Patients on Statin may not die of flu
A new study has shown that people on Statin when infected with seasonal flu have reduced mortality when hospitalized. The study was presented at an Infectious Disease Society of America Conference. (Major Dr Prachi Garg)
The five killers
Tackling just five health factors can prevent millions of premature deaths and increased global expectancies by five years as per WHO. These factors are: Poor childhood nutrition, unsafe sex, alcohol, bad sanitation and hygiene and high blood pressure. They together are responsible for a quarter of the 16 million premature deaths around the world. Poor nutrition involves malnutrition in developing countries and over nutrition in developed countries.
Ultrasound used for healing wounds
A new ultrasound mist device is now available in the US for healing wounds. It looks like blind mister and sprays saline droplets carrying ultrasound energy produced by the device. The ultrasound dilates blood vessels and helps in healing wounds.
Taspeglutide more effective than Exenatide
Roche has launched a new anti diabetic drug Taspeglutide which is more effective than Exenatide in lowering blood sugar.
Aspirin may interact with Ticagrelor
The higher dose of Aspirin may reduce the effectiveness of experimental clot busting drug Ticagrelor.
Work Related stress peaks at the age of 50
Researchers at the University of Nottingham, UK have shown that work related stress levels peak when people reach their early 50s and start to dip as they move towards old age.
FDA grants emergency approval for Swine Flu Test
Gentrobe Inc. has got approval from US FDA for diagnosing kit for Swine Flu. The test can diagnose Swine Flue in as early as three hours while test using throat culture can take weeks.
5.7 million Cases of H1N1 in US
As per a report published in CDC Journal of Emerging Infectious Disease up to 5.7 million cases of Swine Flu hit the United States between April and July. This number comes from a model that estimate with every confirm case of H1N1 flu, there are 79 unreported cases.
How to look for risk for second heart attack
- Lack of exercise
- Excessive intake of alcohol
- Uncontrolled Blood Pressure or High Cholesterol
- Too much stress
Anabolic Steroids taken by athletes to build muscle and strength can cause kidney stress:
As per a study presented at American Society of Methodology held on 27th October increasing muscle can be a strain on kidney and steroids themselves may be toxic to kidneys.
Meditation for Breast Cancer
Meditation reduces stress and improves emotional and mental wellbeing of the breast cancer patients as per a study published in the Journal Integrated Cancer Therapies. Emotional and psychological stress contributes to the onset and progression of breast cancer and cancer mortality.
Even one cigarette may harm
Smoking just one cigarette stiffens arteries in adults by 25%. The stiffed arteries have greater risk of heart attack and paralysis. As per Dr. Sdaskalopoulou from Montreal, for non-smokers arterial stiffness decreases by 3.6% after exercise.