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Increasing blood pressure medications at hospital discharge may pose serious r...
Increasing medications for blood pressure when discharging older patients from the hospital may pose a greater risk of falls, fainting and acute kidney injury that outweighs the potential benefits, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and the affiliated San Francisco VA Health Care System. Among more than 4,000 VA patients who were at least 65 years old and hospitalized for non-cardiac conditions, the researchers found that being dischar ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Religion associated with HPV vaccination rate for college women
TAMPA, Fla. August 19, 2019 - It s been more than a decade since a vaccine was introduced to prevent contraction of human papillomavirus HPV , the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC recommends patients start receiving the vaccine between ages 11 and 12, with catch-up vaccination recommended for certain groups through age 26. However, a new study conducted at the University of South Florid ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Chinese Americans face increased risk of elder abuse, Rutgers studies find
Not enough is being done to prevent elder abuse in the Chinese American community, according to four new Rutgers studies published in the current edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society . The studies found that a history of abuse, lack of positive social support, and isolation from family significantly increase older Chinese Americans risk of experiencing elder abuse, chronic health conditions, and even early death. Culturally-sensitive s ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Parent-targeted interventions in primary care improve parent-teen communicatio...
New research shows that brief parent-targeted interventions in the primary care setting can increase communication between parents and their teens about sexual and alcohol-related behavior. This method may serve as an important strategy for parents to influence adolescent behaviors and health outcomes. Researchers from Children s Hospital of Philadelphia published the study today in JAMA Network Open . Community, school and home-based interventions involvi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Pathological liars: Everything you need to know
Pathological liars tell compulsive lies without a clear motive. This type of lying is different than nonpathological lying, where the lie is often beneficial in some way.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 12
Cheek biting: Causes, complications, and how to stop
While most people have accidentally bitten the inside of their cheek before, some people bite their cheek compulsively over a long period. Chronic cheek biting is a body-focused repetitive behavior that has an association with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 12
Paxil: Uses, side effects, warnings, and interactions
Paxil is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class. Doctors prescribe Paxil to treat major depressive disorder.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 12
Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep
New research finds significant associations between a person s optimistic disposition and their sleep quality.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 12
Do moon phases have any effect on human health?
The moon has held the human mind in its thrall since the dawn of time. Throughout the ages, peoples across the world have worshipped it as an important deity, believing it held real power to influence their lives and their health. But is this really true In this Spotlight feature, we investigate.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 12
Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety
Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health, scientists know less about whether physical fitness can prevent the onset of mental health conditions. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis take a closer look.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 12
Managing ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 genetic variants
Podcast post-embargo link https soundcloud. com cmajpodcasts 190281-view A new review to help physicians manage the risk of ovarian cancer in women who carry the BRCA1 2 gene mutations is published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic variants are a clinically important risk factor for the development of ovarian and breast cancer, and women who carry these variants have a lifetime risk of ovarian cancer of 39 -44 and 11 -1 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Over-55s shouldn't wait for retirement to make time for their health
People in middle-age need to keep up their physical activity levels if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement - according to a new report from the University of East Anglia. The study reveals that over-55s in particular should be doing more to keep fit as they approach retirement age - because of the physical, mental and social benefits of being active. But health problems, not having enough time or energy because of work, and a lack of motivation ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
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