(HealthDay)—After a period of steady decline, homicides and suicides are on the rise again in America, new statistics show. Experts believe the opioid addiction crisis may be at least partly to blame. Researchers tracked data from a national injury-reporting database and found that, especially between 2014 and 2016, the homicide rate climbed sharply for blacks, […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScAugust 3, 2018 A study led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that people exposed to levels of air pollution that are well within UK guidelines have structural changes in the heart that are similar to the remodeling seen in the early stages of heart failure. Image Credit: Toa5 / […]Continue Reading ...
July 5, 2018 In the scramble to bring successful apps for the diagnosis of skin cancer to market there is a concern that a lack of testing is risking public safety, according to research led by the University of Birmingham. The research, outlined at the British Association of Dermatologists’ Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, reviewed the […]Continue Reading ...
June 5, 2018 A new meta-analysis published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases finds that a diet that includes plant protein, fiber, nuts, and plant sterols lowers cholesterol, improves blood pressure, and improves other markers for cardiovascular disease risk. The diet is based on the “Portfolio Diet,” which is a plant-based dietary pattern that […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University of Queensland Researchers comparing the use of two drugs for pregnant women who do not go into labour shortly after their waters break have found both are reasonable options. University of Queensland researcher Dr. Kassam Mahomed compared intravenous oxytocin infusion to prostaglandin gel for women who chose to have their labour induced. Dr. […]Continue Reading ...
A retrospective comparison of two established gout medications suggested that patients receiving probenecid (Probalan) have a lower cardiovascular risk than peers on the standard therapy of allopurinol (Zyloprim), researchers reported from a government-funded study. Already at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, patients with gout nonetheless did have fewer myocardial infarctions (MIs) and strokes when they […]Continue Reading ...
July 11, 2018 Last year, people in Finland consumed an average of 160 kilograms of liquid milk products, 81 kilograms of meat, 80 kilograms of grains, 65 kilograms of fruit and 64 kilograms of vegetables. This is indicated by the advance information on the Balance Sheet for Food Commodities published by the Natural Resources Institute […]Continue Reading ...
June 13, 2018 Greater coordination is needed between surgeons and physicians about the prescription of pain-relieving opioid drugs following surgery to help identify patients who are at risk of becoming opioid addicts. This is according to Michael Klueh of the University of Michigan in the US who led a retrospective review of medical specialty areas […]Continue Reading ...
May 21, 2018 What a difference a year or two can make: If you started smoking marijuana at the start of your teens, your risk of having a drug abuse problem by age 28 is 68 per cent, but if you started smoking between 15 and 17 your risk drops to 44 per cent, according […]Continue Reading ...
Many Australians turn to their local chiropractor to deal with acute and chronic back pain. A good chiropractor can help ease back pain and other musculoskeletal complaints. But a small element of the profession is attracting a worrying number of complaints. A University of Melbourne study of chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists across Australia found that […]Continue Reading ...
September 7, 2017 Scientists have lengthy identified that circadian clocks- biochemical oscillators that regulate body structure, metabolism and behaviour on a more or less 24-hour cycle- are found in all kinds of lifestyles, together with animals, vegetation, fungi and a few varieties of micro organism. Alternatively, the molecular mechanisms that “run” those methods stay in […]Continue Reading ...
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