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Benzodiazepine medicines may increase COPD symptom severity

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes breathing issues, and a recent study shows that benzodiazepine, a medicine commonly prescribed to ease its symptoms, may actually increase their severity. The study, whose lead author was Nicholas T. Vozoris, MD, of the Division of Respirology at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, said that benzodiazepine increase the risk […]

PET scans help indicate when someone may recover from severe brain damage

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans may be the latest tool to help clinicians understand when a severely brain damaged patient will recover, according to a recent study. The researchers associated with this study said that PET scans can help doctors predict the outcome of patients in minimally conscious or vegetative states. The lead author for […]

Traumatic brain injury increases risk of behavioral, psychological problems in teens

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Over half a million teens experience a severe concussion every year, and a new study indicates that these brain injuries could have lasting damage to them. The study was led by Gabriela Ilie, PhD, from the Division of Neurosurgery and Injury Prevention Research Office at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It stated that […]

Reduce daily salt intake linked to better heart

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

A recent UK study has found a possible direct link between daily salt intake and the rate of death from heart disease and stroke. The study was led by Feng J. He, MD, from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of […]

Fights in relationships linked to hunger

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Food is seldom a talking point about why couples argue, but a recent study suggests that eating well may help avoid arguments in a relationship. The study was led by Brad Bushman, PhD, professor of communication and psychology at The Ohio State University. It involved 107 married couples, assessing how they were with each other […]

Childhood eczema linked to increased infections and warts

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

According to a recent study, immune system problems in children may cause children with eczema to have more infections than other children. The study was co-authored by Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, and Nanette B. Silverberg, MD, from the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York […]

Inflamed tissue linked to prostate cancer

Monday, April 21st, 2014

A recent study suggests that inflamed tissue in a patient may indicate the presence of prostate cancer, even if the levels of prostate specific antigens (PSAs) in blood are not high. The lead author of this study was Elizabeth Platz, ScD, MPH, and Angelo DeMarzo, MD, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public […]

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to osteoporosis risk

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops and starts continuously during sleep. Sleep apnea has been linked to various inflammatory and immune system conditions, but a recent study has linked obstructive sleep apnea to osteoporosis. The study was led by Kai-Jen Tien, MD, from Taiwan’s Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the […]

Father’s age linked to cancer risk of daughters

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

A recent study suggests that the age of the father can be linked to the risk of breast, ovarian and certain hormone-related cancers in the daughter. More specifically, it suggested that daughters of fathers who were younger than 20 or older than 30 years during their birth had a higher risk. The lead author for […]

Physical activity in COPD patients reduces re-hospitalization risk

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are often quite sedentary, but new research indicates that some physical exercise may help reduce the risk of their re-hospitalization. More specifically, the research shows that people admitted in a hospital for COPD were less likely to be admitted again within 30 days of leaving if they stayed more […]

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