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Sudden cardiac arrest in athletes: Prevention and management
It s marathon season, and every so often a news report will focus on an athlete who has collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Although uncommon, these events get attention. A new review in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal looks at recent evidence to help physicians prevent and manage the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in competitive athletes. Sudden cardiac arrest is rare and, in young athletes, is usually the first sign of heart disease, although ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Curbing indoor air pollution in India
Around the world, more than three billion people - nearly half the world s population - cook their food using solid fuels like firewood and charcoal on open fires or traditional stoves. This produces a lot of smoke, creating indoor air pollution, which, according to the World Health Organization WHO , annually kills millions of people. This type of pollution is of particular concern in India, where women and their young children, who typically stay close t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Cancer tissue-freezing approach may help more breast cancer patients in lower ...
A new reusable device created by the Johns Hopkins University can help women with breast cancer in lower income countries by using carbon dioxide, a widely available and affordable gas, to power a cancer tissue-freezing probe instead of industry-standard argon. A study detailing the tool s success in animals was published this month in PLOS One . Innovation in cancer care doesn t always mean you have to create an entirely new treatment, sometimes it means ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Maternal obesity linked to childhood cancer
PITTSBURGH, July 10, 2019 - A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center found that children born to obese mothers were more likely to develop cancer in early childhood. Using Pennsylvania birth records, the researchers found a correlation between pre-pregnancy body-mass index BMI in mothers and subsequent cancer diagnosis in their offspring, even after correcting for known risk factors, such ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
'Traffic light' food labels reduce calories purchased in hospital cafeteria
BOSTON - A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators released today in JAMA Network Open , a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that labeling food choices in a hospital cafeteria with simple traffic-light symbols indicating their relative health value was associated with a reduction in calories purchased by employees, and that the dietary changes were sustained over two years. In the program, green la ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia
A global study, led by researchers at King s College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought. The research was published in Nature Genetics today. The large-scale genome-wide association study, undertaken by over 100 academics worldwide, identified eight genetic variants linked to anorexia nervosa. The results suggest tha ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Is obesity associated with risk of pediatric MS?
What The Study Did A single-center study of 453 children in Germany with multiple sclerosis MS investigated the association of obesity with pediatric MS risk and with the response of first-line therapy in children with MS. Author Peter Huppke, M.D., of Georg August University in G 246 ttingen, German, is the corresponding author. doi 10.1001 jamaneurol.2019.1997 Editor s Note The article includes conflict of interest disclosures. Please see the article for ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Early and ongoing experiences of weight stigma linked to self-directed weight ...
PHILADELPHIA --Weight bias is a common form of prejudice against people who are viewed as having excess weight. Some individuals who struggle with weight may internalize the stigma directed toward them, blaming and devaluing themselves because of their weight. While it s known that weight self-stigma is associated with poor mental and physical health, it isn t clear who is most prone to this internalization. In a new study published today in Obesity Scienc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
One in 10 people have 'near-death' experiences, according to new study
Oslo, Saturday, 29 June, 2019 Mystical near-death experiences where people report a range of spiritual and physical symptoms, including out-of-body sensations, seeing or hearing hallucinations, racing thoughts and time distortion, affect around 10 per cent of people, according to a new study that analysed participants from 35 countries. These near-death experiences NDEs are equally as common in people who are not in imminent danger of death as in those who ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Pink noise boosts deep sleep in mild cognitive impairment patients
Mild cognitive impairment is often precursor to Alzheimer s disease The greater the deep sleep enhancement, the better the memory response Improving deep sleep eventually could be a viable therapy in people with mild cognitive impairment This technology can be adapted for home use as a potential treatment Deep sleep is critical for memory consolidation CHICAGO --- Gentle sound stimulation played during specific times during deep sleep enhanced deep or slow ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Could marijuana be an effective pain alternative to prescription medications?
A new study has shown how cannabis could be an effective treatment option for both pain relief and insomnia, for those looking to avoid prescription and over the counter pain and sleep medications - including opioids. The study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs , which looked at 1,000 people taking legalized marijuana in an American state found that among the 65 of people taking cannabis for pain, 80 found it was very or extremely helpful. Th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
CPAP provides relief from depression
Researchers have found that continuous positive airway pressure CPAP treatment of obstructive sleep apnea OSA can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. Using data from the Sleep Apnea Cardiovascular Endpoints SAVE trial led by Flinders University, the new study has found a significant decrease in cases of depression after patients received CPAP treatment for their sleep apnea. This is by far the largest trial of it ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
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