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Balanced nutritional supplement promotes growth in children

Friday, October 31st, 2014

According to a new study, a balanced intake of nutritional health supplements can promote weight and height gain in lean pre-pubertal children diagnosed with idiopathic short stature. The study was led by Moshe Phillip of the Children’s Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tikva. Phillip said, “This magnitude of improvement in height approaches the successful first […]

Schizophrenia patients have below par physical health management

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

A new England and Wales national audit has found that schizophrenia patients have below-par physical ailment diagnosis and treatment. Mike Crawford of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK said that this may be due to a confusion regarding who is responsible for psychiatric patients’ physical health. The auditors said, “During the pilot phase of […]

Trans fat consumption declines in Minneapolis

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Although still higher than dietary guidelines, a study found that trans fat consumption has declined in a an area in Minneapolis. Trans fat consumption is known to increase heart problem risk. The study was done by Mary Ann Honors, PhD, and colleagues recruited 12,526 residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in Minnesota. A total of […]

Rates of type 1 diabetes remains flat among children aged 4 years or less

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

According to a new study, the rate of type 1 diabetes did not increase among the white non-Hispanic children aged 4 years or less. However, the rate of this disease did rise among older youth during 2002-2009. Type 1 or juvenile diabetes is a common diabetes form seen in children. The study was led by […]

Chronic disease increase mental health problem risk

Monday, October 27th, 2014

A new study suggests that asthma, diabetes and other chronic diseases may increase the risk of mental health problems in patients. The study was led by Gina M. Piane, DrPH, MPH, of National University in San Diego. Data on 39,954 participants in the 2009 California Health Interview Survey was analyzed for this study. The researchers […]

New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

A doctor who turned from West Africa to New York City has been tested positive for Ebola. Craig Spencer, the 33-year-old doctor who returned from West Africa after treating Ebola patients, was placed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital, New York City. Health officials have since begun searching for people who came into contact with the […]

FDA approves Obizur for hemophilia A-related bleeding episodes in adults

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug called Obizur for the treatment of bleeding episodes in acquired hemophilia A, a rare form of hemophilia. Karen Midthun, MD, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said, “The approval of this product provides an important therapeutic option for use […]

Regular doctor visits linked to lower blood pressure

Friday, October 24th, 2014

According to a recent study, high blood pressure patients who visited their doctor a minimum of two times a year were more likely to have their blood pressure in control. Also, patients who underwent high cholesterol treatment and had health insurance had a greater chance of keeping their blood pressure in check. The study was […]

Bariatric surgery may be linked to severe headaches

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

A new study has found that bariatric surgery may be linked to a greater risk of severe side effects due to spontaneous intracranial hypotension. Bariatric surgery is performed for weight loss. The study was led by Wouter I. Schievink, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and it found that patients with spontaneous intracranial […]

Dopamine receptor agonists may be linked to pathological impulse control disorder

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

According to a new study, dopamine receptor agonists may be associated to pathological impulse control disorders like compulsive shopping, gambling and hyper-sexuality. Dopamine agonists are a type of medication prescribed for treating Parkinson’s disease symptoms. This new study confirms several previous reports with similar conclusions. The authors called for warnings of these side effects on […]

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