Researchers at University of Texas School of Public Health have found evidence that patients with Type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk of contracting tuberculosis. The cause is compromised immune systems, leading to difficult to treat lung infections.
It was reported previously that Type 2 diabetes was the leading risk factor for tuberculosis (TB) in the United States/Mexico border area and multiple other studies in Asia and elsewhere have confirmed this observation. The UT School of Public Health team has now led three new studies that revealed key findings:
Women who are conscientious about taking their calcium and vitamin D to ward off osteoporosis get an additional benefit- fewer PMS symptoms. That's right, getting plenty of vitamin D and calcium the primary building blocks for healthy bones can helps alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome aka PMS.
A number of treatment options exist for PMS but there is no cure and it cannot be totally prevented. Thanks to a number of long-term research studies into PMS, scientists and doctors are discovering some real answers that might help women with this dreaded monthly syndrome.
A new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) shows that women who have bulimia in pregnancy have more symptoms of anxiety and depression as compared to pregnant women without eating disorders. They also have lower self-esteem and are more dissatisfied with life and their relationship with their partner.
The findings come from the world's first major population study of psychosocial factors in bulimia (bulimia nervosa) during pregnancy, which can have serious consequences for both mother and child.
There are a lot of things about death that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get talked about much; the topic is often dumped when it comes up in conversation.
We pause and wonder in silence. As Woody Allen said: "I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens." HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a few bits of trivia to throw out in those moments.
1. The practice of burying the dead, also called internment, dates back as far as 130,000 years based on skeletal remains found in caves at Qafzeh, Israel. It just might be one of the earliest detectable forms of religious practice.
Total ankle replacements (TAR), have been available in the U.S. for more than 30 years, and are continuing to advance through design evolutions. An article in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reviews the diverse types of total ankle replacement implants available worldwide, and explains how design improvements are helping to bring relief to arthritis sufferers.