Why Doesn't CPAP Reduce Heart Disease?

A study of people with obstructive sleep apnea suggests that high CPAP pressures may explain why the machines do not lower a patient's risk of heart disease, which is about two to three times higher than average.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recommendations for tests to support diagnosis of syphilis

In a report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published online Feb. 8 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, recommendations are presented for tests that can support a diagnosis of syphilis, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zimbabwe starts cholera vaccination drive

Zimbabwe launched a vaccination campaign against cholera on Monday, to rein in a worsening outbreak of the disease that the government said has killed more than 400 people.


Research reveals new hope for obesity-induced heart disease

Obesity-induced heart disease, which affects up to 10% of the population in certain age ranges, is considered an untreatable condition and 75% of people don't survive more than five years beyond diagnosis.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Novel test holds promise for detecting Parkinson's disease early

In the development of Parkinson's disease (PD), the changes that will lead to neurodegeneration take place in the brain long before patients show any symptoms. But without a test that can detect these changes, it's difficult ...

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