Posts Tagged ‘hl0g’

Low-Dose Aspirin Late in Life? Healthy People May Not Need It

September 30, 2019

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“The most widely used guidelines for using aspirin to prevent disease came out in 2016 from experts at the United States Preventive Services Task Force. They recommend the drug to prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in many people aged 50 to 59 who have more than a 10 percent risk of having a heart attack or stroke during the next 10 years. (That risk, based on age, blood pressure, cholesterol and others factors, can be estimated with an online calculator from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.)

For people 60 to 69 with the same risk level, the guidelines say it should be an individual decision whether to take aspirin.

But for people 70 and over, the guidelines say there’s not enough evidence to make any recommendation.”
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Low-Dose Aspirin Late in Life? Healthy People May Not Need It
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/health/aspirin-older-people-heart-attacks.html

How Much Fiber Do Men Need? | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

July 5, 2019

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/much-fiber-men-need-5695.html
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A man between the ages of 19 and 50 needs approximately 38 grams of fiber each day, says the National Institutes of Health’s Food and Nutrition Board. Men over 50 years old need slightly less, about 30 grams daily. There are two types of dietary fiber, soluble and insoluble fiber, and men who eat good sources of both regularly may be less likely to develop a variety of chronic medical problems. “}}

Drop (unit) – Wikipedia

July 5, 2019

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_(unit)

20 drops per mL

Pectinate line – Wikipedia

April 24, 2019

dentate line

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pectinate_line

Contact Stuck in My Eye – What Do I Do?

January 23, 2019

https://www.allaboutvision.com/contacts/faq/stuck-in-eye.htm

Wine May Cut Risk of Esophageal Cancer

January 13, 2019

https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20090302/wine-may-cut-risk-of-esophageal-cancer#2

Michael Specter: The Growing Battle Over How to Treat Lyme Disease : The New Yorker

November 3, 2018

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/07/01/130701fa_fact_specter

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“The disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. In the Northeast and the Midwest, B. burgdorferi is transmitted by the bite of a black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis. (In the Western United States, a related tick, Ixodes pacificus, prevails, and in Europe the main vector is Ixodes ricinus.) Lyme was all but unknown until 1977, when Allen Steere, a rheumatologist at Yale, produced the first definitive account of the infection. The condition was initially thought to have been an outbreak of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in and around Lyme, Connecticut. In 1982, Willy Burgdorfer, a medical entomologist at the National Institutes of Health’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories, determined that the infection was caused by the previously unknown spirochete borrelia. As is common in scientific practice, the bacterium was named for him: Borrelia burgdorferi.”

“The controversy over Lyme disease is unlikely to diminish until scientists resolve at least two critical, but related, questions. Can the bacteria persist in the body, causing harm and illness months or even years after treatment has ended? And can prolonged antibiotic therapy destroy the remaining bacteria?”
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Want To Live Longer? Take Up Tennis.

October 12, 2018

Want To Live Longer? Take Up Tennis, by @StevenSalzberg1
https://www.Forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2018/09/17/want-to-live-longer-take-up-tennis/ +10 yrs w/ tennis vs +3.4 swimming & +3.2 jogging. This is very surprising. Is there a hidden confounder? Income?

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“Tennis: 9.7 years gain in life expectancy
Badminton: 6.2 years
Soccer: 4.7 years
Cycling: 3.7 years
Swimming: 3.4 years
Jogging: 3.2 years
Calisthenics: 3.1 years
Health club activities: 1.5 years
The authors didn’t expect tennis to do so well, as you can see in this quote:

“Surprisingly, we found that tennis players had the longest expected lifetime among the 8 different sports.”

One possible reason for tennis, badminton, and soccer doing so well is that out of the 8 sports studied, these are the ones that require 2 or more people and involve social interaction. As the authors explain,” “}}

Hiatal Hernia: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

August 18, 2018

https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/hiatal-hernia#1

Prilosec vs. Zantac for Acid Reflux

August 18, 2018

https://www.healthline.com/health/gerd/prilosec-vs-zantac