Archive for June, 2015 : Increasing Number of Diabetics Diagnosed with a Charcot FootJune 30th, 2015
A new alternative technique will help the patients with charcot foot to walk again.
Simultaneous Use of Alcohol and Cannabis Significantly Increases Levels of THC in the BloodJune 30th, 2015
Combination of cannabis and alcohol increases the risk of car accidents.
State Regulations for Indoor Tanning Could Create Policies to Alleviate Skin CancerJune 30th, 2015
Legislations may produce comprehensive national policies to prevent and reduce skin cancer caused by indoor tanning.
July 2015 NewsletterJune 29th, 2015
by Lilian Mustelier
Autism and Rare Childhood Speech Disorder Often Go Hand-in-handJune 28th, 2015
Ongoing apraxia assessment must be made for children with autism which can be improved if there is early intervention.
False Breast Cancer Alarm Causes Stress, DepressionJune 28th, 2015
False-positive mammograms which brings psychological consequences in women must be reduced through reassessing the mammography screening programme.
Patient Awake During Endoscopic Removal of Spinal TumorJune 28th, 2015
Under local anesthesia, patient can report to her surgeon the sensations during the surgery which cannot be achieved during general anesthesia.
Linalyl Acetate: Common Cause of Contact AllergyJune 28th, 2015
Linalyl acetate is not listed in EU Cosmetics Directive and considered as mildly allergenic but when merged to oxygen, it will react and form into allergenic hydroperoxides.
Scorpion Venom Identified as Possible Toxic Effects Against Cancer CellsJune 28th, 2015
Researchers are looking for the specific peptides that are responsible for the death of certain cancer cells.
Mental Health Access Not Equal Especially in Communities with DisparitiesJune 28th, 2015
Mental health care must be improved and be accessible by teens especially those in racial and ethnic communities.
Blame the Bacteria for Your Toddler’s TemperamentJune 26th, 2015
Microbes from the gastrointestinal tracts of toddlers have an impact on their behavior especially the boys.
Mediterranean Diet Could Cut Risk of Womb CancerJune 26th, 2015
Women who followed the Mediterranean diet by eating between seven and nine of the beneficial food groups lowered their risk of womb cancer.
Changing the DNA May Help in Treating Cocaine AddictionJune 26th, 2015
Injecting the drug RG108 after long withdrawal from cocaine stops addictive behavior and may cure the person from addiction.
High Measures of “Good Cholesterol” Had Few Heart Attacks, Heart DiseaseJune 26th, 2015
The ability of HDL to remove fat from artery walls creates a better target for companies to develop drugs that boost HDL levels to prevent heart disease risk.
Psychiatrist Recommends Reclassifying Psychedelic DrugsJune 26th, 2015
Psychedelics are neither harmful or addictive compared with other controlled substances and should be reclassified to enable an assessment of their therapeutic potential.
Study Finds Wooded Areas More Valuable Without TreesJune 26th, 2015
Cleared landscape lessens warming through surface reflectivity which reflects the sun’s energy back into space instead of being absorbed by the surface.
Hip Fracture Drug Treatment: Neither Successful nor Cost EffectiveJune 25th, 2015
Hip fractures have nothing to do with osteoporosis which gives more harm from the effects of drug treatment and a waste of money.
Consuming Greater Quantities of Dietary Fiber Reduces Risk of Developing DiabetesJune 25th, 2015
Dietary fibre helps people maintain their weight which reduces their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Less Alcohol Intake Still Damage the Heart Particularly WomenJune 25th, 2015
Women are more susceptible than men to the damaging effects of alcohol to the heart of elderly people.
Spinal Anesthesia: Simple and Safe Anesthesia for Women Undergoing Cesarean SectionJune 25th, 2015
The single-shot spinal labor analgesia technique using “pencil-point” needle is simpler and safer alternative compared to the neuraxial with high risk of complications.
New Stem-Cell Based Therapy for Skin Blisters Gives Promising ResultsJune 25th, 2015
The therapy not only provides pain relief and reduces severity of the skin condition but improves the quality of life of the patients.
Four Corners Power Plant Forced to Reduce EmmissionsJune 24th, 2015
After decades of suffering the effects of pollution from the coal-fired Four Corners Power Plant, there is finally some hope for the Navajo and surrounding communities.
Research Needed into Common Chemicals that May Cause CancerJune 24th, 2015
Care for the HomeboundJune 24th, 2015
Being a homebound is being trapped and these people need personal assistance like primary care services at home.
Delayed Cord Clamping Lowers the Risk of Iron DeficiencyJune 24th, 2015
Immediate cord clamping and cutting will deprive the baby of an important iron supplement from the umbilical cord which will have serious effect on child’s development.
Measuring Child’s Upper Arm Circumference Is Most Reliable Factor in Diagnosing MalnutritionJune 24th, 2015
Clinicians and community health workers can use the mid-upper arm measurement to detect malnutrition and a guide in nutritional supplementation for children with diarrhea.
E-Cigarette Vapor Found Damaging to the LungsJune 24th, 2015
Nicotine in any form is damaging to the lungs and even non-nicotine-containing e-cig solutions have damaging effect on lung health.
Loving Kindness Meditation Can Improve Young People’s Wellbeing and Mental HealthJune 24th, 2015
Mindfulness improves the wellbeing and mental health in young adolescents which could be used as treatment for stress and depression.
Exposure to Traffic, Rail and Aircraft Noise May Pose Greater Risk of Mid-riff BulgeJune 23rd, 2015
The more sources of noise pollution a person was exposed, the greater the risk of having central obesity.
Obese Teens May Double the Risk of Developing Bowel Cancer in Middle AgeJune 23rd, 2015
Understanding obesity and inflammation, which are both linked of developing bowel cancer, may help to create strategies to prevent such disease.
Motherhood Permanently Alters the Brain, Hormone Therapy Has Variable EffectsJune 23rd, 2015
Estrone-based HT has detrimental effect on cognition and dementia risk in women especially those who have experienced motherhood.
Marijuana Use: Importance of Prevention and Delaying Among TeensJune 23rd, 2015
Teens are among those who are at risk of cannabis use due to the developing nature of their brain.
New Way to Treat and Prevent Diabetes-Associated BlindnessJune 22nd, 2015
Researchers are looking for a drug that can safely block the second protein’s action in patients’ eyes and if combined with the anti-VEGF drugs, it could prevent vision loss.
Frail Patients are at Greater Risk of Readmission or Death After DischargeJune 22nd, 2015
Identifying the at-risk patients can help reduce recurrences and reduce cost due to readmission.
Special Fats in Blood Essential for Brain Growth and FunctionJune 22nd, 2015
LPCs are very important in brain growth and function especially in foetal development and in adult life.
Earthquakes Help Interpret the Brain Activity of Very Premature BabiesJune 22nd, 2015
The new discovery helps doctors identify the criticality of premature babies especially those who need special attention.
Cognitive Impairment: Predictor of Worse Prognosis in Heart Failure PatientsJune 19th, 2015
Patients are recommended to get mild exercise, eat well and drink their medicines to maintain their cognition and to avoid readmission.
Obesity and Mood Disorders and Peripartum CardiomyopathyJune 19th, 2015
Potential treatments for mothers who have PPCM may have some risk to the unborn child and doctors are still investigating therapies to benefit both mother and child.
Parents Are Important in Helping Teenagers Stop Using E-CigarettesJune 19th, 2015
It is important that parents should talk with kids about the dangers of smoking e-cigarettes and create rules and boundaries together to help overcome/avoid addiction.
Normal Skin Carries High Number of Cancer-Associated MutationsJune 19th, 2015
The results of the study showed the potential of how a normal tissue evolved into cancerous cells.
Breastfeeding Plays Protective Role Against PollutantsJune 19th, 2015
The harmful effect of PM2.5 and NO2 atmospheric pollutants disappears in breastfed babies for at least four months.
More Alcohol Sold During HolidaysJune 18th, 2015
Identifying when alcohol are consumed, what group and how much could help in creating intervention to reduced consumption.
Jet Contrails Influence Ground Temperatures, Affect Local ClimateJune 18th, 2015
Weather forecasting must include contrails to help improve temperature forecasts.
Rugby Players’ Exposure to Head Injuries Increased Risk of Neurodegenerative DiseaseJune 18th, 2015
Clinics must be aware of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) which leads to dementia to those who experienced many head injuries.
Study Identifies Barriers That Limit Survivors’ Utilization of Shelter ServicesJune 18th, 2015
Understanding of these barriers would help why women survivors cannot fully utilize the services and improve the services as well.
Heart Rate Measures Could Identify Future Diabetic IndividualsJune 18th, 2015
Faster heart rate could be a marker of getting the disease but not the cause of it.
People Can Be Conditioned Associating Images with Pain ResponsesJune 18th, 2015
Pain responses can be shaped by learning which could take place through unconscious learning.
Mood Instability Occurs in People With Mental Health Disorders, Due to Poor OutcomesJune 17th, 2015
Clinicians should screen patients with mental health disorders for mood instability which also calls for a need to develop strategies to treat the symptoms.
Smokers and Drug Users: Frequent ER VisitorsJune 17th, 2015
The study shed light that patients are not replacing their doctors but they become sicker and have more frequent visits to ERs.
Food Commercials Stimulate Brains of Overweight TeensJune 17th, 2015
Somatomotor simulation is a better intervention to minimize the simulation of unhealthy eating or to promote the simulation of healthy eating.
Parliamentarians should not look on how many jobs does tobacco industry generated for the people but on how many died every year due to cigarette smoking.June 17th, 2015
Parliamentarians should not look on how many jobs does tobacco industry generated for the people but on how many died every year due to cigarette smoking.
Childhood Exposure to Cigarette Smoking Leads to Adult SmokingJune 17th, 2015
Policies should be made to reduce exposure to smoking at home that could be learned by children and harmful to their health.
Bacterial Community in the Genital Tract Could Increase Risk of HIV InfectionJune 16th, 2015
Targeting specific genital bacteria could prevent HIV infection and understanding its impact of differences will have an implications for pregnant women and their infants.
Vitamin E Keeps Muscles HealthyJune 16th, 2015
Vitamin E keeps muscles healthy is by enabling cell membrane repair.
Delivering Dignity in Care with People in Dementia Through Improve NutritionJune 16th, 2015
People with dementia must receive appropriate food and nutrition as part of delivering dignity in care for the people with dementia.
Northern Hemisphere Ice Sheet Collapse 35,000 Years Ago Caused Global Climate ImpactsJune 16th, 2015
The effect of Southern Ocean warming to Antarctica can be use to understand the sensitivity of the massive Antarctic ice sheet to climate change.
Memories Influence Decision-Making for Various FoodsJune 15th, 2015
The study provides an understanding how memory and decision-making are linked together.
Workplace Intervention Creates Positive Influence on Sleep Patterns of Employees’ ChildrenJune 15th, 2015
The intervention helped parents to have more quality time with their children.
Personalized Care At Opthalmologic Visits Doesn’t Improve Glycemic ControlJune 15th, 2015
Researchers suggest more research in new technologies and models of behavioral change is needed to optimize glycemic control.
Pregnant Mothers Exposed to Fine Particulate Air Pollution Increased Risk of Autism to Their OffspringJune 15th, 2015
The public must be vigilant about the need to improve air quality and to protect a child’s life in developing autism.
Afternoon Snacking Aids Appetite Control in TeenagersJune 15th, 2015
Eating high-protein snacks affect teens’ appetite and improve certain aspects of mood and cognitive function.
Rave Attendees Have High Rates of Drug UseJune 12th, 2015
Festival promoters must ensure the safety of the attendees and realistic education initiatives in social media to prevent and know the negative effects in using drugs.
Chronic Gamblers Also Suffer From DepressionJune 12th, 2015
Early prevention programs should target risk factors such as impulsiveness which increasingly lead to being depressed and addicted to gambling.
Insulin-dependent Patients Have Better Glycaemic Control Using Continuous Glucose MonitoringJune 12th, 2015
Real-time CGM improves glycaemic control which hopes to prevent or delay long-term complications to people with type 2 diabetes.
Plastic Baby Teethers Release Endocrine Disrupting ChemicalsJune 12th, 2015
Regulatory agencies must investigate the chemicals present in plastic materials especially in baby cosmetics.
Phages in Chicken Meat Found to Transfer Antibiotic Resistance to BacteriaJune 12th, 2015
Scientists recommend testing therapeutic phages for their ability to understand its role in bacterial evolution.
Risk Prediction Model Helps Identify Urgent Needs of Hepatitis C PatientsJune 11th, 2015
The model helps care and affordable drugs accessible to patients.
Depression Linked With Parkinson’s DiseaseJune 11th, 2015
Depression may be a very early symptom of Parkinson’s disease.
Group Behavioral Therapy Improves Mobility for PAD PatientsJune 11th, 2015
Healthcare providers and patients must recognize the benefits of home-based exercise to prevent mobility loss.
Cold Weather Kills More People Than Hot WeatherJune 11th, 2015
Current public health policies must refocused their minimization of health consequences in heat waves but also in other wide range of temperatures.
Chamomile Associated With Decreased MortalityJune 11th, 2015
Researchers will continue to study the exact pathway why chamomile reduces mortality.
Physicians Play a Key Role in Advising Patient How to Prevent Foodborne IllnessesJune 10th, 2015
Clinicians will help in reducing the occurrence of foodborne illnesses by diagnosing and reporting cases and educating consumer about food safety practices.
COPD Linked With Increased Risk of Cardiovascular DeathJune 10th, 2015
COPD contributes to the increase mortality due to cardiovascular disease and not with increased likehood of having a stroke.
Public Not Informed About the Risk of OverdiagnosisJune 10th, 2015
The people must be informed about the harms as well as benefits of screening including the important harm of overdiagnosis.
Paracetamol Use During Pregnancy May Increase Reproductive Disorders Risk in Male BabiesJune 10th, 2015
Expectant mothers must take the lowest effective dose of painkiller for shortest possible time to avoid reproductive health problems in young boys.
Researchers Collected Saliva to Find the Cause and Cure for StutteringJune 10th, 2015
The study will compare the genetic analysis and the MRI scans that show structural differences in the brains of people who stutter.
Oral Steroids for Herniated Disk Make No Improvement in PainJune 10th, 2015
Patients who received oral steroids have no reported improvement of their pain in their lower extremities but has slight improvement in function.
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Cause Memory ImpairmentJune 9th, 2015
Researchers observed an increased risk of memory loss during the 30 days following the start of the medication of LLD’s.
Duration of Antibiotic Treatment For Abdominal Infections Can be CutJune 9th, 2015
Cutting half the length of antibiotic treatment may not only prevent development of antibiotic-resistant bugs but also lowers the cost and side-effects of patients.
Lower Life Satisfaction Linked to Sleep Onset Delay During MidlifeJune 9th, 2015
Improving one’s satisfaction to life may improve sleep quality.
Restless Legs Syndrome Associated With Development of StrokeJune 9th, 2015
Those who have severe RLS have greater chance to experience stroke.
50 Percent of U.S. Adults Above 60 Years of Age Have Metabolic SyndromeJune 8th, 2015
Greater awareness of the metabolic syndrome and its effect should be done to improve the health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular illness and death.
People With Metabolic Syndrome Likely Facing Cardiovascular MortalityJune 8th, 2015
People with diabetes and high blood pressure increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and younger people with these metabolic syndrome should be aware of the risk.
Women Who Were Having Sons Likely to Develop DiabetesJune 8th, 2015
Baby can help in understanding of mother’s health and predict the risk of her future diseases.
Liquorice Helps Fight Tooth DecayJune 8th, 2015
Trans-chalcone, a chemical found in liquorice, prevents bacteria forming biofilms which harms the teeth.
Common Screening Test for Osteoporosis: Uncommon for Higher-Risk WomenJune 5th, 2015
Health systems should have electronic health records systems to inform providers when screening is needed and when it can be postponed for women at risk.
Psychological Distress Increases Risk of Death of Liver DiseaseJune 5th, 2015
Individuals who are experiencing psychological distress are more likely to die later from liver disease.
Majority of Americans Not Regularly Using SunscreenJune 5th, 2015
Using sunscreen protect oneself from sun’s harmful UV rays and reduces risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Benefit Cognitive Flexibility in At-risk Older AdultsJune 5th, 2015
Consuming omega-3 fatty acids benefits cognitive flexibility which reduces the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Overweight and Obese Mothers Have Significant Impact on Babies’ Immune SystemJune 5th, 2015
Excess weight and gaining a lot of weight during pregnancy lead to a higher risk of potential diseases to children.
Low Levels of Vitamin D Common in Pregnant WomenJune 4th, 2015
Pregnant women must realized the importance of Vitamin D in their health and to avoid problems and complications during pregnancy.
Early Puberty and Slow Growth in Boys Linked to Smoking MarijuanaJune 4th, 2015
The effect of marijuana lead to a better understanding of the dangers of drug abuse on growth and development of children.
Obesity Due to Motor Skill DifficultiesJune 4th, 2015
Poor motor skills by obese people may be linked to brain inflammation which could be a good starting point to develop behavioural strategies to improve motor skills.
Sleep Issues Associated With Alcohol and Marijuana Use for TeensJune 4th, 2015
Parents and those who are involved alcohol and drug prevention efforts must have an understanding of the association of between sleep and substance use.
Immune System Controls the Human Biological Clock During InfectionJune 4th, 2015
The study shows the role of human biological clock when macrophage is exposed to bacteria and provides a new understanding for a broad array of therapies.
Cooling Children After Cardiac Arrest Not EffectiveJune 3rd, 2015
Body-cooling for children after cardiac arrest is not necessary anymore which suggest for better therapies to attend children needs.
New School-Based Program Helps Children with Asthma Reduce AbsenteeismJune 3rd, 2015
The program helps children manage their asthma and stay in school and benefited their parents as well as the healthcare system.
Sever Sepsis: Common Cause of ReadmissionsJune 3rd, 2015
Sever sepsis is one of the common cause of rehospitalization and high cost.
Patients Undergoing Heart Procedure at Risk for Sleep ApneaJune 3rd, 2015
Researcher will continue on their study about the link between sleep apnea and cardiovascular diseases to those who have undergone PCI.
Sleep Apnea Associated With Depression in MenJune 3rd, 2015
Excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep apnea are the most common symptoms of people who are in the onset of depression and must be screened for treatment.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Risk Not Greater for Those Using Medical Marijuana, Prescription OpiodsJune 2nd, 2015
Health care professionals must be knowledgeable about medical cannabis laws and have an open communication between their patients who access to cannabis.
Concussion and Cognitive Aging of Former NFL PlayersJune 1st, 2015
The study will help in the understanding of brain injuries and discover new therapies for those who suffer from brain injuries.