The new researcher, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, tracked 240 obese adults with metabolic syndrome, designing a program that divided then into two diet groups:
- the standard American Heart Association (AHA) diet
- a high-fiber diet
A new study has shown a J-shaped relationship between sleep duration and future stroke risk, with a particularly strong signal associated with long sleep duration.
Investigators at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom found that short sleep was associated with an 18% increased stroke risk (not statistically significant), and long sleep was associated with a 46% increase in stroke risk after adjustment for conventional cardiovascular disease risk factors and comorbidities.
Oncology is the study of tumors, both benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous). An oncologist is a specialist in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tumors or cancers.
“The signs and symptoms of cancer are manifestations of how cancer cells replace the functions of healthy tissue. Some examples include anorexia (lack of appetite), bruising, leukocytosis (slight increase of white blood cells), fatigue, cachexia (wasting), and thrombocytopenia (deficiency of clotting cells).”
You certainly have every right to keep your thoughts to yourself; however, what you withhold from your oncologist may interfere with reaching your goal of being cancer-free. If you are unhappy with us or our staff, please speak out. We would not be in this field if we did not want to improve our skills. If you feel dissatisfied with the consultation, share your frustrations with us. Remember—you are the most important person in the room. You are the one who deserves our respect and needs our encouragement. Your future, with you in it alive and well, is our mission. It would be deplorable if mistrust, confusion, or anger festered to the point of hampering your remission or even your peace of mind. In order for success to occur, you and your oncologist must journey together in a partnership of complete honesty. Speak now, tomorrow, and always your mind.
More Than 50% of Antipsychotics Prescribed Off Label
More than half of the prescriptions for antipsychotics in the United Kingdom are prescribed to individuals with no diagnosis of a serious mental illness (SMI), a major study of primary care records has revealed.
Investigators at University College London also found that off-label antipsychotic prescribing is more likely to occur in women, older people, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
“In this study of antipsychotic prescribing in a large primary care database representative of the UK, approximately half of the prescriptions for first-generation and second-generation antipsychotics are issued to people who have no record of SMI…in their clinical notes,” the researchers, led by Louise Marston, PhD, write.
“Furthermore, they are more likely to be prescribed to older people, who may be more sensitive to adverse effects such as movement disorders and cardiometabolic risk,” they add.