Category: Health News

These Are The Least Popular Baby Names In 2018

Whilst the amount of Emmas, Avas and Liams are only on the up and up, baby names like Gary and Linda have become few and far between. In New South Wales, between 2004 and 2008, less than 10 Garys were born each year and according to the Daily Mail, none after that. Poor Gary.  So if

Peer-led education helps physicians save time with EHRs

(HealthDay)—A peer-based education program can improve the efficiency of electronic health record (EHR) use, according to an article published in the American Medical Association’s AMA Wire. An educational program called Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect Essentials (KP HCE), which was designed to maximize the effectiveness of physicians’ use of EHRs, was established after problems were reported by

Rise of the clones: Study identifies inherited and acquired mutations that drive precancerous blood condition

A new study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has identified some of the first known inherited genetic variants that significantly raise a person’s likelihood of developing clonal hematopoiesis, an age-related white blood cell condition linked with higher risk of certain blood cancers and cardiovascular

Grim footage shows patient having 22 white hearing aid filters removed

Stomach-churning footage shows 22 wax-covered white hearing aid filters extracted from deep inside a patient’s ear (and he didn’t know they were there!) Neel Raithatha, an audiologist based in Leicestershire, removed the filters The YouTube sensation admitted that he was in ‘disbelief’ when he saw them Mr Raithatha joked he would never come across such

High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — Here’s yet another reason to get your blood pressure under control: High blood pressure later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. Tracking nearly 1,300 older people until they died, scientists found markedly higher risks of one or more brain

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Nontraditional CVD Risk Factors

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concludes that there is currently insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of adding nontraditional risk factors to traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment in asymptomatic adults. These findings form the basis for a final recommendation statement published online July 10 in the

Día de la Mujer Latina: Promoting Healthy Behaviors

As part of its commitment to improving health equity across multicultural populations, Pfizer has been partnering with Día de la Mujer Latina (DML), a nationally recognized, grassroots community-based organization dedicated to eliminating health disparities among Latino populations. Since 1997, the mission of Día de la Mujer Latina has focused on promoting healthy behaviors within the

Stress affects people with schizophrenia differently: Strategies for coping with stress and building resilience may provide approaches to prevent schizophrenia

Stressful situations affect the brain and body differently in people with schizophrenia compared to people without the mental illness or individuals at high risk for developing psychosis, a new CAMH study shows. The relationship between two chemicals released when people experienced stress — one released in the brain and the other in saliva — differs

To Have a Healthier Day, Start Every Morning Doing This

Sometimes hitting snooze seven times in the morning feels like a good idea—until you get out of bed frazzled, forget your gym bag, leave your healthy lunch in the fridge, and give up on that whole annoying healthy life idea. (Been there!) Tomorrow, devote just a few minutes to these simple tricks, all designed to

A study points to new therapeutic targets for tumors associated with chronic inflammation: A new study demonstrates that myeloid cells use p38 protein signalling to support inflammation-associated colon cancer

Scientists headed by ICREA researcher Angel R. Nebreda at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) report a new mechanism that contributes to the development of inflammation-associated colon cancer and points to new therapeutic targets. The study has been published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine. More than a million people worldwide are diagnosed

Attending Surgeon Influences Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — The attending surgeon is associated with variation in the receipt of genetic testing after breast cancer diagnosis, according to a study published online July 3 in JAMA Surgery. Steven J. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, and colleagues examined the correlation of attending

FDA strengthens warning for popular antibiotics

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened warnings for the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics after they were found to cause mental health problems and serious blood sugar disturbances, including hypoglycaemic coma in people with diabetes. Fluoroquinolones include ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin , ofloxacin, gemifloxacin and delafloxacin, which are used to treat common bacterial infections,

School of Medicine names new leader for diversity and inclusion

Sherree Wilson, PhD, a highly regarded administrator at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been named associate vice chancellor and associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her appointment, which begins Oct. 1, was announced by David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for

Unhealthy food behaviors may signal eating disorder in teen

(HealthDay)—Almost 3 percent of teenagers aged 13 to 18 years have food, weight, and body image issues severe enough to constitute an eating disorder, according to a behavioral health resource posted by The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Early detection offers a treatment advantage, as with all medical and behavioral conditions. However, this can be

Researchers discover a way to peer inside proteins to see how they are wired: The technique could help scientists develop methods for switching on or off specific proteins associated with diabetes and other diseases

The proteins in our bodies are sophisticated structures that perform specific jobs to keep us functioning and healthy. In many cases, these tiny machines are switched on or off through a two-step process where one part of the protein sends messages to another part called the “active site,” triggering the protein to start or stop