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People with prediabetes who use a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine for obstructive sleep apnea may have a lower risk of heart disease, a small study from Montreal said, Canada

Researchers studied 39 people with obstructive sleep apnea and prediabetes Prediabetes is the condition in which blood sugar (sugar) is higher than it should be, but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes Patients were using a CPAP machine or taking a drug that they were told would help them breathe while they sleep After 2 weeks, researchers found that the resting heart rate during the day in those who were used the machine was lower than in the control group « These results suggest that better identification and treatment of OSA may have important clinical implications for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, » the authors wrote.

Social media is full of people claiming that wearing masks is unhealthy Some claim it causes carbon monoxide (CO2) to build up, causing more damage than it is supposed to prevent This, however , is not true and has been demonstrated again in a study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society

In this small study, researchers looked at 15 healthy doctors and 15 veterans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Each participant took timed walks and their breathing status was measured after each.The researchers did not find any significant differences in gas exchange between the two groups, even among those with COPD, who already have breathing problems

Researchers haven’t denied that wearing a mask can be uncomfortable, especially during exercise, but being uncomfortable is not the same as receiving too much CO2 or not to have enough oxygen

Babies who are at risk of developing allergies, usually because it is related to their family, may reduce their risk of developing asthma or recurrent wheezing if cow’s milk formulas are avoided during their baby’s day. First 3 days or more That was the conclusion of a study involving over 300 infants, published in JAMA Network Open

Researchers followed babies on their second birthday to see if they had developed asthma or wheezing They found babies who had not received cow’s formula had a lower incidence of the two conditions The researchers also said more research is needed

People living with HIV and those who love them were hopeful when, in 2007, Timothy Ray Brown was the first person to recover from HIV infection with a bone marrow and stem cell transplant m Brown died of cancer on September 29 He was 54 years old The leukemia that claimed his life was recurrent cancer m Brown had the same type of leukemia when he had the transplant in 2007 While HIV had disappeared, the leukemia did not go away, so he had another transplant the following year, with success The cancer returned in 2019

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