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Archive for April, 2015

Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise

Apr
28

Date: April 28th, 2015

As any other action of disease control the AMA (American Medical Association) and the leading U.S. health agency take, controlling the increased rates of type 2 diabetes is one of them.

Pregnancy risks due to kidney disease

Apr
27

Date: April 27th, 2015

A new study has warned that pregnant women suffering from kidney diseases not only are their health at risk but even those of their unborn babies.

Allergy relationship with infants’ gut bacteria patterns

Apr
26

Date: April 26th, 2015

Researchers from the University of Alberta and University of Manitoba in Canada conducted DNA tests on three months babies and twelve months babies. The researchers analyzed DNA results to classify the composition of bacteria in the stools of young babies collected at 3 months and at 12 months old.

Cholesterol and Heart Complications

Apr
25

Date: April 25th, 2015

As a result, it is important for individuals to undergo regular cholesterol testing though recent studies show that few people have their cholesterol level checked. Many wait until they are in their old age to monitor their cholesterol when there is a lot of damage.

Clogged Arteries may Cause Poor Response to Statins

Apr
24

Date: April 24th, 2015

New research indicates that about twenty percent of heart patients do not respond to statin and this may be due to clogged arteries. These are findings that have been attributed to a number of facts, according to the researchers. The findings are also very important as far as heart condition is concerned.

AF Guidelines update means a Boost to OAC beneficiaries

Apr
23

Date: April 23rd, 2015

There has been a significant change in the number of patients able to access oral anticoagulant therapy after the recent update of the guidelines for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients’ management. There was a record shift in the score for stroke risk assessment from CHADS2 to CHA2DS2 – VASc, researchers say.

Diabetes and metabolic syndrome should prioritize CVD risk assessment

Apr
22

Date: April 22nd, 2015

It is important for diabetes educators to know that diabetic patient as well as those having metabolic syndrome are highly vulnerability to cardiovascular disease and prevention of cardiovascular disease should be given priority as noted by some researchers.

The research was conducted by Ajou University College of Nursing in Korea, which involved 110 Korean adults having type 2 diabetes with 62% being men aged 56.5 years. The investigators were essentially comparing the risk equations derived from studies undertaken by the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes and Framingham in calculation of the 10 year CVD risk. Based on Framingham study, the CVD risk profile essentially comprised of HDL cholesterol, age, sex, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, smoking status and diabetes. The classification of risk levels was as low as 10 percent, between 10 and 20 percent for moderate risk and the high of 20 percent.

Minorities face a great likelihood of gaining weight in childhood

Apr
21

Date: April 21st, 2015

The minorities are more vulnerable to weight gain during their childhood than whites and this increases the risk of them being obese adults or overweight. According to the findings of the study, American Indians, blacks and Hispanics showed a high likelihood of surpassing the normal weight when they are 18 years than the whites are as found in the new study.

Twins study shows that autism is largely down to genes

Apr
20

Date: April 20th, 2015

The team at the King’s College London reported that 181 teenagers had autism, but identical twins seemed to have a much higher risk where one of the twins had autism since they shared the same DNA. JAMA Psychiatry was told by the researchers that there was involvement of hundreds of genes.

A new study shows the largest diabetes risk yet seen with Statins

Apr
19

Date: April 19th, 2015

What this suggests is that the general population is at a higher risk of getting diabetes with statins compared to what has been reported previously. What was present in the region was a risk of between 10% and 22%.