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2023

Erectile Troubles in Middle Age a Bad Sign for Men's Brains

2 June 2023
Erectile Troubles in Middle Age a Bad Sign for Men`s BrainsFRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Erectile dysfunction (ED) has been tied to an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, research suggests that erectile woes during late middle age may also be linked to a man’s chances of developing memory issues later on.“Because subtle changes in erectile function were related to memory decline, our results suggest that neglecting this aspect of sexual health may contribute to cases of cognitive impairment and dementia in men,” said study author Tyler Reed Bell. He's a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego. “An ounce of erectile function treatment may be worth pounds in the number of years lived without cognitive impairment or dementia," Bell reasoned.Researchers don't know...

AHA News: After Surviving a Heart Attack at 35, She...

2 June 2023
AHA News: After Surviving a Heart Attack at 35, She `Felt Like a Ticking Time Bomb`FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Jennifer Valentine's colleague, longtime friend and neighbor Rebecca McCormack picked her up early at her home in York, South Carolina, for a ride to the airport. The oncology technicians at a cancer center were off to a conference in Salt Lake City.At the airport, they had breakfast at a fast-food restaurant before the 4.5-hour flight. Valentine ordered fried hashed browns and a gravy biscuit.Such a rich breakfast was not Valentine's recent routine. Two months earlier, she'd started exercising and eating more nutritious meals. During much of her 35 years, Valentine's weight had yo-yoed greatly. She had recently shed 12 pounds from a high of 229 (she's 5-foot-6) and wanted to lose much more.On the plane, the friends watched a...

CDC Warns of Potentially Fatal Bacterial Illness on U.S....

2 June 2023
CDC Warns of Potentially Fatal Bacterial Illness on U.S. Gulf CoastFRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially deadly germ has made its way to the U.S. Gulf Coast, health officials warned this week.So far, three cases of infection from the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacteria causes melioidosis, which can be fatal if left untreated."It is an environmental organism that lives naturally in the soil, and typically freshwater in certain areas around the world. Mostly in subtropical and tropical climates," said Julia Petras, an epidemic intelligence service officer with CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. The most recent case was reported in Mississippi in January, following two previous cases in the same county in Mississippi...

Is a Liver Dialysis Device on the Horizon?

2 June 2023
Is a Liver Dialysis Device on the Horizon?FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A new liver dialysis device might soon be able to save patients on the edge of death from liver failure, early clinical trial results show.The DIALIVE device safely improved organ function and alleviated symptoms in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure, compared with others receiving standard care, the researchers reported.If the device proves out in a larger trial, it could provide patients with liver failure a lifeline at a time of immediate danger, said senior researcher Dr. Rajiv Jalan, a professor of hepatology at University College London (UCL), in the United Kingdom.“Liver failure is potentially reversible as the liver has enormous capacity for regeneration,” Jalan said. “Therefore, the aim of a liver dialysis machine is to...
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