August 16, 2018 Properly composed treatment and refraining from cigarette consumption can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease resulting from type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. In some cases, the increased risks could theoretically be eliminated. “This is definitely good news. The study shows that […]Continue Reading ...
Study authors and coordinators included (front row, left to right) Reina Estrada, Lauren Ariniello, Jill Waalen, Elisa Felicone, (back row) Eric Topol, Gail Ebner, Steven Steinhubl and Melissa Peters. Credit: Scripps Research Wearable mobile health devices improved the rate of diagnosis of a dangerous and often hidden heart condition called atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Do your knees ache? According to new findings from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, your diet could be a culprit. In a study led by OMRF scientist Tim Griffin, Ph.D., researchers found that the carbohydrate composition of diets increased the risk of osteoarthritis in laboratory mice—even when the animals didn’t differ […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 A study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research shows that the risk of fractures increases by about 30 percent after a gastric bypass operation. It was also discovered that falls increase after these operations. “Gastric bypass is a well-established method that has proven effective in reducing obesity, diabetes and […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr. Liji ThomasAugust 10, 2018 A new study shows that there is a high chance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in women who have asthma, but also that this risk can be reduced by appropriate intervention. Shutterstock |Catinsyrup The risk of developing COPD superimposed on pre-existing asthma, which is called asthma and COPD […]Continue Reading ...
August 8, 2018 Not all individuals who initiate use of a substance such as nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and cocaine eventually develop a substance use disorder, indicating that the risk factors for substance use and for substance use disorder (SUD) differ to some extent. A new study has evaluated the overlap in risk factors for substance […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Scientists in Japan have found a potential marker to identify which people with abnormally fast heartbeats are at high risk of developing heart failure. The results were published in June in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, a journal from the American Heart Association. Atrial fibrillation, or chronically, abnormally fast heartbeat, can be […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs (Z drugs) is associated with a modestly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. The risk increase was similar with both benzodiazepines and Z drugs regardless of their half-life. The results were published in Acta Psychiatrica […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 A research team at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Harvard Medical School reports a new kind of genome analysis that could identify large fractions of the population who have a much higher risk of developing serious common diseases, including coronary artery disease, breast cancer, or […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScAugust 13, 2018 Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a new genetic test that can identify people who are at an increased risk of serious disease, long before they develop any symptoms. The polygenic risk scoring uses information from millions of sites in the genome to determine […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 — Walking is associated with improved quality of life (QoL) among those at risk for or living with cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published in PLoS One. Viviane de Menezes Caceres, from the University of Adelaide in Australia, and colleagues investigated whether physical activity (PA) of different intensity and […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Do your knees ache? According to new findings from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, your diet could be a culprit. In a study led by OMRF scientist Tim Griffin, Ph.D., researchers found that the carbohydrate composition of diets increased the risk of osteoarthritis in laboratory mice–even when the animals didn’t differ in […]Continue Reading ...
August 8, 2018 Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. It’s more common in older people, and as it happens, in people who are obese. But new research suggest that exercise can have a moderating effect on the risk […]Continue Reading ...
August 7, 2018 A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has identified specific genes associated with increased risk for triple-negative breast cancer, providing the basis for better risk management. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive type of cancer that cannot be treated using the most common therapies. It accounts for […]Continue Reading ...
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