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IMAGING Management

Brain Imaging Boosts Efforts to Lower Alzheimer's Risk

2015 08 Jun

A report published in American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) discusses how cognitive decline can be identified early and prevented by applying quantitative brain imaging techniques. Amidst growing evidence that neurodegenerative diseases alter brain structures, use of quantitative brain imaging is gaining popularity among clinicians as this helps... Read more

ICU Management

ASA Explains How Patients Can Make Surgery Safer

2015 14 Jan

According to studies conducted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), most people are unaware of the role the physician anaesthesiologist has in taking care of patients before, during and after surgery. While surgery and anaesthesia are safer than ever, most patients do not know about the steps they can take to make their experience safer... Read more

Executive Health Management

Headache Treatment Should Include Lifestyle Counselling

2015 12 Jan

More than 12 million Americans annually visit their doctors complaining of headaches. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston found that clinicians ordered advanced imaging tests and provided specialist referrals for their patients suffering from headaches instead of talking with them about the pain and advising them about lifestyle... Read more

Executive Health Management

New Global Programme For Urban Health and Wellbeing

2014 12 Dec

World health, environmental, behavioural and social science experts have launched a major new interdisciplinary scientific collaboration that aims to achieve better health for billions of people living in fast-growing urban areas. The new global Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme has these key objectives:Empower planners and policy-makers with better... Read more

Cardiology Management

ESC: Type 2 Diabetes Reversible With Lifestyle Changes

2014 14 Nov

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with lifestyle changes, according to European Society of Cardiology spokesperson Professor Eberhard Standl, from the Munich Diabetes Research Group in Germany. Today is World Diabetes Day and this year’s theme is Healthy Living and Diabetes. People can calculate their risk using a simple questionnaire and find out if... Read more

Executive Health Management

Functional Medicine: A Holistic Treatment Approach

2014 10 Nov

The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH, USA) formally opened its Center for Functional Medicine (CFM) on 23 September 2014, making it the first large institution to offer the functional medicine model to its patients.   CFM has its own staff composed of four physicians, a nutritionist and a health coach. Leading the team is Dr. Mark Hyman, a pioneer in... Read more

Cardiology Management

Women’s Heart Disease Strongly Linked to Physical Inactivity Past Age 30

2014 15 May

Women looking to lower their chances of developing cardiovascular disease have heard it before: maintain a healthy weight, keep blood pressure in check and quit smoking cigarettes. A study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine reveals that while smoking most strongly influenced disease development up to age 30, the most significant risk for women... Read more

Cardiology Management

The Lower Your Status, The Higher Your Risk of High Blood Pressure

2014 14 May

Social status is related to risk of high blood pressure, according to researchers from the Medical University of Vienna. Anita Rieder and Thomas Dorner from the Institute of Social Medicine in Vienna analysed international and national data on the  socio-demographic aspects of hypertension. They found that variables such as education, income, employment,... Read more

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