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Risk of CVD death may be staved off by exercise in midlife


Date: January 15th, 2019

Cardiovascular disease and midlife exercise

The study associates 16% of lower risk of depression with high level of midlife fitness  (HR 0.84, 95% CI 0.74-0.95) and lower risk of death of about 61% from cardiovascular disease  (HR 0.39, 95% CI 0.31-0.48) in adults whose ages were at least 65 years without a diagnosis of depression. This is according to the report issued by Benjamin L. Willis. MD, MPH. from the Cooper Institute, Dallas, and his colleagues in JAMA Psychiatry.

Midlife fitness modifiable

The authors termed Midlife fitness as a risk factor that is modifiable and which has not yet been studied. They also talked about the advantages that follow a diagnosis of depression later in life. Those who took part in the high fitness group and were diagnosed with late-life incident depression vividly demonstrated that there is 56 percent lower risk of death caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD, HR 0.44, 95% CI 0.31-0.64) when compared to those individuals with low fitness levels.

Is there any association between FP scope of practice and burnout?


Date: January 11th, 2019

Link between FP scope of practice and burnout

In has also been noted by the authors of the study entitled ‘Burnout and Scope of Practice in New Family Physicians’ that there are particular protective benefits that are afforded to family physicians who set aside their time to visit their patients at their respective homes and provide obstetrical care to them alongside practicing impatient medicine.

How the study was done

The study involved two researchers led by author Lars Peterson, M.D., Ph.D., research director at the America Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) in Lexington, Ky., and Amanda Weidner, M.P.H., a research scientist at the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network in Seattle.

After the study, the team corresponded with AAFP News about the study and its results. They both came in an agreement that their main finding was somewhat unexpected.

A critical look at the whole snacking issue


Date: January 10th, 2019

What research says about snacking?

Researchers find out that consumers continue to consume meals alongside their main meals and some replace meals with snacks. There is a certain limit on the calorie consumption despite the eating frequency of any individual. However, the process of quality eating, snack consumption and eating frequency takes a different approach from different researchers. Some researcher associate eating frequency with a high level of calorie intake and high BMI while as others believe that low eating frequency is a source of unhealthy living and poor nutrition. There is a lot of controversy on the information released by researchers concerning healthy eating and mainly involving eating frequency and snack consumption.

Alzheimer’s disease: A real threat if not checked


Date: January 10th, 2019

MRI evidence indicates changes in brain may occur prior to amyloidal deposition. It develops gradually especially affects ADAD mutant carriers.

Alzheimer disease is fatal and according to researchers, it has no cure. Its predisposition affects the mutant carriers and thus can develop early especially among the children carrying genetic mutation for the disease. According to research by Quiroz in the department of psychiatry in Massachusetts general hospital, suggest that ADAD mutant carriers can develop as early as possible among the children with a high certainty unlike the non-carriers who have no brain abnormalities.

No cancer risk posed by long term low dose vaginal estrogen


Date: January 10th, 2019

A review on the large database showed that using unopposed topical vaginal estrogen wasn’t in any way associated with a higher risk of getting cancer or endometrial hyperplasia. Yearly incidence of diseases from 2006 to 2012 among women from Kaiser Permanente Northern California membership aged at least 46 years old didn’t show any significant differences by the number of vaginal estrogen prescriptions dispensed over a period of 3 years. This is according to the report given by Dr. Kathryn M. Gunnison at an annual meeting of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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