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Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds
Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds. (2019-12-09)
BU study finds new factors linked to suicide
A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that physical illness and injury raises the risk of suicide in men but not women, along with a plethora of other insights into the complex factors that may increase a person's risk of suicide. (2019-12-09)
Study debunks notion that C-section would increase risk of obesity in the child
Women who have C-sections are no more likely to have children who develop obesity than women who give birth naturally, according to a large study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal PLOS Medicine. (2019-12-06)
Taming chronic inflammation may reduce illness, save lives
Scientists from 22 institutions, including UCLA, are recommending early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation to reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide. (2019-12-05)
Preterm birth linked to increased rates of diabetes in children and young adults, with certain effects stronger in females
New research shows that preterm birth is linked to increased rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and young adults, with certain effects stronger in females. (2019-12-05)
Tick box questionnaire could significantly improve esophageal cancer survival rates
A simple health questionnaire could be a highly effective tool to pre-screen people for early signs of esophageal cancer, enabling much earlier diagnosis and treatment, finds a UCL-led study published in Lancet Digital Health. (2019-12-05)
Cooking practices during pregnancy may affect hyperactivity in children
In pregnant women, exposure to cooking fumes was related to an increased risk of their children having hyperactivity behaviors at the age of 3 years. (2019-12-04)
Psychological well-being at 52 years could impact on cognitive functioning at 69 years
Miharu Nakanishi, Chief Researcher of Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, and her colleagues finds that psychological well-being at 52 years were prospectively associated with cognitive function at 69 years. (2019-11-26)
Concussions in high school athletes may be a risk factor for suicide
Concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury, has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicide in adults. (2019-11-25)
Women raised in poor neighborhoods face an increased risk of intimate partner violence
Women who spend longer periods of their early lives in less affluent neighbourhoods are at greater risk of experiencing violence during their early adulthoods at the hands of their intimate partners, finds a new study published in Epidemiology. (2019-11-21)
Atopic eczema linked to increase fracture risk in adults
Adults with atopic eczema could face a raised risk of fracture, with the risk increasing the more severe the condition, according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (2019-11-20)
More children survive neuroblastoma
Both the survival rate and the incidence of neuroblastoma have increased in the last decennia in the Netherlands, as was shown by a study from the Princess Máxima Center. (2019-11-18)
Researchers discover new mutations in gene associated with disease that causes the heart to weaken
Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC), a disease that weakens the heart muscle, making it more difficult to adequately circulate blood to meet the body's needs. (2019-11-17)
Smokers and hypertensive individuals have higher risk of sudden death from brain bleed
Contrary to the previous data, a Finnish study clarifies that smoking and high blood pressure do not protect from death in patients suffering from subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most lethal stroke subtype. (2019-11-14)
Women more likely to survive stroke but have poorer recovery than men, study shows
Women are more likely to survive a stroke, but have worse disability and poorer quality of life afterwards compared to men, according to research published in the latest issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-11-13)
Associations between burnout and practice organization in family physicians
With the rate of burnout as high as 63% among family physicians, it is important to identify risk factors for physician burnout. (2019-11-12)
Middle-aged muscle mass linked to future heart disease risk
The amount of lean muscle a healthy person has in middle age is linked to their future risk of heart disease, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-11-11)
Leading risk factors, causes of death underrepresented in NIH-supported prevention research
A study by National Institutes of Health scientists in the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) examined NIH grants and cooperative agreements during fiscal years 2012 through 2017 to determine the alignment of prevention research across NIH institutes and centers with leading risk factors and causes of death and disability in the United States. (2019-11-08)
Study finds key Alzheimer's gene (APOE) acts differently in Caribbean Hispanics
Researchers looking to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease have revealed new insights from old variants. (2019-11-07)
Preemies who develop chronic lung disease had more stem cells at birth
In the first large-scale clinical study to characterize stem cells from the umbilical cord blood and tissues of premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia -- a severe, chronic lung disease -- researchers found that these babies had more stem cells at birth. (2019-11-06)
Study finds teen vaping probably doesn't lead to smoking
A new study in Nicotine & Tobacco Research suggests that adolescent e-cigarette users are more similar to conventional cigarette smokers than they are to non-tobacco users in terms of demographics and behavioral characteristics. (2019-11-04)
Common early sign of cardiovascular disease also may indicate cancer risk, study finds
A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 488 cardiac patients whose cases were followed for up to 12 years finds that microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, is associated with a greater than twofold risk of cancer. (2019-10-31)
High levels of two hormones in the blood raise prostate cancer risk
Men with higher levels of 'free' testosterone and a growth hormone in their blood are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. (2019-10-31)
Cumulative environmental exposures increase diabetes risk in rural populations
Cumulative environmental exposures affect rural and urban populations differently when it comes to diabetes risk. (2019-10-30)
Chronic kidney disease patients at increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes
Chronic kidney disease, which afflicts an estimated 6.4% of US adults 45 and older, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. (2019-10-23)
Dementia patients' adult kids diagnosed earlier than their parents
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-10-22)
Twin study shows what's good for the heart is good for the brain
Emory University researchers are giving us double the reasons to pay attention to our cardiovascular health - showing in a recently published study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that good heart health can equal good brain health. (2019-10-21)
Competitive people are more prone to drug consumption
A Psychology research team at the University of Cordoba (Spain) studied how personality influences substance abuse among young people. (2019-10-16)
Factors that predict obesity by adolescence revealed
Three simple factors that predict whether a healthy weight child will be overweight or obese by adolescence have been revealed in a new study led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI). (2019-10-15)
Weak immune system linked to serious bacterial infection in children
A new study has found a bacterial infection that can lead to pneumonia or meningitis is linked to weakened immune systems in children. (2019-10-14)
Study: Losing weight -- and keeping it off -- linked to cardiometabolic benefits
People who lose weight and keep it off can stabilize or even improve their cardiometabolic risk factors compared to people who regain weight, finds a new study led by researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. (2019-10-09)
Women and black Americans more likely to face severe adult obesity
A multi-national study led by experts at Cincinnati Children's shows how adult severe obesity risk rates vary by sex, race and other factors identifiable in childhood. (2019-10-09)
Fish in early childhood reduces risk of disease
It doesn't take that much fish for young children to reap big health benefits. (2019-10-08)
Lymphoma stage at diagnosis may predict when and where new cancer forms
Colorado study shows the stage at which lymphoma is originally diagnosed impacts the types of second cancers that may form after treatment. (2019-10-08)
High fiber diet associated with reduced CV risk in hypertension, type 2 diabetes patients
Patients with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes who consume a high fiber diet had improvement in their blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting glucose, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Middle East Conference 2019 together with the 10th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress. (2019-10-03)
WVU researchers study link between low birth weight and cardiovascular risk
In a recent study, West Virginia University researcher Amna Umer discovered that if children had a low birth weight, they were more likely to exhibit cardiovascular risk factors in fifth grade. (2019-10-03)
Early menopause predictor of heart disease
Women who reach menopause before the age of 50 have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to researchers from The University of Queensland. (2019-10-03)
Physical activity and good fitness improve cardiac regulation in children
A recent Finnish study showed that more physically active and fit children have better cardiac regulation than less active and fit children. (2019-10-02)
Experts advise against routine bowel cancer testing for all over-50s
Routine testing for bowel cancer should not be recommended for everyone aged 50-79 years because, for those at very low risk, the benefit is small and uncertain and there are potential harms, say a panel of international experts in The BMJ today. (2019-10-02)
Heart, kidney disease risk factors for adverse effects from gout medication
Heart disease is an independent risk factor for severe adverse skin reactions in patients taking allopurinol, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-09-30)
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