Posts Tagged ‘hl0g’

Low-Dose Aspirin Late in Life? Healthy People May Not Need It

Monday, September 30th, 2019

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“The most widely used guidelines for using aspirin to prevent disease came out in 2016 from experts at the United States Preventive Services Task Force. They recommend the drug to prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in many people aged 50 to 59 who have more than a 10 percent risk of having a heart attack or stroke during the next 10 years. (That risk, based on age, blood pressure, cholesterol and others factors, can be estimated with an online calculator from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.)

For people 60 to 69 with the same risk level, the guidelines say it should be an individual decision whether to take aspirin.

But for people 70 and over, the guidelines say there’s not enough evidence to make any recommendation.”
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Low-Dose Aspirin Late in Life? Healthy People May Not Need It
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/health/aspirin-older-people-heart-attacks.html

Pectinate line – Wikipedia

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

dentate line

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pectinate_line

Contact Stuck in My Eye – What Do I Do?

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

https://www.allaboutvision.com/contacts/faq/stuck-in-eye.htm

Wine May Cut Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20090302/wine-may-cut-risk-of-esophageal-cancer#2

Michael Specter: The Growing Battle Over How to Treat Lyme Disease : The New Yorker

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/07/01/130701fa_fact_specter

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“The disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. In the Northeast and the Midwest, B. burgdorferi is transmitted by the bite of a black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis. (In the Western United States, a related tick, Ixodes pacificus, prevails, and in Europe the main vector is Ixodes ricinus.) Lyme was all but unknown until 1977, when Allen Steere, a rheumatologist at Yale, produced the first definitive account of the infection. The condition was initially thought to have been an outbreak of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in and around Lyme, Connecticut. In 1982, Willy Burgdorfer, a medical entomologist at the National Institutes of Health’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories, determined that the infection was caused by the previously unknown spirochete borrelia. As is common in scientific practice, the bacterium was named for him: Borrelia burgdorferi.”

“The controversy over Lyme disease is unlikely to diminish until scientists resolve at least two critical, but related, questions. Can the bacteria persist in the body, causing harm and illness months or even years after treatment has ended? And can prolonged antibiotic therapy destroy the remaining bacteria?”
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Want To Live Longer? Take Up Tennis.

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Want To Live Longer? Take Up Tennis, by @StevenSalzberg1
https://www.Forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2018/09/17/want-to-live-longer-take-up-tennis/ +10 yrs w/ tennis vs +3.4 swimming & +3.2 jogging. This is very surprising. Is there a hidden confounder? Income?

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“Tennis: 9.7 years gain in life expectancy
Badminton: 6.2 years
Soccer: 4.7 years
Cycling: 3.7 years
Swimming: 3.4 years
Jogging: 3.2 years
Calisthenics: 3.1 years
Health club activities: 1.5 years
The authors didn’t expect tennis to do so well, as you can see in this quote:

“Surprisingly, we found that tennis players had the longest expected lifetime among the 8 different sports.”

One possible reason for tennis, badminton, and soccer doing so well is that out of the 8 sports studied, these are the ones that require 2 or more people and involve social interaction. As the authors explain,” “}}

Hiatal Hernia: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/hiatal-hernia#1

Prilosec vs. Zantac for Acid Reflux

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

https://www.healthline.com/health/gerd/prilosec-vs-zantac

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment | AAAAI

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/related-conditions/eosinophilic-esophagitis

Ticked Off

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

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With the right precautions, there’s a lot you can do to prevent Lyme disease. Here’s what you need to know.

Know the Four Places Ticks Like to Hide

Dr. DeShaw stresses that a thorough daily check is key. Ticks, he said, particularly love to hide in these places: (1) behind the knees; (2) in the groin; (3) in the scalp; and (4) in the armpits. A tick should always be removed with tweezers. Grasp it as close to the skin as possible and pull out firmly and smoothly.

Use Repellents

DEET (on skin) and permethrin (on clothing) are the recommended repellents. Essential oils may have some repellent effect, but don’t rely on them, Dr. DeShaw said.

Assess Your Surroundings

If you live in an area where Lyme disease is prevalent, like Connecticut, you may want to treat your lawn or have it treated by a professional. Benjamin Asher, an ear, nose and throat specialist in Manhattan, emphasizes that spraying should be limited to natural options. “We should be respectful to the environment,” he said.


Katy Noble, a pediatrician in Stamford, Conn., recommends making “a daily shower or bath at night your nightly ritual, and use that time as a means to check your family for ticks. You may wash off any before they’ve really had a chance to really dig in.”

According to Dr. DeShaw, July and August are the peak months for Lyme disease. Don’t slouch on fall, though. He recommends staying vigilant through September and October.”
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/style/ticks-lyme-disease-summer.html