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A safe target INR range

A safe target INR range...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on August 4, 2009 | one response | permalink

Researchers studied what is the optimal level of oral anticoagulation to minimize bleeding and thrombosis.

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Beat the heat in summer

Beat the heat in summer...

It’s a cold winter for us in Sydney, but I know it’s hot for those of you up in the northern hemisphere. Here are some tips to help beat the heat!

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Whole grains good for blood pressure

Whole grains good for blood pressure...

A study has shown the significant impact eating whole grains can have on blood pressure. I was surprised to learn exactly what whole grains are and why they are so good.

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The link between obesity and diabetes

The link between obesity and diabetes...

We all know being overweight increases your risk of type 2 diabetes. But why? Australian scientists have discovered the link which may lead to new treatments in the future.

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Concerns over safety of Xolair.

Concerns over safety of Xolair....

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on July 26, 2009 | no responses | permalink

A safety review of the asthma drug Xolair has been requested by the FDA, after a study showed an increased number of heart attacks and strokes.

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Insights into erratic blood pressure readings

Insights into erratic blood pressure readings...

There was a lot of interest in the erratic blood pressure stories. One of users, Rochelle has had big highs and lows in blood pressure as she juggled her medication. She has now found a healthy balance!

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Sleep disorders in children

Sleep disorders in children...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on July 24, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Sleep disordered breathing is linked with behavior problems in children with asthma. The research suggests that children with asthma should be screened for sleep problems.

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Study show diabetes time line

Study show diabetes time line...

A study has shown that changes in blood glucose and insulin can be seen more than a decade before being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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Vegetables are great for blood pressure

Vegetables are great for blood pressure...

A study has shown a diet high in vegetables can lower blood pressure. It helps to explain why the DASH diet is so successful.

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Finding humor in overeating

Finding humor in overeating...

I thought this video was very funny and had to share it! It is a fake news report announcing the invention of a human feedbag.

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Beer belly a myth

Beer belly a myth...

Researchers set out to find if a ‘beer belly’ in some men is actually caused by drinking too much beer.

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Warnings for painkillers

Warnings for painkillers...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on July 14, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Concerns over painkiller medications with acetaminophen (or paracetamol) have led to an FDA advisory board suggesting that 2 drugs be banned.

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Blood pressure medication options

Blood pressure medication options...

I found a great video which explains how the different blood pressure lowering medications work on the body.

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Statins cause muscle damage

Statins cause muscle damage...

Statins, which are used to lower cholesterol, can cause muscle damage in people who suffer muscle aches and weakness from taking statins.

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New major version released

New major version released...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on July 10, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Version 2.0 of My Peak Flow software has been generally released.

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