HTN in Young Adulthood Linked to CVD Later in Life

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — High blood pressure (BP) in early adulthood is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life, according to two studies published in the Nov. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Yuichiro Yano, M.D., Ph.D., from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues examined the risk for […]

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Lax state gun laws linked to more child, teen gun deaths, study finds

Compared with U.S. states with the strictest gun control legislation, gun deaths among children and teenagers are twice as common in states with the most lax gun laws, a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. In addition, states with laws that restrict children’s access to guns have lower rates of firearm-related suicides among youth, even after […]

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Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 — Certain weather conditions are associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online Oct. 24 in JAMA Cardiology. Moman A. Mohammad, M.D., from Lund University in Sweden, and colleagues used daily weather data from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and the Swedish nationwide coronary care unit registry to […]

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Psoriasis linked to increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Psoriasis appears to be significantly associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a review published online Oct. 24 in JAMA Dermatology. Yun Fu, M.D., from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues assessed case-control, cross-sectional, or cohort studies that examined either the odds or risk for IBD in patients with psoriasis. Based on five case-control or cross-sectional studies […]

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