health.10ztalk.comMeds Improve Cardiovascular Risk in RA ⋆ health.10ztalk.comAMSTERDAM — Currently available medications for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) not only alleviate symptoms and help avert progression and joint damage, but also help limit these patients’ elevated cardiovascular risks, a series of reports presented here showed. In a special session entitled “Treatments: Friend or Foe?” at the annual European Congress of Rheumatology, which is sponsored …1
health.10ztalk.comNIH ends study of how moderate drinking might improve health ⋆ health.10ztalk.comAlcohol industry officials had input into the design of the trial, the investigators found. The extensive government trial was intended to settle an age-old question about alcohol and diet: Does a daily cocktail or beer really protect against heart attacks and stroke? To find out, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) gave scientists $100 million …
health.10ztalk.comUSPSTF: No to ECG Screening to Prevent CVD in Low-Risk Adults ⋆ health.10ztalk.comTUESDAY, June 12, 2018 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography (ECG) to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in low-risk asymptomatic adults. This final recommendation statement has been published in the June 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. To inform the USPSTF, …1
aarp.orgDeaths From Falls Surge for ElderlyThe CDC is reporting a more than 30 percent increase in deaths from falls among America's aging population. One in four U.S residents ages 65 years and older report falling each year. The fastest-growing rate was for adults 85 and older. Here’s a list of tips on how to prevent falling.
health.10ztalk.comNSAIDs Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Osteoarthritis ⋆ health.10ztalk.comAMSTERDAM — For patients with osteoarthritis, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the risk for cardiovascular disease to more than twice the rate of the general population, new research shows. “There’s no cure for people with osteoarthritis, and you have to treat the pain. But when you treat it with NSAIDs, you increase cardiovascular risk,” said …1
thedrum.comMarketing, regulation and taxation: fighting childhood obesityRecent headlines on the severe levels of obesity in primary school age children are indeed shocking, with nearly twice as many children in year six are classed as severely obese as those in reception. The health risks including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer are well documented. It can also shorten a person’s life by 10 years – equivalent to lifelong smoking.
health.10ztalk.comHeart Transplant Program Restart; Exercise BP Excursions; Precision NOAC? ⋆ health.10ztalk.comBaylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston suspended its heart transplant program after an investigation by ProPublica and the Houston Chronicle turned up high mortality rates. Now it has been reactivated with some shakeups in the team, selection criteria, and multidisciplinary approach. (CBS News) Hypertension under control by medication during rest was not so during …1