@koli Late bedtimes, snoring, and prolonged daytime napping were significantly associated with MAFLD, increasing the risk by 37%, 59%, and 17%, respectively, whereas people with both poor nighttime sleep and prolonged daytime napping had the highest risk for developing fatty liver disease.
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RE: Poor Sleep Raises Risk for Fatty Liver Disease
Monkeypox: Large Study Highlights New Symptoms
Single ulcers, anal lesions, and mouth sores are all unique symptoms of the current monkeypox outbreak, according to the largest international monkeypox case series to date. These findings underscore the need to broaden case definitions for the disease, researchers say.
RE: Cardiac Issues After COVID Infection and Vaccination: New Data
@poulami The CDC study analyzed electronic health record data from 40 US healthcare systems from January 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022, on more than 15 million people aged 5 years or older. It reports a rate of myocarditis or pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination of 0-35.9 per 100,000 for males and 0-10.9 per 100,000 for females across different age groups and vaccine cohorts. Rates of myocarditis or pericarditis after SARS-CoV-2 infection ranged from 12.6-114 per 100,000 for males and 5.4-61.7 per 100,000 for females across different age groups.
RE: Study of Cryotherapy for COVID-19 Anosmia Fails the Sniff Test
@poulami Of the 30 people who undertook the cryotherapy sessions, 28 saw a 200% improvement in their sense of smell score, while just two experienced no effect. To date, the participants who did regain some of their sense of smell have retained it at that level.
RE: Recommend some drugs used in migraine?
@senjuti Medications used to relieve migraine pain work best when taken at the first sign of an oncoming migraine — as soon as signs and symptoms of a migraine begin. Medications that can be used to treat it include:
Pain relievers. These over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers include aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others). When taken too long, these might cause medication-overuse headaches, and possibly ulcers and bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
Migraine relief medications that combine caffeine, aspirin and acetaminophen (Excedrin Migraine) may be helpful, but usually only against mild migraine pain.
Triptans. Prescription drugs such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Tosymra) and rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT) are used to treat migraine because they block pain pathways in the brain. Taken as pills, shots or nasal sprays, they can relieve many symptoms of migraine. They might not be safe for those at risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal). Available as a nasal spray or injection, this drug is most effective when taken shortly after the start of migraine symptoms for migraines that tend to last longer than 24 hours. Side effects can include worsening of migraine-related vomiting and nausea.
People with coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, or kidney or liver disease should avoid dihydroergotamine.
Stiff person syndrome- how to manage?
Hello, my neighbor is a 57-year-old female. She had a one day history of vertical diplopia and a two week history of lower limb spasticity secondary to muscle spasms. Her acetylcholine receptor antibody serum test (ACH-R) was 0.43 nmol/L, which is at the high end of normal. An appointment with the neurologist and neuro-ophthalmologist was done. When my neighbor returned, she reported that her neurologist had diagnosed her with stiff-person syndrome (SPS). Please let me know how to manage this.