Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Time to decannulation shorter if based on suctioning frequency

(HealthDay)—A protocol based on suctioning frequency plus continuous high-flow oxygen therapy results in a shorter time to decannulation among conscious, critically ill patients with a tracheostomy tube, according to a ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Lifestyle improvements may lessen cognitive decline

Results from a new study suggest that lifestyle changes may help to improve cognition in older adults experiencing cognitive decline that precedes dementia.

Oncology & Cancer

Breast screening women in their forties saves lives

Breast screening women aged 40-49 reduces breast cancer mortality, with minimal increased overdiagnosis, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London that looked at data from 160,000 women.

Health

Vitamin D twice a day may keep vertigo away

Taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again, according to a study published in the August 5, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

At-risk twin pregnancies benefit from an intervention called cerclage

Women carrying twins are at higher risk for premature birth and miscarriage—those whose cervix dilates before 24 weeks are at highest risk—and yet one common treatment is not recommended for this population. A new multi-center ...

Cardiology

Reducing number of BP meds may be safe in some older adults

(HealthDay)—A medication reduction strategy is safe among some older adults treated with antihypertensives, according to a study published in the May 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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