Lifestyle changes won’t cure obesity: study02/16/2015 09:09"The large number of genes make it less likely that one solution to beat obesity will work for all and opens the door to possible ways we could use genetic clues to help defeat obesity", Christopher Ochner said. Our bodies' size and shape seem to be set at birth, said Dr. Christopher Ochner, assistant professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, who is the study's lead author...
Marijuana Linked to Narcolepsy02/16/2015 07:16The study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that adolescents over the age of 13 should go through a drug screening while interpreting MSLT findings and this contributes to the narcolepsy symptoms onset by marijuana. The researchers looked at 383 children evaluated for excessive daytime sleepiness, and found that 10 percent of those aged 13 and older whose results indicated narcolepsy also had urine drug screening tests that were positive for marijuana...
British women at higher dementia risk02/16/2015 05:38While researchers noted that developing depression and anxiety once Alzheimer's or dementia has set in is more often the case, it was not known if depression could be a precursor to those illnesses, which the test results seem to suggest they can be. Funding for dementia research remains minute compared with other diseases such as cancer...
Striking health care workers returning to work Tuesday02/16/2015 05:29 Striking home-care coordinators will start returning to work Tuesday while talks continue between their union, the Ontario Nurses Association, and the province’s Community Care Access Centres. The decision, announced Sunday evening by Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins, comes after weeks of failed negotiations between more than 3,000 members of the Ontario Nurses Association and the provincially-funded Community Care Access Centres...
How to protect your 'heart' this Valentine's day02/16/2015 05:27Experts have provided some health tips for people to protect their heart this Valentine's day, especially for women. "Now that we have the CAD risk calculator we can design intense or moderate treatment regimens to significantly lower those cholesterol numbers", Myers said. Other symptoms include excessive fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, back pain, indigestion etc...