A high-salt diet may spell trouble for the brain—and for mental performance—even if it doesn't push blood pressure into dangerous territory, According to a stuyd published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
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According to a new survey, even though appendicitis often resolves with the use of antibiotics, the overwhelming majority of Americans would opt for surgery instead. The findings published in the journal JAMA Surgery showed that 10% patients could use antibiotics to ease an inflamed appendix.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Lynparza (olaparib tablets) to treat certain patients with inherited and metastatic breast cancer who have a "BRCA" gene mutation, making it the first drug in its class (PARP inhibitor) approved to treat breast cancer. Patients are selected for treatment with Lynparza based on an FDA-approved genetic test, called the BRACAnalysis CDx.
The international research network behind the DO-HEALTH study suggests that one or all three of the affordable and well-tolerated interventions (simple home exercise program, vitamin D supplements, Omega-3 fatty acids) would have an enormous public health impact by enabling senior adults to live a long healthy and active life.
The bacteria that cause periodontitis, a disease affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth, seems to play a part also in the onset of pancreatic cancer, according to the researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, and the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science have found a property of these stem cells that may speed this restart. Like salmon returning to spawn, some stem cells fight the circulatory system's rushing flow of blood and travel upstream.
Choice and control are key elements of quality healthcare that often are lost in today's over-medicalized healthcare system. Senior living communities can play an important role in helping their residents take control over their medical futures by simply asking what is most important to them in terms of their future medical care.
A new study based on the NHS Inpatient Survey published in the BMJ Open reported that satisfaction with care in hospitals declines when patients believe there are not enough nurses onwards. The findings showed that it is the availability of qualified registered nurses in hospitals that affects patient satisfaction most.
According to a study published in The Journal of Urology, for patients who present with small, low-grade pTa/pT1a recurrent papillary bladder tumors, active surveillance appears to be a reasonable strategy.
The new research indicates that the activity monitors that many received as holiday gifts won't automatically make their recipients active or healthy; however, trackers can have a significant impact when users establish clearly defined objectives.