• Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

    Added On : 12th January 2016

    Image result for Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney DiseaseWhile study can't prove cause-and-effect, increasing damage seen as dose rises

    A type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors may be linked to long-term kidney damage, a new study suggests.

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  • Negative Statin News Tied to Dropped Prescriptions

    Added On : 12th January 2016

    Image result for Negative Statin News Tied To Dropped PrescriptionsResearcher says heart benefits outweigh risk of side effects

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  • Blood Pressure Drugs Rethink Urged

    Added On : 26th December 2015

    More lives could be saved if doctors considered giving blood pressure drugs to all patients at high risk of heart disease - even if their blood pressures are normal, a study suggests.

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  • Nasal Spray May Treat Diabetics' Low Blood Sugar

    Added On : 19th December 2015

    Trial found it easier to use than current remedy, an injection

    A new nasal spray might make rescue care easier for diabetics who are woozy or even unconscious due to severe low blood sugar, a new clinical trial suggests.

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  • Treatment Shows Promise for Some With Emphysema

    Added On : 10th December 2015

    Image result for EmphysemaStudy finds more success when stricter criteria used in selecting who gets the treatment

    New research suggests that more careful selection of patients could help improve the success rate of valves implanted into the lungs of people with emphysema.

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  • Stress and depression linked to stroke risk in diabetics

    Added On : 8th December 2015

     People with diabetes are much more prone to depression and stress than other individuals, and these mental health problems in diabetics are tied to an increased risk of strokes and deaths from cardiovascular disease, a U.S. study suggests.

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  • Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives

    Added On : 3rd December 2015

    Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

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  • Older People Need to Drink More Water Even When Not Thirsty

    Added On : 19th November 2015

    They used to tell us that we should drink eight ounces of water eight times a day. Then the standard advice became to drink only when we are thirsty. Now it seems that this isn’t right for everyone either.   The problem is that as we grow older the sensation of thirst frequently declines, studies show. “Thirst is not a good guide to the need to drink in older people,” writes Lee Hooper, PhD, and other researchers at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Not drinking enough water can lead to disability and even death. 

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  • Soy might benefit women with pregnancy diabetes

    Added On : 17th November 2015

    REUTERS/Tom GannamConsuming soy protein during pregnancy may help women with gestational diabetes control their blood sugar and cholesterol levels, according to a small study.

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  • COPD: Ways to Avoid Weight Loss

    Added On : 15th November 2015

    Breathing is hard work if you have COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Your inflamed lungs and partially blocked airways make it a struggle to get air in and out. That effort to breathe burns a lot of calories -- way more than someone with healthy lungs, says Albert Rizzo, MD, chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Christiana Care Health System.

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