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- Hypertension Drugs May Prevent And Treat Alzheimer’s, Study Finds
Drugs commonly used to treat hypertension, may be successful in preventing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
- Obesity-Related Hormone Is Higher In Children With Down Syndrome
Children with Down syndrome are more likely than their unaffected siblings to have higher levels of a hormone associated with obesity, according to pediatric researchers. The hormone, leptin, may contribute to the known higher risk of obesity among children and adults with Down syndrome.
- Removal Of Uterus Increases Risk Of Urinary Incontinence
Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have shown that hysterectomy – a common operation involving the removal of the uterus – greatly increases the risk of urinary incontinence.
- Aggressively Treating Cardiac Risk Factors May Reverse Ischemia
People with diabetes who have asymptomatic heart disease may be able to vastly improve the flow of blood to their hearts without surgical intervention.
- Pre-Cancer Lesions ‘Remain Risk’
Women who have been treated for early signs of cervical cancer have a high risk of the disease decades later, say Swedish researchers.
- Migrated Gastrostomy Tube Can Be Cause Of Acute Pancreatitis And Cholangitis
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is generally considered to be safe with a low rate of serious complications. However, dislocation of a gastrostomy tube can lead to serious complications.
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