Doctors diagnose man with seizures after three years of unexplained heavy sweating

A 60-year-old man struggled with unexplained sweating episodes for three years before doctors diagnosed him with temporal lobe seizures, according to a case study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Doctors diagnose man with seizures after three years of unexplained heavy sweatingThere’s nothing strange about breaking out into a heavy sweat on a sweltering day, or, after some serious physical activity. But if you regularly started sweating heavily for no apparent reason, and on a monthly basis, for that matter, well, that might be a cause for concern. That’s what happened to a 60-year-old man from […]

Frailty may reduce kidney failure patients’ chances of getting a transplant

According to researchers, frailty is associated with lower likelihoods of being placed on the kidney transplant waitlist and of receiving a transplant

Frailty may reduce kidney failure patients’ chances of getting a transplantTo order to investigate whether frailty in patients with kidney failure may affect their likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant, Christine Haugen, MD (Johns Hopkins Hospital) and her colleagues studied 7,078 potential kidney transplant candidates from 2009 to 2017. Patients were considered frail if they had 3 or more of the following components: Unintentional weight […]

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weight

Low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular diseases as those who are overweight, a study has found

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weightResearchers have found that low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular disease as adults who are overweight. “Our study demonstrates that a sedentary lifestyle counters the benefit of being at a normal weight when it comes to heart disease risk,” said lead investigator Arch G. Mainous […]

Will you have a long lifespan? Your family’s genes provide answers

Your chances of inheriting genes linked to longevity are highest if you come from a family with many long-lived members, researchers say. And that includes aunts and uncles, not just parents

Will you have a long lifespan? Your family’s genes provide answersThe study was published online on January 07 in the journal Nature Communications. Using databases at the University of Utah and in the Dutch province of Zeeland, investigators analysed the genealogies of nearly 315,000 people from over 20,000 families dating back to 1740. “We observed, the more long-lived relatives you have, the lower your risk […]

Is your pillow hurting your neck?

Pillows can help or hurt, depending on their firmness and your sleep position

Is your pillow hurting your neck?Pillows are not just for your head and neck. Depending on your sleeping position, additional pillows can help keep your spine in the proper position. The pillow for your head should support the natural curve of your neck and be comfortable. A pillow that’s too high can put your neck into a position that causes […]

Short people are at an increased risk of dying in the ICU, finds study

If you end up in the intensive care unit of a hospital or clinic there’s a number of things that can affect your eventual outcome. How healthy you are, your age, and the conditions that you’re suffering from are all obvious factors, but a new study suggests that your height might actually play a role in whether you’re able to pull through or not

Short people are at an increased risk of dying in the ICU, finds studyNew research published in Intensive Care Medicine suggests that taller patients tend to survive at a higher rate than shorter individuals. The study reaches a rather bold conclusion in that short stature may actually be a risk factor if you end up in the ICU. The reason shorter people may be at a higher risk […]

Five natural ways to overcome erectile dysfunction

Can you run as fast as you did when you were 20 years old? Hit a baseball as far as you once could? Bash a tennis ball with the same speed and spin? Probably not. But even as we age, there are still plenty of ways to stay in the game and enjoy it. That’s as true of sex as it is of sports

Five natural ways to overcome erectile dysfunctionErectile dysfunction (ED) can occur for many reasons. Sometimes it is as simple as the side effect of a particular medication. But for roughly 75% of men, the cause is more complex. ED may result from vascular disease, neurological disease, diabetes, or prostate-related treatments or surgeries. Whether you currently suffer from ED or are hoping […]

A woman in China developed a rare condition in which she can’t hear male voices

The woman, from China, went to sleep with nausea and ringing in her ears. The next day she went straight to hospital with sudden hearing loss. A specialist said stress had given her ‘low-frequency hearing loss’

A woman in China developed a rare condition in which she can’t hear male voicesA woman in China recently woke up with a rare ear condition that left her unable to hear deeper sounds. As a result, the woman can’t hear men’s voices. According to the report, the woman, identified only by her last name, Chen, experienced nausea and ringing in her ears one night. The next morning, she […]

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Excessive thirst is usually not a serious problem. But in some cases, it may be a sign of an underlying condition. Here are some possible reasons to explain it

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind itAre you constantly feeling parched? While it is nothing serious in most cases, excessive thirst could indicate an underlying health problem in some cases. Dehydration “The main reason people feel thirsty is because they are dehydrated, they are not drinking enough water,” Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., a family doctor at One Medical in Phoenix, Arizona. She […]

Eating breakfast every day can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, suggest study

Experts say skipping breakfast occasionally can even raise your risk. It’s commonly said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and new research shows why it’s so important to eat healthy in the morning

Eating breakfast every day can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, suggest studyGerman researchers conducted a review of existing studies and concluded that skipping breakfast, even occasionally,  is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The review looked at data from more than 96,000 people, spanning 6 separate studies. The researchers found that skipping breakfast once a week is associated with a 6% higher […]
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