Month: October 2017

 

Montmorency tart cherry juice found to help extend sleep time among adults 50 years and older

Montmorency tart cherry juice was found to help extend sleep time by 84 minutes among eight study participants, ages 50 and older who suffer from insomnia, according to a new pilot study published in American Journal of Therapeutics.

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Top nursing organizations urge to improve veteran access to anesthesia care

Twenty-two nursing organizations, including the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on October 24, 2017, expressing their concerns about surgical cancellations and postponements for veterans due to a lack of access to anesthesia services at the Denver VA Medical Center.

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Multiple methods found to minimize pain caused by surgery and reduce use of opioids

Studies suggest that using more than one type of pain medicine to target different pain pathways has been shown to decrease pain while reducing side effects of knee replacement surgery.

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Mechanical memory of cells could hold new clues to tumor invasion

In the body, cells move around to form organs during development; to heal wounds; and when they metastasize from cancerous tumors.

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Plastic surgeons can use social media best by considering patient’s perspective

Plastic surgeons using social media to attract patients should know their audience’s preferred social media platforms and the types of posts of greatest interest, according to a survey study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons .

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Report reveals 84% drop in global measles deaths, but disease still kills 90 000 every year

In 2016, an estimated 90 000 people died from measles – an 84% drop from more than 550 000 deaths in 2000 – according to a new report published today by leading health organizations. This marks the first time global measles deaths have fallen below 100 000 per year.

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MUSC and SCSU join forces to address health disparities

Marvella Ford missed out on a fundamental part of childhood: having grandparents to spoil and take care of her. They all died before she was born. “That’s a tremendous loss that you can never overcome. I grew up not having met or seen pictures of any of my grandparents,” she said.

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Prescribed medications linked to dry mouth symptoms in older adults

For older adults, dry mouth can be a common side effect of prescribed medications. Having dry mouth means you don’t have enough saliva, or spit, to keep your mouth wet. The condition can lead to problems chewing, eating, swallowing, and even talking. What’s more, dry mouth puts you at higher risk for tooth decay and oral infections.

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Discovery may provide insight into how Zika virus gets transmitted from mother to fetus

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil, report that the Zika virus is transmitted from mother to fetus by infected cells that, ironically, will later develop into the brain’s first and primary form of defense against invasive pathogens.

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Study: HIIT reduces brain glucose metabolism of people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes

Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, studied how high-intensity interval training (HIIT) alters the brain’s glucose metabolism in physically inactive insulin resistant people. Only two weeks of HIIT training reduced glucose metabolism in all areas of the brain.

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