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Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015

Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than ever living with illnesses or disabilities, according to recently published data in The Lancet.

“The world has made great progress in health, but now the challenge is to invest in finding more effective ways of preventing or treating the major causes of illness and disability,” Theo Vos, MD, MSc, PhD, professor of global health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at University of Washington, said in a press release.

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Pregnancy success rate with daily, low-dose hCG injection similar to vaginal hormonal gel

August 27, 2015
A daily subcutaneous injection of human chorionic gonadotropin for 2 weeks after an embryo transfer resulted in as many successful pregnancies for women as those who…
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Type 2 diabetes diagnosis related to antibiotic use

August 27, 2015
More antibiotic use was found among people with type 2 diabetes in the years leading up to the diagnosis compared with people without type 2 diabetes, according to…
Martijn Finken In the Journals

Maternal hypothyroidism in pregnancy affects math scores in offspring

August 27, 2015
Children born to mothers who have low levels of free thyroxine during their pregnancy are more likely to perform poorly on math tests at age 5 years when compared with…
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Asthma, obesity impact physical activity in adolescents

August 27, 2015
Adolescents with asthma demonstrated less physical activity than those without asthma, according to study results.Sex also appeared to effect physical activity in this…
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Obesity Consults

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 5
Practical Guide to Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

This activity is supported by educational grants from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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VIDEO: Chef integrates food and medicine in promotion of cardiometabolic health

VIDEO: Chef integrates food and medicine in promotion of cardiometabolic health

August 10, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — Chef Leah Sarris, program director at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane…
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Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Anti-VEGF is well established as first-line therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related…
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