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Disability, quality of life, mood may affect sleep in IBD patients

(HealthDay)—Sleep quality is associated with mood state, disability, and quality of life among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published online Jan. 16 in Scientific Reports. Carla Marinelli, from the University Hospital of Padua in Italy, and colleagues evaluated sleep quality among 166 IBD patients to identify possible independent risk factors […]

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Microcomputer implanted in heart patients could improve prognosis

Microcomputer implanted inside heart failure patients could improve prognosis and quality of life The first microcomputer inside the heart for patients with heart failure could improve their prognosis and quality of life. Grandfather-of-seven Andrew Smith, 71, a retired chartered accountant from Truro in Cornwall, was one of the first UK patients to have it fitted, […]

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Researchers create app to help stressed-out caregivers

A group of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have developed an app-based pilot project to help relieve stress and offer support to caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. USask computer science Ph.D. student Jenna Neiser said she has noticed a lack of resources and accessibility in Saskatchewan, when it comes to caregiver health. That’s […]

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Study confirms CT screenings can cut lung cancer deaths

A new Dutch study is being hailed as proof of the need for annual CT screenings of former and current longtime smokers to reduce deaths from lung cancer. Dr. Debra Dyer, a spokeswoman for the American College of Radiology and chair of radiology at National Jewish Health in Denver, called the findings “wonderful news.” “There’s […]

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Are antibiotics a recipe for obesity in childhood?

(HealthDay)—Children who receive multiple antibiotic prescriptions early in life may be vulnerable to obesity, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers found that 4-year-olds who’d received more than nine antibiotic prescriptions in their lives were twice as likely to be obese as their peers with no antibiotic exposure. The second study found a similar […]