Archive for April, 2008

Older nursing home residents who took medications for dementia and incontinence at the same time had a 50 percent faster decline in function than those who were being treated only for dementia, according to a study from researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. β€œIt is likely that the oppositional effects of […] – New research suggests that resveratrol, a chemical commonly found in red wine, has the ability to lower blood sugar levels, but might have certain untoward side effects. This research will be presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 17th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress by Kimberly Martin, MD, and mentor, Dr. […]

It was enough to make many Americans worry about their diet: A recent study from Europe showed that eating too much fast food – a diet high in fat and sugar – can cause serious liver damage called fatty liver disease. Yet for those who overdo it with too many trips to their favorite burger […]

JAMA / Archives – The risk of heart disease in women associated with being overweight or obese is reduced but not eliminated by higher levels of physical activity or exercise, according to a report in the April 28, 2008 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. Both obesity and physical inactivity are modifiable risk factors […]

JAMA / Archives – Women with increasing levels of TSH (thyrotropin) within the normal range appear to have a higher risk of fatal coronary heart disease, according to a report in the April 28, 2008 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. Thyrotropin, or TSH, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, is released into […]

If you are scheduling surgery for colon cancer or rectal cancer in the United States, you may want to consider whether your hospital is a National Cancer Institute-designated hospital (NCI). Experts from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine will present research at the American Surgical Association Annual Meeting that concludes that having colon or […]