Dual aspirin, clopidogrel safe, reduces cancer risk Adults treated with a combination of aspirin and clopidogrel demonstrated a reduced risk for a wide range of cancer on long-term follow-up compared with aspirin only or no treatment, according to a study published in The American Journal of Medicine.“Multiple studies have shown an association between aspirin treatment and a reduction in newly diagnosed cancer,” Avi Leader, MD, from the Institute of Hematology at the Davidoff Cancer Center in Israel, and colleagues wrote. “Conversely, there are conflicting clinical and laboratory data on the effect of combined clopidogrel and aspirin therapy on cancer...Read More
Childhood obesity a major link to hip diseases New research from the University, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, shows a strong link between childhood obesity and hip diseases in childhood.Significant hip deformities affect around 1 in 500 children. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disease of adolescence. The condition always requires surgery, can cause significant pain, and often leads to a hip replacement in adolescence or early adulthood.Children with a SCFE experience a decrease in their range of motion, and are often unable to complete hip flexion or fully rotate the...Read More
‘Substance P’ in tears—a noninvasive test for diabetes-related nerve damage? Levels of a nerve cell signaling molecule called substance P measured in tear samples might be a useful marker of diabetes-related nerve damage (neuropathy), suggests a study in the July issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. Tear samples from patients with diabetes show elevated levels of substance P, which are related to early damage to the corneal nerves, which may contribute to the development of corneal ulcers and poor wound healing in patients with diabetes, according to the pilot study...Read More
When the first showers hit, we all welcome them heartily after the scorching summer sun. But the coming of the monsoon also means low immunity and low digestive power. This is why the ancient science of Ayurveda has practical tips to boost immunity and stay away from viral infections as well as monsoon diseases. Monsoon mosquito menace Fumigate your home every evening with the smoke of dried neem leaves to keep mosquitoes away. Feet and fungal infections Foot care in monsoons is a must because they tend to be in contact with water most of the time. It is...Read More
LinkedIn groups doctors should follow Social media has always been a tricky segment for doctors. There are few elements of social networking that offer significant value to the medical profession, but there are also plenty of elements that are just there to waste time. The major problem faced is that the social networking app often gets infiltrated with people who have alternate reasons for getting involved, such as trying to sell medical equipment to doctors or healthcare administrators. So, it becomes very important to find useful groups you can join who will offer valuable information and contacts. Here are...Read More
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