Is red wine GOOD for diabetics? Researchers have found an antioxidant, known as resveratrol, in red wine reduces artery stiffness in type 2 diabetics, which is a known cause of heart–related illness. Mail Online, 05/05/2017. (Also see Prevention of Diabetes)
Surgery won’t help degenerative knee problems, experts say. Surgery won’t cure chronic knee pain, “locking,” “clicking,” a torn meniscus, or other problems related to knee arthritis, according to a panel of international experts. Reuters Health, 05/12/2017.
Help brains by cooling bodies after cardiac arrest. People who are left unconscious after their heart suddenly stops should be cooled in an effort to preserve brain function, according to the American Academy of Neurology. Reuters Health, 05/12/2017. (Also see Vascular Involvement)
Older doctors tied to higher patient death rates. Within the same hospital, elderly patients had higher death rates when they were treated by older physicians than when younger doctors cared for them, a recent study concludes. Reuters Health, 05/22/2017. (Also see Physician and Patient Relationships)
The Science of Adolescent Sleep. Adolescents’ bodies want to stay up late and sleep late, putting them out of sync with what their school schedules demand of them. New York Times, 05/22/2017. (Also see Sleep Disorders)
Probiotics: Pros and cons. Facts are that benefits of probiotics have not been conclusively demonstrated with large research studies, and not all probiotics have the same effects. Washington Times, 05/19/2017. (Also see Supplement Guide)
Forty More Genes for Intelligence Discovered. Researchers said they have found 40 new genes linked with intelligence, but they say their finding doesn't show any clear genetic pattern for intelligence. NBC News, 05/22/2017. (Also see Genetics)
Before You Take Ibuprofen, Try This. Recent studies suggest that when taken regularly, nonsteroidal anti–inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can have serious side effects. Time Healthland, 05/18/2017. (Also see NSAIDs and Alternative Therapies)
Is Gluten Sensitivity Real? For people who have celiac disease eating gluten triggers an intestine–damaging immune system response. Time Healthland, 05/17/2017. (Also see Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity)
The Most Common Syndrome You’ve Never Heard of: 22Q11.2 Deletion. The condition, commonly referred to as DiGeorge syndrome, can cause a range of lifelong problems including heart defects and learning difficulties with varying degrees of severity. The Independent, 05/23/2017.
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