New tool assesses risk of depression in adolescence

A study involving researchers from King’s College London, has developed a predictive tool that can recognise adolescents who are at high or low risk of depression in young adulthood. Using data from over 2,000 Brazilian adolescents, the researchers developed the tool that can help identify which young people will go on to experience a major depressive disorder when they reach […]

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CDC assesses burden of eye disorders in adults with diabetes

(HealthDay)—Eye disorders frequently affect adults aged 45 years and older with diagnosed diabetes, and disorders are more common for those with diagnosed diabetes for 10 years or more, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Amy E. Cha, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the National Center for Health […]

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Novel technique accurately assesses cardiovascular risks

A new noninvasive technique for imaging the carotid artery offers advantages over other imaging methods and could provide an earlier, more accurate assessment of cardiovascular disease risk, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. The carotid arteries are the blood vessels located on the left and right side of the neck that bring oxygenated blood to the head. […]

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