Month: November 2013

Researchers from the University of Chicago found that the main ingredient in marijuana, THC, might be a good treatment option for sleep apnea patients. Sleep apnea is an often-undiagnosed sleep disorder that causes harmful pauses in breathing patterns during sleep. The trial involved seventeen sleep apnea patients, each have been given a pill form of […]

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Some breeders and breed enthusiasts insist that dogs without hair, with short fur, with hair instead of fur or of a specific breed are hypoallergenic dogs. Unfortunately, research funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has shown that most of these claims are simply false. The researchers visited 173 single dog homes […]

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You really do have to see it to believe it: an X-ray released in the New England Journal of Medicine shows what one woman’s doctor was surprised to find—a screw from a dental implant lodged in her sinus cavity. The patient was a 57-year old Italian woman who complained of sinus headaches. The cause was […]

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  When patients are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, they are often surprised to find out that medication will not fix the problem. While various treatment options exist, one of the best things that you can do if you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea is to make healthy lifestyle changes. When these changes are […]

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  A new study led by the University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing shows that sleep apnea lowers the body’s autonomic responses, but even more so in women. The autonomic responses control blood pressure, heart rate, sweating and other basic bodily functions, making sleep apnea a potentially deadly health problem. Sleep apnea is […]

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  Researchers at the Harvard Medical School, led by Dr. Albert Edge, have found a potential cure for permanent deafness or hearing loss caused by loud noise exposure.  It was previously thought that it was impossible to restore the sensory hair cells of the ear once they were destroyed, but a new drug that stimulates […]

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  It is officially cold and flu season, and with that, primary care physicians, urgent care and pharmacy minute clinics are packed with patients seeking relief from congestion, sore throat, sinus pain and coughs. Even though being prescribed an antibiotic may make you think you will get better quicker, there is a good chance you […]

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  Recent data from the American Sleep Apnea Association shows that as many as four percent of American kids have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, a condition that is characterized by snoring and pauses in normal breathing patterns during sleep. Sleep apnea in children is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 3 and 7, […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that shows that 830 children died from the flu between 2004 and 2012. Of these deaths, over 40 percent were healthy kids before contracting the flu, and very few had received flu shots. Guidelines recommend that everyone over the age of six month receive a […]

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