General Medicine

  • shift work

The danger with shift work on your heart

By |May 15th, 2016|

Importance
Some studies has suggested that shift work has been linked with coronary heart disease (CHD).
Aim
To assess whether rotating night shift work is associated with CHD risk in women
Results/conclusion
Among women nurses, longer duration of rotating night shift work was […]

  • richest doctors

Who are the 10 richest doctors in the world?

By |May 12th, 2016|

Earning potential for doctors are good. Here are the top 10 richest doctors in 2016 according to Gazette Review

#10 – Paul Nassif — $14 Million (Plastic surgeon)

#9 – Garth Fisher — $15 Million (Plastic surgeon)

#8 – Robert Rey — $15 Million (Plastic surgeon)

#7 – […]

  • skim milk

Did you think that skim milk was better than full-fat dairy?

By |May 10th, 2016|

Background
For many years, people have been told to go for skim-milk instead of full fat milk because of the high calorie content. However, a new study could prove that this is wrong.
Aim
In a new study published in the […]

  • flu

Who should be treated for the flu?

By |May 9th, 2016|

The flu, or Influenza A or B virus could cause prolonged symptoms of fever, chills, muscle ache, headache and other frustrating symptoms. The drug Tamiflu has traditionally been recommended if patients’ presents with symptoms onset of the flu. […]

  • surgery

What are the 10 most expensive medical procedures?

By |May 6th, 2016|

It’s no secret that the healthcare prices are high.

Below are the most expensive medical procedures according to Investopedia:

Intestine Transplant: $1,206,000
Heart-Lung Transplant: $1,148,400
Heart Transplant: $997,700
Bone Marrow Transplant: $676,800 Allogeneic; $300,400 For Autologous
Lung Transplant: $797,200 […]

These common drugs for heartburn could damage your kidneys

By |May 5th, 2016|

Importance
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are common drugs used for gastritis, heartburn, ulcer disease etc.  The medications are popular because they improve symptoms very rapidly.
Aim
To assess the toxicity of PPIs by looking at >100k patients.
Results/conclusion
The authors of this study […]

  • mediterranean diet

Could the Mediterranean diet be a risk for fractures?

By |May 3rd, 2016|

Importance
The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be beneficial for several health factors.  Whether it has any association with fractures is not known.
Aim
To assess whether diet has any affect on fracture risk in postmenopausal women.
Results
Those who ate a […]

  • chili peppers

Hot remedy – chili peppers shown to treat allergic symptoms

By |March 29th, 2016|

Rhinitis means inflammation of the nose.  It affects 30% to 40% of the general population.  There are many forms of rhinitis: rhinosinusitis (or simply sinusitis), allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis.

Non-allergic rhinitis is diagnosed in patients who have negative tests for allergies – and also do not […]

  • walking

5 excellent health benefits from walking

By |March 24th, 2016|

Physical activity has shown to be associated with reduced risks of coronary heart disease and stroke.  Studies have also suggested that physical activity is associated with heart failure development.  So the next time you have a check-up, don’t […]

  • broccoli

5 good reasons to eat Broccoli

By |March 17th, 2016|

In 1992, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University announced the discovery of a compound found in broccoli that not only prevented the development of tumors by 60 percent in the studied group, it also reduced the size of […]