The Real Reason You Get Sick After A Stressful Period Has Ended
Have you ever wondered how you manage to get through a particularly stressful period – whether it's an intense deadline at work, final exams in school or a spate of holiday houseguests – only to get sick after the stress has lifted? It's not a fluke. It's a phenomenon that's often referred to as "the let-down effect," a pattern in which people come down with an illness or develop flare-ups of a chronic condition not during a concentrated period of stress but after it dissipates, explains psychologist Marc Schoen, an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the Universi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Your Blood Type Means For Your Health
ImageContent(5627c16ae4b08589ef4a227d,5627c0981400006f003c8c87,Image,HectorAssetUrl(5627c0981400006f003c8c87,Some(crop_29_110_3211_2335),Some(jpeg)),AlexRaths via Getty Images,) EmbedContent(5627c16ae4b08589ef4a227e,SPECIAL FROM ,Embed,html,Some({})) Quick: What’s your blood type? If you’re scratching your head, you may be missing out on an important health clue. A spate of recent research suggests that your blood type—whether A, B, AB, or O—may influence your risk for a variety of health conditions, from cardiac disease to cancer.   The research is still early and scientists aren’t yet s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharpen your USMLE skills with this top missed test prep question
A top priority for medical students is preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), which is why each month, we’re giving you an exclusive scoop on the most challenging USMLE questions and expert strategies to help you beat them. This month’s question explores pathophysiology. Think you know the answer? Check out the question that stumped most of your peers—and hear an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Welcome to the second post in AMA Wire’s series, “Tutor talk: Tips from Kaplan on the most missed USMLE questions.” Each month, we’ll reveal one of the top questio...
Source: AMA Wire - October 19, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: amamod Source Type: news

Thousands in India Die at Home From Abdominal ConditionsThousands in India Die at Home From Abdominal Conditions
Tens of thousands of people in India die at home each year of conditions such as peptic ulcer disease, appendicitis, and hernias - conditions they might have survived with timely surgery, a study suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Thousands in India die at home from abdominal conditions
(Reuters Health) - Tens of thousands of people in India die at home each year of conditions such as peptic ulcer disease, appendicitis and hernias they might have survived with timely surgery, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Psychological Stress and Risk for Peptic UlcerPsychological Stress and Risk for Peptic Ulcer
What does the latest research tell us about the connection between psychological stress and the potential risk for developing peptic ulcer disease? Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Having and Fighting Ebola: Public Health Lessons From a Clinician Turned Patient
While treating patients with Ebola in Guinea, I kept a journal to record my perceived level of risk of being infected with the deadly virus. A friend who'd volunteered previously had told me that such a journal comforted him when he looked back and saw no serious breach of protocol or significant exposure. On a spreadsheet delineating three levels of risk -- minimal, moderate, and high -- I'd been able to check off minimal risk every day after caring for patients. Yet on October 23, 2014, I entered Bellevue Hospital as New York City's first Ebola patient. Though I didn't know it then -- I had no television and was too wea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Under-80 cancer deaths 'eliminated by 2050' claim
Conclusion Most of the recommendations in this paper are already part of cancer prevention strategy and best practice guidelines. The advice that all people over 50 should take aspirin is controversial. While there is some evidence of a protective effect, as we discussed last year, this has to be balanced against side effects such as peptic ulcers and bleeding from the stomach, particularly in older people. It's important to see your GP before deciding to take aspirin regularly. This review could be considered to be over-optimistic. Recommendations regarding cancer prevention remain unchanged. Analysis by Bazian. Edite...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer QA articles Medical practice Source Type: news

Scientific breakthrough in Cincinnati could help battle cancer and ulcers (Video)
Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are the first in the world to figure out how to use stem cells to generate human stomach tissue in a petri dish. The breakthrough is important because it will enable researchers to study the very early stages of diseases such as stomach cancer and peptic ulcers, as well as some of the underpinnings of obesity related diabetes. That, in turn, could help identify ways to prevent such diseases, including the possibility of developing new drugs. "Up… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 4, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Common antibiotic linked to 'tiny' rise in heart deaths
Conclusion The conclusion that the risk of cardiac death during the use of clarithromycin is 76% higher than that for penicillin V was based on a small number of cardiac deaths. In fact, it occurred during 0.01% of prescriptions of clarithromycin, compared with 0.005% during prescriptions for penicillin V. A death rate just a bit higher than a very small death rate is still very small. This means that from an individual point of view, the risk of cardiac death from taking either antibiotic is minimal. This study does not prove clarithromycin caused any cardiac deaths. It only showed a very small increased risk of card...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Daily aspirin 'reduces cancer risk', study finds
Conclusion While the findings on aspirin and cancer show promise, it is not clear that the results are reliable from the methods reportedly used to compile this review. This is because it included studies of varying design and quality, with much of the evidence coming from observational studies, which, while useful, cannot be totally relied on to test the effectiveness of healthcare interventions. It's not clear how the studies included in the review were chosen and whether others on the same topic were excluded. It is also not clear whether or not this was a systematic review, where studies are rigorously appraised for ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Source Type: news

How Far Would You Go for Science?How Far Would You Go for Science?
Dr. Roger Steinert shares a story told by Nobel laureate Dr. Barry Marshall, whose great discovery of Helicobacter pylori as the cause of peptic ulcer disease was difficult to swallow. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Takeda Launches Ulcer FDC Tablets In Japan
Takeda Pharmaceutical announced the launch of Takelda combination tablets, a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of low-dose aspirin and Takepron (lansoprazole) for peptic ulcers in Japan. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - June 13, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Basics of Peptic Ulcers
Peptic ulcers can cause a variety of symptoms, and these vary from patient to patient. Some patients with ulcers have minimal, unusual, or even no symptoms at all. Others may have every symptom. This is why it is very important to consult your doctor if you have any concerns. It is important to understand the causes of peptic ulcers. In the past, it was believed stress and diet caused peptic ulcers. Later, researchers stated stomach acids (hydrochloric acid and pepsin) contributed to the majority of ulcer formation. Today, however, research shows that most ulcers develop as a result of infection with a bacterium called ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Not to Do if You Have Heartburn at Night
If you suffer from heartburn at night, you know how it can cause a restless (or even sleepless) night. Unfortunately, sitting up all night in an effort to avoid the heartburn is not a good option. However, you can learn what NOT to do in order to prevent the heartburn before it begins, and allow you to sleep. Related Resources: Wedge-shaped pillow Antacids H2 blockers Proton Pump Inhibitors Gastroesophageal reflux disease Peptic ulcer Hiatal hernia What Not to Do if You Have Heartburn at Night originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 11:26:00.Permalink | Comment | Email this (...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news