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Health News on August 24, 2011

Women, less affluent individuals still linked to early death in cystic fibrosis
A study has found that females and individuals from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds suffering cystic fibrosis continue to die younger than males and the more privileged in society. ANI

New guidelines 'to revolutionise blood pressure diagnosis, treatment'
New guidelines for the medical profession issued by NICE and developed in conjunction with the British Hypertension Society (BHS) are set to revolutionise the way blood pressure is diagnosed and treated. ANI

Films subsidized by state promote smoking among youth
The governments in the US, UK and Canada are promoting youth smoking and undermining tobacco control efforts by subsidising major motion pictures that depict smoking, a US scientist says. ANI

Physical inactivity impairs glucose levels leading to diabetes
With the increased number of people being diagnosed with diabetes, researchers have focused on discovering why the prevalence of the disease is increasing. ANI

Extreme pregnancy nausea linked to emotional, behavioural disorders in kids
Children born to mother who suffered from extreme form of pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) were 3.6 times more likely to suffer from anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression in adulthood than individuals whose mothers did not have the condition, according to a new study. ANI

Men with erectile dysfunction have problem with orgasm, ejaculation
A new study has found that 65 percent of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are unable to have an orgasm and 58 percent have problems with ejaculation. ANI

Smokers are more likely to undergo chronic pain than non-smokers
A study has found that smokers are much more likely to report problems with persistent musculoskeletal pain than non-smokers. ANI

National responses to HIV/ AIDS need to adapt comprehensive social protection strategies
While social protection mechanisms in India have typically focused on people living below the poverty line (BPL), people living with HIV (PLHIV) may require protection irrespective of their BPL status ANI

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