RSSArchive for August, 2009

Top Threats To Mens Health

Top 10 Threats To Men’s Health: Why Prevention Is Better Than Cure

No matter how much of a cliché it may sound, the maxim that prevention is better than cure applies, especially when it comes to men’s health. Look at the top 10 leading causes of deaths in males in the U.S.

When You Are An Adult With Attention Deficit Disorder

When You Are An Adult With Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder is no longer a disorder known to small children. It is now common in a great number of adults. Keeping up with your chores at home may seem hard for you to do. You may also be having a hard time getting your life to come together. Managing your time between work […]

Experimental Drug Cuts Stroke Risk In Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Experimental Drug Cuts Stroke Risk In Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

A new research discovered a drug that cuts stroke risk by three times in patients with irregular heartbeats, when compared with other popular drugs. According to research presented at European Society of Cardiology meeting in Barcelona, people taking dabigatran etexilate, made by German pharmaceutical Boehringer Ingelheim were also at risk to have heart attacks or […]

Why You Must Advocate For Your Health?

Why You Must Advocate For Your Health?

How many people do you think die each year from medical mistakes? Do you think it is only a few? The number might surprise you. When you have done your homework and chosen a good doctor or hospital, it seems that you should be able to rely on their decisions and care and leave your […]

What Causes Hyperuricemia Or High Uric Acid Levels?

What Causes Hyperuricemia Or High Uric Acid Levels?

Hyperuricemia is a condition defined by the body having too much uric acid in the blood. Uric Acid is formed during the digestion and processing of certain types of food. However, some people experience high levels of uric acid and may begin to have health problems. Gout is one of the common occurrences if the […]

Having Trouble Remembering? Eating Less Might Help

Having Trouble Remembering? Eating Less Might Help

It has long been known that reducing the number of calories you eat will help you lose weight. Now it has been found that older adults who reduce their caloric intake not only lose weight, but they have better memories as well. Women, between ages 50 to 80, reduced their caloric intake by 30 percent. […]

Testosterone Therapy May Benefit Men With Heart Failure Risk

Testosterone Therapy May Benefit Men With Heart Failure Risk

Italian researchers report that male testosterone injections increases heart muscle strength and the blood pumping ability of heart in men with heart failure risk. Dr. Ferdinando Iellamo, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and lead author of a report says that ” from our study it seems that […]

Hypertension May Lead To Early Memory Problems

Hypertension May Lead To Early Memory Problems

Recent studies reveals the association between hypertension in middle aged individuals and early memory problems. A new study in Neurology Journal has found that people with high diastolic blood pressure readings were more likely to develop cognitive impairment and memory problems than those with normal diastolic blood pressure levels. Researchers found that for every 10 […]

Smoking Increases Active Tuberculosis Risk

Smoking Increases Active Tuberculosis Risk

According to a Taiwan study, smoking increases risk of developing active tuberculosis in people who smoke compared to people who have never smoked. 18,000 people of Taiwan were tracked in the study for more than three years. The lead author Hsien-Ho Lin, a postdoctoral research fellow from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, wrote that […]

Genetic Testing A New Technology

Genetic Testing A New Technology

There are several questions when it comes to genetic testing. One such question is twofold. A debate is taking place on whether genetic testing is not only cost effective but whether it is beneficial to patients and doctors. Genetic testing can identify if there are any changes in your genes, proteins, or chromosomes. When a […]