SONO month in Review | October 2018

Nowadays having a healthy life is versatile! In other words staying healthy doesn't only mean not having a cold. It covers everything started from mental health, to family and work life as the word "health" refers to a state of complete emotional and physical well-being. It's well known that our health level is determined by heredity, but such factors like environment, behavior, preferences etc. influence on our vitality as well, so we have to pay serious attention to our lifestyle! 

Many interesting things happened during the October in the sphere of medicine, and health, many new inventions are already changing the world and scientists don't want to stop their fast-growing progress in knowledge and abilities! In this monthly blog post, we have carefully selected 4 readable recent health articles that deserve your time and attention and may help you to stay healthy!

 


Herpes Causes 50 Percent of Alzheimer's Disease

Common Herpes Virus Could Cause 50 Percent of Alzheimer's Disease Cases, Expert says | Newsweek.com

October 19, 2018

The herpes virus, which triggers cold sores, could be the cause of at least half of the cases of Alzheimer’s disease, a leading expert concluded after reviewing existing data on the neurodegenerative condition. As many as 3.7 billion people under the age of 50, an estimated 67 percent of the world’s population, have the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to the World Health Organization. Most commonly transmitted from mouth-to-mouth contact, the infection generally does not result in any symptoms. But it can cause unpleasant blisters, or cold sores, to erupt on the face.

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Ultrasound Disinfectants is a Risk to Patient Safety

Product Confusion in Ultrasound Disinfectants is a Risk to Patient Safety | Hospitalhealth.com.au

October 1, 2018

Non-compliance in the adequate disinfection of surfaces and medical devices is a growing area of concern for infection control. Ultrasound has long been considered an invaluable tool for both treatment and diagnosis in a number of medical fields. With time, new technologies and practices have developed that incorporate ultrasound, and units are now commonly used in a significant number of clinical areas outside of the medical imaging department. Many of these areas are busy environments that carry a greater risk of device contamination and potential for infection, including Emergency Departments, Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and Theatres. 

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Vitamin D Linked with Better Fitness

High Vitamin D Levels Linked with Better Fitness | livescience.com

October 30, 2018

There's yet another reason to make sure you're getting enough vitamin D: High levels of this essential nutrient are linked with better fitness, according to a new study. In the study, people with higher vitamin D levels also tended to have better cardiorespiratory fitness, a measure of a person's aerobic fitness level. Indeed, the higher a person's vitamin D level was, the greater their cardiorespiratory fitness was, the researchers found. 

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Parkinson’s Disease Originates in Appendix

Parkinson’s Disease Could Originate in Appendix, Study Finds | Theguardian.com

October 31, 2018

Parkinson’s disease could originate in the appendix, according to one of the largest studies of the neurodegenerative illness. The analysis of health records of more than 1 million individuals in Sweden found that having the appendix removed early in life is linked to a 19% reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The findings are the latest to implicate the gut and immune system in the genesis of the disease, in which the loss of neurons in a brain area that controls movement lead to a tremor and slurred speech.

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