Compared with adults without diabetes, those with the disease are more likely to experience adverse outcomes following any surgery — including mortality, complications, ICU admission and mechanical ventilation — with greater risks associated with increasing HbA1c levels, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Click here for full article
Reuters Health - Children who listen to music through headphones may be at greater risk of noise-related hearing loss, a Dutch study suggests... Click here for full article
Women who wake up early may be less likely to develop depression, according to a new study — but the advice for optimum sleep remains unchanged.
There are a fair few benefits of waking up early. Morning people often say they get to experience the best part of the day, and they can get exercise and other chores out of the way before night owls have even surfaced...click here for full article
E-Cigarette Flavorings May Harm Blood Vessels Cell studies show short-term endothelial disruption with exposure
"All nine flavorings were found to impair nitric oxide production, which inhibits inflammation and clotting and regulates blood vessel enlargement in response to blood flow...." ~ Medpage Today Click here to read full article
(CNN)The US government is warning insurance companies to be on the lookout for suspicious prescriptions of a drug being used in nursing homes across the country.....Click here to read article in full...
A new report finds the number of American teens who view ads extolling the pleasures of e-cigarettes is on the rise. Click here to read Full Article
Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes before the age of 40 increases the risk of early death, according to new research.
A UK study has shown those who develop the condition are 2.5 times more likely to pass away at a younger age, compared with those who are diagnosed after the age of 60. Click here to read full Article
In the study, which involved nearly 1,500 women in Sweden who provided information on their physical activity levels and took cognitive tests for up to 44 years, scientists found that women with higher fitness levels were 88% less likely to develop dementia compared to women with average fitness. Women with lower fitness had a 41% [...]
When we think of champions of health, perhaps there is no bigger advocate for patients than the nurse. Rooted firmly on the front lines of patient health, the role of the nurse has always been one of steadfast supporter. The person next in line (outside of the patient) who, arguably, knows and collaborates closest with [...]
Using e-cigarettes has been promoted as a way to help adult smokers cut back or quit smoking, or at least to minimize the health damage that smoking causes. Teens, even middle schoolers, have taken up e-cigarettes as well. But as researchers continue to study their safety, a new report in Pediatrics shows vaping could lead [...]