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Home-based hypertension program produces 'striking' results
Boston, MA -- Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a widespread clinical problem affecting nearly half of all adults. Despite the serious consequences that can result from hypertension, which puts patients at increased risk for heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events, elevated blood pressures often remain untreated or undertreated for years, and the control rate for hypertension hovers at just 50 percent. Seeing opportunities for improve ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
New study shows physician-targeted marketing is associated with increase in op...
Many individuals cite prescription opioids as their gateway to illicit opioid use. However, while prescription opioids are involved in more than one-third of all opioid overdose deaths in the U.S., examining any correlation between prescription opioid overdose deaths and pharmaceutical industry marketing has been limited -- until now. New research from NYU School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center published online January 18 in JAMA Network Open shows t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Exposure to chemicals during pregnancy is not associated with an increase in b...
Exposure to certain chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or Bisphenol A could be associated with a decrease in blood pressure during pregnancy. This is one of the main conclusions of a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health ISGlobal , an institution supported by la Caixa , and published recently in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health . Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are one of the main causes of maternal ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Firsthand accounts indicate fentanyl test strips are effective in reducing ove...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid so potent that a miniscule amount equivalent to several grains of saltcan cause afataloverdose. Yet it s difficult for people who use drugs to detect, which presents a major public health hazard given how commonly fentanyl is used to lace heroin or cocaine. In 2017, a team of researchers led by Brandon Marshall, an associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University s School of Publi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Managing gender dysphoria in adolescents: A practical guide for family physici...
As a growing number of adolescents identify as transgender, a review aims to help primary care physicians care for this vulnerable group and its unique needs. The review, published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal , looks at emerging evidence for managing gender dysphoria, including social and medical approaches for youth who are transitioning. [T]he hallmark of care will remain a thoughtful, affirming, well-reasoned individualized approach tha ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills
New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors. Published early online in CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that among privately insured survivors, those who enrolled in high deductible health plans and did not have health savings acc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Epigenetic change causes fruit fly babies to inherit diet-induced heart disease
LA JOLLA, CALIF. - Jan. 14, 2019 - We all know we should eat fruits and vegetables to keep our own heart healthy. But now, scientists are learning that epigenetic changes, or molecular tags that modify our DNA, can cause your children--and even your grandchildren--to inherit the negative effects of your poor diet. However, the details behind this inheritance--and how to stop it--have been unclear. Now, scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discove ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Sleeping less than six hours a night may increase cardiovascular risk
People who sleep less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who sleep between seven and eight hours, suggests a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . Poor quality sleep increases the risk of atherosclerosis--plaque buildup in the arteries throughout the body-- according to the study. Cardiovascular disease is a major global problem, and we are preventing and treati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may be associated with stil...
ANN ARBOR, Mich.- Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new Michigan Medicine-led international study suggests. Researchers analyzed online surveys involving 153 women who had experienced a late stillbirth on or after 28 weeks of pregnancy within the previous month and 480 women with an ongoing third-trimester pregnancy or who had recently delivered a live born baby during the same period. The fi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 21
My experience of addiction and recovery
Growing up, I had the picture-perfect family. I lived in a beautiful home in the suburbs of Detroit with my parents and younger brother. I had every opportunity in the world, attended private schools, and even made it onto the honor roll. I was involved in dance, theater, and many of the school sports teams.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14
How do our emotions affect our immune response?
New research uncovers fresh evidence to suggest that frequent exposure to negative emotions may have an important impact on the functioning of the immune system.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14
Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems
New research is suggesting that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly bullied.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14
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