Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Attacks

Strong winds disperse pollen, humidity ruptures pollen particles, thunderstorm electrical activity further fragments pollen particles, and more strong winds ahead of the storm spread pollen even more… May 03, 2017 TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Thunderstorms can trigger asthma outbreaks, according to a study published online April 13 in the Journal of Applied…

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Long Term Weight Loss Using a Combination of Different Diets

This is a study that found that using alternating diet styles worked well for weight loss, even over the long term.  They used the ketogenic diet (very low carbohydrate), low carbohydrate diet and the Mediterranean diets.  The link at the bottom of this article, will take you to the full text article and you can…

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New Colon Cancer Test as Effective as Colonoscopy: Study

Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 08:26 AM A novel colon cancer test from Exact Sciences Corp. (EXAS) and the Mayo Clinic using the DNA of specimens that patients collect at home detects more tumors than methods focusing on blood in the stool, a study found. The research released Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine…

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Impact of Time to Colonoscopy After a Positive Fecal Test Result.

TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Patients with a positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT) were retrospectively analyzed to evaluate the association between time to colonoscopy and the risk of colorectal cancer. There was no significant difference in the risk of any colorectal cancer or advanced-stage disease for patients undergoing colonoscopy at 8 to 30 days, 2 months, 3 months,…

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Cold Application Decreases Fibromyalgia Pain

This article shows that a 10-minute cold application on the trapezius muscle tied to significant decrease in pain score. MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Local cold applications on the trapezius muscles significantly decreases the pain of patients with fibromyalgia, according to a study published online April 17 in the International Journal of Rheumatic…

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Many High-Risk Patients See No Need to Modify Unhealthy Lifestyle

by Nicole Lou Contributing Writer, MedPage Today May 03, 2017 People with unhealthy habits generally know they should change, although 1 in 5 of the highest-risk patients endorsed no need to do so, a Canadian population-based study found. In general, having more potentially modifiable risk factors correlated with an individual’s perceived need to improve his…

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Is soda bad for your brain? (And is diet soda worse?)

Both sugary, diet drinks correlated with accelerated brain aging Date: April 20, 2017 Source: Boston University Summary: Excess sugar — especially the fructose in sugary drinks — might damage your brain, new research suggests. Researchers found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and…

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 Magnesium may prevent bone fractures

Earlier this month, there was an article published that suggests that low levels of magnesium may increase the risk of bone fractures and that, conversely, high levels may ward off this cause of disability. Bone is much more than calcium, and it may be a good idea to ask your doctor to test your magnesium…

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Sugar and artificially sweetened beverages linked to obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis

APRIL 18, 2017 QJM: An International Journal of Medicine Ruanpeng D, et al. Researchers evaluate the relationship between intake of sugar and artificially sweetened soda and obesity. This study exhibited an important relationship amongst sugar and artificially sweetened soda intake and obesity. This finding brings issues to light and question of the negative clinical effect…

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DASH Diet May Reduce Your Chance of Gout Attacks Within 30 Days

April 13, 2017 Clinical Rheumatology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Participants adhering to either the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet or a control diet underwent repeated serum uric acid (SUA) measurement to evaluate the time required for the DASH diet to affect SUA levels. The participants following the DASH diet had a reduction in SUA of…

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