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    17 Jan, 2018
    Energy-matched high intensity and moderate intensity exercise was linked to reduction in intrahepatic lipid (IHL) levels and also lowered the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) risk. The authors of the study also added that these effects were independent of changes in abdominal adiposity or body mass. Although the benefits of exercise training in NAFLD are well known, there is lack of... Read more
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    17 Jan, 2018
    Antibiotic treatment during the first week of life burdens the infant with an increased risk of wheezing and infantile colics, according to a recent study. These findings strongly support the rationale for early cessation of antibiotics in neonates in absence of proven or probable infection. Studies in past have hinted a link between early life antibiotic treatment and elevated risk of atopy.... Read more
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    17 Jan, 2018
    Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk of developing hearing loss (HL), reported a recent retrospective study. It was noted that the risk of HL was higher in elderly, men and RA patients with cardiovascular comorbidities. The findings suggested early detection of RA is important for preventing HL in this population and proper medical interventions may improve the course of... Read more
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    17 Jan, 2018
    Researchers from a recent randomized controlled trial, studied the durability of 2 sunscreens with different SPF protection over an 8-hour period under simulated real-life conditions. In this trial both the sunscreens demonstrated durability on skin even after significant exercise and water exposure. The findings indicated that the reapplication intervals may be longer than currently recommended... Read more
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    16 Jan, 2018
    Initiating high intensity statins (rather than low-moderate intensity statin or only antiplatelet [AP] therapy) early to patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) significantly alleviated the risk of amputation and mortality in these patients, claimed a first-of-its-kind study. The study however demonstrated that statins, particularly, high intensity statins were underutilized in PAD patients... Read more
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    16 Jan, 2018
    Use of acid-suppressive drugs during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of childhood asthma, according to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of 8 population-based observational studies. The researchers suggested that the clinicians and parents should weigh the risk versus benefits before taking acid-suppressive drugs during pregnancy. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis... Read more
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    15 Jan, 2018
    A group of researchers published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences which stated that ibuprofen use resulted in the selective transcriptional repression of endocrine cells in the human testes. This repression elevated the stimulatory pituitary hormones, causing a state of compensated hypogonadism, a disorder usually prevalent in elderly men, affecting reproductive and... Read more
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    15 Jan, 2018
    A first-of-its-kind study has demonstrated the superiority of novel adaptable low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol estimation (LDL- CN) over the fixed Friedewald estimation ((LDL-CF) in fasting as well as non-fasting samples. A particular accuracy advantage was evident in settings of low LDL-C and high triglyceride (TG). The findings are bound to strengthen the confidence of clinicians and... Read more
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    12 Jan, 2018
    A recent Swedish study noted that language development at 30 months of age, was delayed in offsprings of mothers who consumed acetaminophen APAP) during pregnancy. The authors suggested that pregnant women should limit the prenatal use of APAP. This population-based cohort study aimed to evaluate the impact of prenatal APAP exposure on the language development in the children at 30 months of age... Read more
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    12 Jan, 2018
    Including at least one serving of green leafy vegetables in meals daily might slow the age-associated cognitive decline, claimed a recent study. These benefits were attributed to various nutrients and bioactive such as phylloquinone (vitamin K), lutein, nitrate, folate, α-tocopherol, and kaempferol that are in abundance in green leafy vegetables. This study was initiated to get an in-depth... Read more
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    12 Jan, 2018
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved marketing of the first shock wave device proposed to treat diabetic foot ulcers. Diabetes is a chronic condition that damages blood vessels and nerves, particularly those of feet leading to severe, difficult-to treat infections. Nearly a quarter of diabetes patients fall prey to diabetic foot ulcers with a substantial number of... Read more
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    12 Jan, 2018
    Individuals suffering with silent myocardial infarction (SMI) bear a high risk of heart failure (HF), reported a study for the first time. The study underscored the importance of detecting SMI, an overlooked yet potential independent risk factor of HF. Nearly half of the MIs comprise of SMI. The HF risk) among patients with SMI is however not well established as of yet. This study was initiated... Read more
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    10 Jan, 2018
    A recent retrospective study demonstrated that co-administration of minocycline (MIN) with colistin (CST) was effective in reducing the incidence of acute renal failure in critically ill patients. Several nonclinical studies have linked oxidative damage, caspase-mediated apoptosis, and inducible nitric oxide synthase levels to the pathogenesis of CST-associated acute renal failure. It is known... Read more
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    10 Jan, 2018
    PCOS is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting several organs. Previous studies have demonstrated that hormonal imbalance in PCOS might have a negative effect on bone metabolism. A recent population-based, observational study highlighted the adverse effects of PCOS on risk of fractures. It reported that patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) had a higher incidence rate of... Read more
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    09 Jan, 2018
    A recent study demonstrated that appropriate weight loss and management initiated at the primary care level helped nearly 50% of the study participants achieve T2D remission at 12 months despite being off antidiabetic medications. Remission of type-2 diabetes (T2D) is a practical target for primary care, said researchers. The chronic disorder T2D requires life-long treatment. Currently there is... Read more