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Women diabetes risk could be increased by working overtime

Jan
29

Date: January 29th, 2019

Working Overtime Risks Woman to diabetes

According to new research, it is suggested that those who work for 45 hours or more within one week have a higher probability of developing type 2 diabetes as compared to those women who clock 35 to 40 hours a week.

Dilemma on why women are affected and not men

The study authors are still not sure why working for extra time may boost the risk of developing diabetes, or why this has to happen only to women but not men. Though, they suspect that it has something to do with the unpaid work which most ladies do at home as they mostly engage in house chores as compared to men.

Sitting tied to increased risk of death from 14 diseases

Jan
25

Date: January 25th, 2019

Sitting long may deadly

Those who sit down for a period of six hours daily do the risk of dying early jump 19% as compared to those individuals who sit down for a shorter time as three hours a day.

This suggestion has been made by an American Cancer Society Study. According to the study authors, there are 14 ways in which sitting may kill you. These ways include stroke; heart disease; diabetes; cancer; kidney disease; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); lung disease; suicide; Parkinson’s disease; liver disease; peptic ulcer and other diseases that can affect the digestion system; Alzheimer’s disease; musculoskeletal disorders; and nervous disorders.

The course of atrial fibrillation may be reversed by weight loss

Jan
22

Date: January 22nd, 2019

Weight loos has many health benefits

According to the researchers, from the results which they got from their study when obese grownups with atrial fibrillation (a-fib) shed off at least 10% of their starting weight, most of them saw the course of their condition reverse.

LAIV recommendation for 2018-19 flu season reaffirmed by ACIP

Jan
18

Date: January 18th, 2019

The 2018/2019 flu season recommendations released

Members of ACIP also stated new guidelines for use of the anthrax vaccine adsorbed (AVA; BioThrax0 for post-exposure prophylaxis.

The group also offered additional updates on zoster and pneumococcal vaccines, HPV, mumps, AAFP. This is according to ACIP Pamela Rockwell, D.O, from Ann Arbor, Mich.,

Influenza Vaccine

The ACIP also reaffirmed the vote taken at its last  meeting that was held in the month of February this year to official issue its recommendation that all patients whose ages were 6 months and above without any contradiction should be vaccinated with influenza vaccine during the influenza season of the year 2018-19; and clinicians should play the role of administering any licensed, age-appropriate influenza vaccine, without excluding LAIV ( for patients whose ages fall between 2 to 49 years old and without contradictions), recombinant influenza vaccine and  inactivated influenza vaccine.

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

Jan
15

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?

Jan
11

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

Jan
10

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

Jan
10

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

Jan
10

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.

Best response to help save a choking child

Jan
08

Date: January 8th, 2019

Effective methods to save a child who’s chokingTaking CPR classes is a very ideal way to get prepared in case you are faced with a situation where the child is choking.

You do need to learn other tips that will help complement your skills and place in you in a better place to save lives.

How does choking start?

Choking creates a very scary scenario that is very unpleasant. It occurs when a young child tries to force an object (food, plastic) down their small throat which can’t accommodate is size. The object then gets stuck in the wind pipe and obstructs air from going out and in the lungs.