Infectious Diseases Organizations Urge Coherent National Face Mask Policy

AUG 06, 2020 | GRANT M. GALLAGHER The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) submitted a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force, addressed to Vice President Mike Pence, advocating for a federal directive to all states calling for mask mandates in public settings. The letter was penned by IDSA President Thomas M. File, Jr., MD, MSc, FIDSA and HIVMA Chair Judith Feinberg, MD, FIDSA on behalf of their organizations. The letter argues

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Manipulative Therapy Ineffective for Chronic Low Back Pain

August 5, 2020 Manipulative techniques are not effective for chronic low back pain among relatively young individuals. Compared to placebo treatment, there was no difference in the reduction of low back pain and disability for those who underwent spinal manipulation or spinal mobilization. The findings suggested spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization were both ineffective interventions for young adults with mild to moderate chronic low back pain. James Thomas, PhD, and colleagues conducted a single-blinded, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial to evaluate

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

August 4, 2020 An analysis of more than 60k women suggests those with polycystic ovary syndrome were 19% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease. New research from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom has linked a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome to an increase in risk of cardiovascular disease. An analysis of more than 60,000 women from a Danish health registry, results of the study suggested the condition, which is common among women in their 30s and 40s,

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BREASTFEEDING and atherosclerosis

Subclinical atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women who breastfed July 27, 2020 alcification in women with no personal history of lactation versus women who had breastfed. The current investigators noted that a longer duration of breastfeeding may have a beneficial effect on subclinical atherosclerosis later in life. “If this association indicated by the study is causative, the history of breastfeeding could aid as prognostic marker for prediction of future cardiovascular rIsk  . Postmenopausal women who breastfed for at least 6 months cumulatively

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Early Menstruation Linked to Increase in Hot Flashes, Night Sweats Later in Life

A pooled analysis of 6 studies is shedding light on the relationship between early age at menarche and incidence of vasomotor menopausal symptoms. New data from the Life course Approach to reproductive health and Chronic disease Events (InterLACE) international collaboration suggests menstruation at 11 years of age or younger was linked to an increased risk of hot flashes and night sweats later in life. Results of the analysis indicated early age at menarche was a risk factor for vasomotor menopausal

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Direct-Acting Antivirals Lowers Mortality Rate of Hepatitis C Infections

Direct-acting antivirals (DAA) could be the answer in treating patients with hepatitis C viral (HCV) infections, regardless of whether they also suffer from cirrhosis. A team, led by Yamini Kalidindi, MHA, Department of Health Policy and Administration, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, examined the link between direct-acting antiviral medications with mortality among Medicare beneficiaries with hepatitis C viral infections. Direct-acting antiviral drugs are effective in treating HCV infections. In previous simulations, investigators discovered extended life

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Cinnamon Supplements Show Promise for Delaying Conversion to Type 2 Diabetes

A new study suggests supplemental cinnamon could help prevent prediabetes from  converting to type 2 diabetes   New research from a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial suggests supplemental cinnamon could improve fasting plasma glucose and glucose tolerance among patients with prediabetes. Conducted by an international team of investigators, results of the 12-week study indicate cinnamon could be a durable, cost-effective approach to reducing progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes. “Our 12-week study showed beneficial effects of adding cinnamon to the diet

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الكلاميديا

تعتبر السبب الرئيسي في العقم عند المرأة «الكلاميديا» تتربع على قائمة الأمراض التناسلية الدكتور مصدق المرابط يطرح التعفن ببكتيريا «الكلاميديا» معضلة بالنسبة للصحة العمومية في الدول النامية، وذلك بفعل عدم ظهور أعراض سريرية تلفت الانتباه إليها، ونظرا كذلك ، للنقص والخصاص المسجل في الإمكانيات ، لتنظيم حملات كشفية لتفادي المضاعفات الجسيمة التي تنجم عنها. وتعتبر «الكلاميديا» من الأمراض البكتيرية الخطيرة، وتوضع على رأس قائمة الأمراض التناسلية التي تصيب كلا الجنسين، والتي تعد الأكثر شيوعا بين الشباب والمراهقين، وخاصة عند الذكور والإناث النشطين

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Acné

L’acné, premier motif de consultation en dermatologie, concerne 80 % des adolescents et 25 % des adultes. De nombreuses idées reçues existent  encore, notamment sur le soleil et l’alimentation  Les androgènes stimulent l’activité de la glande sébacée (hyperséborrhée), mais à eux seuls ils ne peuvent tout expliquer. S’ils sont physiologiquement beaucoup plus élevés chez les hommes que chez les femmes hyperandrogéniques, tous les hommes ne souffrent pas d’acné. Il existe pour chaque individu une sensibilité propre de la glande sébacée aux androgènes,

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Evaluation du risque cardio vasculaire

  En combinant les différents facteurs de risque, les scores globaux ont une valeur prédictive d’évènement cardiovasculaire très supérieure à celle de chaque facteur pris isolément, ou à leur simple addition.  Les facteurs de risque  non modifiables sont l’âge/sexe (≥ 50  ans chez l’homme et 60 ans chez la femme) et l’hérédité, qui reflète à la fois une susceptibilité héréditaire et les habitudes de vie familiale. Par « hérédité », on inclut : IDM/mort subite < 55 ans chez le père ou chez un parent de premier

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