Breastfeeding may reduce antibiotic-resistant bacteria in babies

By |2018-10-21T16:24:52+00:00October 21st, 2018|

A new study has found that babies who are breastfed for six months have fewer antibiotic resistant bacteria in their guts. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, concluded that the sugars in breast milk feed the ‘good bacteria’, preventing antibiotic-resistant bugs in babies. Scientists at Helsinki University think that breast milk protects babies [...]

E-Cig Flavorings May Damage Blood Vessel Lining

By |2018-10-21T15:59:38+00:00October 21st, 2018|

HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flavorings used in e-cigarettes harm blood vessel cells in a way that could trigger future heartdamage, a new study suggests. Five flavorings tested in the lab damaged the heart-protective functions of endothelial cells, which line the inside of blood vessels and the heart, said study author Jessica Fetterman. She's an assistant professor [...]

Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, study reveals

By |2018-10-21T15:39:48+00:00October 21st, 2018|

Fitness leads to longer life, researchers found, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic exercise Comparing those with a sedentary lifestyle to the top exercise performers, the risk of premature death was 500% higher. Atlanta, Georgia (CNN)   We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a [...]

Are Allergies Disrupting Your Patients’ Sleep?

By |2018-10-21T15:34:16+00:00October 21st, 2018|

Study looks at allergic rhinitis and poor subjective sleep Allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as “hay fever,” is a chronic atopic condition in the United States, with a prevalence of approximately 10-20 percent in adults and a slightly higher prevalence in children. Patients with allergic rhinitis typically note itchy, watery eyes, frequent sneezing, runny noses [...]

Health Benefits of Turmeric

By |2018-10-21T15:10:44+00:00October 21st, 2018|

Help or Hype? A relative of ginger, this vivid yellow-orange spice is common in Indian, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern cooking. It's also been used as medicine in places like India for centuries to treat issues such as breathing problems. Lately, turmeric has been touted as a super food that can fight cancer, ease depression, [...]

What Causes Night Sweats?

By |2018-10-21T14:56:45+00:00October 21st, 2018|

What Are Night Sweats? You could break into a sweat when your room feels warm or you've piled on too many blankets. But that's not what we're talking about. "Night sweats" refers to repeated drenching perspiration in the middle of the night that's likely to wake you, and sometimes so much that you need to [...]

Association of Cardiorespiratory Fitness With Long-term Mortality Among Adults Undergoing Exercise Treadmill Testing

By |2018-10-21T14:37:28+00:00October 21st, 2018|

Key Points Question  What is the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term mortality? Findings  In this cohort study of 122 007 consecutive patients undergoing exercise treadmill testing, cardiorespiratory fitness was inversely associated with all-cause mortality without an observed upper limit of benefit. Extreme cardiorespiratory fitness (≥2 SDs above the mean for age and sex) was associated with the [...]