Older patients with asthma are at increased risk for treatment failure, particularly those patients being treated with inhaled corticosteroids, according to a study done at the Asthma Program at National Jewish Health in Denver.
About one-third of patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium, a condition that lengthens hospital stays and substantially increases one’s risk of dying in the hospital, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers and published in June 2015 in the British Medical Journal . A release from Johns Hopkins quotes one of the study’s authors, Robert Stevens, M.D., a specialist in critical care and an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as saying, “Every patient who develops delirium will on average remain in the hospital at least one day longer.
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Delirium in the ICU Linked to Fatal Outcomes
Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease
A new study reveals that a handful of nuts a day can cut your risk of dying from major diseases.
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The best nut recipes
Anti-osteoporotic medication is not an effective means for preventing hip fractures among the elderly, according to a study done by an international research group and published in May 2015 in the BMJ . A release from the University of Helsinki in Finland notes that proximal femoral fractures (i.e., hip fractures) occur in the world at a rate of 1.5 million per year, or 7,000 per year in Finland.
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Hip Fractures Caused by Falls, Not Osteoporosis
Here, from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is the latest update on colon cancer: Last year in the United States, more than 136,000 people were diagnosed with—and more than 50,000 died from–colorectal cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. It is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, striking some groups more often than others.
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Update on Colorectal Cancer
Healthcare workers frequently contaminate their gloves and gowns with drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA during routine care of nursing homes residents. That is the finding of a study published in May 2015 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology , the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. A release from the society quotes lead author Mary-Claire Roghmann, M.D
Survey found more than half didn’t get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection
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College Kids Don’t Understand the HPV Threat
Stay gas safe this summer Gas safety is just as important in the summer as it is in the winter.
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Stay gas safe this summer
While the consequences of osteoporosis are worse in men than women – including death – older males are far less likely to take preventive measures against the potentially devastating bone-thinning disease or accept recommendations for screening, according to research done by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System geriatricians and presented at The American Geriatrics Society’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC in May. A release from LIF reports that geriatric fellow Irina Dashkova, MD designed and led a cross-sectional survey of 146 older adults in New York and Florida that showed stunning gender differences in perspectives, beliefs and behaviors surrounding osteoporosis, which primarily affects women but also affects up to 2 million American men.
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Men Far Less Likely to Prevent & Screen for Osteoporosis