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Sodium, Potassium Intake Tied to Heart Disease
MONDAY, Jan. 12 -- Too much sodium and too little potassium in one's diet may increase one's risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests. The findings, based on a long-term analysis by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of almost 3,000 people with pre-hypertension, also suggests that increasing potassium consumption along with the common wisdom of lowering one's salt intake may reverse the risk. Researchers found that for people with high normal blood pressure levels (120 to 139/80 to 89 mmHg), every unit increase in the person's sodium-to-potassium ratio raised his or her chance of cardiovascular disease by 24 percent. The findings were published in the Jan. 12 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. A third of American adults have high blood pressure, defined as 140/90 mmHg or higher, while another 37 percent have pre-hypertension. More information The American Heart Association has more about factors affecting the risk of cardiovascular [Read more]
FDA Widens Peanut Butter-Salmonella Probe
FRIDAY, Jan. 16 -- U.S. health officials said Friday that they were expanding their investigation into peanut products possibly contaminated with salmonella, as the toll from the outbreak climbed to 452 people sickened in 43 states and one in Canada, and possibly six deaths. U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have asked food companies around the country that may have bought peanut butter or peanut paste from a Georgia facility owned by the Peanut Corp. of America to test their products for salmonella contamination. The Associated Press reported that federal health officials late Friday said at least 85 companies had purchased peanut products from the Georgia plant and 30 had been "urged" to run their own tests for the bacteria. Dr. Stephen Sundlof, director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, told a late afternoon teleconference: "We have traced one likely source of salmonella contamination to a plant owned by the Peanut Corp. of America in Geor [Read more]
SSL certificate instaled in Medicadepot.com
Idea Studio Ltd. ( www.ideabg.com ) installed an SSL certificate (security certificate) in the web site www.medicadepot.com . The certificate has been issued by GoDaddy - www.godaddy.com . SSL certificate is important and keeps users data (credit cards info or personal details) when users register or login in medicadepot.com. Security and user' safety is very important for Medicadepot so this step is reasonable - to prevent stealing of user's information and help users shop online safely. http://www.medicadepot.com/ [Read more]
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
THURSDAY, Jan. 22 -- People with psoriasis can get valuable educational, psychological and social support from online communities, a U.S. study finds. It included 260 adults who took part in one of five online support groups. The participants -- mostly white, female, college-educated and averaging 40 years old -- included 188 (73.7 percent) with moderate or severe psoriasis and 206 (79.9 percent) who rated their health as average or better. The availability of resources was the key factor in their use of an online support group, followed by convenience, access to good advice and lack of embarrassment when dealing with personal issues. In addition, about three-fourths of the participants said anonymity was an important feature of online support use. The study found that 49.5 percent of participants said they believed their quality of life improved, and 41 percent perceived improvements in psoriasis severity, after they joined an online group. The findings were published in the [Read more]
Universal Testing, Prompt Treatment Could Slash HIV
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 -- A combination of universal voluntary HIV testing and immediate antiretroviral treatment (ART) following diagnosis of HIV infection could reduce HIV cases in a severe generalized epidemic by 95 percent within 10 years, a World Health Organization study finds. The researchers used computer modeling to examine the impact of testing all people aged 15 years and older for HIV every year and starting ART immediately after a person is found to be infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Data from South Africa was used as a test case for a generalized epidemic, and the model assumed all HIV transmission was heterosexual. "Instead of dealing with the constant pressure of newly infected people, mortality could decrease rapidly and the epidemic could begin to resemble a concentrated epidemic with particular populations remaining at risk. The focus of control would switch from making ART available to people with greatest need to providing support and services for [Read more]
Few Young Adults Seek Treatment for Psych Disorders
MONDAY, Dec. 1 -- Psychiatric disorders are common among young adults in the United States, but few seek treatment, a new report shows. To reach this finding, U.S. researchers analyzed data from more than 5,000 respondents, aged 19 to 25, who took part in the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. The study found that 45.8 percent of the 2,188 college students and 47.7 percent of the young adults not in college met the criteria for at least one psychiatric disorder, but only 25 percent of those with disorders sought treatment over a one-year period. Among college students, the most common disorders were alcohol use (20.4 percent) and personality disorders (17.7 percent). The most common disorders among young adults not in college were personality disorders (21.6 percent) and nicotine dependence (20.7 percent). College students were less likely to have drug-use disorders, nicotine dependence or bipolar disorder, and were less likely to have used tob [Read more]
New Twist on Treatment of Foot Pain
MONDAY, Dec. 1 -- Italian researchers say they've developed a fast, effective, non-invasive treatment for the painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis. Using a combination of "dry-needling" and steroid injections guided by ultrasound, the researchers say their approach achieved a 95 percent success rate in tackling a condition that afflicts about one million Americans every year and accounts for up to 15 percent of all foot problems. "On a long-term basis, patients recover almost completely from their fasciitis" following the procedure, said study lead author Dr. Luca M. Sconfienza, from the University of Genoa department of experimental medicine. "Overall, the ultrasound guidance allows performing the procedure in total safety." Sconfienza was to present the findings Monday at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, in Chicago. Plantar fasciitis produces pain caused by stress placed on the bottom of the foot, which occurs when the plantar fascia [Read more]
Almost Two-Thirds of Americans Meet Exercise Guidelines
THURSDAY, Dec. 4 -- An estimated 65 percent of people in the United States last year met the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. And 49 percent of those people met the Healthy People 2010 physical activity objectives, according to a federal report released Thursday. According to the 2008 guidelines, released in October by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the minimum recommended aerobic physical activity required to produce substantial health benefits in adults is 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week, or an equivalent combination of moderate and vigorous physical activity. In addition, muscle-strengthening exercises are recommended at least twice a week. The 2010 guidelines call for adults to do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity five days per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous activity three days a week. For this study, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers analyz [Read more]
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