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Thursday, July 31st, 2014
A recent study has found that albuminuria changes may predict cardiovascular morbidity and mortality better than blood pressure and glucose levels. The study was led by Roland Schmieder (University Hospital of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany).
For this study, researchers looked data on 22,984 patients from two antihypertensive agent trials- TRANSCEND and ONTARGET. Out of the patients, [...]
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
According to a recent study, bipolar disorder (BD) patients have a greater chance of responding to lithium if treatment begins early.
The study was led by Lars Vedel Kessing (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), and two definitions were used to describe early treatment. The first was after initial hospital psychiatry contact for a manic episode and the [...]
Sunday, July 27th, 2014
A recent study has found that early-stage macular degeneration (MD) may be seen in people as young as or older than 44 years of age. MD is an eye condition that may progress into blindness over various stages. The disease cannot be reversed, but there are some treatments available.
This particular study found that although early-stage [...]
Friday, July 25th, 2014
The US CDC has found that one in three adults in the country are obese, and this may be affecting workplace performance. The CDC has reported that obese workers have higher rates of injury, medical costs and lost workdays when compared to workers of normal weight.
The study that found these results also found that workers [...]
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
According to a new study, lack of sleep could impair or distort memory to a significant degree. The study was led by Kimberly Fenn, PhD, associate psychology professor at Michigan State University.
For the study, the researchers performed two memory comparison experiments on people who sleep less than six hours or not at all, and people [...]
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Atrial fibrillation or AFib is a condition where patients feel that their heart beats or flutter quickly and it is linked to a greater risk of heart problems such as stroke. Patients diagnosed with this condition are treatment with therapies like ablation, which destroys parts of the heart that send irregular electric signals.
According to a [...]
Monday, July 21st, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a British pharmaceutical company, has begun seeking approval for the first malaria vaccine in the world. On approval, the vaccine could help protect millions, especially African children, from the illness.
GSK has approved the European Medicines Agency for approval of the vaccine. The approval process will involve determining the effectiveness and safety of the [...]
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
New research has found that life expectancy can decline with each diagnosis of a chronic disease, especially for people of or over 67 years of age.
The study was led by Eva DuGoff, MPP, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. For this study, the researchers assessed the medical records [...]
Friday, July 18th, 2014
According to a CDC report, the rates of several recommended vaccinations, including the HPV vaccination, increased slightly but overall HPV vaccination rates were low.
The report looked at the vaccination rates in US teenagers during 2012-2013. It was done by Laurie D. Elam-Evans, PhD, of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and colleagues.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
According to a recent study, male workers who worked unusual or irregular hours had a greater risk of developing diabetes than those who worked in the day. Males were more susceptible to this risk than females.
The study was led by Zuxun Lu of the School of Public Health at Tongji Medical College in Wuhan, China. [...]