Health Problems

Researchers develop promising new stroke therapy

Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have developed a novel stroke therapy that, when tested in mice and dogs, has proven superior to the standard of care therapy now offered to patients suffering a stroke. Findings of the study are published online in Molecular […]

Health Problems

Increased risk of stroke in childhood cancer survivors treated with cranial radiation therapy explained

A common single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) was associated with increased risk for developing stroke in childhood survivors who received cranial radiation therapy (CRT) for their primary cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29–April 3. “We have identified a genetic risk factor that confers a high risk of stroke among […]

Health Problems

Testosterone therapy in hypogonadism can prevent progression to T2DM

(HealthDay)—Testosterone therapy (TTh) can prevent progression to type 2 diabetes (T2D) in men with prediabetes and hypogonadism, according to a study published online March 12 in Diabetes Care. Aksam Yassin, M.D., Ph.D., from the Institute for Urology and Andrology in Norderstedt, Germany, and colleagues examined whether TTh in men with hypogonadism and prediabetes prevents progression […]

Medications

Combination therapy might be beneficial in schizophrenia

Combining certain types of two antipsychotic agents in the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia is associated with a lower risk of relapse than using monotherapy. This is suggested in a paper published by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The current treatment guidelines should modify their categorical recommendations discouraging all antipsychotic polypharmacy, according […]

Health News

Cancer therapy rays that blast away heel pain

Cancer therapy rays that blast away heel pain which affects an estimated SIX MILLION Britons Plantar fasciitis affects an estimated six million Britons causing major pain Eight out of ten sufferers can end up unable to stand or even walk due to pain Doctors use low-dose x-rays to target the painful area to reduce inflammation […]

Health Problems

Catheter ablation superior to standard drug therapy for heart failure

A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials found that catheter ablation was superior to conventional drug therapy alone for patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Atrial fibrillation is associated with thromboembolic stroke, systemic embolism, and decompensated heart failure. Catheter ablation is an established therapeutic strategy for atrial […]

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Cognitive Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in COPD Patients

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 — Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered by respiratory nurses is associated with reduced anxiety symptoms and is cost-effective for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study recently published in ERJ Open Research. Karen Heslop-Marshall, Ph.D., from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom, […]