Posts Tagged ‘Health Medicine’

Shorter stature appears to lead to higher mortality rates, longer waiting times for lung transplant

Lung transplant candidates who are about 5’3″ or shorter have longer waiting times than taller candidates and are more likely to die within a year while waiting for a lung transplant, according to a study presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society…

Trans fat consumption is linked to diminished memory in working-aged adults

High trans fat consumption is linked to worse memory among working-age men, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
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Erectile Dysfunction Drug Could Affect Vision Of One In 50

Recessive carriers of the retinitis pigmentosa gene—who otherwise show no symptoms—could have visual side effects while using Viagra®, according to a study in mice.

Modified vitamin D shows promise as treatment for pancreatic cancer

A synthetic derivative of vitamin D was found by Salk Institute researchers to collapse the barrier of cells shielding pancreatic tumors, making this seemingly impenetrable cancer much more susceptible to therapeutic drugs.
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Sticking To Traditional Diet Helps American Asians Beat Diabetes

Asian Americans are at a greater risk of diabetes than their Caucasian counterparts but they can counteract it by staying on a traditional Asian diet.

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