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Monday, June 30th, 2014
A new study has found that metastases removal surgery may add months to the life of patients whose melanoma has spread to certain limited parts of their liver.
The study was led by Mark Faries, MD, of the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. Data on 1,078 patients that were treated for metastatic melanoma [...]
Saturday, June 28th, 2014
A new study has indicated that the clinical diagnosis of early Parkinson’s disease (PD) may have a low accuracy, with around three-quarters of suspected PD patients eventually being diagnosed with other conditions.
The study was led by Charles Adler (Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA), who said, “This inaccuracy was present despite that all cases were examined [...]
Friday, June 27th, 2014
A recent study has suggested that a simple, no-frills walking regimen may benefit patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The study found that people diagnosed with mild/moderate Parkinson’s disease improve their mental and physical health to various degrees through regular walking.
The improvements noted in the study included improved mood, fitness, energy level, stamina and physical coordination. [...]
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
A new study has suggested that the risk of psoriasis (a skin condition) in women suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure is greater if they have had hypertension for over six years.
Psoriasis is a condition that is considered to be linked to the immune system and is characterized by skin becoming chronically flaky, itchy [...]
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
A new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found some positive trends in antibiotic resistance to foodborne illnesses, but it also found some negative trends. The report has found that overall antibiotic resistance rates to Salmonella declined, but resistance to some typhoid fever-related strains had increased.
The report collected and [...]
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Exercise is always good, especially for with diabetes. A new study has explored the best type of exercise to help type 2 diabetic patients keep their lipid and blood sugar levels in check.
This study, which was led by Lukas Schwingshackl, a PhD student at the University of Vienna in Austria, has suggested that a combination [...]
Saturday, June 21st, 2014
An increasing number of children around the world are experiencing obesity, which is linked to a number of health problems. One of these health problems may be asthma, especially for young children.
A new study has found that a greater body mass index (BMI) may be linked to a greater risk of suffering from asthma. The [...]
Friday, June 20th, 2014
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a type of hormonal disorder diagnosed in several women that is linked to type 2 diabetes. However, the role of weight in the risk of diabetes among PCOS patients has been unclear until now.
A recent study has found that the risk of type 2 diabetes in PCOS patients is present [...]
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Diet and exercise are recommended for weight loss, but recent research suggests that the order of following diet and exercise can make an major difference in their weight loss efforts. Muscle loss can occur when dieting, especially in those with metabolic syndrome.
Weight loss as a result of dieting does not last for long, and repeated [...]
Monday, June 16th, 2014
Past studies have shown that menthol cigarettes may actually increase dependence on nicotine. Now, a recent study has analyzed teenagers smoking menthol cigarettes. According to the study, teenage menthol smokers smoked more cigarettes than non-menthol smokers and a smaller numer of them planned to quit.
Sunday Azagba, PhD, from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact [...]