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Guideline-discordant prostate cancer imaging up with Medicare - Dotemirates

Guideline-discordant prostate cancer imaging up with Medicare

(HealthDay)—Patients with prostate cancer receiving care in a Medicare-only setting are more likely to receive guideline-discordant imaging, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in JAMA Network Open. Danil V. Makarov, M.D., from New York University School of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues examined the correlation between imaging rates and a Veterans Affairs (VA) versus fee-for-service health care setting using data for men who received a diagnosis of prostate cancer from Jan. 1, 2004, through March 31, 2008. Of the 98,867 men with prostate cancer, 57.3, 14.5, and 28.1 percent were in the Medicare-only, VA and Medicare,...


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Hookah adversely affects heart health

Washington: Smoking tobacco through Hookah results in inhaling more toxic chemicals than a cigarette. The study published in the American Heart Association's journal, called Circulation, states that a single session of hookah, that typically lasts 30 or more minutes, typically results in greater exposure to carbon monoxide than a cigarette and that the toxic chemicals, in addition to tobacco, harm the heart and blood vessels. Hookah is also known as Narghile, Arghile, Shisha and Goza. It has a water bowl containing tobacco, has a head with holes in the bottom, a body, a flexible hose with a mouthpiece, and burning...

Napping controls blood pressure level

Washington: Napping may do more than just rebooting our energy level and improve our mood. It can also keep high blood pressure at bay, a recent study suggests. "Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the same magnitude as other lifestyle changes. For example, salt and alcohol reduction can bring blood pressure levels down by 3 to 5 mm Hg," said co-author Manolis Kallistratos. Overall, taking a nap during the day was associated with an average 5 mm Hg drop in blood pressure, which researchers said is on par with what would be expected from other known blood...

Wonder benefits of Neem leaves

New Delhi: Is your poor immune system wrecking your health? Fret not! Consumption of Neem capsules can give you a myriad number of health benefits. Neem or Azadirachta indica, a miraculous herb is known to possess powerful health promoting properties for millennia. It has been a part of traditional remedies for healing in various countries since ages and even today Neem possesses a unique therapeutic value. Consumption of Neem capsules can not only help you bolster your immune system but can also solve many of your health related problems. Neem Capsules help in case of diabetes, acne, blood impurities, eczema,...

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Can acupuncture help menopause symptoms?

For some women, the menopause and the years leading up to it, can be a time of troubling emotional and physical symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) eases symptoms like hot flushes and sweats, but it's not suitable for all women.Now, a small study published in BMJ Open suggests acupuncture may be worth considering. The Danish study found that five weeks of acupuncture in women with menopausal symptoms reduced hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disturbances and emotional problems. Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark cautioned that they couldn't rule out that the results were down to the placebo effect. The...

Turmeric can treat tooth ailments, says Doctors

Vijayawada: A team of doctors from AP has reported that turmeric, known to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, can help in the treatment of certain ailments afflicting the teeth. Dr Ambati Naga Radhakrishna, Dr Madhu Ghana Shyam Prasad and Dr Alekya Chowdary Menni of St Joseph Dental College, Eluru, reported the results of their research in Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research. The team used curcumin gel together with Endoflas, an obturating material used to fill cavities. The mixture was tested on pulpectomy of primary molars carried out on four children aged between four and nine years. The team noted...

Walking a leashed dog not advisable for senior citizens

Washington: Regular exercise is essential for everyone irrespective of their age and having a pet that requires daily physical activity can be an added motivation to go for a walk. However, according to a new study, walking a leashed dog could increase the risk of fractures in older adults. An injury, such as fracture, from performing a simple activity like taking your dog for a walk can result in life-altering circumstances in older people. According to a study published in the medical journal JAMA Surgery, such accidents are increasing rapidly. The study looked at patients, who visited hospital emergency departments...