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Published on February 13, 2017 at 03:30 PM


 



New Guidelines On Treating Hypertension

According to new guidelines published online on Jan 16, 2017, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, adults should undergo treatment to lower blood pressure and reduce risks associated with cardiac events, stroke and mortality if they are

Authors of the guidelines defined

  • Systolic blood pressure below 160 mm Hg as mild hypertension
  • Systolic blood pressure equal to or more than 160 mm Hg as severe hypertension

The above guidelines were issued by American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and American College of Physicians (ACP). President of ACP Dr. Nitin S Damle, MD, MS says all individuals (including diabetes patients) will be benefited most by targeting systolic blood pressure to less than 150 mm Hg.



       
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Risk With Schizophrenia

A study done by researchers from King's College, London links early schizophrenia with enhanced (3 times) risk of development of type 2 diabetes (T2D) when compared with healthy individuals. A recent study shows the risk of diabetes exists even though schizophrenia patient takes antipsychotic drugs, follow a strict diet and perform daily exercise. Schizophrenia patients are exposed to risks such as heart attack and stroke. They are at greater risk of 30 years cut in life expectancy due to poor lifestyle. The researchers wanted to find out whether an individual during the beginning stage of schizophrenia (before prescribing anti-psychotic medication) was at same increased risk of the development of diabetes. Researchers analyzed data from 16 studies, 731 patients with the first episode of schizophrenia and 614 control patients. Researchers analyzed blood samples and found that

  • Individuals with schizophrenia are with prediabetes condition and high levels of fasting blood sugar levels
  • High insulin levels and elevated insulin resistance in individuals with the first episode of schizophrenia
  • The study results were independent of lifestyle and ethnicity factors

The first author of the study is Dr. Toby Pillinger, King's College London and the study findings were published in the JAMA Psychiatry.

 



       
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Schizophrenia : Studies could not establish causes for schizophrenia but researchers think schizophrenia, a mental disorder is due to genes, modified brain and environment. Patient requires lifelong treatment. Symptoms generally appear during 14 to 40 years of age. Symptoms include

  • Behavioral changes
  • Psychological changes
  • Changes in speech
  • Changes in mental thoughts
  • Mood changes

 



Emma Morano's Secret to Old Age

Emma Morano, born on Nov 29, 1899, in Civiasco, Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy, is the oldest person in the world. She uses to follow the same diet every day that contains few vegetables, few fruits and two raw eggs. She credits her healthy long living to ending her abusive marriage and a diet containing raw eggs. She uses to take a fried third egg each day but she stopped it lately. Most of her family members lived more than 90 years and some of her sisters crossed even 100 years. As per the advice of a doctor to fight anemia at the age of the 20th year, Emma Morano started eating raw eggs. She uses to take one cooked egg, two raw eggs, a little meat, some cookies and pasta for the past 90 years. She ate more than 100,000 eggs during her life.

Her doctor for over 27 years, Carlo Bava says Emma Morano has perfect cholesterol and blood glucose or sugar levels. Dr. Carlo Bava credits Emma Morano's long living or longevity to genetic factors. Studies show uncooked eggs may cause salmonella. Salmonella is food poisoning showing symptoms such as fever, diarrhoea (or diarrhea) and abdominal cramps.



       
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