Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 07, 2019
No added dizzy episodes for adults on more intensive blood pressure-lowering treatment
Intensive blood pressure-lowering therapy reduced episodes of low blood pressure while standing, which may cause dizziness and increased risk of falling.

Tobacco cessation after cancer diagnosis: Declaration from the IASLC
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer today used the platform of its largest international meeting to call attention to the importance of tobacco cessation after cancer diagnosis, and urged all physicians to screen cancer patients for tobacco use and recommend tobacco cessation.

The role of GABA neurons in the central circadian clock has been discovered
Temporal order of physiology and behavior is regulated by the central circadian clock located in the SCN.

Deep magnet stimulation shown to improve symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder
Researchers have found that focusing powerful non-invasive magnet stimulation on a specific brain area can improve the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Native Hawaiians lowered blood pressure with hula dancing
In a study of Native Hawaiians, those who practiced hula lowered their blood pressure more than others who received standard education on diet and exercise.

One-third of young children admitted to intensive care for sepsis show PTSD symptoms years later
Doctors have found that children who have been in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for sepsis have a significantly increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with around one-third showing PTSD symptoms.

Arm cuff blood pressure measurements may fall short for predicting heart disease risk in some people with resistant high blood pressure
A measurement of central blood pressure in people with difficult-to-treat high blood pressure could help reduce risk of heart disease better than traditional arm cuff readings for some patients, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.
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