Daily Archives: 31/07/2012

acanthosis nigricans

What is acanthosis nigricans? Acanthosis nigricans is the term used for thickened, darkened skin on the neck or in body folds, such as under the arms. What is the cause? You are more likely to have AN if: You are overweight. You have type 2 diabetes or another hormone problem. It runs in your family […]

smile when stressed

A new study suggests that holding a smile on one’s face during periods of stress may help the heart. The study, due to be published in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science, lends support to the old adage “grin and bear it”, suggesting it may also make us feel better. The study is the work […]

managing chronic back pain

MedWire News: An intensive interdisciplinary outpatient program for managing chronic back pain has shown clinically significant results in a pilot study. It “appears to have good short-term clinical results in terms of reduction in functional disability and pain relief,” the researchers write in the Journal of Pain Research. The outpatient program, offered at the University […]

exercise and hypertension

MedWire News: Even patients who have hypertension despite taking multiple antihypertensive drugs can achieve blood pressure reductions with a program of aerobic exercise, research shows. “Hence, a low responsiveness to antihypertensive drug therapy does not inevitably go along with a low responsiveness to exercise,” say Timm Westhoff (Charité-Campus Benjamin Franklin, Germany) and co-workers. All the […]

supreme court order

NOIDA: The Noida Authority has launched a scheme to rehabilitate the 50-odd nursing homes displaced by a Supreme Court order. The Authority has invited bids for non-residential plots ranging between 1,000 and 2,000 square metres across the city. Nursing homes having annual turnover of more than Rs 50 lakh can bid for a plot having […]