- Alcohol, Caffeinated Energy Drinks Dangerous Mix, Study Says
College students that mix alcohol with caffeinated energy drinks are at higher risk for alcohol-related injuries than students who drink regular cocktails, according new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
- Breast-Feeding Wards Off Heart Disease In Later Life
Breast-fed babies are less likely to be obese or have heart disease in later life than those who were bottle-fed, say researchers.
- Muscle Relaxing Drugs Can Reduce Lethal Blood Clots
A study in Respirology published by Wiley-Blackwell finds that muscle relaxing drugs can effectively reduce Pulmonary Embolism (PE) – a blood clot in blood vessels running towards the lungs which impair breathing and often resulting in death.
- Study Defines Precisely Why Age Is A Risk Factor For Heart Failure
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have evidence to explain why the supposedly natural act of aging is by itself a very potent risk factor for life-threatening heart failure.
- Severe AIDS Complications Caused By Testing Delays
Despite the availability of life-saving antiretroviral treatment, people infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) continue to die and suffer from complications of AIDS, mainly due to delayed diagnosis and initiation of treatment.
- Seasons ‘Affect Blood Pressure’
High blood pressure may be more difficult to control in winter, US research suggests. A five-year study found people treated in the summer were on average 8% more likely to see their blood pressure come down to healthy levels.