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Archive for December, 2015

Older Hispanic men face a high risk of losing their hearing ability


Date: December 31st, 2015

The likelihood that one will be diagnosed with impaired hearing increased with a fall in educational attainment and incomes. In this survey that was mainly targeting Hispanic Americans, it was found that older men do face a much higher risk of hearing loss. The team of researchers was led by Karen Cruickshank’s who works at University of Wisconsin in Madison. During the research, data was tracked from a survey that comprised over 16,400 Hispanics who were aged between 18 and 74 years of age in Chicago, New York, San Diego and Miami. During the investigation, it was found that about 15% of them had hearing impairment while over 8% of them were diagnosed with a lost hearing ability in both ears.

Risk of cardiac death increased by COPD for those having irregular heartbeat


Date: December 30th, 2015

About Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The risk of death was from this condition was found to be very great among people having a common heart rhythm disorder that is referred to as atrial fibrillation. However, the researchers were quick to add that the risk of getting stroke isn’t increased by COPD. The term COPD is used for describing the diseases known as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. In the US, COPD is rated as the third major cause of death according to the statistics taken by U.S Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. There have been other studies undertaken, which have revealed that COPD is essentially a risk factor that is independent when it comes to causing cardiovascular disease. However, whether COPD is actually an independent risk factor when it comes to stroke particularly among patients having atrial fibrillation is something that hasn’t been studied.

Some minority lag during colon cancer screens could be explained by doctor’s lapse


Date: December 29th, 2015

Importance of colon cancer screening

The researchers explained that the main reason for this conclusion is that providers of health care don’t really recommend the tests which have a potential of saving lives. Something very interesting that did come up is that the study suggested that one of the most important things that needed to be done was talking to doctors. While all the public policy wanted can be done, it is also essential that providers understand clearly the importance of emphasizing on screening of colon cancer and most importantly, recommend patients to go for colon cancer screening regardless of their ethnic backgrounds.

A higher risk of fracture linked to slightly overactive thyroid


Date: December 28th, 2015

Subclinical hyperthyroidism usually refers to a condition whereby too much hormones are produced by an overactive thyroid gland. These hormones are usually the ones which control the basic metabolism even though no symptoms exist and the blood tests show normal readings of the hormones. According to researchers concluded in the past, cases of hyperthyroidism that are more pronounced usually come with an increased risk of fracture as explained by the reviewers. However, this is not clear entirely as to whether the same is true for types of the condition that are milder.

Treatment of diabetes through gastric bypass comes with risks


Date: December 27th, 2015

However, this surgery has also been found to come with an increased risk of bone fractures and infections as a new international study reports. According to some doctors, gastric bypass could be able to cure diabetes completely even though this was not the case in most of the patients. The co-author of the study, Dr. Charles J. Bilington noted that something else that was unexpected was the kind of complications that the bypass patients had.

Worrisome negatives of gastric bypass

The researchers noted that in recent times, gastric bypass has been having more worrisome negatives and less strong positives than it had been thought previously. These results are essentially based on the reports of the two years in which the Diabetes Surgery Study has been going on.

Are you Familiar with the Pros of Having a CPR Recertification?


Date: December 26th, 2015

You may be asking why you ought to decide on an online CPR recertification when you have effectively finished the online CPR confirmation course. May be the way to go has once sprung up in your brain however for your occupied time you can’t get it going. Presently, you must know about the advantages of getting yourself CPR recertified. You may realize that your affirmation covers just a sure time period, most extreme up to 2 years in the event of some particular certificate providers. In any case, with the progression of time, your insight levels will begin blurring without end and also more up to date innovations will rise to the top.

Online CPR instructional class

The American Heart Association or AHA redesigns its CPR rules like clockwork with most recent restorative innovations. It declared its new CPR rules in October 2010 to stamp some critical changes. In this way, while you have done your online CPR certification, you have most likely taken in the more seasoned rules.

Emphysema could be kept away by Aspirin a day


Date: December 25th, 2015

If a prospective study confirms these results, aspirin is going to be the only treatment known to be able to counter emphysema. Numerous animal studies exist and it shows that development of emphysema could be contributed by endothelial damage and that lung biopsies are present in humans, which show emphysema areas where there is destruction of capillaries. It is unclear whether this means the whole alveolar space being destroyed including the capillaries or whether the problems found in capillaries usually come first.

How aspirin counters emphysema

In their own reasoning, the team of researchers came to a conclusion that emphysema could be countered by aspirin through inhibition of activation of platelets and this reduces inflammation while probably alters the flow of blood in pulmonary capillaries. Ideally, their work resulted from the continuing Multi- Ethnic study for Atherosclerosis, simply known as MESA study.

Fracture risk might be increased by subclinical hyperthyroidism


Date: December 24th, 2015

During the study, the researchers involved more than 70000 patients and this is essentially the largest study today where the link between risk of fracture in adult and subclinical hyperthyroidism has been determined. What the team found out in their research is that people having subclinical hyperthyroidism face a much higher risk of any kind of fractures and the risk is even much higher when they have a very low TSH, i.e. <0.1 Miu/l. This is essentially a very clear indication that subclinical hyperthyroidism forms a major risk factor in fractures as the lead author, Nicolas Rodondi noted.

About subclinical hyperthyroidism

Subclinical hyperthyroidism essentially refers to the TSH levels being abnormal in a person but no clinical symptoms are shown and there is normal free thyroxin. The risk of fracture can essentially be affected by thyroid function through thyroid hormones having a direct effect on hormones like osteoblasts and osteoclasts and this in turn results in the rate of bone loss and bone turnover being increased considerably.

Cut calories by equally balancing proteins and Carbs


Date: December 23rd, 2015

In a new study done on mouse, researchers found out that a diet rich in carbohydrates but low in proteins could also provide similar benefits as well. The lead research, Professor Stephen Simpson said that head to head comparison showed them that mice benefited in a similar way from a diet low in protein but rich in carbohydrates just like a caloric restriction diet of 40%. The study authors reported that a reduction in the calorie amount consumed by between 30 and 50% could increase the health span while also delaying the infection of diseases related to age while also improving the metabolic health considerably. The only unfortunate thing is that not many humans can be able to sustain that kind of caloric reduction.

Garlic breath- a sign that men are in good health


Date: December 22nd, 2015

Despite their seemingly potent aroma, onions and garlic which are a part of a big family of vegetables known as alliums that also includes scallions and leeks not only have unique tastes but their incredible nutritional benefits are something that can’t be overlooked. For many centuries now, Chinese, Egyptian and Indian cultures have used alliums and truly enjoyed their incredible nutritional benefits. And even though some of the nutritional claims haven’t been able to stand test of time, studies have shown that the alliums are very effective when it comes to improving cardiovascular health as well as reducing their likelihood of getting all site cancers particularly the cancers that affect digestive organs and reproductive organs.