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Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers - June 23, 2017
Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music â€” these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimerâ€™s disease, suggests a study.
Study links sleep patterns with pain persistence after pediatric surgery - June 22, 2017
About 20 percent of children develop persistent pain after surgery, and a new study showed that poorer night-time sleep quality was significantly associated with greater next-day pain intensity over four months after surgery.
Proton pump inhibitors do not contribute to dementia or Alzheimer's disease - June 22, 2017
Noting that the prescription of proton pump inhibitors is on the rise among middle-aged and older adults, a team of researchers designed a new study to examine PPIs and the risk of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease. They published their study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Integrated perspective on diabetic, alcoholic, and drug-induced - June 22, 2017
Neuropathic pain (NeuP) is a persistent, debilitating form of chronic pain that results from damaged nerves. It has multiple underlying etiologies, including diabetes, alcohol and chemotherapy, and is thought to affect 7-10% of the global population.
Study settles debate over head position following stroke - June 21, 2017
A trial involving more than 11,000 patients has revealed sitting up or lying flat after a stroke makes no difference to their recovery. The research set out to discover if the bed position of people with the most common form of stroke, (acute ischemic) reduced death or disability.
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