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Pulmonary rehabilitation after hospitalisation for COPD exacerbations

In clinical trials, pulmonary rehabilitation lowers the risk for readmission following hospitalisation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations.

2w ago| HEALTH BULLETIN

Low energy diets for weight management in adults with Type 2 Diabetes

A new study published in a journal entitled “Diabetologia” finds that low energy diets with formula meal replacements are the most effective

3w ago| HEALTH BULLETIN

Does taking aspirin before a stroke actually help?

Despite changing recommendations, aspirin is widely used to prevent vascular events such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Studies showed that 15% to 40% of patients with ischemic stroke are...

Can a salt substitute lower the incidence of stroke?

Reducing dietary sodium, in combination with increasing dietary potassium, can lower blood pressure (BP) in some “salt-sensitive” people.

Delta variant doubles risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation compared to alpha variant

People infected with the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant have approximately double the risk of hospitalisation compared with those infected with the

Children of mothers with diabetes during pregnancy have an increased risk of eye problems

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) finds that mothers who have diabetes before or during their pregnancy are more...

November 28, 2021
November 28, 2021

Pulmonary rehabilitation after hospitalisation for COPD exacerbations

In clinical trials, pulmonary rehabilitation lowers the risk for readmission following hospitalisation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations.

November 21, 2021
November 21, 2021

Low energy diets for weight management in adults with Type 2 Diabetes

A new study published in a journal entitled “Diabetologia” finds that low energy diets with formula meal replacements are the most effective

November 14, 2021
November 14, 2021

Does taking aspirin before a stroke actually help?

Despite changing recommendations, aspirin is widely used to prevent vascular events such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Studies showed that 15% to 40% of patients with ischemic stroke are...

November 7, 2021
November 7, 2021

Cervical cancer rates reduced by 87% in vaccinated women

Cervical cancer rates are 87% lower in women who were offered vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) when they were between the ages of 12-13 than in previous generations, confirms a new...

October 31, 2021
October 31, 2021

Drugs to add in lowing high blood pressure

Adding a new medication is associated with better blood pressure lowering. In drug-treated patients with hypertension whose blood pressure

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Life after recovering from COVID-19

Until immunisation, the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) killed over 4.9 million people and infected over 200 million according to Worldometer coronavirus update.

October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021

High BMI linked to death, and longer ICU stay in COVID patients

In patients with COVID-19, a high body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased risk of death and prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay, according to a new

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

Every extra 1 cm in waist circumference increases odds of advanced fibrosis by 5%

New research being presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, found a link between larger waistlines and the progression of...

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Beating challenges to global child and adolescent health

The latest special issue of PLOS Medicine outlined different aspects of child and adolescent health and development and the social determinants of health. It focused specifically on the health of...

September 26, 2021
September 26, 2021

Why am I still awake?

According to the experts, 7-9 hours of sleep at night is ideal for humans between 18-64 years of ages. It is the time when the body repairs and restores itself. Insufficient sleep may lead to...