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Study: Two New Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease Identified

Study: Two New Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease Identified

Hearing loss and epilepsy have been identified as two new, early signs of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research published in JAMA Neurology. The newly uncovered features—along with other symptoms seen in the years before a diagnosis—may help health care providers recognize and treat the disease at earlier stages. “Our results uncovered novel risk factors and early symptoms: epilepsy [...]

April 5, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Study: Two New Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease Identified

EBM Focus: Finger on the Pulse: Standard vs Revised Newborn Pulse-ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

EBM Focus: Finger on the Pulse: Standard vs Revised Newborn Pulse-ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

Critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) are the most common congenital malformations and account for up to 10 percent of infant deaths each year. Universal screening with pulse oximetry screening has been recommended for more than a decade. The updated 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) algorithm recommends testing in the (pre-ductal) right upper extremity and [...]

February 9, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on EBM Focus: Finger on the Pulse: Standard vs Revised Newborn Pulse-ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, [...]

September 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

People who have a lot more deep forehead wrinkles than is typical for their age may be at a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease, a study has found. “We explored forehead wrinkles as a marker because it’s so simple and visual. Just looking at a person’s face could sound an alarm, then we could [...]

August 27, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

Alcohol: Consistent moderate drinking could reduce heart disease risk

Alcohol: Consistent moderate drinking could reduce heart disease risk

A new study published in the BMC Medicine journal linked occasional drinking to a lower risk of heart disease. The data was collected from 6 studies, including 5 from the UK. The researchers examined the drinking patterns of the people and their risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). The research was led by University College London [...]

August 23, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Alcohol: Consistent moderate drinking could reduce heart disease risk

Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that has become very common nowadays. While lack of insulin and genetic history are among the factors that cause it, certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress also contribute to an increase in blood sugarlevels. Taking a few steps towards healthy life can make a huge difference. High air pollution levels can cause [...]

July 29, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Your toothpaste could be an offbeat warrior in a fight against lung disease. Turns out, an antibacterial substance in your toothpaste may combat severe lung disease. According to a study conducted by the Michigan State University, a common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF, when combined [...]

May 22, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen

Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen

Turns out, tolerating an infection without eliminating a pathogen is far more beneficial than simply killing it. According to a research conducted by the McGill University Health Centre, some scientists have taken a lesson from plant biologists about an ancient strategy involving the ability to ‘tolerate’ rather than ‘resist’ infection to maintain health. The concept, [...]

May 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen

This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

While sleep duration matters a lot, it is specifically vital for kidney disease patients. According to a study conducted by the American Society of Nephrology, sleep duration may influence the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) experienced by individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In patients with CKD, fatigue, lack of energy, and drowsiness are the [...]

May 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

Ladies, take note. Diabetes during pregnancy increases risk of heart disease, BP

Ladies, take note. Diabetes during pregnancy increases risk of heart disease, BP

Women who have diabetes during pregnancy are at a higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease in the future, warns a recent study. The findings indicated that women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) were over 20 times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes later in life, over [...]

January 19, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Ladies, take note. Diabetes during pregnancy increases risk of heart disease, BP

Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Chronic poor sleep may contribute to cognitive decline, according to a study that shows wakeful brain produces more of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta than its waste-disposal system can handle. Levels of the protein rise, potentially setting off a sequence of changes to the brain that can end with dementia, researchers said. “This study is [...]

January 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Gut bacteria holds the key to solving Crohn’s disease

Gut bacteria holds the key to solving Crohn’s disease

Fixing the balance of gut bacteria by introducing a specific kind of “good” bug could help treat Crohn’s disease, a painful, inflammatory bowel condition that affects millions worldwide, said researchers. Symptoms of Crohn’s disease include frequent diarrhea, fever, cramping, fatigue, rectal bleeding and unexplained weight loss. Previous research said that gut bacteria can be useful [...]

November 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Gut bacteria holds the key to solving Crohn’s disease