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6 Reasons You May Have Trouble Breathing Freely
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What Is - Melatonin
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Hemorrhagic Vs.  Ischemic Stroke
http://www.dailyrx.com/ When it comes to a health problem as serious as stroke, it's good — and potentially lifesaving — to stay informed. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A stroke is a medical emergency and must be treated immediately. Managing other conditions like high blood pressure can reduce your risk of stroke, and there are also other lifestyle factors under your control. Strokes come in two basic versions: hemorrhagic and ischemic. Most strokes in the US are ischemic strokes, according to the CDC. A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding in the brain. Chaouki Khoury, MD, a neurologist and director of neurology education and research at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and an associate professor of neurology at Texas A&M, told dailyRx News that "Hemorrhagic strokes are due to weakening of the blood vessels ... most commonly because of very high blood pressure that is not being treated or being treated but not enough." Other possible causes, according to Dr. Khoury, "include certain vascular malformations; the blood vessels are formed wrong." He added, "There's a third condition that occurs in older patients called amyloid angiopathy. It's the same disease process as in Alzheimer's, where you have amyloid deposits in the blood vessels, leading to the blood vessels being weak and leaking on their own." An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked. Ischemic strokes may be thrombotic or embolic. In the first, a blood clot occurs in an artery going to the brain. These usually occur in an area damaged by plaque, a thick fatty deposit in the artery. Embolic strokes occur when a clot forms somewhere else in the body — usually in the head or neck arteries — and travels to the brain. Dr. Khoury added, "Ischemic strokes occur for one of three reasons — either you have a heart condition that predisposes you to form blood clots that then travel up to the brain and cause the stroke, or you have disease of the blood vessels themselves, such as blood vessels that are damaged by high blood pressure, diabetes, [or] high cholesterol with cholesterol deposit on the inner surface of the blood vessels causing narrowing and blood clot formation." Some people develop diseases or have inherited conditions that can make the blood more likely to clot, Dr. Khoury said. If you do have a stroke, prompt treatment may increase your chance of survival and decrease complications. There's no time to waste, according to Dr. Khoury. "If all of a sudden you lose vision on one side ... or you lose the ability to talk or understand speech ... going weak on one side, going numb on one side all of the sudden or losing coordination on one side ... these are things people need to be aware of so, if that happens, they immediately call 911," Dr. Khoury said.
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What Is - Molluscum Contagiosum?
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Investigating Youth Football and Traumatic Brain Injury
http://www.dailyrx.com/ It can happen anywhere, anytime. Maybe you've suffered a fall, a car accident, or sports injury and didn't feel quite right after - that persistent headache and trouble concentrating are all warning signs of a traumatic brain injury. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month - a great time to hear the story of one family's struggle and hope for their teenage son. It's a scene played all over Texas.. Football's Friday Night Lights... with fierce boys lining up for a tackle. I remember getting hit and my head was just throbbing Matt, a smart, tough 13-year old.. loved football's fitness and friendships.. But that all changed one fall day. they were on the line going forward and they guy just came and plowed him over and he went just back. I literally lost it. Matt knew something was wrong too.. but when he asked to sit-out the coach kept him in the game. He took another hit. But this time it was just really, really really hurt, so I asked, hey, can I go out and he said, no you’re the only one on the team for your position or whatever. By the time the game was over, his body was showing all the warning signs. All of his friends were coming out .. they’re like, ‘Matt’s really messed up Mrs. Reed. Matt’s really hurt Mrs. Reed. Kid after kid and the coach just said, Yep. He got his bell rung. Matt's body was showing all the clear signs of concussion: headaches, dizziness, slurred speech, amnesia. MRI scans show Matt suffered three concussions that day - a traumatic brain injury that would change the course of his life. Oh man. There is no way to prepare as a parent to watch your kid in such much pain. It was kind of weird how it affected school things that were so simple to me like, I used to be able to read a book you know, in a few hours, and it’s like, now I have to re-read it and I can’t remember parts of it and it still happens to me. Dr. Kimberly Arlinghaus says it's really important to pay attention to these lingering cognitive problems with processing information. All of a sudden you're not absorbing it the way you used to but you really don't understanding why. Matt's parents are working hard to help him understand how his life changed. With football out of the question.. Matt spends more time on his art.. and he's getting better every day. It’s slow, but we’re getting there and I’m hoping with time my Matt will be back. Post-concussive syndrome is a complex disorder in which symptoms like headaches and dizziness last for weeks and sometimes months after the injury.
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What Is - Interstitial Cystitis?
According to the Urology Care Foundation about 4 million Americans suffer from a condition known as Interstitial Cystitis. About 8 in 10 of those suffering from this condition are women. So what is Interstitial Cystitis? For more information visit http://www.dailyrxnews.com/
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Intellectual Disability: SEARCHing for Employment
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/project-search-places-those-intellectual-disabilities-internships-could-lead-competitive-employment For many, conversation about intellectual disabilities is limited or never happens. But for the estimated 4.6 million Americans living with an intellectual disability, the conversation is far from over. That's why Project SEARCH is working to offer these individuals independence through competitive employment.
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Did You Know - How Long It Takes To Become A Pediatrician
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4 Steps to Help Prevent Birth Defects
http://www.dailyrx.com/national-birth-defects-prevention-month-and-folic-acid-awareness-week-focus-infant-health?autoplay=554982786 Pregnant women can decrease the chances of birth defects by following four healthy strategies. January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. And in that same month, from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, was Folic Acid Awareness Week. Folic acid is a B vitamin thought to reduce the risk of certain birth defects.
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Adenovirus: Facts & How To Stay Safe
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The Importance Of Nutrition In Burn Healing
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/ When you think of healing from serious and critical burns, one thing that may not come to mind is nutrition. But did you know that this aspect of treatment is vital to getting your body restored? The Ohio State Comprehensive Burn Center takes nutritional needs for burn patients very seriously. Watch on to hear their experts explain the process and detail how the healing journey works.
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New HIV Antibody Shows Promise
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/hiv-viral-load-dramatically-reduced-3bnc117-antibody The motto for HIV and AIDS treatment since the 1980s has always been “control, not cure,” but coming years may bring a different saying. Rockefeller University researchers have isolated an antibody, 3BNC117, they believe will dramatically reduce the amount of HIV in a patient’s blood. The body’s main struggle is the persistently mutating virus versus the immune system, but researchers say this antibody may put the body one step ahead. “What’s special about these antibodies is that they have activity against over 80 percent of HIV strains and they are extremely potent,” said study author Dr. Marina Caskey, an assistant professor at Rockefeller University, in a press release. Antibodies are large, Y-shaped protein molecules created by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects and pathogens like bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and toxins. 3BNC117 targets the primary site where HIV attaches to host cells and shows activity against 195 out of 237 HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) strains, Dr. Caskey and team found. In past studies, the antibody appeared to suppress and prevent further infection in mice and primates infected with HIV. For this study, eight human volunteers infected with HIV received a single dose of 3BNC117 and were monitored for 56 days. All of these patients showed up to 300-fold decreases in the amount of virus in their blood, and resistance did not occur.
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When Less Is More: Low Dose Beta Blockers
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/beta-blockers-may-help-heart-attack-patients-even-low-doses Beta blockers are a class of medications often prescribed to patients after a heart attack. But the dosing for this medication has remained controversial. A new study from Northwestern University found that the dose of beta blockers prescribed to heart attack patients can likely be significantly reduced without sacrificing effectiveness. In fact, patients on low doses may live just as long — or even longer — as patients on higher doses. Jeffrey Goldberger, MD, a professor of cardiology at Northwestern University, launched this study when he noticed that many patients were being treated with lower doses of beta blockers than those typically used in clinical trials.
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Ice Bucket Challenge Leads To Gene Discovery
Do you remember the Ice Bucket Challenge that was started in 2014? Well, the challenge actually worked! The campaign, in which people dunked a bucket of iced water over their heads in order to solicit donations before nominating others to do the same, raised enough money to help make an important research breakthrough for ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease. According to the ALS Association, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Within two to five years of diagnosis, patients lose their ability to breathe, leading to their death. According to CNN, in just eight weeks, $115 million dollars was donated to the ALS Association, 67% of which was dedicated to advancing research for treatments and a cure, the non-profit reports. One million dollars went towards Project MinE, a University of Massachusetts Medical School Project that was able to identify a gene that is responsible for the degenerative disease. The gene, identified as NEK1, provides another potential target for therapy development, and brings scientists one step closer to treating the neurological disorder.
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What Is - Gastroparesis
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Intellectual Disability: SEARCHing for Employment
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/ For many, conversation about intellectual disabilities is limited or never happens. But for the estimated 4.6 million Americans living with an intellectual disability, the conversation is far from over. That's why Project SEARCH is working to offer these individuals independence through competitive employment. Project SEARCH first began at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1996 and has since spread to more than 300 sites across the US and several other countries, including Seton Medical Center Austin (SMCA) in Texas. “Project SEARCH is the best practice for hiring individuals with intellectual disabilities,” said Geronimo Rodriguez, vice president for advocacy and external affairs at Seton Healthcare Family, in an interview with dailyRx News. “Here at Seton Healthcare Family, we're the first employer in the state of Texas to implement Project SEARCH; we're hopefully not the last.” Project SEARCH works by placing those with intellectual disabilities in internships that may lead to competitive employment. Project SEARCH interns at SMCA are between the ages of 18 and 21 and transitioning out of the school system. Those interested in the program must go through an application and interview program. If accepted, they’ll begin a nine-month internship consisting of three 10-week rotations. Successful interns graduate from the program with a professional portfolio and the chance to apply for positions at Project SEARCH or in the community.
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Sex and Kidney Failure
www.dailyrxnews.com Sometimes being a woman has its perks. And now it turns out being female may have benefits when it comes to kidney health. Researchers from the Medical University of Innsbruck found that female hormones affect important kidney enzymes. The scientists think that these changes may have a protective effect against kidney disease. The kidneys remove excess water and waste products from the body. However, 26 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Center. People who have severe kidney disease may need dialysis (artificial kidney filtration with a machine) or a kidney transplant.
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How the Night Shift Might Affect Your Health
http://www.dailyrx.com/shift-work-tied-insomnia-and-being-overweight Pulling the night shift at work may put a few extra bucks in your pocket, but could it also be harmful to your health? New evidence suggests it could be. A new study found a connection between "shift working" — working nontraditional shifts like night or rotating shifts — and being overweight and having sleep problems like insomnia. "We have known for some time that shiftworkers have more health problems," explained Robert S. Rosenberg, DO, FCCP, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Prescott Valley, AZ, in an interview with dailyRx News. "This includes an increased incidence of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as cancer."
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Pregnancy With Rheumatoid Arthritis
http://www.dailyrx.com/rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-can-have-successful-pregnancies http://www.dailyrx.com/conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis In the past, women with rheumatoid arthritis were discouraged from getting pregnant. But now the picture is different. With the help of their doctors, along with careful disease management, most women with rheumatoid arthritis can have a successful pregnancy. A successful pregnancy, however, does not necessarily mean everything goes according to plan. According to the American College of Rheumatology, "Doctors and patients must be ready to deal with possible complications for both mother and child." Rheumatoid arthritis and similar diseases often affect women when they reach their childbearing years. Women with rheumatoid arthritis needn't be discouraged from getting pregnant, but they should be prepared. It is especially important that patients get their rheumatoid arthritis under control before getting pregnant. Through working closely with their doctors, women with rheumatoid arthritis can have a pregnancy similar to that of otherwise healthy women. For DailyRx TV, I'm Jennifer Dodd
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List Show - 5 Heart Disease Risk Factors
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Direct Primary Care: A Modern Approach To The Small-Town Doctor
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What Happens When Women are Abused During Pregnancy?
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/ Domestic violence is decidedly not a good thing. That's particularly true when a woman is pregnant. Researchers at the University of Iowa found that domestic violence during pregnancy greatly increased the risk of early births and low birth weight. Domestic violence can affect the baby directly due to physical or sexual trauma. Mothers may also have increased stress or poor medical care while pregnant.
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Treating Huntington's Disease is Evolving
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/ Huntington's disease has always been a genetic condition with no treatment available, but new treatment options are possible. Researchers from the University of British Colombia have developed a new medication. The new drug, IONIS-HTTRx, may prevent the mutated gene from destroying nerve cells and causing the symptoms associated with Huntington's. The medication was tested in mice and monkeys, and found to be effective. Huntington's disease is hereditary. Each child of a parent with Huntington's disease has a 50 percent chance of developing the disease. The disease causes damage to nerve cells. The damaged nerve cells bring about symptoms such as uncontrolled muscle movements. Symptoms don't begin until patients are in their 30s or older.
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Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy?
www.dailyrx.com www.dailyrxnews.com The question of taking antidepressants during pregnancy is an intimate and complicated one. But, if you're pregnant (or trying to be) and you have depression, you may want to read this. A recent study found that the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) paroxetine (brand name Paxil) and fluoxetine (Prozac) may be associated with birth defects when taken by pregnant mothers. The SSRIs citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro) and sertraline (Zoloft) were not associated with any birth defects.
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Exercise and Treatment for Concussion
www.dailyrxnews.com Limiting physical activity has been the standard of care for treating concussion. But there is something new to try. A new study from Canada found that children who exercised within the first week after a concussion had fewer symptoms a month later. A concussion is also called minor traumatic brain injury. It results from a blow to the head or an injury that causes neck whiplash. Swelling and damage to the structure of the brain results. Symptoms include headache, visual changes, sensitivity to light or noise and mood swings. Concussion can also cause problems with thinking abilities and concentration.
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How to Save Face: Mohs Micrographic Surgery
For more information visit dailyRxNews.com! Dr. Dominic Ricci begins every Mohs surgery with a patient consultation. As a board-certified dermatologist, fellowship trained in Mohs surgery, he specializes in the surgical treatment of skin cancer.
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What Is - Marburg Virus?
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Breathing Troubles Persist Even After Giving up Cigarettes
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/ The thing about smoking is that even after you quit your body continues to have problems. You can be smoke-free for a year and still be choking on the past. A new study from researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville, Tennessee found that symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) continue to persist even after a patient has ceased smoking due to a bacterial invasion of the lungs. COPD is a common illness associated with smoking and is one of the leading causes of death in the US, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Doctors had long believed that inflammation of the small airways in the lungs due to inhalation of toxic gases and particles from smoking was the root cause of COPD. However, that particular explanation failed to go far enough to explain why symptoms persisted after patients stopped smoking.
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Chestnut Leaves May Provide New Weapon Against Bacteria
www.dailyrxnews.com Staph infections can be deadly, but a simple chestnut leaf may be able to help. A new study from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, found that an extract from European chestnut tree leaves may effectively prevent Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureas) bacteria from creating toxins — without boosting its drug-resistance. A form of S. aureas that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin (methicillin-resistant S. aureas or MRSA) is one of the most dangerous drug-resistant organisms today.
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Folic Acid Supplements Before Pregnancy Found Beneficial
Is it ever too early to start thinking about the health of a child? A new study suggests that more women should be thinking ahead and taking folic acid supplements before they become pregnant. I'm Shelby Cullinan and this is a dailyRx Minute. This new study showed that most women did not take the folic acid prior to becoming pregnant but often began taking them after. The researchers said that taking folic acid supplements before pregnancy may reduce the risk of spina bifida by as much as 72 percent. Consult with your doctor before beginning any supplement regimen. For dailyRxTv, I'm Shelby Cullinan.
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Apraxia Of Speech
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FDA Approves New Combination Pill for Type 2 Diabetes
http://www.dailyrx.com/xigduo-xr-type-2-diabetes-combines-dapagliflozin-and-metformin The FDA is approving a new two-in-one pill to treat Type 2 diabetes. It's called Xigduo XR and it combines dapagliflozin with metformin — the first-line treatment options.
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This Is Your Brain on Too Much TV
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/cognitive-function-midlife-linked-television-exercise-patterns-young-adulthood Mom was right. It turns out watching too much TV really might hurt your brain. A new study, which followed a large group of participants for 25 years, found that watching a lot of TV and getting little exercise in young adulthood may lead to poor cognitive function in midlife. "In this biracial [group] followed for 25 years, we found that low levels of physical activity and high levels of television viewing during young to mid-adulthood were associated with worse cognitive performance in midlife," wrote lead study author Tina D. Hoang, MSPH, of the Northern California Institute for Research and Education, and colleagues. "Participants with the least active patterns of behavior (i.e., both low physical activity and high television viewing time) were the most likely to have poor cognitive function." For this study, Hoang and team used data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study to look at the TV and physical activity habits of 3,247 young adults from 1985 to 2011. Surveys were used to assess these patterns.
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Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD
http://www.dailyrx.com/managing-adhd-children-requires-compassion-and-control-parents http://www.dailyrx.com/conditions/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder Managing ADHD tips for parents. I'm Erin White and this is a dailyRx Feature. Kids with ADHD face a number of learning and behavioral issues including difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. The home may be one of the best places for children with ADHD to learn how to control problematic behaviors. If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, you play a crucial role in your child's treatment and learning process. Routine is extremely important for a child with ADHD. In addition to a consistent routine, children with ADHD may need a clear set of ground rules. It is also important that parents boost their child's self-esteem and confidence. Parents can highlight and encourage the things their children are good at doing. Ask your doctor what else you can do to help your child with ADHD. For dailyRx TV, I'm Erin White.
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How Exercise Can Benefit The Gut
http://www.dailyrx.com/exercise-tied-more-diverse-good-bacteria-digestive-system?autoplay=559275580 Did you know that bacteria can be good for you and having a healthy dose in your gut may depend on more than just your diet? I'm Rachelle Grossman with your latest health news. The word bacteria tends to have a negative connotation, but bacteria aren't just foreign invaders that make us sick. Healthy bacteria lives within our digestive system and new research shows that athletes have a wider range of good bacteria. The authors of this study suggest that vigorous exercise could play a significant role in keeping your digestive system healthy. Disturbances in the gut's bacteria can increase your risk of obesity and some diseases. Researchers say that both diet and exercise are important that it is always a good idea to exercise regularly to keep your gut healthy.
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What Is - Salmonella
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Heart Attack During Exercise - Not a Big Threat
http://www.dailyrx.com/sudden-cardiac-arrest-middle-aged-adults-occurred-rarely-during-exercise-and-was-more-survivable Heart attacks can strike with no warning, even while exercising. However, middle-aged adults shouldn't be afraid to exercise, as the likelihood of sudden heart attacks may be low during vigorous activity. A new study found that a low number of sudden cardiac arrest events occurred during sports activity. Those sports-related cases also had higher rates of survival than other cases. Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, of the Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, led this study. "Our study findings reinforce the idea of the high-benefit, low-risk nature of exercise in middle age," Dr. Chugh said in a press release. Dr. Chugh and team studied more than 1,200 cases of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) that occurred between 2002 and 2013 in the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study. All of these cases involved patients between 35 and 65 years old. Only 63 cases of SCA occurred during sporting activities. SCA is a sudden loss of heart function that stops blood flow to the heart.
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New Warnings for Hepatitis C Rx
http://www.dailyrx.com/gileads-harvoni-and-sovaldi-heart-drug-amiodarone-might-have-caused-slow-heartbeats-and-one-death Taken with a heart medication, two hepatitis C drugs might pose some serious health risks. Gilead Sciences' breakthrough hepatitis C medications, Harvoni and Sovaldi (ledipasvir-sofosbuvir and sofosbuvir, respectively), might have caused abnormally slow heartbeats in nine patients who were taking amiodarone (brand name Cordarone) and one death, reports Bloomberg Business.
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Gastric Bypass and Treating Diabetes
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/bariatric-surgery-was-more-effective-lifestyle-changes-treating-type-2-diabetes-moderately-obese Bariatric surgery might be more effective than lifestyle changes at reversing type 2 diabetes-even for the moderately obese. A recent year-long study from the University of Washington in Seattle suggested that the Body Mass Index (BMI) requirements for bariatric surgery could be lowered to as much as 30 for type 2 diabetes patients. The study authors found that healthy lifestyle changes, including exercise and dieting, were drastically less effective than bariatric surgery for reversing the disease. This year-long study included type 2 diabetes patients aged 25 to 64 with a BMI of 30 to 45. Fifteen study subjects underwent a surgery called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), while 17 patients adopted lifestyle changes. The lifestyle patients exercised for 45 minutes five days a week, ate a strict low-sugar diet while being monitored by a nutritionist and took the ideal medicine for their condition.
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What You Need to Know about Cat Scratch Disease
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/cat-scratch-disease-blinds-woman-after-she-was-licked-her-cat House pets can harbor many common bacteria but, while most are harmless, a few can cause serious illness — or even blindness. That appears to be what happened to Janese Walters, who awoke blinded in one eye. Walters thought she had pink eye, but doctors concluded what she actually had — cat scratch disease — came from her furry, feline friend. "Anything that is exposed to the cat's mouth, including if you have a little scratch that the cat licks — that's how you can get it," said Dr. Kristopher R. Brickman, MD, of the University of Toledo's College of Medicine and Life Sciences, in an interview with CBS News.
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First the Parkinson's Disease, Then Compulsive Gambling?
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/ Compulsive gambling or eating could have a devastating effect on anyone, but couple that with someone trying to deal with Parkinson's disease and there could be tragic outcomes. Impulse control disorders such as pathological gambling have been linked to medications commonly prescribed to patients dealing with Parkinson's disease, according to a review article by neurologists at Loyola Medicine and Loyola University-Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Some of the other impulse control disorders (ICDs) linked to the drugs include compulsive buying, hypersexuality and binge eating. Imagine a loved one being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and taking their medication to deal with it, only to watch them develop a disorder that could drain their bank account or ruin their family life. There are things that families can do to mitigate the situation once they know what is going on.
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Did You Know - The Difference Between Moles & Freckles
Did you know there's a difference between moles and freckles? It is common for moles to be signs or indicators of skin cancer, but sometimes you might not be able to tell a mole apart from a freckle.
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Have You Heard? Apple Watch and Hearing Aids
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/apple-watch-app-resound-smart-can-control-hearing-aids The Apple Watch is here, and it's making itself heard — quite literally. That's especially true for those who live with hearing loss. A new app developed by ReSound — called ReSound Smart — allows users to control their hearing aids from their Apple Watch, conveniently adjusting volume or otherwise changing the settings with a few taps on the wrist. As Macworld explains, "Instead of taking out your iPhone to alter the Linx's settings, which can be a little obvious, now you can use the Watch to quickly toggle on wind noise reduction, adjust the hearing aids' microphones to enhance speech, and customize noise filters for specific environments." That's one of the app's niftier tricks. It can make hearing aid adjustments a largely automated task.
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How Wasp Venom Might Fight Cancer
www.dailyrxnews.com Painful wasp stings contain a venom that may pack an anti-cancer punch. A new study revealed how the venom of the social wasp Polybia paulista attacks cancer cells. Scientists have known of the venom’s effects for some time but were not sure how it worked. "Cancer therapies that attack the lipid composition of the cell membrane would be an entirely new class of anticancer drugs," said co-senior study author Paul A. Beales, PhD, a senior research fellow at the University of Leeds, in a press release. "This could be useful in developing new combination therapies, where multiple drugs are used simultaneously to treat a cancer by attacking different parts of the cancer cells at the same time."
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Can Caffeine Worsen Your Menopause Symptoms?
http://www.dailyrx.com/symptoms-were-worse-postmenopausal-women-mood-and-memory-improved-those-near-menopause?autoplay=1027230117 Many women dread the thought of menopause, but new research from the Mayo Clinic suggests cutting back on caffeine can help manage some common symptoms. I'm Miranda Savioli with your latest health news. Menopause usually occurs in women between 45 and 50 years old and is marked by the end of menstruation. The study found night sweats and hot flashes were the most common menopausal symptoms and they intensified with caffeine consumption. While caffeine worsened physical symptoms, the researchers also found it improved mood and memory in premenopausal participants. Stephanie Faubion, M.D., director of the Women’s Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, explains additional things you can do to better manage your menopause symptoms: "Some of those are avoiding triggers of hot flashes including, caffeine and alcohol and tobacco. Also some warm beverages, spicy foods can also cause more symptoms and again, it doesn't mean that you can't ever have them, it just means that you might avoid them if you wish to reduce your symptoms". Make sure to stay active during menopause to help manage symptoms.
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Bilingual Brain Study - University of Montreal
According to a study done by the University of Montreal, years of bilingualism changes how your brain carries out tasks. A bilingual mind is more efficient in getting the flow of information going, and gets tasks done faster.
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Esophageal Cancer - What Happens After 5 Years
http://www.dailyrx.com/ Reaching the five-year milestone after surgery to treat esophageal cancer is cause for celebration. And many patients may be reaching this milestone. A new study found that survival up to 15 years was high in patients who had surgery for locally advanced esophageal cancer and lived at least five years. But these patients showed continual risk for cancer recurrence and other health issues. Brendon M. Stiles, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, led this study. Dr. Stiles and team studied the health records of over 350 patients who had locally advanced esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is a cancer of the esophagus, which carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The median age of these patients was 64. All of the patients had surgery to remove the portions of the esophagus that were cancerous. Five years after surgery, 41 percent of these patients were still alive. In those patients who survived for five years after surgery, 89 percent were still alive after seven years. After 10 years, 73 percent were still alive, while 57 percent were still alive after 15 years. Dr. Stiles and team found that 23 percent of the five-year survivors developed recurrent esophageal cancer (cancer that came back). Most of the recurrences (75 percent) happened within five years of the initial surgery. About 33 percent of those who had recurrent cancer survived to 10 years after surgery. "The annualized risk of recurrence was 1.4 percent per year until year 10," Dr. Stiles said in a press release. Dr. Stiles and team said esophageal cancer patients should be monitored for at least 10 years after surgery due to the risk of recurrence.
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Taking Care of Kids' Tonsils for Better Sleep
http://www.dailyrx.com/adenotonsillectomy-sleep-apnea-children-improved-symptoms-and-behavior http://www.dailyrx.com/conditions/sleep-disorders Surgery for sleep apnea in children imporved symptoms and behavior. An adenotonsillectomy is a surgery to remove a person's tonsils and adenoids, the tissues which, when enlarged, are usually what causes breathing obstructions when a child is sleeping. A recent study found this treatment was effective in reducing symptoms and improving sleep and behavior. Ask your pediatrician about sleep apnea treatment for your child. For dailyRx TV, I'm Erin White.
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A Non-Surgical Option for Appendicitis
http://www.dailyrxnews.com/antibiotic-treatment-may-work-some-acute-appendicitis-patients http://www.dailyrx.com/antibiotic-treatment-may-work-some-acute-appendicitis-patients For well over 100 years, most appendicitis patients were treated with surgery. Now there may be a second option for some patients. A new study found that antibiotic treatment for acute uncomplicated appendicitis worked in most cases. Using drugs rather than surgery could help patients avoid some complications. The authors of this study did not say antibiotic treatment should become the standard of care. They did suggest further research on the issue, however.
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Coffee Drinkers, Watch That Blood Pressure
www.dailyrxnews.com Coffee is a morning ritual for many people. But if you find yourself pouring too many cups, too often — that could be a problem. A new study from Italy, that looked at the link between coffee intake, high blood pressure and prediabetes, found that patients who had mild high blood pressure and drank coffee heavily had an increased risk of severe high blood pressure and prediabetes. "There is controversy surrounding the long term cardiovascular and metabolic effects of coffee consumption in patients with hypertension," said lead study author Lucio Mos, MD, a cardiologist at the Hospital of San Daniele del Friuli in Italy, in a press release. "Our study was designed to evaluate whether coffee drinking had an effect on the risk of cardiovascular events, and if the association was mediated by effects on blood pressure and glucose metabolism.
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