How Can Yoga Help?
According to Cardiology Today, there's new evidence that performing yoga could help to improve atrial fibrillation in some patients. Those who practice yoga are likely to be less anxious overall and less depressed. They often live a high quality of life, too. One of the speakers at the 17th Annual Boston Atrial Fibrllation Symposium made these statements. The speaker, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, provided information from a previously unpublished study. According to the study, there was a 35 to 40 percent reduction in the number of episodes occurring in those who practice yoga.
What Should You Do?
Typically, February is the peak of the flu season in the United States, but here it is February 25th, and the month's almost over -- without a sign of a flu peak. But this year, the flu season is now just beginning, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD).
Apparently, this is the latest beginning for the flu season in almost 30 years. How does the CDC declare the start of the flu season? The answer is when the number of positive tests for respiratory specimens increases above 10 percent. This usually happens in the latter part of December, but sometimes it can occur as early as October.
This year, this figure didn't come about until early February.
The recall is on roughly 574,000 bottles of infant grape-flavored liquid medicine. The recall stems from mechanical problems associated with the device that measures the medicine's dosage. The recall is being made voluntarily by McNeil as a precaution, since the company received a small number of consumer complaints reporting that they were having dosing measurement difficulties with the product.
Case Western Reserve University. The school announced its latest findings that a new treatment may rapidly help to reduce the plaque buildup that occurs in the brain during the early stages of Alzheimer's. The study could mean that for those who have this condition, it is possible to reverse the effects of this plaque.
Diabetes is a serious condition in which medical specialists such take care when treating. Not all diabetic patients are compliant with treatment. This can make the situation worse when it is prescribed for them. As a result, they do not realize how serious their condition has gotten until it is too late.
The globe's largest drug maker, Pfizer, is recalling approximately one million packages of its Lo/Ovral-28 oral contraceptive, including its generic equivalent. But users can feel "a little" bit better knowing the company estimates that only a very small percentage of the one million packages were recalled. Pfizer estimates that just about 30 packets may be fraught with problems. Some pills were thought to have two many of the active variety of tablets, while other packages were believed to have too few of the active variety of tablets. Either way, the incorrect pill packages up the risk of pregnancy.
The drug was created by Cadence Pharmaceuticals and instead of the generic name acetaminophen, it will have the trade name of Ofirmev. At the moment Cadence Pharmaceuticals has bragging rights, because there are no other drugs in the non-NSAID, non-opoid class of pain killers which is administered as an intravenous drug for pain or fever.