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Blood pressure and glucose control may prevent common arrhythmia
Blood-pressure and glucose control may be effective in preventing heart block, a common form of arrhythmia, and the subsequent need for a pacemaker, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. In an analysis of more than 6,000 Finnish patients, appearing online May 24, 2019, in JAMA Network Open , UCSF researchers found that more than half of the cases of heart block resulted from high blood pressure or elevated blood sugar. Atrioventricular A ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Many patients with pancreatic cancer miss out on treatment that may extend sur...
Despite potential for prolonging survival with treatment, one-third of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer do not see a medical oncologist, and even more do not receive cancer-directed treatment, found new research published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Pancreatic cancer has a high death rate and is often diagnosed in advanced stages. The data suggest that there are many missed opportunities for important discussions between patien ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Licorice tea causes hypertensive emergency in patient
Licorice tea, a popular herbal tea, is not without health risks, as a case study of a man admitted to hospital for a high-blood pressure emergency demonstrates in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Excessive amounts of some herbal products can have harmful side effects, says Dr. Jean-Pierre Falet, Department of Neurology, McGill University, Montr 233 al, Quebec. Products containing licorice root extract can raise blood pressure, cause water retent ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Reinvent Motherisk to protect mothers and babies
Canada should reinvent the Motherisk program to support pregnant women to have healthy babies, argues an editorial in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . The loss of Motherisk has exposed a major public health and research void that is neither quickly nor easily reconciled, writes Dr. Nathan Stall, associate editor, CMAJ , with colleagues. Although finding an immediate replacement for Motherisk is not feasible, reinventing a reputable and modernize ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Circadian mechanism may not be driver behind compound linked to obesity and di...
PHILADELPHIA - SR9009 is a compound that can lead to a wide range of health benefits in animals, including reduced risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Until now, researchers - and companies that sell the compound for human use in the form of a nutraceutical - have attributed the effects to SR9009 s role in altering the body s circadian clock, specifically its work through proteins called REV-ERBS that link metabolism and circadian rhythm. However, in a fi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Dawn-to-sunset fasting suggests potential new treatment for obesity-related co...
San Diego, CA May 21, 2019 -- Fasting from dawn to sunset for 30 days increased levels of proteins that play a crucial role in improving insulin resistance and protecting against the risks from a high-fat, high-sugar diet, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week reg DDW 2019. The study, which was based on the fasting practices of Ramadan, a spiritual practice for Muslims, offers a potential new treatment approach for obesity-related condi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Variation of FTO gene linked to weight gain and obesity in children
SILVER SPRING, Md.--Researchers have discovered that children who do not have obesity, but who are at risk for the chronic disease due to a common genetic variant eat more, according to a new study to be published in the June 2019 issue of Obesity . Early identification of the physiology and behaviors that constitute early risk factors for subsequent weight gain will help inform best practices for intervention and prevention of obesity in children, said st ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Researchers reveal new strategy for preventing holiday weight gain
SILVER SPRING, Md.--To avoid putting on extra pounds at the holidays, researchers have found that U.S. adults who engage in daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain, according to a new study to be published in the June 2019 issue of Obesity . The study examined 111 adults between the ages of 18 and 65 implementing the new intervention from mid November 2017 to early January 2018. Researchers then engaged in a 14-week follow-up period after the i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain
Athens, Ga. - Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown that a simple intervention - daily self-weighing - can help people avoid holiday weight gain. Participants in a 14-week UGA study who weighed themselves daily on scales that also provided graphical feedback showing their weight fluctuations managed to maintain or lose weight during and after the holiday season, while a control group gained weight. Researchers speculate that participants cons ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Trinity researchers find stark social inequalities in children's body mass ind...
Researchers at Trinity College have found that socio-economic inequalities in children s body mass index BMI emerge during the pre-school years and widen across childhood and into early adolescence. These are the striking findings of a study published in the international, peer-reviewed journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology [Monday, May 20]. The findings arise from Trinity s involvement with the LIFEPATH project, an EU-funded consortium project inv ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Women with sleep apnea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men
A study of more than 19,000 people has found that women with obstructive sleep apnoea OSA are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men with the condition, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal [1]. OSA, where the airways close completely or partially many times during sleep, reduces the levels of oxygen in the blood, and common symptoms include snoring, disrupted sleep and feeling excessively tired. The new study sugge ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Eliminating extended work shifts improves sleep duration for senior resident p...
Getting a good night s sleep is important for everyone -- including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ACGME set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who worked extended-duration work shifts 24 hours or more to those who worked rapid-cycling work shifts. B ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
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