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Most Hip, Knee Replacements Last Decades, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 — If you need a new hip or knee, take heart: The vast majority of these joint replacements last decades, new research shows. The conclusion stems from an exhaustive review of several hundred thousand joint replacements in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand. The researchers followed nearly 216,000 hip

New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African college students

A very high percentage of young people in South Africa suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. A college that offers the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique to its students found this approach helped reduce their symptoms. A study published today in Psychological Reports showed that after 3.5 months of practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM), most

Study explores the role of estrogen in controlling Type 2 diabetes

The results of a recent Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study, “Estrogen Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Suppresses Gluconeogenesis via the Transcription Factor Foxo1,” can be found online in the Diabetes journal

Does Social Media Push Teens to Depression? New Study Says No

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction — teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These

Study ‘strongly supports’ extending cervical screening intervals

Screening for high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection works well in practice and is more sensitive than cytology (smear) testing—offering greater protection against cervical cancer, confirm researchers in The BMJ today. Their findings therefore support a switch to HPV screening across England and provide reassurance that screening intervals could be safely extended to at least

Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

Many studies have shown that eating fried foods on a frequent basis can lead to unwanted health consequences. Research has provided evidence that eating fried foods can affect cardiovascular health and heighten the risk of type 2 diabetes. In a new study on women over the age of 50 years from the United States, investigators

Study reveals high rate of phlebitis caused by IV cannulas

(HealthDay)—The incidence of phlebitis caused by peripheral intravenous cannula insertions may be higher among patients with certain risk factors, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Dragana Simin, Ph.D., R.N., from the University of Novi Sad in Serbia, and colleagues evaluated complications among 368 adult patients undergoing 1,428

Asthma often goes undetected in urban teens, study finds

(HealthDay)—For many city-dwelling teens with asthma, their chronic lung disease may go undiagnosed and untreated, a new study finds. According to a survey of more than 33,000 New York City high school students, 20 percent reported having asthma-like symptoms, but were not diagnosed with the illness. The researchers also found that teenage girls and Asian-Americans

Study points to increased risk of harm from cannabis across Europe

Cannabis resin and herbal cannabis have significantly increased in potency and in price, according to the first study to investigate changes in cannabis across Europe. The study, published today in the journal Addiction by researchers from the University of Bath and King’s College London, draws on data collected from across 28 EU Member states, as

Your postal code may influence your health: study

Where you live in Canada may play a role in your risk of major diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Researchers at McMaster University have identified trends linking health and lifestyle factors like access to public transit, the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in grocery stores, the prices of popular foods, the availability

Researchers study abnormal blood glucose levels of discharged patients

Credit: CC0 Public Domain University of Minnesota Medical School researchers decided to delve into an area where little data currently exists. They wanted to know what happens after these patients with abnormal blood glucose measurements are discharged? Are uncontrolled blood glucose levels associated with worse outcomes after patients are discharged from the hospital? Surprisingly, despite

Study helping to repair asthma patients’ lungs

A number of patients who suffer from asthma are bringing their condition under control, increasing their lung function and decreasing the frequency of asthma attacks—all without going to the doctor’s office. The patients involved in a URI College of Nursing professor’s study are benefitting from an emerging trend among nurses to increase patient care by

Eczema can drive people to thoughts of suicide: study

(HealthDay)—Nearly 28 million Americans are affected by the skin condition eczema, and for some it may become so chronic and severe they consider suicide, new research shows. A new review of data from 15 studies, involving over 300,000 people, found that those with eczema had a 44 percent higher risk of suicidal thoughts compared with

First nationwide study of listeria in mothers and babies

The first study of the burden of listeria in pregnant New Zealanders and their babies has found reassuringly low rates of the infection – indicating food safety warnings are working to prevent unnecessary cases of miscarriage, still birth, and meningitis in babies infected in the womb. However in those who contract the infection, the consequences