Year: 2012

Is the Public Getting the Wrong Message About Drinking?

Certain Patterns of Alcohol Use Up Risk for Cognitive Decline by Caroline Casuals July 26, 2012 (Vancouver, British Columbia) — Despite a body of research and ensuing public health messages suggesting that alcohol consumption can benefit health, including cognition, 2

Mental and Medical Benefits of Coffee: Introduction

(via medscape) – The best part of waking up…is reducing your risk of neurodegeneration. And depression, and cancer, and cardiovascular disease… It’s becoming increasingly clear that coffee is more than just a morning routine. The body of data suggesting that

Team Care Helps Dementia Patients Stay at Home

by Deborah Brauser Via Medscape July 24, 2012 (Vancouver, British Columbia) — An intervention utilizing home-based, team-centered care may help elderly patients with dementia and other memory disorders to remain in their homes for a longer period, new research suggests.

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Foodborne Illness in Kids: A Primer

by Rakesh D. Mistry, MD (via Medscape) As you know, foodborne illnesses are quite common. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 40 million children per year develop foodborne illness. That number may actually be far higher as

Coffee vs The Grim Reaper: Drink Up

By Henry R. Black, MD Via Medscape: Hi. I am Dr. Henry Black. I am Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, a member of the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, and

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For Some, Prostate CA Screening Can Be Difference Between Life and Death

By Fran Lowry NEW YORK (Reuters Health) May 29 – Men of lower socioeconomic status and those from third world countries are a subset of patients who do need prostate-specific antigen screening, researchers said last week at the 107th Annual

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Many Teenagers Have at Least 1 CVD Risk Factor

Many Teenagers Have at Least 1 CVD Risk Factor Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn May 21, 2012 — Thirty-seven percent of normal-weight adolescents had at least 1 risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), as did 49% of those who were overweight and 61%

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CAUTION: Over-The-Counter “Herbal Supplements” Could Trigger Psychosis

Some ingredients found in “Herbal Supplements” and/or over the counter (as well as prescription) medications can trigger psychosis.  Although psychosis usually occurs with chronic use of these drugs or in very high doses, Ephedra-Free doesn’t equate to lack of ephedra-related psychiatric disorders.  Herbal

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Parenting Stress Ups Cortisol

Daily Stress and Cortisol Patterns in Parents of Adult Children With a Serious Mental Illness Parents caring long-term for a child with a serious mental illness have increased cortisol levels. C Bowden: The responsibility of caring for a person with

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HPV Vaccine Now Recommended for Boys and Young Men

From CDC Expert Commentary by Eileen F. Dunne, MD, MPH Hi. I am Dr. Eileen Dunne, a physician and medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I am pleased to speak with you today as part of