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Archive for January, 2016

Disabilities in Infants after Heart Surgery


Date: January 21st, 2016

A new study suggests that some infants that undergo really complicated heart surgeries as infants will stand a higher than average risk of developing disabilities like cerebral palsy when they are older. Pediatric surgeons want to make certain that parents of infants who might need heart surgeries that are deemed complicated should know that the risk that the child will develop neurological or motor disabilities after the surgery is slim.

Babies at the Highest risk of Disability Development

According to the study the infants who were at the greatest risk of disability development after a complex heart surgery procedure were infants who required more than one surgery to repair their cardiac complications. Babies who had higer than normal levels of lactate in their blood also had a higher chance of developing disabilities after they had heart repair surgeries.

Improve Heart Health with Beet Juice


Date: January 20th, 2016

Beets are nitrate rich and provide a lot of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Athletes have been using the power of beets to help increase their strength and stamina for a long time. The medical community is just now beginning to see the possible benefits of beet juice, and they are starting to test the beets to see exactly what benefits people might receive from them.

The Study Beet Juice

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine tested the effects that beet juice had on nine patients suffering from diagnosed heart failure. The purpose was to see what effect the nitrate rich beet juice had on the heart muscle and the pumping power of the heart.

Beta-Blockers Role in Heart Attack Survival


Date: January 19th, 2016

What are beta-blockers?

Beta-blockers are medications designed to stop norepinephrine and epinephrine from being able to adhere to the beta receptors located on nerves in the body. The norepinephrine and epinephrine allow different nerves to transmit information to other nerves. By interrupting the communication between the beta receptors located on certain nerves the beta-blocker can help to slow your heart rate, and lower your blood pressure.

Artificial Pancreas Trials Give Hope To Type I Diabetes Patients


Date: January 18th, 2016

The latest studies done on an artificial pancreas create new hope for people with Type I diabetes. The artificial pancreas shows promise of helping people with Type I diabetes to control their blood sugar levels, without causing the dreaded effects of low blood sugars in the process.

What the Artificial Pancreas Does

The artificial pancreas that is being tested uses the technology that is already in place to allow the Type I diabetic to live less tethered to machines, medicines, and rules.

In the human body, the pancreas sends insulin to the body when the blood glucose levels get high. The insulin lowers the glucose levels automatically. We do not have to think to make our pancreas monitor our glucose levels and adjust our insulin dosage.

Recognizing Nail Fungus Nails that are dark in color


Date: January 17th, 2016

Most people are exposed to onychomycosis in public areas like the showers at the gym, or public swimming pools. These are places where people who do not have nail fungus might be coming into contact with the fungus because the majority of people do not wear shoes in these areas.

Signs of Nail Fungus

There are some common signs of nail fungus that you should be aware of.

  1. 1.      Unusually thick nails
  2. 2.      Toenails or fingernails that crumble or nails that seem brittle
  3. 3.      Ragged nails

Discover the Advantages that BLS Certification Brings


Date: January 16th, 2016

BLS is ordinarily utilized as the abbreviation for the Basic Life Support, which includes the procedures which can be utilized to give powerful treatment to heart failure or drowning casualties. The BLS Certification Program is now becoming famous for the help and knowledge that it can bring to the public.

Presently, a day’s the majority of the general population are choosing online BLS Certification program in view of the occupied with working timetable and no opportunity to go to consistent classes. The online choice offers various advantages that incorporate the straightforwardness with which people can get to the course. BLS course is best suitable for the individuals who have not experienced BLS preparing before and are occupied with taking this course.

Blood may show Brain Tumors Early


Date: January 15th, 2016

Doctors are aware that patients with gliomas, a type of brain tumor, often experience symptoms of the tumors for many months prior to tumor discovery. Recently, researchers discovered that these cancers may show up as changes in immune functions as early as five years prior to symptom development.

The study on Cancer

Samples that had been collected for forty years when people were getting check-ups, donating blood, and from the cancer registry in Norway, were used to base the data for this research.

Daytime Sleepy Linked to Diabetes


Date: January 14th, 2016

The Study on Daytime Sleepy

The researchers took a look at ten previous studies that covered the participation from more than one quarter a million people. The participants answered questionnaires on their propensity to feel sleepy during the daytime hours, without a proper cause like having an infant in the home that interrupted nighttime sleeping patterns.

The results

The results of the compiled data show that excessive daytime sleepiness was prevalent in people who were more likely to develop Type II diabetes than in people who did not develop Type II diabetes later in life.

The Connection Between Heart Disease and Pregnancy


Date: January 13th, 2016

The Pregnancy Complications that had the Most Influence on Heart Disease

There are a lot of different types of complications a woman can have during a pregnancy. Not all pregnancy complications are connected to the development of heart disease later in life. The two pregnancy complications that had the largest impact on heart disease are pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes.

Proper Diet may Lower Depression Risks


Date: January 12th, 2016

What is Depression

Depression is a mental illness that many people are ashamed to talk about. Depression affects people mentally and physically. This disease can stop people from being able to live a fulfilling life, and it can cause people to do harm to themselves or to others. Depression is a real problem that must be addressed. You cannot ignore depression and make it go away. You cannot make yourself feel better, or get over your problem when you are depressed. If you are suffering from depression, or know someone suffering from depression then you need to seek the counsel of a medical professional to begin the journey to healing.