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Insomnia Ignored in Heart Failure Treatment

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Insomnia and its effect on health is a major concern for patients being treated for heart failure, according to a recent study. The research team associated with this study was led by Laura Kierol Andrews from the Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut.
Discussing their results, the researchers said, “Our findings underscore the critical [...]

Post-Surgery Opioid Use Increasing among the Obese

Friday, November 29th, 2013

A large-scale cohort study in the US suggests that opioid use among obese patients increases during the year after bariatric surgery. This was despite the fact that overall opioid usage prevalence declined after surgery. The researchers associated with study found that the mean daily dosage increased even though overall usage decreased. This suggests the need [...]

Severe Pain and Poor Quality of Life Post-Surgery

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

A UK survey revealed that one out of six patients in the country experience severe pain during the week after their surgery. This was seen even in patients who underwent minor procedures. The findings of this study showed that healthcare professionals need to be more aware and analgesic strategies need to improve.
The study was done [...]

ABPM should be used to Assess CV Risk in Diabetes Patients

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Researchers associated with a recent study suggest that ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) can be used to monitor the cardiovascular (CV) complications risk in patients with diabetes type 2. The study was done by Gil Salles and colleagues from the University Hospital Clementino Frago Filho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Salles et al said, “ABPM provides [...]

IMRT for Prostate Cancer Being Recommended for Money

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

A recent study suggests that financial interest may be driving urologists in the US to recommend intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer patients. The study involved analyzing Medicare insurance claims data and was led by Jean Mitchel from Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
On analyzing the claims data, Mitchel found that there was increase in IMRT uptake [...]

Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Workplace Drops

Monday, November 25th, 2013

A study done in Massachusetts aimed to see how a workplace smoking ban affected secondhand smoke exposure among workers. The researchers associated with this study found that the percentage of reports of smoke exposure on the job fell between the years 2003 and 2010.
Despite the positive results, the researchers found male, non-white, and young workers [...]

Strength Training Increases Calorie Loss in Boys

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Strength training, when done two times a week, increases the number of calories burned by boys during regular physical activities, according to a recent study. Strength training involves lifting weights, which is not something generally associated with children and preteens. However, the results of this study indicate that it may be worth pursuing through schools [...]

Girls Reaching Puberty Sooner than Before

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

A recent study showed that young girls might be reaching puberty sooner than in the past. Until now, reports of young girls growing faster than usual have been limited to casual observations only. This study showed that girls may be reaching the stage of breast development, an early sign of puberty, sooner than girls in [...]

Lack of Sleep Linked to Weight Increase in Children

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

A recent small-scale study suggests that children who do not get sufficient sleep may eat more and gain more weight. The change in sleep pattern influenced how much they ate and weighed.
The study was done by Chantelle N. Hart, PhD, and colleagues from the Psychiatry and Human Behavior department, Alpert Medical School of Brown University. [...]

Tynelol and Alcohol Can Harm Kidneys

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

According to a recent study based on data from a health survey, the combination of Tylenol and alcohol may increase the risk of kidney problems. The researchers associated with this study saw that Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol, when taken separately, did not lead to harm the kidney significantly. However, taking them together increased the risk [...]

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