Today’s Top Medical News – August 8, 2017


New research emphasizes that people with type 2 diabetes need to take steps to prevent heart disease.  New York University researchers say more diabetics should use treatments including statins to lower cholesterol, aspirin  as well as diet and exercise. Numbers show less than half of type 2 diabetes patients meet heart guidelines.

Some prostate cancer treatments can leave patients at risk for bone loss, now a new review shows osteoporosis medications can help. Researchers in Canada looked at 30 studies but say it’s still unclear if the medications help with actual fractures.

And.. having a video game habit could be bad for the brain.  Scientists at the University of Montreal compared brain scans of frequent video game players . They found less grey matter in the brains of the regular players which could put them at risk for depression and schizophrenia. Previous research shows some video games can help with attention and short term memory. 

(Chris Martinez, CBS News)

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