The merits of physical therapy

(HealthDay)—You suffered an injury that has sidelined you from exercise, but you dodged a bullet—your doctor has said that you don’t need surgery. Instead, he or she prescribes physical therapy, most likely to start after a rest period to give any inflammation time to subside. At that point, you’re probably…

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke

People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Previous observational studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30% of the general population, and an increased risk…

Improving mental health of young people with cancer

More research is urgently needed to improve the mental health of young people during and after cancer treatment and improve their access to clinical trials, concludes a new study published in the journal BMJ Open. In the first study of its kind, involving researchers from the University of Surrey, young…

Ezetimibe reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes

Patients with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD) or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) benefit more from treatment with a statin in combination with ezetimibe than from treatment with a statin alone. However, there is no hint that the combination therapy of a statin plus ezetimibe is also superior to…