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IDSA/ATS recommends shorter courses of antibiotics for patients with hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated pneumonia

IDSA/ATS recommends shorter courses of antibiotics for patients with hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated pneumonia

Hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia– which account for 20 to 25 percent of hospital-acquired infections – should be treated with shorter courses of antibiotics than they typically are, according to new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and American Thoracic Society and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. [More]
NRS Healthcare launches free Healthy Living Family Pack to help parents tackle childhood obesity

NRS Healthcare launches free Healthy Living Family Pack to help parents tackle childhood obesity

As part of National Childhood Obesity Week, which was held from 4th-10th July 2016, NRS Healthcare had launched a digital Healthy Living Family Pack to help families with children who may be experiencing issues with overeating, inactivity or poor nutrition. [More]
UCLA researchers find that male and female brains have opposite response patterns

UCLA researchers find that male and female brains have opposite response patterns

While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, UCLA researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions, blood pressure control and self-awareness. [More]
Combination approach could be more effective to treat fibromyalgia pain

Combination approach could be more effective to treat fibromyalgia pain

Queen's University researcher Ian Gilron has uncovered a more effective way of treating fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain typically accompanied by fatigue, as well as sleep, mood and memory problems. [More]
Preschoolers with early bedtime routines less likely to become obese teenagers

Preschoolers with early bedtime routines less likely to become obese teenagers

Preschoolers who are regularly tucked into bed by 8 p.m. are far less likely to become obese teenagers than young children who go to sleep later in the evening, new research has found. [More]
Study finds ethnic differences in circadian blood pressure variation

Study finds ethnic differences in circadian blood pressure variation

Differences in circadian blood pressure variation due to a combination of genetic and cultural factors may contribute to ethnic differences in cardiovascular morbidity, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. [More]
Scientists discover new, unexpected features of collagen

Scientists discover new, unexpected features of collagen

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health are reporting new, unexpected details about the fundamental structure of collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body. [More]
Sleep specialist stresses importance of good sleeping habits, routines as cornerstones of good sleep

Sleep specialist stresses importance of good sleeping habits, routines as cornerstones of good sleep

Work-related stress makes many of us lose sleep, and catching up on lost sleep is high on the agenda as the summer holidays approach. Poor sleep can’t be turned into good overnight, but it pays off to try, as good sleeping habits keep us going on holiday and at work. [More]
Non-drug solutions for postpartum depression: an interview with Dr David Brock & Christopher Thatcher

Non-drug solutions for postpartum depression: an interview with Dr David Brock & Christopher Thatcher

Postpartum depression (PPD) is reported to occur in 10-15% of delivering women with an estimated 400,000 women affected annually in the US. It is the most common complication of childbirth and is a significant public health concern. [More]
Medical marijuana reduces use of prescription drugs, research finds

Medical marijuana reduces use of prescription drugs, research finds

Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare's prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to University of Georgia researchers in a study published today in the July issue of Health Affairs. [More]
BetterYou’s transdermal MagnesiumOil Spray trio certified on Informed-Sport programme

BetterYou’s transdermal MagnesiumOil Spray trio certified on Informed-Sport programme

A transdermal trio of MagnesiumOil Sprays by health pioneers BetterYou has been certified for inclusion in the kit bags of the world’s elite sporting stars and coaches. [More]
Exposure to London's 1952 smog linked to increased incidence of childhood, adult asthma

Exposure to London's 1952 smog linked to increased incidence of childhood, adult asthma

London's Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. [More]
Relaxing acupressure improves fatigue levels in breast cancer survivors

Relaxing acupressure improves fatigue levels in breast cancer survivors

Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds. [More]
Patient complaint process impacts psychological wellbeing of doctors, study finds

Patient complaint process impacts psychological wellbeing of doctors, study finds

Complaints against doctors can impact on their psychological wellbeing, according to a new study from Imperial College London. [More]
Pediatric endocrinologist outlines top summertime tips for kids with Type 1 diabetes

Pediatric endocrinologist outlines top summertime tips for kids with Type 1 diabetes

For kids, the perfect summer can mean sleeping in, eating whenever hunger strikes, playing outdoors in the sun, swimming and staying up late. But for children with Type 1 diabetes, all of the above, and the general lack of schedule, can wreak havoc with their blood sugar levels. [More]
Sleep disturbances, long sleep duration linked to inflammatory illnesses

Sleep disturbances, long sleep duration linked to inflammatory illnesses

A new meta-analysis in Biological Psychiatry reports that sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation. [More]
Menopause symptoms: can a healthcare professional help? An interview with Dr Heather Currie

Menopause symptoms: can a healthcare professional help? An interview with Dr Heather Currie

The survey showed that only 50% of women consulted a healthcare professional about their symptoms, despite the fact that many women said their symptoms were having a significant effect on their work life, social life, home life and sex life. [More]
New lung-targeted gene therapy shows promise in improving treatment for emphysema

New lung-targeted gene therapy shows promise in improving treatment for emphysema

Researchers have developed a new strategy using lung-targeted gene therapy that may lead to improved treatments for inherited diseases including emphysema. [More]
Philips introduces DreamMapper app and website in the UK for people living with sleep apnoea

Philips introduces DreamMapper app and website in the UK for people living with sleep apnoea

Royal Philips has today announced the UK launch of the DreamMapper app and website, designed to assist people living with sleep apnoea to improve treatment adherence by providing tools and real time tracking and analysis of their positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. [More]
Excess or insufficient sleep may increase diabetes risk in men

Excess or insufficient sleep may increase diabetes risk in men

Men who sleep either fewer or more hours than average may face a greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
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