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Archive for May, 2013

NSAID Use Increases Kidney Cancer Risk

May 30, 2013
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Renal cell cancer (RCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer. It is also one of the more lethal. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs are commonly used over-the-counter drugs which include aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Nurofen, Advil, Nuprin, etc.) naproxen, COX-2 inhibitors and many others. But NSAIDs are not without side effects. Research has...
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CT Scans Increase Leukemia Risk in Children

May 28, 2013
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CT scans (computed tomography) are a type of x-ray that provides multiple images or “slices” of specific areas of the body. The computerized process exposes the recipient to significantly more radiation than the radiation involved in a normal x-ray. A typical x-ray exposes the subject to 0.01 – 0.15 mGy. A typical CT exposes...
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Male Smokers Get Dumber

May 23, 2013
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There are hundreds of reasons not to smoke. Add to that list the fact that smoking increases the decline of cognitive functions.  Researchers have found that “compared with never smokers, middle-aged male smokers experienced faster cognitive decline in global cognition (thinking) and executive function (coordinated thought toward obtaining goals). In ex-smokers with at least...
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Acetaminophen = Asthma in Children

May 21, 2013
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The dangers of acetaminophen (Anacin®, Tylenol®, etc.) are becoming more clear. As one study notes “the epidemiologic association between acetaminophen use and asthma prevalence and severity in children and adults is well established. A variety of observations suggest that acetaminophen use has contributed to the recent increase in asthma prevalence in children.” While still...
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Give Birth on Your Side

May 16, 2013
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There are several issues that have been raised regarding giving birth in the lithotomy position (laying on your back with your legs pulled up). Critics suggest that this position is for the convenience of the doctor, not the welfare of the mother. One study has shown that the lateral or side lying position decreases...
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Too Little Vitamin D = Obesity?

May 14, 2013
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A recent study found a relationship between low vitamin D levels and obesity. Researchers found that vitamin D levels lower than 50.0 nmol/L “was associated with a significantly increased odds ratio for incident obesity.” Those with less than 50.0 nmol/L had a 73% greater risk of incident obesity. The same held true for those...
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Dangers of Continued Sleep Loss

May 9, 2013
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Most everyone has nights when they don’t get the sleep they should. But constant lack of sleep can be more dangerous than most realize. As one study points out, “there is an increasing amount of research pointing to sleep deprivation as a risk factor for neurologic diseases, namely stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, headache,...
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Exercise Reduces Childhood Body Fat

May 7, 2013
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While diet is important, a study from Australia found that exercise is actually more important in reducing the percentage of body fat in children 8 – 12 years old. Researchers found that “physical activity is the main source of variation in the percent body fat of healthy community-based Australian children.” In addition, there is...
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Significant Teen Computer Use = Pain

May 2, 2013
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Adolescents are probably on a computer more than any other age group. Depending on their individual situation, they use a computer for school, homework and recreation. But too much computer use can lead to computer-associated joint pain. A recent study found that “compared with those using the computer less than 3.6 hours/week, computer use...
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