@jaya Devices that go under the pillow are extremely poor at deciphering sleep from wake time, which is really the main goal. They are best at detecting when you get into the bed and when you get out. But even then, there isn't good evidence that they do that accurately when there are two people in the bed.
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RE: What a Sleep Expert Thinks of Sleep Trackers
RE: Late-Life Depression Can Be Slow to Respond to Treatment
@haran More than 50% of older adults with late-life major depression fail to respond to initial treatment with first-line pharmacotherapy. This prompted Dr Smagula and his group to look at typical patterns of response to venlafaxine XR, which is the antidepressant most prescribed for older adults, and also to evaluate which clinical factors are associated with response patterns. They applied group-based trajectory modeling to examine the response to venlafaxine in the Incomplete Response in Late-Life Depression: Getting to Remission (IRLGREY) Study, a three-site open-label trial.
RE: Alternate-Day Fasting Poses No Threat to Bone Health
@poli Postmenopausal women do way better on it. They lost twice the amount of weight as the premenopausal women. It could be that most postmenopausal women just know what kind of diet works for them at that age in their life, and that younger women are still experimenting with different diets.
RE: Anxiety in Men Tied to Risk Factors for CVD, Diabetes!
@mainak Anxious individuals "may experience deteriorations in cardiometabolic health earlier in life and remain on a stable trajectory of heightened risk into older ages. Men who had higher levels of anxiety at the beginning of the study had consistently higher biological risk for cardiometabolic disease than less anxious men from midlife into old age. Clinicians may not screen for heart disease and diabetes, and/or only discuss lifestyle modifications when patients are older or have the first signs of disease.
RE: How to treat tongue ulcer?
@monomoy Most mouth ulcers don’t need treatment. However, if you get mouth ulcers often or they’re extremely painful, a number of treatments can decrease pain and healing time. These include:
using a rinse of saltwater and baking soda
placing milk of magnesia on the mouth ulcer
covering mouth ulcers with baking soda paste
using over-the-counter benzocaine (topical anesthetic) products like Orajel or Anbesol
applying ice to canker sores
using a mouth rinse that contains a steroid to reduce pain and swelling
using topical pastes
placing damp tea bags on your mouth ulcer
taking nutritional supplements like folic acid, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, and zinc
trying natural remedies such as chamomile tea, echinacea, myrrh, and licorice root
Complicated diabetic foot ulcer- how to get relief?
61 year-old male patient diagnosed with type-2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) fourteen years ago. This diagnosis was initially accompanied by sensitive and motor peripheral neuropathy, metatarsophalangeal arthropathy with no signs of osteomyelitis and diabetic arthropathy. The patient had presented ulcers in both his feet for ten years now, in the metatarsophalangeal area. These had never completely healed in this period. He did not present partial nor total amputations. He had needed several admissions in hospital due to recurrent infections and had needed debridement and IV antibiotics in multiple occasions.
RE: Why do I have shortness of breath before my Period?
Hey, @Suhani I also had the same problem, and my doctor said it was in my mind but I knew there was something wrong. The shortness of breath that you are experiencing is Catamenial asthma. Catamenial asthma is asthma that is associated with your menstrual cycle. Though the precise cause is unclear, there are various theories about how hormonal fluctuations may cause shortness of breath. Thank you.