A man appeared to have several asthma attacks which five doctors from Italy explain appeared after he had logged into Facebook and gone to a specific page, according to a Correspondence in today’s issue of The Lancet. The doctors explain that seeing his girlfriend’s details on Facebook seemed to bring on hyperventilation and then asthma.
A minimally invasive non-drug treatment that delivers radio waves via a catheter probe to “zap” and thereby deactivate nerves in the kidney arteries, appears substantially to reduce blood pressure in patients whose hypertension does not respond adequately to medication.
Prompt treatment, improved living conditions, and proper hygiene practices are the top priorities for PAHO (Pan American Health Organization), local health authorities, international agencies and NGOs (non-governmental organizations), said Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of PAHO. Dr. Roses stressed the
Despite lack of evidence about bed rest’s effectiveness, doctors annually prescribe it for roughly 1 million pregnant women to delay preterm births.
A noninvasive electric stimulation technique administered to both sides of the brain can help stroke patients who have lost motor skills in their hands and arms, according to a new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).
Jane Fonda, the 72-year old Oscar-winning actress turned fitness guru has confirmed she had a scare with non-invasive breast cancer; she has had a small tumor removed and says she is now cancer free.
The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday unveiled proposals for new, larger graphic health warnings to appear on cigarette packs and advertisements, which once finalized will represent the biggest change in more than 25 years; the actions are part of a broader government campaign to help smokers quit and stop children taking up smoking.