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Smoking linked to hearing impairment

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

According to a new study, smoking may be linked to hearing impairment, along with several other factors such as abdominal obesity and poor blood sugar control. The study was led by Karen Cruickshanks, of the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin. The researchers looked at data on 1,925 people in […]

Bisphosphonates may not prevent hip fracture

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Past researcher has indicated that bisphosphonates, which are commonly prescribed to older adults, can help strengthen the bones. However, a new study has found a lack of evidence that supports these medications being used for preventing hip fractures. The study was led by Teppo Jarvinen, a professor at the University of Helsinki and researcher at […]

New birth control pills have higher blood clot risk

Friday, May 29th, 2015

According to a new study, women using newer birth control pill types had a greater risk of blood clots. The study was led by Yana Vinogradova, research fellow in medical statistics at the University of Nottingham, UK, who said, “About 9 percent of women of reproductive age worldwide use [birth control pills]. This percentage rises […]

HDL cholesterol an important factor in heart disease risk

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

A University of Pennsylvania study has found that the function of a patient’s high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may important in considering heart disease risk. Patients with high HDL function were found to have suffered from fewer heart disease problems and heart attacks over the years. The study was led by Daniel Rader, director of the […]

High fiber intake lowers type 2 diabetes risk

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

As per a new study, a high fiber diet may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. According to the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), “Fiber helps regulate the body’s use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check.” The study was led by Dagfinn Aune, a PhD student at the […]

Higher alcohol intake linked to heart changes among elderly

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A higher alcohol content may lead to potentially dangerous changes in heart function and structure among the elderly, according to a new study. The study was led by Alexandra Gonçalves, MD, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, who said, “In spite of potential benefits of low alcohol intake, our findings highlight the […]

Tattoos have high rate of long-term complications

Monday, May 25th, 2015

According to a new study, tattoos have a high rate of complications that are often long-term, like skin rashes, infections and itching. The study was led Marie Leger, MD, PhD, of New York University’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, who said, “We were rather alarmed at the high rate of reported chronic complications tied […]

Cancer rates increase worldwide

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

According to a new study, the global rates of cancer have increased over the last two decades, but many types of cancer are preventable and experts have stressed prevention and awareness. The study was led by Christina Fitzmaurice, MD, of the Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration and the University of Washington in Seattle. The […]

Metformin may stop glaucoma in diabetes patients

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

A recent study indicates that metformin, a common diabetes medication, may prevent patients from suffering from open-angle glaucoma. The study was led by author Julia Richards, of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who said, “Should these findings be confirmed in other populations in prospective clinical trials, they may lead to novel treatments for this […]

Early antiretroviral treatment reduces AIDS risk in HIV patients

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

According to a new study, early antiretroviral treatment may reduce the risk of the development of AIDS and other illnesses among HIV patients. The study was co-chaired by Jens Lundgren, of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, who said, “This is an important milestone in HIV research. We now have strong evidence that early treatment […]

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