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Lung Disease and Childhood Measles are Linked

In a new Respirology study, having measles—a highly contagious respiratory infection—during early childhood was linked with an increased risk of developing the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in middle age, but only in adults with asthma and a considerable history of smoking.

Navigator Guidance May Improve Patients' Life-Saving Kidney Transplants

In a new study, the researcher examined a trained navigator who provided guidance to disadvantaged patients with kidney failure helped increase access to the transplant waitlist among patients who needed a longer time to get through the transplant evaluation process. The study was published in Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), may help improve patients' chances of receiving potentially life-saving kidney transplants.

A High-Energy Breakfast Leads Better Diabetes Control

A new study examined that patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, a meal schedule that includes a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin. This study shows that, in obese insulin-treated type 2 diabetes patients, a diet with three meals per day, consisting of a big breakfast, average lunch, and small dinner, had many rapid and positive effects compared to the traditional diet with six small meals evenly distributed throughout the day.