Indicate Greater Cardiovascular RiskMarch 19th, 2015
Early onset of hot flashes serves as a warning to help women identify the risk of having heart disease and benefits in reducing the risk in midlife.
Shifts in Sleep Patterns Cause Kids to OvereatMarch 19th, 2015
Shifts in sleep patterns make teenager more sedentary snacking in front of TV or result to hormonal imbalance making kids to eat more.
Your Exercise Regimen Has Positive Impact on Your SpouseMarch 19th, 2015
Counseling married couples together in their exercise regimen help them to increase their physical activity and improve one’s health.
Dietary Phosphate Can Increase Heart Disease RiskMarch 19th, 2015
High phosphate levels send stress signal which will release microparticles that promote formation of blood clots.
Fast Food Commercials to Kids Rarely Mentioned Healthy FoodsMarch 19th, 2015
Children did not notice the healthy menu items in the children’s ads instead tie-ins to toys that were found common which failed to adhere the industry standards.
Restricting Fructose Reduces Fat Accumulation in the LiverMarch 19th, 2015
Consumption of high sugar accumulates fat in the liver which may increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Eating Less Fat Reduced Body FatMarch 19th, 2015
People who have reduced fat diet led to a greater body fat loss than those who reduced their carbohydrate diet.
Nuts Decreased Metabolic Syndrome RiskMarch 19th, 2015
Nuts contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats, fiber and other nutrients yet high in calories improving cardiovascular health.
Severe Mortality-Associated Diseases not Common in Long-Lived FamiliesMarch 18th, 2015
Offspring of long-live families have lower risk for Alzheimer’s, diabetes and heart failure.
Pre-natal Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors Affects Brain Two Generations LaterMarch 18th, 2015
Rats descended from animals exposed to low-does estrogen had changes to three genes that affect biological rhythms and metabolic function.
Pregnant Mothers who Smoke Increase Daughters at Risk of Developing CancerMarch 18th, 2015
Smoking while pregnant had daughters who have earlier menarche which puts her at risk of developing reproductive cancers due to exposure to hormones.
‘Green’ Fragranced Products Emit Compounds Harmful to Human HealthMarch 18th, 2015
Fragranced ingredients were not required by government to disclosed all of their ingredients to the public.
Older Brains More Similar to Younger BrainsMarch 18th, 2015
The changes in the brain is due to vascular (or blood vessels) changes rather than changes in neuronal activity.
Pro-vegetarian Style Diets Lowers Risk of Heart DiseaseMarch 18th, 2015
Eating plant-based sources is a simple and effective way to lower cardiovascular mortality.
Simple Eye Test Effectively Diagnose ConcussionMarch 18th, 2015
The test which can easily be administered by non-health care professionals could prevent devastating short- and long-term cognitive effects.
Cardiovascular Disease: No. 1 Women’s Killer DiseaseMarch 18th, 2015
CVD is the top cause of death for women which implies greater awareness not only for women but for medical practitioners to reduce chances for stroke and heart attack.
Antiseptic Helps Prevent Infant DeathMarch 18th, 2015
Using chlorhexidine in cleaning the umbilical cord saves newborn babies lives.
Good Choice of Monitoring Method could Help Babies at Risk of Being StillbornMarch 18th, 2015
TRUFFLE, a technique that monitors blood flow in a small vessel below babies heart had better outcomes than those who tried other methods.
Sun Damage Causes Genetic Changes Responsible for MelanomaMarch 18th, 2015
Sun protection should be a habit starting early in life and because it is the same melanoma in children and adults, the young can accessed the therapies tried by adults.
New Product to Improve Quality of Life for Catheter UsersMarch 17th, 2015
The new product does not dry out quickly which helps in the easy insertion and removal in the urethra and likely to improve patient’s experience.
Inhaling Supplemental Oxygen can Awaken Anti-tumor CellsMarch 17th, 2015
The inhalation of supplemental oxygen has anti-tumor effects which could help in the survival of cancer patients.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Appear to Improve Heart Functions After Heart AttackMarch 17th, 2015
The omega-3 fatty acids may have anti-inflammatory effect which helps in the cardiac healing.
Mediterranean Diet Has Direct Benefit for Heart HealthMarch 17th, 2015
Adults who adhere the Mediterranean diet less likely to develop heart disease and experience indirect benefits in managing diabetes, hypertension and inflammation.
Air Pollution Increases Narrowing of the ArteriesMarch 17th, 2015
People who are exposed with air pollution might increase the risk of strokes due to narrowing of the arteries in the head and neck.
Health Program Helps Reduce Risk for Developing DiabetesMarch 17th, 2015
Participating in the health program through personalized coaching sessions helps people lower their blood glucose back to normal level and improve their overall health.
Scientists Quantify Number of Years Gain by not Developing Risk FactorsMarch 17th, 2015
The study shows that preventing or delaying the coming of the risk factors increases the number of years free of heart failure.
Increased Risk of Developing Diabetes with Statins UseMarch 17th, 2015
The increased risk of developing diabetes using statins is related to statins decreasing insulin sensitivity and secretion.
Stress Undermines ExerciseMarch 17th, 2015
People with low-stress resilience will likely to develop heart disease later in life despite good physical fitness.
People with Gout Less Likely to Develop Alzheimer’sMarch 16th, 2015
Gout has antioxidant properties of uric acid may protect against the development of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease (PD).
One-Third of Americans Do Not Have Rapid Access to Stroke CenterMarch 16th, 2015
Specialized stroke care should be immediately accessed by the people to avoid possible disability or even death.
Older, White Males with Advanced Bladder Cancer, High Risk for SuicideMarch 16th, 2015
Attending to the whole patient and specifically to patient suffering can help reduced suicide risk.
Eczema Causes Increased Cost of Physician and Hospital VisitsMarch 16th, 2015
Adults with eczema experienced major health burdens with higher health care utilization and costs.
Exercise Prevents Sickness and Premature DeathMarch 16th, 2015
People who exercise twice weekly enjoyed a more quality and balance life.
“Beer Pong” Sport: Risk of Microbes TransmissionMarch 16th, 2015
Researchers suggest a more hygienic entertainment rather than be involved in a drinking game that has a greater risk of infection.
“Tweeting” Helps Kick Smoking HabitMarch 16th, 2015
Daily sending of tweets encourages members to kick their smoking habit and support others in their goal to remain smoke-free.
Altered Brain Neurochemistry Causes ObesityMarch 16th, 2015
Lower number of opioid receptors cause people to have problems in restraining their eating which results to obesity.
Oxytocin: Enhanced Social Function In Psychiatric DisordersMarch 16th, 2015
The oxytocin activates the social function in our brain creating bonds which could possible treat autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.
Aneurysm Screening Need to be RevisitedMarch 15th, 2015
Men are unnecessarily turned into patients due to overdiagnoses which causes more harm to the patients.
Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Urgently Needed to Inform WomenMarch 15th, 2015
Breast cancer overdiagnosis can help women to seek treatments to “cure” the disease than those who did not undergo mammogram screening.
The MKULTRA / Reptoid ConnectionMarch 14th, 2015
Could some reports of Reptilians during military ‘alien’ abductions be drug induced hallucinations, or soldiers dressed as reptoids?
From Alien Abductions Via MKUltra to an Implanted Cyber-SituationMarch 14th, 2015
Military abductions (MILAB) for mind control purposes are merely a continuation of the MK-Ultra and similar programs.
Children with Friends Increase Physical ActivityMarch 13th, 2015
Social network of friendships is very important in influencing children to get involved with physical activities.
Expanding Sports Concussion Laws Ensures Children Appropriate CareMarch 13th, 2015
Concussion laws must include summer camps, travel teams and all-star teams to help children who suffer head injuries get appropriate care and education.
Infants’ Environments Determine Adult’s HeightMarch 13th, 2015
Plasticity in human development like environmental conditions influences our growth and height.
Flu Comes Only Twice in a Decade for an AdultMarch 13th, 2015
Flu infections become less frequent as immunity builds up overtime and our immunity changes as we encounter different strains of the virus.
Does Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21 Prevent Lifelong Addiction?March 13th, 2015
If people started smoking during their adolescence, it would be harder for them to quit later and by raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes would help save lives.
Poor Heart Health: A Risk Factor for Dementia, Alzheimer’s DiseaseMarch 12th, 2015
People with decreased heart function, with less blood leaving the heart, were more likely to develop memory loss over the follow-up period.
Children of Divorced Parents More Likely to Drink Sugar-sweetened BeveragesMarch 12th, 2015
Maintaining family routines could help divorced families avoid “quick fix” in dealing with stress such as drinking sugar-sweetened beverages.
Does High-salt Diet Protect Against Invading Microbes?March 12th, 2015
The study shows that salt could have potential healing benefits of defending the body against microbial infections.
Marijuana Causes Allergic ReactionsMarch 12th, 2015
Marijuana is an allergen that causes allergic responses and people should be informed about it especially to marijuana users.
Caution on Pregnant Women with Asthma in Antibiotic UseMarch 12th, 2015
Pregnant women with asthma should not use antibiotics when it is not caused by bacterial infection and and should work with their allergist for a healthy outcome.
Sedative Does Not Improve Patient’s Experience After SurgeryMarch 12th, 2015
Treating anxiety does not influence the patient’s feeling of satisfaction after surgery.
Parents Should be Aware of the Risks of Giving Peanuts to Babies and InfantsMarch 12th, 2015
ACS releases comments on the issue and the risks of feeding babies and infants with peanuts.
Stress during Unemployment Increased Mortality and Poor HealthMarch 12th, 2015
Stress plays a pathological role during unemployment due to loss of status and social support and damaged the health due to psychological stress.
No to Behavior-calming Drugs for Alzheimer PatientsMarch 12th, 2015
Non-drug approaches should be the first choice in treating Alzheimer patients which actually works better and have fewer risks.
Education May Lessen Drinking Problems Among College Student but TemporarilyMarch 12th, 2015
Students reported drinking less after counseling but went back to their usual habit a year later which requires colleges to implement intervention boosters to maintain effects.
Obese Adolescents More Likely to Have High Blood PressureMarch 12th, 2015
There is a need to address childhood obesity which more likely to obese as adults and at risk to get adult health problems.
Death of a Spouse Misdiagnosed as DepressionMarch 12th, 2015
Doctors must look at the other key symptoms such as loneliness not in depression in general to prevent the development of full-fledged depression.
Cancer Treatment Spending Increases Yet Saves Fewer LivesMarch 12th, 2015
People survive not because in the advancement of treatment but more likely to be the result of successful prevention and screening.
Dengue Fever Undiagnosed, Misdiagnosed as Malaria in West AfricaMarch 12th, 2015
The over-prescribing of anti-malarial drugs to a misdiagnosed dengue fever creates drug resistance which is now spreading across Southeast Asia.
Lyme Disease Mimics Other DiseasesMarch 12th, 2015
Lyme disease shows uncommon set of symptoms which is why it was called “chameleon disease” by doctors.
People with Pain Report Lack of SleepMarch 11th, 2015
Good sleep habits are important to enjoy life overall especially those with acute pain.
Why Brain Cancer Patients Develop Resistance to TreatmentsMarch 11th, 2015
Blocking the activation of Akt3, which increased DNA repairs, may help prevent cancer treatment resistance.
Anxious People Have Tougher Time in Making DecisionsMarch 11th, 2015
Pupils dilate especially in tense environment which explains why anxious people find it hard to pick up clues to avoid bad outcome.
Hot Flashes Remain Troublesome for Some WomenMarch 11th, 2015
Women who are bothered with their menopause symptoms are encouraged to seek treatment and know that they have many options to treat their hot flashes.
Deficient Protein that Moves Glucose Across Brain Worsens Alzheimer’s DiseaseMarch 10th, 2015
Targeting the protein may slow or prevent Alzheimer’s in getting worse.
Conducted Tests in Diagnosing Chronic Kidney Disease UnnecessaryMarch 10th, 2015
Doctors must have evidence-based, targeted approach to reduce cost and to be more efficient in their diagnosis and treatment.
Teenagers Increasing E-cigarette UseMarch 10th, 2015
E-cigarette sellers online failed to verify the age of buyers which needs stricter enforcement of laws.
Male and Female Students Both Impacted by Teen Dating ViolenceMarch 10th, 2015
The study suggest efforts or programs to prevent teen dating violence not only in males but also in females.
Basal Cell Carcinoma Drug Linked to Cancer Regression, Taste LossMarch 9th, 2015
The drug blocks HH pathway which is active within and around the taste buds which affects the taste bud structure and function.
Peanut Consumption Reduced Total Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease MortalityMarch 9th, 2015
Nuts are rich in nutrients which are good to our cardiovascular health.
Passing Down of Metabolic Disease Starts From GrandparentsMarch 9th, 2015
The impact of essential nutrients cannot be measured at birth but have long-term impacts that can be passed down to generations.
Resiliency of Cancer Cells Due to Mitochondrial ‘Shield’March 9th, 2015
VIF, a protein called “vimentin”, protects the cancer cell’s center of energy called mitochondria which helps the cells resist assault or helps to recover quickly.
Anticholinergic Drugs May Cause Pneumonia in Elderly AdultsMarch 9th, 2015
The anticholinergic drugs are considered as good bronchodilators which may raise the risk of lung infections and probably pneumonia.
Synthetic Marijuana Use Poses Risk to TeensMarch 9th, 2015
The synthetic marijuana is not a safe alternative but a gateway drug to natural marijuana and other illicit drugs.
On-Board School Bus Filtration System Reduces Pollutants, Protects CommutersMarch 9th, 2015
The HECA system protects 25 million American children from vehicle pollution while commuting school buses.
Treadmill Fitness Test Predicts Death and SurvivalMarch 9th, 2015
The fitness test helps indicate the death risk of those who take the test and hopefully inspire people to increase exercise.
Cardiac Surgery Improves Emotional Wellbeing of Mitral Regurgitation PatientsMarch 9th, 2015
Surgeons investigate further if the patient’s improved mental health will continue and if the impact received is the result of the restoration or effect of surgical intervention.
Bloodletting Among Cardiac Surgery Patients Increase Risk of AnemiaMarch 8th, 2015
Patients should be empowered to ask doctors if the testing is necessary to avoid possible complications during surgery.
MS Patients Want to Know Physician-Pharma Industry Financial RelationshipMarch 8th, 2015
Majority of the MS patients believed disclosure of physician-pharma relationships was important to avoid potential conflict of interest.
Urine Test Leads to Better Treatment of Bladder CancerMarch 8th, 2015
Measuring the urinary EGFR and EpCAM will fast-track the investigation and treatment of patients who are suffering from bladder cancer.
Suicides Rates Rising in Older US AdultsMarch 8th, 2015
Increasing rates of middle-aged suicides are associated with financial distress and access to mental health services should be considered in economic crises.
Exposure to Chemicals Make People ObeseMarch 8th, 2015
Human exposure to chemicals or other pollutants evoke an increase in body fat and contribute to the development of heart disease.
People with Untreated Depression Find it Hard to “Shake it Off”March 8th, 2015
Depressed people release less opioids in their brain cells and boosting their opioid response will help them reduce their social stress.
Women Veterans More Likely to be Depressed, Obese than MenMarch 5th, 2015
The findings show that gender differences matter in heart disease and how women respond differently to it.
Benefits and Differences Between Short, High Intensity and Longer, Lower Intensity WorkoutsMarch 5th, 2015
Both workouts reduce abdominal obesity but only the high intensity workout has the ability to reduce glucose levels.
Urine Test: Identify Heart Failure Patients At Risk of Kidney InjuryMarch 5th, 2015
Urine test helps doctors assess patients’ risk and create strategies during the admission and discharge.
Diabetes Screening during Dental Visits Using Oral BloodMarch 5th, 2015
Using the opportunity of dental visits as a time to monitor glucose of at-risk patients which would help in maintaining their health.
Satellite Data Helps Better Understand Africa’s Climate ChangesMarch 5th, 2015
Some parts of African regions now receive far less rainfall than they did ten years ago and while other places have become greener due to increased rainfall.
Can Drinking Coffee Lowers Risk of Developing MS?March 4th, 2015
According to the study, people who didn’t drink coffee will more likely to develop MS than those who drink four or more cups a day.
Mosquitoes’ Reproductive Traits Linked to its Capacity to Transmit MalariaMarch 4th, 2015
The identification of the factors combined with existing mosquito control technologies will help boost in the effectivity of controlling malaria.
Effect of Neighborhood Supermarket on Children’s DietsMarch 4th, 2015
Supermarkerts influence the food choices of children and their families and further research is needed if availability of healthy retail outlets can improve their diet.
Chemotherapy Before a Breast Cancer Operation has Higher Rates of Breast ConservationMarch 4th, 2015
The pre-surgery chemotherapy has many advantages both for the surgeons and patients.
Patients with Persistent Insomnia More Likely to DieMarch 4th, 2015
People with persistent insomnia have increase levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), an independent risk factor for mortality.
Link between Back Pain and Depression StudiedMarch 4th, 2015
Research continues if common genetic factors leads people to develop both low back pain and depression.
Confusions among Emergency Care Providers in Interpreting End-of-life Care DocumentsMarch 4th, 2015
The researchers call for continued research, standards and education to meet a common or correct understanding of the patients’ choices.
Caution in Using Anesthetics in ChildrenMarch 4th, 2015
Anesthesia had an impact on a child’s developing brain and experts recommend avoiding anesthetics for children three years and under unless needed.
Pancreatic Cancer Patients May Benefit fro Personalized TreatmentMarch 4th, 2015
Some pancreatic cancer patients posses a strong angiogenic gene signature which could benefit from personalized treatment.
Prisoners Lack Mental Health CareMarch 4th, 2015
Providing mental health treatment to the prisoners helps the prisoner not to relapse back into their criminal behavior and makes the community safer.
Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Pregnancy and Perinatal OutcomesMarch 3rd, 2015
Pregnant women who had undergone bariatric surgery should be given special care from the maternal heath services knowing its risk.
People with ADHD Have Lower Life ExpectancyMarch 3rd, 2015
Early identification and treatment can prevent people with ADHD die prematurely due to accidents.
Causes of Childhood Community-acquired Pneumonia StudiedMarch 3rd, 2015
Viral infections are the common cause of pneumonia in children which shows a need to find ways to reduce the severity of the virus.
Transplant Surgeons Suffer BurnoutMarch 3rd, 2015
Researchers are trying to understand what contributes to the development of burnout to create interventions to prevent it.
One-minute Frailty Assessment Predicts Patient’s Post-operation RecoveryMarch 3rd, 2015
Taking a one-minute frailty assessment is important because frail patients tend to be at a higher risk of having complications after a major operation.
Sleeping More than 8 Hours a Day Increased Risk of StrokeMarch 3rd, 2015
Researchers call for further study to examine the link between sleeping longer than average and risk of stroke.
Underage Drinkers Consuming Supersized Flavored Alcoholic Drinks At RiskMarch 3rd, 2015
Health practitioners and policymakers must work together to keep the beverages away from youth who will experience dangerous consequences from consumption.
Susac Syndrome, Unusual and Rare Disease UnderdiagnosedMarch 3rd, 2015
The syndrome is often misdiagnosed in patients in acute confusional states and who have problems with hearing and eyesight.
Emulsifiers, a Food Additive, Promote Development of DiseasesMarch 3rd, 2015
Emulsifiers are partially responsible for the disturbance and the increased incidence of these diseases.
Modern Material Lifestyles No Longer SustainableMarch 3rd, 2015
People are encourage to redefine the meaning of prosperity and connect back with communities, family and nature to improve both health and community.
Teens’ Glucose Responses Influenced by their Breakfast HabitsMarch 3rd, 2015
Habitual breakfast skippers should start eating breakfast with more protein or about 30 grams to improve in glycemic control.
Oat-based based Breakfast Cereals May Be Contaminated with MoldsMarch 3rd, 2015
Scientist warned that oat breakfast cereals need to be closely monitored to protect the health of the consumers.
Children Spending More than Two Hours a Day Watching TV Likely to have High Blood Pressure by 30%March 3rd, 2015
Experts recommend that children must have physical activities more than one hour a day to avoid the risk of developing high blood pressure.
Women Likely to Perceive Risk in Using Drugs than MenMarch 3rd, 2015
Cannabis regulations have the potential to impact perceived risk of cannabis use that will influence a person to use it or not.
Parents Warned Not to Use Melatonin Drug for Children with Sleep ProblemsMarch 3rd, 2015
Providing melatonin supplements to children may result in serious side effects as children gets older.
Meditation: Effective Treatment for Chronic Neck PainMarch 2nd, 2015
Meditation has unique benefits in reducing the pain and pain-related “bothersomeness” of those who suffers chronic neck pain.
Experts Criticise Misleading Views About B Vitamins’ No Role in Alzheimer’s Disease PreventionMarch 2nd, 2015
The researchers call for a definitive trial whether the treatment can slow down the deterioration of people having Alzheimer’s disease.
Snus Likely to Increased Risk of Alcohol DependencyMarch 2nd, 2015
Snus should be seriously discussed in the general public especially how it affects people’s health.
Understanding the Roots of SchizophreniaMarch 2nd, 2015
Human Accelerated Regions or HARs may play an important role in regulating genes found to be linked to schizophrenia and other mental diseases.
Eyelash Length Keeps Eyes HealthyMarch 2nd, 2015
Eyelashes start funneling dust into the eyes when the length is greater than one-third.
Short Hospital Stay for Hip Fracture Increased Risk of DeathMarch 2nd, 2015
Decreased hospital stay reduces opportunities for patients to be rehabilitated and limit the access to medical staff preventing patients to recover from the surgery.
Robotic Prosthetic Hand Controlled by MindMarch 2nd, 2015
The findings opens new doors in prosthetic systems which do not exist in previous studies.
High-energy Breakfast and Low-Energy Dinner for People with Type 2 DiatebesMarch 2nd, 2015
Eating a high energy breakfast and a low energy dinner improves glucose balance and prevents complications of type 2 diabetes.
Younger Women Die from Heart Disease than MenMarch 2nd, 2015
Women have higher mortality rates than men due to younger women’s failure of recognizing the symptoms of an impending heart attack.
Tumor Location Affecting Survival of Colorectal Cancer PatientsMarch 2nd, 2015
Patients had left-sided primary tumors have better survival outcomes than those with right-sided tumors.
Mentally-ill Patients Never Told to Exercise from Health Care ProvidersMarch 2nd, 2015
Clinicians must educate mentally-ill patients about the benefits of a healthy diet and physical activity.
Rural Teen Girls Likely to have Undiagnosed Asthma, DepressedMarch 2nd, 2015
Depression will be the possible reason why teen girls are not able to get treatment from their asthma.
Weight Gain Guidance for Pregnant Women with ObesityMarch 2nd, 2015
Pregnant women with obesity have increased risk of pregnancy complications and are advised not to gain any weight until mid-pregnancy or later.
Potential Hazards of Taking Anti-Clotting MedicationsMarch 2nd, 2015
The study indicated that there was increased risk of bleeding and cardiovascular events while using anti-clotting medications.
Genes Role in Peanut AllergiesMarch 2nd, 2015
Researchers are looking for clues what may cause changes in DNA methylation levels that make people susceptible to peanut allergies.
Garlic Helps Fight Infection in People with Cystic FibrosisMarch 2nd, 2015
Allicin which is naturally produced by garlic inhibits the growth of infectious bacteria that is highly resistant to most antibiotics.
Exercise Inhibits Development of Diabetic CardiomyopathyMarch 2nd, 2015
Exercise training stimulates anti-oxidant from skeletal muscle which provides protection against diabetic heart condition.
March 2015 NewsletterMarch 1st, 2015
by Lilian Mustelier
25 Facts About VaccinesMarch 1st, 2015
What do the FACTS really show about vaccinations?