Download PDF As 2017 arrives, many of us are thinking about the healthy lifestyle changes we want to make for the coming year. Do you plan to exercise more? Lose weight? Quit smoking? How about cutting down on alcohol intake? While that last question may have prompted a highly resistant shake of the head from […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Scalp tenderness is a fairly common complaint, linked with several medical conditions that affect lots of people. Migraines, tension headaches, and autoimmune disorders like psoriasis can all cause the scalp to become inflamed, irritated, and painful. Sunburns, rashes, wounds, and insect bites also commonly cause scalp tenderness. Most cases of scalp tenderness clear […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new study shows that psychosocial risk factors that impact a person\’s ability to cope with chronic stress are associated with significantly higher readmission rates and longer hospital stays among blood cancer patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). This, says, researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF To prevent future cases of asbestos-related disease, Canada should institute a time-specific ban on asbestos use in Canada and support a global ban, states a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Asbestos causes mesothelioma as well as lung, larynx and ovarian cancer. \”The tragic legacy of asbestos exposure, even among individuals who […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international sampling of adults living with them. \”We found that a child having fun was a much greater indicator of how likely he or she […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new study of more than 440 parents and their preschoolers offers insight into why some parents who binge eat also may try to restrict their children\’s food intake, placing their children at higher risk for unhealthy eating habits and weight problems. Parents who reported feeling distress when their child was angry, crying […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a brain disorder that involves inattention, hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, or all three. The individual may find it hard to remain focused, and they may face challenges with organizational skills. They may find it hard to remember or to follow instructions, and this can lead to seemingly careless mistakes […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Ibrutinib could be promising new option for patients who don\’t respond to corticosteroid treatment. A late-breaking abstract being presented during the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego shows patients who experience graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after stem cell transplantation that is not resolved by corticosteroid treatment may […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new survey finds that homeopathic medicines are primarily used by a small segment of the U.S. population for common, self-limited conditions such as the common cold or back pain. The report published in the American Journal of Public Health also finds that homeopathy users, particularly those who also report visiting homeopathic practitioners, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In Cell and associated journals, 24 research studies from the landmark BLUEPRINT project and IHEC consortia reveal how variation in blood cells\’ characteristics and numbers can affect a person\’s risk of developing complex diseases such as heart disease, and autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes. The papers, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 2, 2017 at 1:21 AM Placentophagy–maternal consumption of the placenta–has become increasingly prevalent in the past decade among women seeking to promote health and healing during the postpartum period. But how much do clinicians or patients really know about the potential positive and negative health effects associated with this practice? A new […]Continue Reading ...
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Download PDF Nasal congestion is a very common condition. In fact, most people get a stuffy nose from time to time. Nasal congestion can develop when the blood vessels inside the nose become inflamed and the nasal tissues swell. Excess mucus drainage may also occur with a stuffy nose. This article will look at eight […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The number of patients referred to the hospital for an unnecessary endoscopy could be cut by nearly a third if an additional test that can be carried out by a GP could be incorporated, according to new research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. This new diagnostic strategy for patients suspected […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In 2010, scientists in Italy reported that a woman and her daughter showed a puzzling array of disabilities, including epilepsy and cleft palate. The mother had previously lost a 15-day-old son to respiratory failure, and the research team noted that the mother and daughter were missing a large chunk of DNA on their […]Continue Reading ...
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