Tag: control

How effective is quarantine alone or in combination with other public health measures to control coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Today, Cochrane publishes a new Rapid Review looking at quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The review summarizes evidence available from modelling studies that show how quarantining affects the spread of COVID-19. The studies included in the review consistently conclude that quarantine can play a role in controlling the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. While early implementation

Survey suggests elderly patients with diabetes may favor more aggressive blood sugar control

Survey results of a national sample of elderly people with type 2 diabetes suggest that many long-time patients downplay medical and social factors that underpin professional recommendations for fewer medications and less aggressive treatment of high blood sugar. The survey study, conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, concludes that many older adults with diabetes, when

Nutrition: What is the bread for Diabetes best?

What is the bread facilitates control of blood sugar levels? Type 2 Diabetes is a relatively common metabolic disease, which makes the blood sugar level of those Affected out of control. If left untreated, threaten to, at worst, life-threatening consequences. Nutrition plays in the control of the disease a particularly important role, and because bread

Caffeine prevents PGE1-induced disturbances in respiratory neural control

Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital presented results of a study that investigated whether there are any deleterious effects of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) treatment on breathing and whether these effects would be prevented via pre-treatment with caffeine. PGE1 is

EHR data ID differences in HTN control across health systems

(HealthDay)—An analysis of electronic health record data reveals considerable differences in hypertension control across health systems, according to a study published in the November-December issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Kevin Selby, M.D., from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study

Ovarian cancer: Newer birth control pills may lower risk

In the United States, ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2014, for instance, over 21,000 new cases of ovarian cancer occurred, at least 14,000 of which resulted in death. Previous research has suggested that combined oral contraceptives — that

Madagascar says plague outbreak ‘under control’

Madagascar’s seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is “under control”, Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said Thursday. “We have recorded from August 1 to September 17, 13 suspected cases of plague, three of which are confirmed and caused two deaths,” Rantomalala said. The first fatality was recorded in Fiadanana, north of

Obamacare May Have Boosted Access to Birth Control

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, may close a big gap in women’s access to reproductive health care, a new study suggests. In a survey of nearly 1,200 women of childbearing age enrolled in Michigan’s expansion of Medicaid for low-income adults, one in three said the

UK regulator says ad for birth control app were misleading

Britain’s advertising regulator says a birth control app’s Facebook advertisement contained misleading claims that breached the country’s advertising code. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled Wednesday that the ad by Swedish startup Natural Cycles shouldn’t appear again because there wasn’t evidence to back up the app’s claims. The decision came after the agency received complaints about

Nightmares could be ‘turned off’ after scientists’ discovery

Nightmares could be ‘turned off’ after scientists discover the genes that control deep sleep Nightmares could be ‘turned off’ after scientists discover the genes that control deep sleep Two genes discovered that control the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep Dreams occur during REM, which takes place in mammals, including humans Removing the genes

Muscle ‘switch’ may control the benefits of exercise

Some people respond well to both aerobic exercise and strength training, while others don’t. And some of us respond well to only one of those things, but not both. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have uncovered a surprising molecular “switch” that may help to explain why this happens. “We’ve identified an exercise-activated biological pathway