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Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

April 16, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The rates of five serious complications from diabetes — heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, amputations and death — have all dropped dramatically since 1990, a new U.S. government study shows.
Heart attack rates have decreased nearly 70 percent in people with diabetes. Stroke rates have dropped [...]


A Doctor’s ‘People Skills’ Affects Patients’ Health

April 10, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A doctor’s “bedside manner” seems to have a real effect on patients’ health, a new research review suggests.
The review, of 13 clinical trials, found that when doctors were given training to hone their people skills, patients typically fared better in their efforts to lose weight, [...]


Heart Failure Drug Might Help Reduce Hospitalizations

April 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A drug often used to treat heart failure patients does little to lower cardiac arrest or death risk among people with a common form of the disease. But it does help reduce hospitalizations, a new study finds.
The study looked at heart failure patients whose hearts were still contracting [...]


Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study

April 9, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A long-term study suggests that older people who use common prescription painkillers, including prescription-strength ibuprofen, may be increasing their risk for developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke and heart failure and can shorten life. Previous studies [...]


Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds

April 7, 2014

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Early signs and symptoms of stroke are often missed by emergency department doctors, a new study finds.
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans with symptoms such as dizziness or headache are misdiagnosed in the ER in the days or weeks before they suffer a stroke, according to the [...]


Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

April 7, 2014

By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In an early test, researchers report they’ve safely injected stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had suffered strokes. And two of the patients showed significant improvement.
All the patients saw some improvement in weakness or paralysis within six months of their procedures. Although [...]


Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?

April 7, 2014

Eating beans, lentils and other legumes may help you cut down on LDL “bad” cholesterol and lower your risk for heart disease, a new review suggests.


Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults

April 4, 2014

People plagued with insomnia might have an increased risk of stroke, particularly if they are young adults, a new, large study from Taiwan suggests.


Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study

April 3, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with shingles face a significantly increased risk of stroke in the weeks following the first signs of the painful skin rash, new research suggests.
Patients’ overall stroke risk is highest in the first month after the onset of shingles, when they are 63 percent [...]


Exercise, Diet May Help ‘Pre-Diabetics’ Dodge Heart Disease Death

April 3, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For people with high blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or other conditions, a new long-term study suggests.
People enrolled in the study on diabetes prevention in China followed a diet [...]



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