Tag: common

Violent attacks in England and Wales are becoming LESS common

Violent attacks in England and Wales are becoming LESS common according to A&E data, as figures reveal they have dropped by 41% since 2010 Researchers analysed attendance data from dozens of A&E departments They estimated that 187,584 people sought help for violent injuries in 2018 In comparison, 3,162 fewer people were treated in the previous

Readmission for patients with sepsis common and costly

(HealthDay)—Readmission after sepsis hospitalization is common and is associated with considerable costs, according to a study published in the March issue of CHEST. Shruti K. Gadre, M.D., from the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues derived a cohort of patients admitted with sepsis from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Readmission Data 2013 to 2014. The

How a common oral bacteria makes colon cancer more deadly

Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how F. nucleatum—a common oral bacteria often implicated in tooth decay—accelerates the growth of colon cancer. The study was published online in the journal EMBO Reports. The findings could make it easier to identify and treat more aggressive colon cancers. It also helps explain

Is Your Medication Causing Hair Loss? These 11 Drugs Are Common Culprits

Here are 11 drugs that have been known to cause excessive hair loss as a side effect. 1) Cholesterol-lowering medications — atorvastatin and simvastatin Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) belong to a group of cholesterol-lowering medications known as “statins”. Have hair loss is a reported side effect of both drugs. The newer statin, rosuvastatin (Crestor),

Medicine shortages are ‘worse than ever’ in Britain

Medicine shortages are ‘worse than ever’ as 80 drugs are in such short supply the Government is forced to pay thousands extra for them The chair of the English Pharmacy Board said shortages are ‘worse than ever’  One drug’s cost soared from £4.49 for a pack to £6.49 because of supply issues Experts blame growing

Common antibiotic doctors say could give you organ failure

Common antibiotic doctors say could give you organ failure as millions of Britons are at risk of devastating permanent side effect as a result of over-prescribing Some 2,500 Britons a year are killed as a result of antibiotic resistant super bugs  Some patients suffer devastating side effects using common antibiotics Patients can suffer ruptured tendons

Alzheimer’s myths busted: The six most common misconceptions

Alzheimer’s myths busted: Experts reveal the six most common misconceptions patients have – which cause many to DELAY getting checked People worry they will have to stop driving, give up work, and lose their memory Approximately 50 million people around the world are living with dementia Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of the

Incident contrast sensitivity common in middle-aged adults

(HealthDay)—The risk of incident contrast sensitivity (CS) impairment is increased with factors such as cadmium exposure and older age, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Adam J. Paulsen, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and colleagues examined the incidence of and factors associated with CS in a cohort of 1,983 participants

FDA: Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Serious Genital Infection

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 — A rare but serious genital infection known as necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum, also called Fournier’s gangrene, has been reported in some patients taking a certain class of type 2 diabetes medicine, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As a result, the FDA has ordered a new warning

Gene Test Predicts Risk of 5 Common Diseases

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 — A new type of genetic analysis could identify millions of Americans at high risk for five serious and common diseases, researchers report. The diseases include coronary artery disease, the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and breast cancer. Researchers tested and validated the genetic risk

Scientists find that common dietary elements cure lethal infections, eliminating the need for antibiotics

Antibiotic use is driving an epidemic of antibiotic resistance, as more susceptible bacteria are killed but more resilient strains live on and multiply with abandon. But if antibiotics aren’t the end-all solution for infectious disease, what is? Salk Institute researchers report that giving mice dietary iron supplements enabled them to survive a normally lethal bacterial

Ultra-early neurological deterioration common in stroke

(HealthDay)—Ultra-early neurological deterioration (U-END) occurs in one in eight ambulance-transported patients with acute cerebrovascular disease and is associated with significantly worse outcomes, according to a study published online July 23 in JAMA Neurology. Kristina Shkirkova, from the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues performed an exploratory analysis of the prehospital, randomized Field Administration

Common middle names that deserve to be first names

There’s no question that one of the first big challenges new parents face is naming their little bundle of joy. Not only do new parents have to choose the perfect first name for their little one, they’re also tasked with choosing a fitting middle name that will perfectly compliment both the first and last name

Eating just one orange a day could prevent a common cause of blindness

Oranges really are the only fruit: Eating just ONE a day reduces people’s risk of blindness by 60% due to the citrus’ high antioxidant levels, study finds Oranges reduce people’s risk of developing age-related macular degeneration Due to ‘powerful antioxidants’ called flavonoids being anti-inflammatory Although flavonoids are in all fruit and vegetables, only oranges have