Health Problems

Excess cause-specific mortality tied to chronic proton pump inhibitor use

(HealthDay)—Taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with an excess of cause-specific mortality, according to a study published online May 30 in The BMJ. Yan Xie, M.P.H., from St. Louis Health Care System, and colleagues conducted a longitudinal observational cohort study to estimate all-cause mortality and cause-specific mortality among patients taking PPIs. Data were included […]

Health Problems

Excess hormones could cause a condition that can lead to blindness in women, study finds

Research led by the University of Birmingham has found that increased levels of hormones including testosterone could cause a brain condition that can lead to blindness in women. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension—also known as IIH—is caused by high pressure in the brain with consequences from blindness to incapacitating daily long-term headaches. IIH was originally identified over […]