Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnoea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgeryPeople having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

‘Don’t wash your raw chicken,’ warn health experts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States have issued a warning against washing raw chicken before cooking. They warn of the risk of spreading harmful bacteria to other food or utensils and developing food poisoning at home

‘Don’t wash your raw chicken,’ warn health expertsThe CDC estimates that approximately a million people become ill after eating contaminated poultry. According to the CDC, this is because “Chicken juices can spread in the kitchen and contaminate other foods, utensils and countertops,” and many people are unnecessarily increasing their risk of illness by not following simple preventative hygiene steps. They warn that […]

Peppermint oil helps people with non-cardiac chest pain and difficulty swallowing

Imagine that while eating a delicious meal at your favourite restaurant, your joy is cut short because of difficulty swallowing your food, followed by chest pain

Peppermint oil helps people with non-cardiac chest pain and difficulty swallowingIf you go see a doctor about these symptoms, and there is no evidence of a cardiac cause of the chest pain, you could be diagnosed as having some sort of disorder of the esophagus. Peppermint can help with the difficulty swallowing and non-cardiac chest pain experienced by some patients with disorders of the esophagus, […]

What causes us to binge eat? Scientists may have the answer

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have revealed that the reason we eat more than we need to may be caused by cellular communication originating in the emotion-processing centre of the brain. The research was published in the journal Neuron

What causes us to binge eat? Scientists may have the answerIndulging in cravings for calorific foods when we already feel full is not an uncommon occurrence. While it could be put down to how easy it is to obtain great tasting (but often unhealthy) food is in modern society, the urge to binge on our favourite foods may actually be a by-product of evolution. Scientists […]

How to get chronic daily headaches under control

Some people get headaches daily or almost every day. This problem is known as chronic daily headache. Women are twice as likely as men to have it. Chronic daily headache is notoriously difficult to treat and, understandably, often produces anxiety and depression

How to get chronic daily headaches under controlAlmost everyone gets a headache from time to time. Some people, though, get them daily or almost every day. This problem is known as chronic daily headache. Women are twice as likely as men to have it. People with this condition get headaches every day or nearly every day for a prolonged period of time […]

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life“If you suffer from migraine headaches and are obese, losing weight will ameliorate the quality of your family and social life as well as your work and school productivity. Your overall quality of life will greatly improve,” said lead study author Claudio Pagano, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of […]

Explained: Pain – how and why we feel it

Brain Research have now discovered that pain is not just a matter of nerves but that non-neuronal cells, the glial cells, are also involved in clinically relevant pain models

Explained: Pain – how and why we feel itThe sensation of pain occurs when neural pathways conduct excitation generated by tissue damage to the spinal cord, where the nociceptive information is extensively pre-processed. From there, the information is transmitted to the human brain, where the sensation of “pain” is finally created. This is the general belief. However, researchers from the Division of Neurophysiology […]

Six effective tips for safe stretches

Virtually every activity you do relies on ease of motion. Stretching can help in numerous ways. It can often relieve back pain, stiff necks, and sore knees when tight muscles are to blame

Six effective tips for safe stretchesIt can counteract too much sitting whether you are doing it for work or a pleasurable activity. If you are a runner, a tennis player, a golfer, a hiker, or a biker, the right stretching program may set you on a path toward better performance. And as you age, stretching can help keep you active […]

Foods that can ease your arthritis pain

Any kind of pain or disorder affecting the joints is usually referred to as arthritis. There are over 100 types of arthritis. The general treatment for arthritis may include resting the joints and alternating between applying ice and heat

Foods that can ease your arthritis painWeight loss and exercise may also be useful. However, one of the easiest ways to ease the symptoms of arthritis is to add these foods to your diet. Broccoli Broccoli is rich in vitamins A and C and is a good source of vitamin K, which may reduce inflammatory markers in the blood, studies suggest. […]

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to memory and thinking problems later in life. People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the February 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  The latest findings from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study indicate that people suffering chronic inflammation during middle age show a greater decline in cognitive function as they get older. When the body sustains an injury, it raises an acute inflammatory response to fight off infection and promote healing. This inflammatory response is localised […]
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