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Long-term differentiated thyroid cancer survival linked to diastolic dysfunction

November 20, 2017

Long-term survivors of pediatric differentiated thyroid cancer are more likely to have diastolic dysfunction, suggesting early cardiac aging, compared with controls who were never exposed to differentiated thyroid cancer, according to a study.

Thera P. Links, MD, PhD, professor in the department of endocrinology at the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands, and colleagues evaluated 66 adult survivors of pediatric differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC; median age at diagnosis, 16 years) treated in the Netherlands between 1970 and 2009 to determine the prevalence of cardiac dysfunction and atrial fibrillation.

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AAP: Empathetic counseling needed to address pediatric obesity stigma

November 20, 2017
A ‘patient first’ approach using positive language and actions is encouraged when treating children who have overweight or obesity to reduce the stigma…
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Childhood abuse, parental mental illness raise risk for type 2 diabetes in adulthood

November 17, 2017
Childhood trauma, including sexual, physical and verbal abuse, raises the risk for developing type 2 diabetes in adulthood by as much as 57%, according to an analysis…
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Prenatal air pollution exposure linked to infant weight gain in girls

November 16, 2017
Increased cord blood levels of leptin and high-molecular-weight adiponectin are associated with greater prenatal exposure to traffic-related air pollution, which may…
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Practical Lipidology® Volume 4, Number 1: Focus on LDL Reduction and PCSK9 Inhibition

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A preponderance of data shows that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) plays a causal role in atherosclerotic…
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