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Gout risk high in patients with sleep apnea
Sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing gout, a new study shows. Among 9865 patients with newly-diagnosed sleep apnea and 43,598 comparators of similar weight, investigators identified 270 new cases of gout over one year of follow-up, resulting in incidence rates of 8.4 1000 and 4.8 1000 person-years, respectively. The increased risk of gout was 60 higher among patients with sleep apnea. Since sleep apnea-associated hypoxia is treatable, our findin ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 19
CHEST Annual Meeting 2015 Case Reports
MONTR 201 AL October 19, 2015 - The CHEST Annual Meeting 2015 at the Palais des congr 232 s de Montr 233 al begins this week, and clinicians and researchers from around the globe will present unique case studies on pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine topics. The jungle juice blues Monday, October 26, 3 15 PM, 512dh Convention Center Physicians from New York University Langone Medical Center will present two rare cases of methemoglobinemia after ing ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 19
Social media usage at critical care conferences helps broaden reach
MONTR 201 AL October 19, 2015 - Social media is a tool that groups have adopted to help educate, market, and promote causes or topics to a broad audience. Researchers examined trends in social media use at pulmonary and critical care conferences and found substantial growth and adoption of Twitter. Over the past two years, three major critical care conferences have used Twitter and garnered impressions far surpassing the number of attendees at each confere ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 19
Low quality of life and depression may contribute to erectile dysfunction in m...
Burdens related to poor sleep may put men with sleep apnea at increased risk of erectile dysfunction. In a study of 713 male patients who visited Seoul National University Hospital for snoring and or daytime sleepiness from 2006 to 2014, depressive symptoms and a low quality of life due to sleep problems were clearly linked to erectile dysfunction. The findings suggest that psychological interventions may improve the sexual health of men with sleep apnea. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 19
Study examines the effects of childhood trauma on later sexual well-being
Among 96 former Swiss indentured child laborers, 22 individuals showed post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD symptoms and 53 reported having experienced childhood trauma. Men reported a significantly higher prevalence of both sexual concerns and dysfunctional sexual behavior compared with women. It will be important to further explore the relative role of traumatization and PTSD on sexual behavior and well-being, especially to improve sexual therapy for pati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 19
Camels test positive for respiratory virus in Kenya
A new study has found that nearly half of camels in parts of Kenya have been infected by the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome MERS and calls for further research into the role they might play in the transmission of this emerging disease to humans. MERS was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and there is currently no vaccine or specific treatment available. To date, it has infected 1,595 people in more than 20 countries and caused 57 ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 18
Study finds mechanisms of early insulin treatment for diabetes may produce bet...
A pilot study of 23 adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes found early insulin therapy to be as effective as 15 months of oral therapy and may improve the body s ability to produce insulin. The current standard of care calls for initial treatment with oral therapies that suppress glucose production by the liver. In contrast, insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows the body to use glucose and prevents blood sugar levels from getting t ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 18
Researchers close in on a blood test for Alzheimer's disease
Researchers from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine are nearing development of a blood test that can accurately detect the presence of Alzheimer s disease, which would give physicians an opportunity to intervene at the earliest, most treatable stage. Robert Nagele, PhD, presented his team s most recent findings October 18 at OMED 15 in Orlando. Dr. Nagele s work focuses on utilizing autoantibodies as blood-based biomarkers to accurately de ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 18
The Overarching Importance of Leadership Credibility
It comes down to this People are bone-tired of leaders they don t feel they can believe. Two very different situations in the news have reminded of this lately. Two completely different situations, involving VW and Hillary Clinton, are united by a common frayed credibility thread. I don t want to overstate the similarities. The VW emissions cheating mess appears to be one of clearly calculated and highly sophisticated deceit. The Clinton email mess appears ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 18
9 Keys to Handling Hostile & Confrontational People
Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others. Paramhansa Yogananda M ost of us encounter confrontational and hostile people at some points in our lives. These individuals may exist in our personal sphere or professional environment . On the surface, they may come across as domineering, demanding, or even abusive. However, with astute approach and assertive communication, you may turn aggression into cooperation , and coercion into respect. ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 18
Youth Suicide Prevention Program Shows Promise
Wide-ranging suicide prevention funding appears to have successfully prevented suicide attempts among young people in certain areas of the United States, a new study suggests. The study authors said that the suicide prevention funding may have averted as many as 79,000 suicide attempts between 2008 and 2011. Although the preventive effect seems to be temporary, the researchers believe they re onto something. It is important to know that suicide behavior am ...
Healthday - Sun. Oct 18
U.S. Report Urges End to 'Conversion' Therapy for LGBT Youth
Less than a year after the Obama Administration came out against so-called conversion therapies for gay and lesbian youth, a new government report calls for the practice to be eliminated nationwide. No evidence supports the efficacy of such interventions to change sexual orientation or gender identity, and such interventions are potentially harmful, said the authors of the report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA . E ...
Healthday - Sun. Oct 18
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