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Fast Foods Activate the Immune System

Researchers have found that the immune system has been shown to react to fast foods containing excess salt and calories and this activation of the immune system to fast foods is similar to its reaction to bacterial infections. The study findings reported in the latest issue of the journal Cell.

Antipsychotics are Safer for Symptoms of Dementia

A new study has shown that primary care physicians (PCPs) continue to prescribe medications for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) because they view them as safer and more effective than controlled studies report. PCPs use drugs for symptoms with a direct threat of harm but also to meet patient-oriented goals, including easing patient suffering.

More Insights on Bladder Control

About 40% of older women and up to 35% of older men live with distressing urinary symptoms, including difficulty with bladder control and urinating (sometimes known as "voiding"), which often compromise the quality of life and overall health.

The lack of truly effective and safe therapies for these challenges stems from insufficient knowledge of the biological mechanisms for urinary control, the impact of aging and disease on urinary control, and the relationships of symptoms to urinary health and overall well-being. 

Temperature Of An Individual Nose Shows Under Strain In Space

The study led by researchers from the University of Nottingham's Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT), together with academic staff from the Bioengineering and Human Factors Research Groups, have demonstrated that facial temperatures, which can be easily measured using a non-invasive thermal camera, are strongly correlated to mental workload. This study published in Human Factors.

Opioid Prescription In many Patients Spell Highest Risk For Misuse

In this study, research shows that a link between physicians' opioid prescription patterns and following abuse has occupied the attention of a nation in the throes of an opioid. Most clinical efforts have focused on minimizing risk through dosage management. This study shows that among surgery patients with no history of recent or chronic opioid use how long a person takes the drugs for is a more potent predictor of abuse and overdose than how much medication a patient takes. The study published in BMJ.

COPD Therapy Linked to Cardiovascular Risk

In a nested case-control study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers have reported that in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new use of inhaled long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) or long-acting antimuscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) is associated with an approximate 1.5-fold increased cardiovascular risk within one month of initiation therapy.