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News Archives for September 2012
 

September 30, 2012
     
  Benzodiazepines linked to dementia in the elderly; Dexamethasone OK for children undergoing tonsillectomy; Major genetic study can greatly improve breast cancer treatment - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
September 29, 2012
     
  Lack of vitamin D linked to heart disease, death; Childhood obesity raises risk of stroke in adulthood; Marijuana withdrawal symptoms may determine relapse - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
September 28, 2012
     
September 27, 2012
     
  Benzodiazepines linked to dementia in the elderly; Breakthrough in new type 2 diabetes treatment; Social bullying present in 92% of children's TV shows - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Elderly people taking insomnia or anxiety med at raised risk of dementia - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Novel therapy for type 2 diabetes prevents and reverses the disease in a mouse model - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Report examines the prevalence and context of social bullying in children's TV shows - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
September 26, 2012
     
  Severe hunger in Jewish women during WWII strongly linked to breast cancer; Blood test detects early lung, breast cancer; Marijuana withdrawal symptoms may predict relapse - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Jewish women who suffered extreme hunger during WWII at 5x increased risk of breast cancer - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Certain withdrawal symptoms may cause former cannabis users to relapse - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Blood test can detect lung and breast cancer in their early stages - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
September 25, 2012
     
  Childhood obesity linked to stroke and heart disease risk; Corticosteroids OK for tonsillectomy patients; Onset of snoring during pregnant may raise high blood pressure risk - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  The health risks of being obese in childhood are understated - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Dexamethasone does not cause severe bleeding in children following tonsillectomy - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Women who start snoring during pregnancy are at raised risk of hypertension - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
September 24, 2012
     
  Low vitamin D linked to heart disease and early death; Women born preterm have more pregnancy complications; Genetic study may pave way for better breast cancer treatment - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Vitamin D deficiency raises risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and early death - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Women at higher risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes if they were born preterm - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Breast cancer discovery could greatly improve treatment - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
September 23, 2012
     
  Abdominal fat raises diabetes risk in the obese; Daily yogurt may reduce risk of hypertension; Self-harm linked to early death - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 22, 2012
     
  Emotional neglect in childhood linked to stroke risk; Bariatric surgery lowers diabetes risk; Chronic diseases and cancer causing nearly 50% of gradual deaths in Europe - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 21, 2012
     
  No sugary drinks prevents excessive weight gain in teens; Scientists kick start infertile human sperm; Obesity affects blood pressure in white and black kids differently - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Sugary drinks help cause weight gain in obese teens - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Injecting protein into infertile sperm boosts its fertility - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Obese black children have higher blood pressure than white children of similar weight - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
September 20, 2012
     
  Secondhand smoke kills 42,000 adults and 900 infants a year; Cranberry juice may lower blood pressure; Great improvements in survival following general anaethesia - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Economics significantly impacted by secondhand smoke as well - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Low calorie cranberry juice reduces blood pressure - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Deaths after general anesthesia drop 90% in past 50 years - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  If I Had - Concerns Over BPA Exposure - Dr. Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, New York University School of Medicine - Dr. Leonardo Trasande
September 19, 2012
     
  Emotional neglect in childhood linked to stroke risk years later; Yogurt may help lower blood pressure; Oral insulin may prevent type 1 diabetes - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Stroke risk tied to emotional neglect in childhood - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Daily low-fat yogurt may lower risk of high blood pressure - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Those at risk of type 1 diabetes may be able to prevent the disease with oral insulin - Dr. Susan Sharma
  BPA linked to childhood obesity in US children - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Elevated levels of Bisphenol A linked to childhood obesity - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 18, 2012
     
  Belly fat raises risk of diabetes among obese individuals; Least aggressive breast cancer subtype still has 10 year death risk; Weight loss surgery helps prevent diabetes - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Location of fat greatly affects whether obese individuals will develop type 2 diabetes - Dr. Susan Sharma
  The most common and least aggressive form of breast cancer still raises risk of death - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Bariatric surgery can reduce risk of diabetes by over 80% - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Warfarin reduces risk of fatal blood clot following GI bleed - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Resuming warfarin following GI bleed reduces thrombosis and death risk - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 17, 2012
     
  Diet in early life linked to breast cancer risk; Cancer, chronic disease account for nearly half of Europe's gradual deaths; Self-harm linked to premature death - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Foods that result in diabetes and heart disease also linked to breast cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Over 2 million gradual deaths in Europe are caused by chronic diseases and cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Individuals who harm themselves are 2x more likely to die from natural causes - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Researchers develop breath test with potential to identify lung cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Breath testing could potentially identify lung cancer in high risk individuals - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 16, 2012
     
  Interprofessional Project on Disability, Maternal and Child Health (IPODMCH) - Dr. Malcolm Peat
September 15, 2012
     
  Breast cancer screening saves more lives than it harms; Are asthma inhalers necessary on daily basis?; Marijuana linked to testicular cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 14, 2012
     
  Mini-stroke can cause permanent disability, needs immediate treatment - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Drinking during pregnancy impairs learning ability in fetus; Child mortality rates drop by over 40% since 1990; New test better at identifying doping in athletes - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Alcohol while pregnant affects fetus's ability to learn - Dr. Susan Sharma
  UNICEF reports that under-5 child death rates are down 41% - Dr. Susan Sharma
  New blood test much more effective at detecting growth hormone in athletes - Dr. Susan Sharma
  TIA should be promptly treated, could cause permanent disability - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 13, 2012
     
  Job stress linked to heart disease; Pollution exposure during pregnancy lowers vitamin D in the child; Smoking dramatically increases genetic mutations in lung cancer patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Stress from work raises risk of heart disease by 23% - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Gestational exposure to urban air pollution may cause vitamin D deficiency at birth - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Smoking causes 10x increase in genetic damage of lung cancer patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 12, 2012
     
  Pros of breast cancer screening outweigh harms; Genetic test may predict autism; Psychotropic meds linked to car crashes - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Benefits of breast cancer screening in women over 50 outweigh potential harms - Dr. Susan Sharma
  New test may predict risk of autism - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Anxiety, depression and insomnia medication users at raised risk of car crashes - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 11, 2012
     
  Breast cancer risk factors during pregnancy may put future generations at risk; Regular use of asthma inhalers not necessary; Pain relief for early labor - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Exposure to certain chemicals, foods during pregnancy raises breast cancer risk for 3 generations - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Report may change daily routines for millions of asthma patients - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Inhaled pain relief for women in early stages of labor is safe, effective - Dr. Susan Sharma
  No evidence that omega-3 fatty acid supplements help prevent heart attack, stroke - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Meta-analysis finds no cardiovascular benefit in omega-3 fatty acid supplementation - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 10, 2012
     
  NSAIDs raise risk of second heart attack, death; Reducing red meat in diet lowers disease rates, greenhouse gasses; Marijuana linked to testicular cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Aspirin significantly raises risk of recurrent heart attack, death - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Chronic disease rates, greenhouse gas emissions can be significantly lowered with less red meat in the diet - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Smoking marijuana may raise risk of testicular cancer - Dr. Susan Sharma
  High intensity exercise provides the most health benefits for children - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Vigorous physical activity in children improves cardiometabolic risk factors - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 8, 2012
     
  Organic foods offer no added nutrition; Sleep apnea raises risk of stroke, heart failure in the elderly; Multinational ENCODE project has groundbreaking results - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 7, 2012
     
  Sleep apnea in elderly raises risk of cardiovascular death; Small weight gain raises blood pressure in college students; Exercise beneficial for very frail and elderly - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Elderly people with severe sleep apnea at raised risk of stroke, heart failure - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Even gaining 1.5 pounds per year raises blood pressure in college students - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Report finds many benefits of exercise in the very frail and elderly - Dr. Susan Sharma
  NFL players at raised risk of dying from Alzheimer's, ALS; Weight gain in college may raise blood pressure; Sleep apnea linked to cancer death - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Nutritional supplement may treat rare form of autism - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 6, 2012
     
  Chest x-ray may raise breast cancer risk in some women; Childhood cancer patients frequently suffer traumatic disorder; Non-alcoholic red wine lowers blood pressure in men - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  1 in 5 children who survive cancer suffer from PTSD - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Radiation exposure to the chest raises risk of breast cancer in some women - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Men at high risk of heart disease lower their blood pressure with non-alcoholic red wine - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
September 5, 2012
     
  NFL players at raised risk of dying from neurological conditions; Sleep problems may predict Alzheimer's disease; Genome project spans multiple countries, schools - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Former NFL players have 4x increased risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease or Lou Gehrigs disease - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Animal study finds that sleep disruptions may be early sign of Alzheimer's disease - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Groundbreaking ENCODE project maps millions of DNA switches controlling human genes - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 4, 2012
     
  No added nutritional benefit in organic foods; Vitamin D does not appear to reduce cholesterol; Strong link between sleep apnea and cancer death - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Organic foods have no additional vitamins, nutrients - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Study: Cholesterol not lowered by vitamin D - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Risk of cancer death nearly doubled by severe sleep apnea - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Undetected heart attacks more frequent among older people than previously thought - Dr. Susan Sharma
  Undetected myocardial infarction more common among older adults than previously suspected - Dr. Susan Sharma
September 3, 2012
     
  Smoking while pregnant linked to adolescent obesity; Household chemical may raise risk of heart disease; High blood sugar affects memory, cognitive skills - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Prenatal maternal smoke exposure raises risk of obesity in adolescence - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  Common household chemical, PFOA, linked to heart disease - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
  High blood sugar may cause brain shrinkage - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
September 2, 2012
     
  Chocolate lower stroke risk in men; Traumatic upbringing and drug addictions; Upgrading TB vaccines could save millions of lives - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
September 1, 2012
     
  FDA approves new pill for HIV; Smokers at increased risk of brain bleeds; Researchers use eye movements to help diagnose neurological conditions - Dr. Sanjay Sharma