In the Journals

Children born to mothers with mental illness less likely to finish school

March 21, 2019
Children of mothers with mental disorders were more likely not to complete primary education than children of mothers without mental disorders, study…
In the Journals

Adverse childhood events lead to high out-of-pocket medical costs in adulthood

March 21, 2019
Greater exposure to adverse childhood experiences was associated with higher out-of-pocket medical expenses and financial burden in adulthood…
In the Journals

HbA1c point-of-care test reliably diagnoses diabetes

March 21, 2019
A point-of-care HbA1c test using either finger stick or venous blood sampling can be used to accurately diagnose diabetes in adults, according to…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Midday naps lower BP in patients with hypertension

March 20, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Among patients with arterial hypertension, those who napped in midday had lower BP compared with those who did not take a nap…

WHO launches global strategy against influenza

March 20, 2019
WHO recently announced a new global strategy for the years 2019 to 2030 that is aimed at protecting people in all countries from influenza. …
Meeting News

Aspirin no longer recommended for most adults

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS —Aspirin is no longer recommended for primary prevention of CVD in most adults aged 70 and older, according to new American Heart…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Fitness increases survival rates regardless of CV burden in elderly

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Increased fitness in adults aged at least 70 years may lead to better survival rates despite CVD risk factor burden, according to…
In the Journals

Breast cancer screening linked to lower mortality risk, greater therapy benefit

March 16, 2019
Women who underwent routine mammography screening demonstrated a 60% lower risk for dying of breast cancer within a decade of diagnosis than women…
In the Journals

Vegetarian diet may lower risk for type 2 diabetes

March 15, 2019
Healthy British adults who reported consuming little or no red meat were 11% to 36% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes during nearly 2 decades of…
In the Journals

More teens, young adults report mental health issues vs. 10 years ago

March 14, 2019
Rates of serious psychological distress, major depression, suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide and completed suicide have increased between 2005 and…
Meeting News

Heart health awareness not strong in young women

March 14, 2019
Most adolescent and young women are unaware that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, according to a survey…
Feature

Fighting an 'invisible epidemic' during Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

March 13, 2019
Faced with an increasing incidence and prevalence of autoimmune disease in the United States —approximately 23.5 million Americans are affected…
In the Journals

Children as young as 10 years may be at risk for suicide

March 12, 2019
In a sample of 79 children aged 10 to 12 years presenting to the ED, nearly one-third screened positive for suicide risk, according to a NIH study.
Meeting News

PrEP uptake increases nearly 30% among MSM at high risk for HIV

March 12, 2019
SEATTLE — Between 2014 and 2017, the proportion of high-risk men who have sex with men who are taking pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for…
In the Journals

Diet quality at midlife does not influence dementia risk

March 12, 2019
Patients’ diet quality during midlife was not significantly associated with a subsequent risk for dementia, according to findings recently…
In the Journals

Genomic alterations in prostate cancer could help define disease risk

March 10, 2019
Chromosomal alterations could potentially identify men with low-risk prostate cancer detected by needle biopsy who have higher-risk disease in their…
In the Journals

Weekend 'recovery sleep' fails to prevent weight gain, improve insulin sensitivity

March 9, 2019
Sleeping in during weekends to “catch up” on missed sleep during the week will not prevent weight gain or improve a reduction insulin…
In the Journals

AHA: Hookah smoking may promote CV harm

March 8, 2019
There is evidence that water pipe tobacco or hookah smoking may present risk for CVD, but further research is needed to determine its long-term…
In the Journals

Midlife may not be too late to start exercising

March 8, 2019
Adults who increased leisure-time physical activity later in life had a low risk for mortality comparable to those who maintained activity…

Alcohol, drug, suicide fatality rates continue to climb

March 8, 2019
More than 150,000 Americans died from alcohol- and drug-induced fatalities and suicide in 2017, according to an analysis conducted by Trust for…
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