Archive for May, 2015 : Misdiagnoses Lead to Increased Risk of Incorrect Antibiotic UseMay 28th, 2015
Clinicians must have tools and strategies to prevent inappropriate diagnoses and incorrect distribution of antibiotics to patients leading to possible antibiotic resistance and others.
Patients Want to Take a More Active Role in Health-Care DecisionsMay 28th, 2015
Decision-support tools must be revised and present all information needed for patients so as to actively participate in the surgical decision-making process.
Meditation Promotes Adaptive BehaviorMay 28th, 2015
Meditation promotes behavior depending on its type creating an effect different from the other type.
Shiftworkers Experiencing Health DisparitiesMay 28th, 2015
Employers must provide healthcare interventions such as sleep to shiftworkers to address and adverse metabolic consequences due to lack of sleep.
Many Children with Asthma Unknowingly Sensitive to PeanutsMay 28th, 2015
Researchers discover that many children with asthma have sensitivity to peanut which they are trying to discover the link between asthma and peanut allergies.
Electronic Cigarette Flavorings Toxic to Lung Cells at Higher DosesMay 28th, 2015
The public must be informed about the ingredients of e-cigarettes, the effects of these ingredients and its cause.
Curing Hepatitis C Reduce AbsenteeismMay 27th, 2015
Curing Hepatitis C impacts society especially in economy which an invitation to create effective treatment to patients.
People with High Salt Diet Delay in Reaching PubertyMay 27th, 2015
Researchers warn people with high salt diet to be aware of its negative effect on their reproductive health.
Omega-3: Answer for Childhood Behavioral ProblemsMay 27th, 2015
Omega-3 have long-term neurodevelopmental effects that reduces behavior problems in children.
Phage Transferring Antimicrobial ResistanceMay 27th, 2015
Phages must be brought out as a concern for food production units, hospital and clinics.
June 2015 NewsletterMay 26th, 2015
by Lilian Mustelier
Thunder God Vine: Potential Obesity TreatmentMay 26th, 2015
The compound found in the vine enhances the appetite-suppressing hormone called leptin but researchers warn that the plant could be dangerous to humans if consumed.
Less Than An Hour of Physical Activity Lowers Risk Death in Elderly MenMay 25th, 2015
Thirty minutes of physical activity is good for elderly men which reduces their risk of death.
New Blood Test Reveals Impact of Radiation to Victims Within 24 HoursMay 25th, 2015
The blood test helps facilitate medical intervention and improve survival of victims of radiation accidents.
Men with Asthma History Have Lower Risk of Developing Prostate CancerMay 25th, 2015
There are many different reasons why asthma is not linked to prostate cancer but research still continues about the immune cells in prostate.
Improved Fire and Evacuation Safety Saves Lives in MinesMay 25th, 2015
The research increased fire safety and evacuation safety of mining personnel which could help save lives.
Active Patients Have Better Survival After ICD ImplantationMay 25th, 2015
Activity must be used not only as predicting outcomes but as guides to improve outcomes of the patients.
Cancer Patients’ Information Needs Differ Depending on the Cancer TypeMay 22nd, 2015
Understanding the needs of the cancer survivors will help the clinicians better address the physical and emotional issues of their patients.
Modest Exercise Found Beneficial to the ElderlyMay 22nd, 2015
Elderly people are encourage to take low doses of physical activity to reduce the risk of death during retirement.
Pharmacists Help Patients with Uncontrolled HypertensionMay 22nd, 2015
Clinical pharmacists will help in educate their patients how to decrease their blood pressure.
Olympic Athletes Have High Prevalence of Cardiovascular DiseaseMay 22nd, 2015
Doctors advise athletes to visit their sports medicine doctor or the GP beforehand to make sure they are completely healthy before joining the competition.
Vitamin E Protects Lungs From Air PollutionMay 21st, 2015
More study is needed to pinpoint which particulate pollution damage the lungs or which vitamins best reduce the level of lung damage.
Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal DevelopmentMay 21st, 2015
Alcohol permanently alters gene regulation at a very early stage of the developing embryo.
Vitamin D linked to Better Survival of CatsMay 21st, 2015
Adding Vitamin D to a cat’s dietary improved their survival and which could help in the vitamin D supplements in people.
Antipsychotic Medication in Pregnant Women Does Not Put Additional RiskMay 20th, 2015
Women are reassured the safety of taking antipsychotic drugs during their pregnancy but scientists suggest more research of their long-term impact for the fetus.
Many Probiotics Contain Traces of GlutenMay 20th, 2015
Consumers must pay attention to gluten-free labeling on products and protect people with celiac disease.
Yoga Has Opposite Effect on the Brain as Does Chronic PainMay 20th, 2015
Yoga practitioners has more gray matter and it increases during the duration of yoga practice.
Severe Kidney Injury During PregnancyMay 20th, 2015
Severe kidney injury happens in healthy pregnant women and twice as likely to women with pre-pregnancy complications.
Nerves Make Cancers PainfulMay 20th, 2015
Scientists discover that nerves play a role in metastasis and contributes in cancer pain which would help in the improvent of treatment and pain management.
dentifying Treatment Procedures to Improve Oral Cavity Cancer SurvivalMay 20th, 2015
Neck dissection and treatment at academic or research institutions are found to have contributed to the survival of patients with oral cavity cancer.
Sound Waves Could Detect Minor FracturesMay 19th, 2015
Ultrasound is a good alternative to radiation and reliable and cheap way to detect minor fractures.
Researchers Developed the Noninvasive Detection Of Early Stage Liver CancerMay 18th, 2015
The new agent is much safer with reduced metal toxicity and more accurate which can help create the development of new therapies and effective tumor monitoring.
Stress Management Techniques Help Cancer PatientsMay 18th, 2015
Patients who had undergone the interventions experienced calmness before and during procedures in which reducing their stress and anxiety.
Common Hospital Soap: Prevent Hospital-Acquired InfectionsMay 18th, 2015
Bathing patients in a common hospital soap prevents transmission of diseases and improves patient care.
Smartphone Use Interferes ExerciseMay 18th, 2015
The use of smartphones during exercise causes reduction in exercise intensity thus reducing the health benefits.
Persistent Depression May Increase Stroke RiskMay 18th, 2015
More research are needed to understand if there is a link between depression and stroke and if it reduces stroke risk if depression is treated.
Advanced MRI Scans Predict People at Risk of SchizophreniaMay 15th, 2015
The new scanning methods provide insights how brain wiring makes a person vulnerable of schizophrenia and possibly predict people at risk of the disorder.
Female Military Dependents At Higher Risk of Eating DisordersMay 15th, 2015
The findings show the unique vulnerability of military dependents in which they faced additional stressors than civilian dependents.
Cancer Therapies During Childhood May Increase Obesity Risk During Their YouthMay 15th, 2015
Identifying patients at risk of being obese may help patients maximize their treatment but at the same time minimized the risk of long-term complications.
Marginalisation of Fat Women: Online Bloggers Opposed Anti-Fat ConceptionsMay 15th, 2015
Bloggers urged people not trust perceived cultural beliefs but to acknowledge that diversity is normal.
Long Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs May Found to be HarmfulMay 14th, 2015
The benefits and harms of psychiatric drugs must be reevaluated and must be applied to individual patients.
People with Psychosis Have High Levels of Cardiovascular RiskMay 14th, 2015
Research is urgently needed to help people with psychosis to reduce the possibility of having cardiovascular diseases and promote health lifestyle.
World Food Security Increasingly UnstableMay 14th, 2015
Availability and accessibility of food must be sustained to meet the demands of the society.
Increased Cardiorespiratory Fitness May Delay Increase of High Cholesterol LevelsMay 14th, 2015
Improving cardiorespiratory fitness levels may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
Frequent Attenders of Emergency Care May Result to Mortality or ReadmissionMay 13th, 2015
Frequent users are high risk group which needs to be addressed immediately as one of important issues in emergency care.
Healthy Lifestyle Before and After Diagnosis of Bowel Cancer Improves SurvivalMay 13th, 2015
The lifestyle recommendations for cancer prevention are the same recommendations given to cancer survivors about this kind of lifestyle.
Fish Oil Reverses the Harmful Effects of DiabetesMay 13th, 2015
Fish oil supplements improve nerve health in terms of density and sensory signal transmission and restore the condition of nerves.
Early Palliative Care Inpatient Consultation for Elderly Reduce Hospital AdmissionsMay 13th, 2015
Improving palliative care principles for geriatric patients could improve care, decrease the no. of hospital stays and cost and extend life for the elderly.
Electronic Health Records Do Not Help Ischemic Stroke PatientsMay 13th, 2015
The records must be a support to provide a better quality of care to patients.
Gender Disparities Still Happening in Medical Education PositionsMay 12th, 2015
Salary disparities must be addressed despite gender differences in medical education field.
Majority of Parents Perceive Their Kids as “About the Right Weight”May 12th, 2015
Effective strategies must be made to create discussions between doctors and parents regarding the appropriate weight for their children.
Using Fresh Whole Blood in Heart Patients Reduce Blood LossMay 12th, 2015
Limiting donor exposures from the beginning may reduce long-term complications from blood transfusions.
Pregnant Women Who Gains More Weight Likely to Have An Overweight ChildMay 12th, 2015
Doctors must advise pregnant mothers to control their weight gain, avoid unhealthy habits and engage in moderate exercise during pregnancy.
Simple Thermometer-Like Device Helps Diagnose Heart AttacksMay 12th, 2015
Scientists developed a simple device that could help diagnose heart attacks and would be affordable for by low and middle-income communities.
Analysing Metabolites in Blood Could Help Predict Child’s Outcome After Heart SurgeryMay 11th, 2015
Measuring some molecules in the blood helps identify children who might struggle after surgery and which doctors can provide early treatment.
Pathologist’s Role in the Measles or Influenza DiagnosisMay 11th, 2015
The intervention of the pathologist in the diagnosis helps prevent the spread of the said virus.
Feelings Matter During DietingMay 11th, 2015
Diet planning should be broadly based on thoughts and feelings to be successful.
Allergens Sensitivity Associated to Early Air Pollution Exposure During InfancyMay 11th, 2015
Determining the environmental pollutants that affect the development of allergies would help create preventable therapies for children.
Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Are at Increased Risk of Surprise Heart AttackMay 8th, 2015
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis need to be informed of their possibility to have cardiovascular disease to prevent and reduce mortality.
Chickenpox Virus Can Cause Stroke in HIV PatientsMay 8th, 2015
Hemorrhagic stroke may be common in patients with compromised immune systems especially those who have varicella-zoster virus that remain dormant in their body.
New Test to Predict Sudden Cardiac Death in Hemodialysis PatientsMay 8th, 2015
Hemodialysis patients have latent ischaemic heart diseases which reduces blood flow to the heart making it difficult to predict a heart attack in the future.
Frailty Among Elderly with Heart Disease Predicts the Risk of Heart AttackMay 8th, 2015
Frailty assessment must integrate in assessing the vulnerability of the older people especially those with cardiovascular disease.
Patients with Gastrointestinal Tumors Will Likely to Develop Other CancersMay 8th, 2015
Patients with GIST are advised for additional screenings to check for possible illnesses that they may contract.
Americans Demand Healthier New U.S. Diet GuidelinesMay 7th, 2015
America’s industry influenced food pyramid and dietary guidelines have resulting is soaring rates of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It is time that the Feds start giving better advice on nutrition.
Consciousness Does Not Compute, Says Korean ScientistMay 7th, 2015
Finally, a scientist who is willing to tell the truth about human consciousness and artificial intelligence.
Early Identification of Speech and Hearing Impairments May Prevent Hearing LossMay 7th, 2015
It is very important to get screened if there are already suspicions of hearing loss to prevent further or permanent hearing loss.
Older Patients Willing to be Screened for DementiaMay 7th, 2015
Understanding the patient’s attitude about the risk and benefits of early identification of dementia helps check possible screening barriers.
Reduce Risk of Food Poisoning by Using Wipes in the KitchenMay 7th, 2015
Cleaning up after unwrapping and/or preparing poultry meat with disinfectant wipes could protect people from the risk of Campylobacter food poisoning.
Young Athletes With ACL Surgery Need Second Surgery Later OnMay 7th, 2015
Further research is needed to avoid young athletes to undergo second surgery and determine factors associating the injury and surgery.
Seminal Fluid Linked to the Development of EndometriosisMay 7th, 2015
The exposure of endometrium to seminal fluid contributes to the progression of the disease and researchers are thinking of modifications of sexual activity to lower the risk.
Understanding the Health Benefits of CoffeeMay 6th, 2015
The coffee acts as an antioxidant under certain condition which will help stabilise free radicals.
Guidelines Needed to Reduce Risk of Foodborne Illness in School, Community GardensMay 6th, 2015
Educating the gardeners or giving formal training may help them limit the risk of exposure to foodborne pathogens.
Teens Mixing Alcohol with Energy Drinks Likely to be at Risk of Alcohol Use DisorderMay 5th, 2015
Mixed use of alcohol and energy drinks may developed into abusive drinking behaviors which may lead to injury and even death.
Vigorous Physical Activity May Lower Risk for Non-Hodgkin LymphomaMay 5th, 2015
Researchers are planning to investigate further if physical activity influences the risk for different types of NHL in different ways.
Prolonged Statin Use Reduces Lung Cancer DeathMay 5th, 2015
Patients who used statins in the year before the diagnosis had significant reduction in lung cancer deaths.
Replacing Sugary Drink With Water or Unsweetened Tea or Coffee Lowers Risk of DiabetesMay 5th, 2015
The study offers suggestions of alternative healthy drinks and to reduce consumption of sweet beverages to lower the risk of developing diabetes.
Short-Term Debt Increases Depressive SymptomsMay 5th, 2015
Researchers are suggesting for another research if reducing the short-term debt can help ease depression.
Cooling Woman’s Uterus Can Reduce C-Section Blood LossMay 4th, 2015
Cold temperatures make some smooth muscles in the uterus contract which will help stop the bleeding.
Stabilizers Protect Urinary Tract InfectionsMay 4th, 2015
Administrating HIF-1alpha stabilizers directly into the bladder protected against UPEC infection and the invasion of bladder cells was reduced.
Vitamin D Toxicity Rare in People Taking the SupplementsMay 4th, 2015
Vitamin D toxicity is one of the rarest medical cases which usually happens if it is taken above limit of IOM-recommended vitamin D supplementation.
Aspirin Lowers Risk of Colorectal CancerMay 4th, 2015
Aspirin normalizes the expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) which is overexpressed during the development of colorectal cancer.
Obama: Don’t Betray Americans with TPPMay 2nd, 2015
Good Eating Habits Must Start EarlyMay 1st, 2015
Parents are encouraged to be positively involved in the eating habits of their children as well as the community.
Extended Periods of Sitting Each Day Increased Risk of Early DeathMay 1st, 2015
Light intensity activities like casual walking, light gardening and cleaning for two minutes each hour lower risk of dying.
Balancing Protein Intake Throughout the Day Supports Weight LossMay 1st, 2015
A moderate increase of protein consumption at each meal can help promote weight and fat losses.
ICU Survivors Have Higher Risk of PTSDMay 1st, 2015
ICU survivors must be given adequate care especially after surviving a critical illness to prevent possible triggers for PTSD.