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Sleep apnea treatments may help treat depression symptom

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

According to a new study, sleep apnea patients receiving treatment may seem improvements in their symptoms of depression. The study was led by Marcus Povitz, MDCM, of the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The researchers said that although some sleep apnea treatments did treat depression symptoms, it was not clear whether they were as […]

Improved blood sugar control decrease heart disease risk in diabetics

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Acccording to a new study, type 1 diabetes patients may be able to reduce their risk of heart disease by controlling their blood sugar over time. On the other hand, poor blood sugar control was linked to a greater risk of death due to heart disease. The study was led by Marcus Lind, MD, PhD, […]

Running may help seniors walk better

Friday, November 28th, 2014

According to a new study, running for exercise may be helpful for older people to walk at the same efficiency as 20-year-olds. The study was led by Humboldt State University Professor Justus D. Ortega, PhD. It found that seniors who ran regularly as an exercise instead of walking or jogging used less energy when walking. […]

Complex jobs links to better memory and thinking at 70 years

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

New research has found that people with complex jobs may have better thinking capabilities and skills when they get older. Those who had jobs that needed complex thinking had better memories and sharper thinking at 70 years of age than those who had less complex jobs. The study was led by Alan J. Gow, PhD, […]

Picosecond laser may help in acne scar reduction

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Picosecond pulse duration lasers, which are generally used for tattoo removal procedures, may be useful for more than that. A recent study looked at how this laser can be used on facial acne scarring and found positive results. The picosecond laser treatment was found to have improved the texture and appearance of the skin in […]

Obese children have higher hypertension, liver disease risks

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

According to a new study, obese children have a greater risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which puts them at greater risk of getting hypertension (high blood pressure). The study was led by Jeffrey B. Schwimmer, MD, of the University of California – San Diego School of Medicine. The US Centers for Disease Control and […]

Teenagers prescribed sleep, anti-anxiety medicines more likely to abuse them

Monday, November 24th, 2014

A recent study has found that prescribing sleep and anti-anxiety medications to teenagers may need to be done more carefully, since teenagers were more likely to abuse the drugs. The study was led by Carol J. Boyd, PhD, of the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor. She said, ‚ÄúThis is a wake-up […]

Daily yogurt consumption reduces Type 2 diabetes risk

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

According to a new study, a daily yogurt saving could help lower the chances of type 2 diabetes and be a part of a healthy diet. The study was led by Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD, of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. In a press statement, Hu […]

FDA approves Hysingla ER for treating pain

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hydrocodone bitartrate (brand name Hysingla ER) for the treatment of pain. Hydrocodone bitartrate is an opioid painkiller that is thought to have very little risk of drug abuse. Hysingla ER is an extended-release form of the drug for treating patients who have severe pain that needs […]

Calcium channel blockers has lower cancer risk than previously thought

Friday, November 21st, 2014

According to a new study, calcium channel blockers may not be linked to as high a risk of breast cancer as previously thought. Calcium channel blockers are a type of drug generally prescribed for treating hypertension. The study was led by Jeffery L. Anderson, MD, a cardiologist and researcher at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart […]

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