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Archive for July, 2015

Can Appendicitis be treated with Antibiotics?


Date: July 21st, 2015

How to determine if an appendix will require emergency surgery

If doctors perform a CT scan on the patients that present with an inflamed appendix they will be able to determine if the appendix has ruptured, which requires emergency surgery to be performed immediately, or if the appendix is in immediate danger of rupturing. The ones that are not in an immediate danger of rupturing could be treated with a round of antibiotic therapy, then evaluated to see if they are still a potential threat.

Could Common Pain Relievers be lowering your Fertility


Date: July 20th, 2015

The Study of NSAIDs and Fertility

Thirty nine women of childbearing age who suffered from minor back pains participated in the study of the effect that NSAIDs have on fertility.

The women were given one of the three most popular NSAIDs on the market or a placebo.

The researchers wanted to measure the size of the ovaries in the women, the presence of follicles in the ovaries and the level of progesterone in their bodies. The follicles the ovaries produce are what release the eggs during ovulation. The progesterone is a hormone that is essential in ovulation. Without proper levels of progesterone, the fertilized eggs would not be able to attach to the interior lining of the uterus.

New Migraine Prevention Drug may be Available Soon


Date: July 19th, 2015

The Study on migraine

Researchers are currently developing and testing they believe will be able to prevent migraines from happening rather than treat the pain after they develop. The drugs are designed to prevent the headaches by interrupting the chain of events that normally lead up to these headaches occurring.

Impact of Smartphones on cardioverter defibrillators


Date: July 18th, 2015

Recommended distances between smartphones and implanted cardio devices

Recommended safety distance between a smartphone and an implanted cardio device is currently between fifteen and twenty centimeters. The problem with these recommendations according to the cardiologist that participated in the research is that the Food and Drug Administration set these standards more than ten years ago. Since the establishment of the standards, there have been technological advances made in the smartphones and in the implanted cardio devices that could change the recommendations.

Can You Prevent Heart Disease with Chocolate?


Date: July 17th, 2015

The Study on Diet and Heart Disease

Over twenty thousand people participated in a study on their diets in relation to their risk of developing coronary diseases. The participants listed what foods they ate and the frequency that they ate them. Items of chocolate that were included on the list were eight ounce chocolate squares, chocolate snack bars, and cups of hot chocolate.
The lowest consumption of daily chocolate was none at all, and the highest levels of chocolate consumption equaled about three and one half chocolate bars each week.

Exercise Helps Reduce Signs of Aging


Date: July 15th, 2015

Get Moving for Health

As we age our risks of developing heart disease, having a stroke, or developing diabetes go up. There are many prescription drugs on the market that are designed to help reduce our chances of developing conditions such as these because of age. According to research reports from Harvard University physical exercise is just as effective at preventing these common illnesses associated with aging as the high cost prescription drugs are.

Trans Fats May Decrease Memory in Men


Date: July 14th, 2015

Inflammation could be the cause of the reduction of memory

The idea for the study came to the researchers because of the study that was recently done showing that dark chocolate improved memory. Dark chocolate has anti-inflammatory properties so the researchers wondered if feeding the individuals foods that increased inflammation would decrease memory capabilities. Trans Fats are not to cause increase inflammation.

Tight Food Budgets Effect Blood Sugar Levels


Date: July 12th, 2015

Food Insecurities and Obesity

Many people who are food insecure battle with obesity issues. This is likely due to the fact that highly processed foods, and high fat foods are cheaper than fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. People tend to eat the foods they can afford to buy. So people who live on lower incomes buy more fattening foods and eat more of these foods than people who have larger amounts of money available to spend on food.

What do I need to know about Lyme disease?


Date: July 11th, 2015

When Lyme disease is most prevalent

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta Georgia June, July and August are the months that you are most likely to contract Lyme disease in. During these months, more people are actively exposed to ticks because more people are outside doing activities.

Heartburn Drugs may Increase your Risk of Heart Attack


Date: July 10th, 2015

Main Heart Health Risks Associated with Proton Pump Inhibitors

People who have established cardiovascular conditions, and people who are taking the blood thinner Plavix or Clopidogrel that is used to help prevent heart attacks and strokes are at a much higher risk of having a heart attack if they take Proton Pump Inhibitors.