Tag Archives: Effects

Dear Dr Nina: My husband is worried about taking cholesterol medication as he’s heard about some potential side effects

Statins have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system as a whole Dear Dr Nina: My husband is worried about taking cholesterol medication as he’s heard about some potential side effects Independent.ie Q My 56-year-old husband was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol. However, he is unhappy about taking statins, as prescribed by his GP, as… Read More »

Major study finds no conclusive links to health effects from waste incinerators

Researchers have found no link between exposure to emissions from municipal waste incinerators (MWIs) and infant deaths or reduced foetal growth. However, they show living closer to the incinerators themselves is associated with a very small increase in the risk of some birth defects, compared to the general population. But whether this is directly related… Read More »

Medical News Today: The effects of going more than 24 hours without sleep

Getting enough sleep is vital for both physical and emotional well-being. Sleep deprivation can lead to many short- and long-term health effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. However, approximately 35 percent of… Read More »

Early Intervention in Pediatric Asthma: What Are the Long-Term Effects?

January 25, 2019 Share this content: Pediatric asthma control and pulmonary function should be monitored over time to assess the long-term effects of certain interventions and to minimize the negative outcomes of uncontrolled asthma. Effective management of asthma in childhood could potentially preserve lung function and halt or slow disease progression. Identification of phenotypes specific… Read More »