Prolonged use of antacids harms kidneys: Doctors Rupali Mukherjee, Mumbai Recent global studies suggesting that the prolonged use of widely prescribed anti-acidity pills to treat “gas” and heartburn might be linked to long-term kidney damage, acute renal disease and chronic kidney disease have sparked fresh debate in the medical community here. Though a few initial reports about the association of these drugs — also called PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) — with kidney disease have been published in reputed international medical journals over the last couple of years, it is only…Read More
Restless sleep predict Parkinson’s disease?
Restless sleep predict Parkinson’s disease? Tim Newman Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. For the first time, researchers demonstrate that inflammation may play a key role. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is linked with vivid and often frightening dreams combined with nocturnal motor activity. In other words, people with the condition act out their dreams. Dreaming occurs during REM sleep. In this sleep phase, our bodies are effectively paralyzed and our muscles remain relaxed; this prevents us…Read More