Dr. Google: The top 10 health searches in 2017

Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Ever wonder what other people are wondering about? I know I do. So, here are the top 10 health searches in Google for 2017. And just so you don’t have to look each one up, I’ve provided a brief answer. You’re welcome. 1.  What causes hiccups? I was surprised this one made it to the top 10 list of health searches. Maybe this search is common because hiccups are as mysterious as they are universal. I’ve written about hiccups before, but let’s just say the cause in any individual person is rarely known or knowable. Then again, the reason hiccups stop is also unknown. Some triggers include an overly full stomach, drinking too much alcohol, sudden changes in temperature, smoking cigarettes, excitement, stress, or other heightened emotions. More rarely, they are caused by a specific, identifiable disease, such as thyroid enlargement, a tumor in the neck, or kidney failure. 2.  What can I do to stop snoring? It’s easy to see why this one might be high on the search list. And my guess is that the person googling this question is more often the bed partner, not the snorer. Common recommendations to reduce or eliminate storing include: Change body position (by elevating the head of the bed or sleeping on your side). Lose excess weight. Cut back on (or cut out) alcohol consumption. Reduce or avoid nasal congestion (by treating allergies, using a humidifier, anticongestion medications, or sinus rinses). Avo...
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Conclusion Our study provided evidence of the efficacy of PRP injection in the healing of small to medium PTRCT. Moreover, the combined injection of SH and PRP yielded a better clinical outcome than SH or PRP alone.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
Conclusion Significant reversible hypogonadism can develop after intensive and prolonged exercise. One of the mechanisms of hypogonadism in endurance athletes performing intensive exercise could be relative malnutrition. Further studies to evaluate the role of nutrition and body mass index in male endurance athletes presenting with hypogonadism are needed to identify the underlying mechanism of this condition.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
Conclusion Youth that suffer a sport-related knee injury demonstrate on average more negative health-related outcomes consistent with future osteoarthritis compared with uninjured matched controls 3–10 yr after injury. These negative outcomes differ by sex and time since injury.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
Purpose Bariatric surgery is considered as an effective therapeutic strategy for weight loss in severe obesity. Remission of type 2 diabetes is often achieved after the surgery. We investigated whether increase in self-reported habitual physical activity associates with improved skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity and reduction of fat depots after bariatric surgery. Methods We assessed self-reported habitual physical activity using Baecke questionnaire in 18 diabetic and 28 nondiabetic patients with morbid obesity (median age, 46 yr; body mass index, 42.0 kg·m−2) before and 6 months after bariatric surger...
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
Conclusions Substantial variability in response to standardized exercise was observed for change in both WC and body weight after accounting for the variability not attributed to exercise. Potential determinants of the interindividual variability in response to exercise remain unclear.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: APPLIED SCIENCES Source Type: research
Conclusions A 30-min nap enhances cognitive outcomes. It is also an effective strategy to overcome the cognitive and physical deteriorations in performances caused either by sleep loss or by fatigue induced by exhaustive trainings in the afternoon.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: APPLIED SCIENCES Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine how varying protein intakes, including a new tracer-derived safe intake, alter whole body protein metabolism and exercise performance during training. Methods Using a double-blind randomized crossover design, 10 male endurance-trained runners (age, 32 ± 8 yr; V˙O2peak, 65.9 ± 7.9 mL O2·kg−1·min−1) performed three trials consisting of 4 d of controlled training (20, 5, 10, and 20 km·d−1, respectively) while consuming diets providing 0.94 (LOW), 1.20 (MOD), and 1.83 (HIGH) g protein·kg−1·d−1. Whole body protein sy...
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: APPLIED SCIENCES Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our findings indicate that the attenuation of atherosclerotic lesions inApoe–/– mice by GLY might be associated with the amelioration of lipid metabolism abnormalities, inhibition of HMGB1 expression, and alterations in the Treg/Th17 ratio.J Vasc Res 2018;55:365 –377
Source: Journal of Vascular Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
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ConclusionThe yield of routine upper GI series in children with nonspecific symptoms, such as abdominal pain and vomiting, and no surgical history is low. Diagnostic yield was improved in older children and in those complaining of dysphagia and/or foreign body sensation. Routine upper GI series should be avoided in clinically well children with symptoms only of uncomplicated GER and no significant GI history. In children with a history of dysphagia and/or foreign body sensation, an esophagram/barium swallow can suffice.
Source: Pediatric Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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