According to researchers, in severely obese teens with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery provides significantly better weight reduction, diabetes remission, and improvement of cardiovascular risk factors than did medical therapies. A secondary analysis of data from two large cohort studies makes a case for considering a surgical solution to youth-onset type 2 diabetes.
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Exposure to childhood violence is linked to psychiatric disorders, according to a study published in Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry. The results showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated with an internalizing disorder such as depression and anxiety and an externalizing disorder including attention-deficit hyperactivity.
Children who are vitamin D deficient have a greater risk of having more severe forearm fractures requiring surgical treatment, according to a new study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
This is the first report that shows the important link between low vitamin D levels and the severity of fractures in children caused by low-energy, less traumatic events such as falling off a bike or falling while running.
According to research, almost 5% of younger women aged between 20 and 44 have struggled with major depression, and another 4% of women have experienced minor depression
The study has shown that exclusive breastfeeding during the first few days of life is positively associated with longer-term breastfeeding, while in-hospital formula use is associated with breastfeeding for a significantly shorter duration
During some kinds of blood donations, you get most of your blood back. For example, platelet donation involves a procedure in which donor blood is filtered to harvest the platelets for medical use and the rest of the blood components are returned to the donor's body. The byproducts of this procedure – a fraction of immune cells – are typically discarded.
Mandatory influenza vaccination may reduce absenteeism in healthcare workers resulting from flu-like symptoms, according to a study published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. The researchers found that it improves vaccination rates by as much as 30% and reduce absenteeism during critical periods by about 6%.
The most popular flu drug oseltamivir — commonly known as Tamiflu — does not cause an increased risk of suicide in pediatric patients, a new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine suggests.
Researchers conducted a study during the height of the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic and found that a majority of participants (59.7%) would pay at least $1 for a vaccine.
In this study, researchers analyzed the protein pathways that are closely linked to changes in both triglyceride and hemoglobin A1c levels in diabetic patients have been identified. The findings of two related studies bring new interest in additional research that will help healthcare providers understand the links and identify ways to intervene earlier and prevent the onset of heart disease or diabetic complications.
In the study, researchers assessed the visual impairment and intracranial pressure (VIIP) syndrome is a neuro-ophthalmologic condition described in astronauts returning from long-duration space missions. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), also known as pseudotumor cerebri, is characterized by a chronic elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP) in the absence of an intracranial mass lesion.
In a study of patients with anal cancer, living in low median household income areas was linked with an increased risk of early death. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that socioeconomic inequalities may affect cancer outcomes, especially for highly treatable and curable tumors such as anal cancer.