August 1, 2019
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Blood Pressure Control: Exercise vs. Meds
A random-effects network meta-analysis demonstrated comparable reductions in systolic blood pressure among normotensive and hypertensive participants using either antihypertensive medication or exercise interventions.
Capsaicin for Muscle Energy
Ten men ran 1,500 meters six seconds faster and were slightly less fatigued after ingesting 12 mg of capsaicin than after ingesting a placebo capsule.
Digital Applications Used in Mental Health Treatment: Two Randomized Studies
Researchers found an improvement in socialization in children with autism and a decrease in acrophobic (fear of heights) symptoms in adults in two distinct studies using different forms of virtual reality and digital applications.
Hot Beverages and Esophageal Cancer
In a cohort of more than 50,000 people, there was an increased risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in those who consumed higher quantities of mostly black tea at higher temperatures.
Behavioral Interventions for Menopausal-Related Insomnia Improve Depression
In a randomized, controlled trial comparing the behavioral interventions cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) and sleep reduction therapy (SRT) to a control intervention of sleep hygiene education, investigators found CBTI and SRT therapy improved insomnia and depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women with menopausal-related insomnia.
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