In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that simply asking older adult patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could provide real value to clinicians in their efforts to predict patients' future risk of heart failure, heart attacks or strokes.
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Reducing stress could cut your risk of allergy and asthma symptoms during the holidays. "Studies show stress can cause a number of negative health effects, including causing more symptoms for allergy and asthma sufferers," said Dr. Todd Mahr, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
A recent study led by researchers in Texas A&M University's department of nutrition and food science shows how a novel regulatory mechanism serves as an important biomarker for the development of diabetes, as well as a potential therapeutic target for its prevention.
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is often referred to as the "invisible injury" – while on the surface everything seems normal with brain structure, symptoms may present themselves in the behavior of the injured and cannot be explained.
For patients who receive emergency department care for heart failure, early follow-up by a physician within 7 days after emergency department discharge is associated with lower rates of death or admissions to hospital, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Winter can be hard on your skin, but you can take steps to keep it soft and supple, dermatologists say. "When the weather changes, your skin care products should, too. For most of us, dry skin makes an appearance in the winter due to changes in temperature and humidity, so you need to think about appropriate skin care formulations," said Dr. Rajani Katta.
Almost as soon as a Texas judge ruled yesterday that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional, proponents of the law — including physicians' organizations, which had filed briefs in support vowed to appeal the decision.
Radiotherapy for the treatment of "minimal" positive axillary lymph nodes in patients with early-stage breast cancer was comparable in efficacy and was associated with a significantly lower rate of the feared side effect of lymphedema compared to surgery, new 10-year data from a major randomized trial indicate.
The previous found that white adipose tissue (WAT) hyperplasia in obese mice was limited by dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 PUFA). Here we aim to characterize the underlying mechanism.
Bowel (colorectal) cancer is the third most commonly occurring cancer in men and the second most commonly occurring cancer in women worldwide. The global burden is expected to increase by 60% to more than 2.2 million new cases and 1.1 million deaths by 2030.
Thalassemia is a hereditary hemolytic disease characterized by abnormal hemoglobin (Hb) production; the severity of the disease is based on the specific globin chain mutation or deletion. Blood transfusions can help to treat the symptoms of several forms of thalassemia, and many patients with thalassemia can expect to have normal life expectancies.