Medicine Archive

Sufferers of the sleep disorder obstructive sleep apnea could benefit from following a low energy diet to lose weight, finds research recently published on bmj.com. Sleep apnea is a common disorder caused by abnormal pauses in breathing during sleep. Sufferers rarely feel refreshed after a night’s sleep and the disease is linked to negative health […]

Heart.org – Omega-3 fatty acids, combined with two blood-thinning drugs, significantly changed the blood-clotting process and may reduce heart attack risk in patients with stents in their heart arteries, according to research reported in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association. Foods rich in omega-3, such as salmon and other oily […]

FACS.org – It is well known that rising medical malpractice premiums have reached a crisis point in many areas of the United States, and the economic and emotional costs of these claims are driving physicians and surgeons away from high-risk specialties. However, according to the authors of a study published in the April 2011 issue […]

PSU.edu – Naltrexone reduced inflammation in patients with Crohn’s disease in a research study at Penn State College of Medicine. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding and weight loss. Treatments for Crohn’s disease are designed to reduce the inflammation but may be associated with […]

QueensU.ca – New findings show that treatment with a specific alpha blocker helps reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). The alpha-blocker, known as silodosin, works by selectively relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. The treatment is already approved in Canada, the United […]

Thoracic.org – A traditional Chinese herbal paste known as Xiao Chuan, or XCP, may help reduce winter exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study conducted by researchers in Beijing. The paste has been used to treat breathing difficulties in China for more than a thousand years. The study results will […]