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Air pollution linked to adult asthma

Air pollution linked to adult asthma...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on August 20, 2009 | no responses | permalink

We know that air pollution is linked to child asthma. Now a study shows that traffic air pollution may cause adult onset asthma too.

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Sleep deprivation increases diabetes risk

Sleep deprivation increases diabetes risk...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on August 18, 2009 | no responses | permalink

This study sounds more like torture! Researchers put a group of people through 2 weeks of sleep deprivation to see the impact it had on diabetes risk.

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Cholesterol linked with dementia

Cholesterol linked with dementia...

Even moderately high cholesterol levels in our 40s can significantly increase the risk of developing dementia later in life.

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Resistant hypertension linked to salt

Resistant hypertension linked to salt...

A study has shown that a high salt diet may prevent those with resistant hypertension from being unable to control their high blood pressure with medications.

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How to use a pulse oximeter

How to use a pulse oximeter...

I found a great video on using a pulse oximeter that has good information and tips for taking accurate blood oxygen readings.

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Using a home monitor accurately

Using a home monitor accurately...

The American Heart Association have clear guidelines on how to use a blood pressure home monitor. They now have a short video that shows exactly how to take accurate readings.

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Looking for weight loss inspiration?

Looking for weight loss inspiration?...

I found an inspirational video of ‘before and after’ weight loss photos of some very normal average people. Seeing their transformations is great motivator!

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How to use a peak flow meter

How to use a peak flow meter...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on August 8, 2009 | no responses | permalink

I found a great short video that shows how to take a peak flow reading accurately. The lady in the video gives great reminders and tips on using a peak flow meter.

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A ring around the eye linked to diabetes

A ring around the eye linked to diabetes...

A study has shown that an eye condition called corneal arcus, characterized by a ring around the cornea, is linked diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

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‘Silent strokes’ are a risk

‘Silent strokes’ are a risk...

A new study has shown many people over the age of 60, especially those with high blood pressure, may have had a a ’silent stroke’ and don’t even know it.

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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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