Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea severity linked to glycated hemoglobin levels

(HealthDay) -- For adults without diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity is independently associated with impaired glucose metabolism, as measured by glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, according to a study published ...

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Taking blood pressure drugs at night slightly improves control

Patients who take certain popular types of blood pressure medication once a day are able to achieve somewhat better control of their hypertension if they take their daily dose at bedtime, according to a new systematic review. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A gastroenterologist sheds light on Crohn's

When Garth Swanson's patients learn they have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease, one of the first things they tend to do is seek out others who have it too—friends, family members, people online.

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Fatigue linked to safety problems among EMS workers, study finds

Fatigue and poor sleep quality, which affect many emergency medical services (EMS) workers, are linked to higher reported rates of injuries, medical errors and safety-compromising behaviors, according to a study by University ...

Other

Evidence of medical complicity in torture at Guantanamo Bay

Inspection of medical records, case files, and legal affidavits provides compelling evidence that medical personnel who treated detainees at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) failed to inquire and/or document causes of physical injuries ...

Health

The cost of medicalizing human conditions

Menopause. Normal pregnancy. Infertility. ADHD. Erectile dysfunction. Over the last several decades, these conditions have come to be defined and treated as medical problems. They've been "medicalized." In the first study ...

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