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Disaster Plans Must Consider Children, Pediatrics Group Says
Disaster response plans need to place more emphasis on the needs of children, a new American Academy of Pediatrics AAP policy statement says. Events such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, industrial accidents or disease outbreaks can be especially harmful to children for a number of reasons, the experts pointed out. For example, children take more breaths per minute, are closer to the ground, and have a large surface area relative to their body mass ...
Healthday - Mon. Oct 19
New way to fix a broken heart?
By tracking a single cell in a growing heart, scientists from Stanford University have discovered a cell type that could repair damaged arteries. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, but there is currently no effective method to regenerate new coronary arteries in diseased or injured hearts. The findings in the journal eLife identified a progenitor cell type that could make it possible. The study was carried out with mice but, a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 19
No increased dementia risk found in diagnosed celiac patients
NEW YORK, NY -- A new and comprehensive study by investigators at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center has found that celiac patients are at no increased risk for dementia before or after their diagnosis of celiac disease. Patients coming to our center have long described brain fog, and it appears that gluten can cause cognitive effects in some individuals with and without celiac disease, said Peter Green, MD, the Phyllis and Iva ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 19
Study: Significant nonmedical financial burden for families after child admitt...
MONTR 201 AL October 19, 2015 - Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston found that families with children admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit PICU incurred significant nonmedical, out-of-pocket expenses and demonstrated work absenteeism and inability to perform daily activities, with lowest income brackets bearing the highest burden. In the single-center study of parents of children admitted to the PICU for 2 or more days, resea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 19
The 20 lb. cereal box
The food on your counter can predict your weight - especially if it s cereal or soft drinks. Over 200 American kitchens were photographed to determine if the food sitting out on counters could predict the weight of the woman living in each home. The new Cornell study found that women who had breakfast cereal sitting on their counters weighed 20-lbs more than their neighbors who didn t, and those with soft drinks sitting out weighed 24 to 26-lbs more. The g ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 19
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
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