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Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again


Date: February 22nd, 2017

Migraine Treatment Options

As much as the cause of this connection is yet to be established, Dr. Cecil Rambarat (the study lead author) said that health care providers are better placed if they appreciate the link.

Dr. Rambarat, a resident physician at the University of Florida Shands Hospital in Gainesville, said that being aware of the link is important since migraine has for long been ignored as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Poverty, instability associated with poor control of pregnancy diabetes


Date: February 20th, 2017

Can Diet And Lifestyle Affect Control Of Blood Sugar

The study researchers explained that these pregnant women suffering from pregnant-related diabetes and reliant on food stamps or living a chaotic lifestyle may find it hard to have a control of their well-being. The authors wrote in Obstetrics and Gynecology that the factors under consideration may be modifiable.

Dr. Laura Colicchia, who led the study at the University of Pittsburgh and is at the moment in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Abbott Northwestern Hospital said that there are numerous social factors, which impact one’s overall pregnancy health.

Popular Heartburn Medication Linked to Increased Stroke


Date: February 17th, 2017

Common heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement saying that the most common types of strokes are the ischemic strokes. These usually happen after clotting of blood, effectively interfering with the flow of blood to the brain. According to the preliminary study, the proton pump inhibitors meant to treat heartburn and acid reflux also increases the risks of the stroke. What’s worrying with the revelation is that these drugs are commonly prescribed to millions of Americans and are easily available over the counter.

CDC reports first US cases of drug-resistant Candida auris


Date: February 15th, 2017

First cases of Candida auris reported in United States

Of all the 13 cases, 7 happened between May 2013 and August 2016 and their details have been outlined in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that was first published on November 4th. The other six cases are still under investigation because their discovery happened after the report was taken online.

The CDC released a clinical alert to U.S. health care facilities in June and stated that the C. auris had emerged globally. The alert went to request that laboratories to notify the state and local health departments. Ever since the alert, the CDC has collaborated with various state and local health departments to carry out C. auris investigations.

Celebrex Is No Riskier For Heart than Other Arthritis Drugs


Date: February 13th, 2017

Study Suggests Celebrex Isn’t Riskier Than Rival Pain Drugs

However, do not celebrate yet because a clinic trial done by Merck in attempts to find whether Vioxx could prevent colon cancer made an interesting revelation. The drug was found to have increasing heart attack cases, triggering the company to cancel its production in 2004. Since then, analysts have been asking whether Celebrex also can cause Celebrex.

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