He withered away for 7 years. Doctors didn’t realize his passion was killing him. Researchers have found a rare cause for serious lung inflammation:moldy bagpipes. Washington Post, 08/23/2016. (Also see Lung Involvement)
Diabetes and Your Diet: The Low–Carb Debate. The only thing that really seemed to help people with diabetes was weight loss – and for weight loss, there is no magic diet. New York Times, 09/15/2016. (Also see Prevention of Diabetes)
Helping Patients Make the Right Decisions. Fewer than half of patients believe their clinicians understand their goals and concerns, and many people who are seriously ill say their medical care is not aligned with their preferences. New York Times, 09/15/2016. (Also see Scleroderma Experts Directory)
Prostate Cancer Study Details Value of Treatments. A new study offers important information to men who are facing difficult decisions about how to treat prostate cancer in its early stages, or whether to treat it at all. New York Times, 09/14/2016. (Also see Cancer)
Exercise may reduce alcohol–related cancer risk. Getting regular moderate or vigorous exercise may offset some of the potentially lethal health effects of regular alcohol consumption, a new study suggests. Reuters Health, 09/16/2016. (Also see Cancer)
Early menopause tied to heart risk and early death. Women who enter menopause before age 45 are more likely to have cardiovascular problems and to die younger than women who enter menopause later in life, according to a new analysis. Reuters Health, 09/16/2016. (Also see Autoimmunity and Early Menopause)
Why ‘Natural’ Household Cleaners Can Make Allergies Worse. Chemicals in household products used to create artificial smells could worsen allergies for people with high levels of exposure, according to new research. Time Healthland, 09/21/2016.
Entitled People Are More Likely to Be Disappointed by Life: Study. A new study suggests that entitlement could lead to chronic disappointment and can throw people into a “perpetual loop of distress.” Time Healthland, 09/21/2016.
Antibiotics Are Still Overused in Hospitals. The most comprehensive study yet shows that antibiotic use hasn’t changed in hospitals, despite recent warnings that they drugs are overprescribed. Time Healthland, 09/19/2016. (Also see Arthritis Treatments – General)
Generation of young women is ‘wracked by anxiety and despair’. A generation of young women is wracked by anxiety, lack of confidence and despair, a report said yesterday. Mail Online, 09/22/2016. (Also see Anxiety and Attitude)
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