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Preterm Infants may get High Blood Pressure as Adults


Date: November 10th, 2016

One research found out that the risk of high blood pressure was linked to kidneys that are smaller-than-normal at birth. A different study done within the same field arrived at the finding that high blood pressure and impaired cells had some form of association.

Dr. Anne Monique Nuyt, who co-authored both studies, studies said that these studies are a pointer of how vital it is to follow up the health of preterm babies. Anne is a University of Montreal professor working within the department of pediatrics.

Experimental shingles vaccine looks effective


Date: November 8th, 2016

People who were given the 2-dose Shingrix vaccine recorded an 88 percent reduction in the risks of developing shingles, four years after vaccination. When the stage was approaching its final trial, there was a reduction of 91 percent. That is according to results published in the New England Journal of Medicine. People aged more than 70 years recorded an effectiveness of 90 percent after they received the injection.

Type 2 diabetes risks linked to long naps


Date: November 6th, 2016

According to the study, contrary to short naps or failing to nap, the sugar level in blood goes up by 45 percent if you take a nap of more than one hour. The researchers further suggest that for a nap lasting less than one hour, all these risks disappear.

Maternal Death Rate is rising in the US


Date: October 25th, 2016

According to a the research, the period from 2000 to 2014 saw a significant increase in the maternal death rate by about 27%. In 2000, each 100,000 live births witnessed the death of 19 women during or within 42 days after delivery. This number increased to 24 women for each 100,000 live births in 2014. This new finding is much worse than it was thought previously. The federal health officials had already reported that the maternal death rate is increasing, but their figures were lower – 16 % per 100,000.

Liraglutide Makes Diabetic HF Patients Cautious


Date: October 23rd, 2016

MD Kenneth Margulies from the Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia and a lead author said that the group getting GLP-1 agonist liraglutide treatment showed insignificant differences (12% vs. 11%). The type 2 diabetes patients were included here. Margulies and colleagues reported that rehospitalizations for patients with heart failure similarly had no significant difference. In addition, the study could not locate any difference between placebo and treatment of any of the said prespecified endpoints. But the researchers noted that the type 2 diabetes group showed the possibility of worse outcomes.

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