A ground-breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with estimated bone mineral density (BMD), one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis.
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Women who have given birth may have a significantly higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke compared with women who have never had children, and the risk appears to increase with each live birth, new research suggests.
A new study suggests that people over age 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue to drink moderate amounts of alcohol without worsening their condition. The study, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, showed a survival benefit for moderate drinkers compared with those who abstained from alcohol.
To describe the current scientific knowledge on the effects of physical exercise on the growth of children and adolescents since intrauterine life. A search was carried out in the Medline, Embase, Scielo, and Cochrane databases of studies published from 1990 to 2018. The authors included studies with different designs: clinical trials, cohort, cross-sectional and review studies.
A sizable study still can not explain why black Americans are much more likely than whites to suffer sudden cardiac death. "At the end of the day, we just don't have a full understanding of why patients who are black are more likely to succumb to [sudden cardiac death]—a clear problem and knowledge gap on many levels," said study lead author Dr. Rajat Deo, University of Pennsylvania.
Using data from a nationwide survey that represents 11 million women with heart and blood vessel diseases, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say women continue to report significant disparities in the care they receive compared with men.
Pembrolizumab benefits a minority of heavily pretreated patients with advanced metastatic adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, according to an open-label phase 2 trial.
People who are less likely to put on excess fat around their hips due to their genes are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart attacks, according to a new study led by scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge.
The mechanism of functional recovery in the right hemisphere (RH) stroke patients when attempting to comprehend a proverb has not been identified. We previously reported that there is bilateral hemisphere involvement during proverb comprehension in the normal population.
The skin is our largest organ, and, among other things, it provides protection against mechanical impacts. To ensure this protection, skin cells have to be connected to one another especially closely. Exactly how this mechanical stability is provided on the molecular level was unclear for a long time.
Mandatory opioid tapers could sometimes do more harm than good, international medical experts warn in an open letter to health authorities. The letter, published in the journal Pain Medicine, outlines risks associated with forced tapering of opioids and petitions U.S. policymakers to develop guidelines that are not "aggressive and unrealistic."