Monthly Archives: August 2014

Diabetes High Among Latinos, but No Single ‘Hispanic’ Profile

An ongoing federally funded study of the health of Hispanics in the United States is yielding nuanced and complex data, with one clear finding: There is no single "Hispanic" profile. The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome overall among the Hispanic groups is 35%, compared with 22.5% in the US population as a whole. And the…
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Chronic Migraine Responds to OnabotulinumtoxinA

OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox, Allergan Inc) continues to relieve migraine headache when given over the long term, according to a retrospective analysis of patients with chronic migraine treated for 9 treatment cycles, 12 weeks apart.   "Doctors can now tell their patients that Botox is a safe and effective treatment for chronic migraine, with data now reported…
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Gluten May Cause Depression in Subjects with Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity

Gluten, the major protein of wheat, has been established as the causative agent in the development of coeliac disease, characterised by small intestinal injury and immunological activation. Gluten has also been implicated as a causal factor in the development of chronic functional gastrointestinal symptoms similar to those classified as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In fact,…
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Testosterone Doesn’t Up Myocardial Infarction (MI) or Stroke

Contrary to commonly accepted hypotheses, a new retrospective study of data from 40 specialized clinics around the United States has found that testosterone therapy in men is not associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke and may even be cardioprotective. Among 19,968 hypogonadal men who received testosterone therapy during a 5-year…
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Asthma Allergy and Immunology

More than half of United States citizens suffer from at least one allergy, a potentially harmful hyper-sensitivity to a specific substance, whether it is a pollen, food, drugs or material. The immune system controls how the body defends itself, creating reactions that can range from minor to life-threatening. Asthma is an allergic disease involving air…
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Breakfast Like a King: 2 Large Meals Benefit Diabetes

Eating just 2 large meals a day, consisting of breakfast and lunch, could be the best way for people with type 2 diabetes to help control their weight and their blood sugar, new research suggests. Often it is been recommended that people with type 2 diabetes eat 5 or 6 small meals a day, But…
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Sinus

Sinusitis is characterized by inflammation and swelling of the sinuses (the air-filled cavities around the nasal passages). Some of the symptoms include:     Nasal congestion Thick nasal discharge Post-nasal drip Facial pressure or pain (especially behind the eyes) Difficulty in smelling Cough Soar Throat Headache If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you…
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