Monthly Archives: April 2019

Even Moderate Intake of Red Meat Tied to Higher Colorectal Cancer Risk 07105 NEWARK Even Moderate Intake of Red Meat Tied to Higher Colorectal Cancer Risk Consuming a moderate amount of red meat and/or processed meat is associated with an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer, according to new findings. The study authors found that eating an average of 76 grams of red meat or processed… Read more »

What’s Frozen Shoulder? 07105 NEWARK What’s Frozen Shoulder? It’s pain and stiffness in your shoulder that happens slowly. It can worsen until your shoulder seems “frozen” in one position. Your doctor might call it “adhesive capsulitis.” Although it may take as much as a few years to get completely better, it can improve long before then,… Read more »

Metformin May Stop Weight Regain After Initial Loss 07105 NEWARK Metformin May Stop Weight Regain After Initial Loss Metformin may not only lower blood glucose levels, it may also help people who lose weight keep it off, according to the results of a long-term follow-up study. Specifically, among patients in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) trial who lost at least 5% of their initial… Read more »

Is Your House Making You Sick? 07105 NEWARK Is Your House Making You Sick? Mold Its spores can cause a stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, and itching. If you have mold allergies, lung problems, or a weak immune system, these spores can lead to a serious lung infection. Mold grows where there’s moisture, so watch for leaks in plumbing,… Read more »

What Is a Herniated Disk? 07105 NEWARK What Is a Herniated Disk? The bones of your spine, called vertebrae, are separated by rubbery disks. If one of them tears, you have a “ruptured” disk. When the jelly-like substance inside leaks and pushes on a nearby nerve, it’s called a “herniated” disk. What Causes It? It’s often hard to… Read more »

Why Your Arm Hurts 07105 NEWARK Why Your Arm Hurts Heart Attack Arm or shoulder pain can be a sign, especially if you also have pain or pressure in the center of your chest and shortness of breath. A heart attack can be sudden, but sometimes it’s gradual. The feeling might last a few minutes, or stop… Read more »

Not Eating Good Food Worse Than Eating Bad Food 07105 NEWARK Not Eating Good Food Worse Than Eating Bad Food People in almost every global region and income bracket would do well to recalibrate their diets — not only to reduce sugar and sodium but also to boost intakes of whole grains and fruits. In fact, of the 11 million deaths in… Read more »

Mistakes That Can Affect Your Cholesterol 07105 NEWARK Mistakes That Can Affect Your Cholesterol Your Numbers Your cholesterol levels tell your doctor about the fats in your blood. Unhealthy levels are linked to hardening of the arteries, which can cause heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Your numbers include “bad” (LDL) and “good” (HDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides, a common… Read more »

What It Means When Lungs Crackle and Wheeze 07105 NEWARK WHAT IT MEANS WHEN LUNGS CRACKLE AND WHEEZE A new study describes how the mechanics that produce those noises with every breath are likely a cause of injury and inflammation. The findings, based on evidence from experiments on microfluidic chips and on animal models, could eventually change treatment of lung diseases,… Read more »

Statins lack desired effect for half of patients, study finds 07105 NEWARK Statins lack desired effect for half of patients, study finds Those who showed ‘sub-optimal’ response to cholesterol-lowering drugs also 22% more likely to develop heart disease Around half of patients who are prescribed statins do not see their cholesterol drop to desired levels within two years, new research suggests. Guidelines from… Read more »