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May 6, 2016

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May 6, 2016

Climate Change May Contribute to Rising Rates of Chronic Kidney Disease

May 5, 2016 — Chronic kidney disease that is not associated with traditional risk factors appears to be increasing in rural hot communities as worldwide temperature progressively rises. The condition has likely ... read more

Diabetes Risk of Common Arthritis Medicine Quantified for First Time

May 4, 2016 — Glucocorticoid (or steroid) therapy, prescribed to around half of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, is a known risk factor for developing diabetes. A study has found how the risk of diabetes ... read more

One in Four Patients With COPD Suffer from Depression

May 3, 2016 — One in four patients with COPD suffer from depressive symptoms, new research show, and if not treated, those symptoms can have a negative effect on their overall health and treatment ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Scientists raise are raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety. Herbal remedies are an overlooked global ... read more

Mother's Hepatitis B Supports Chronic Infection in Children, Study Finds

May 3, 2016 — Chronic hepatitis B infection could one day be cleared from a person's system with a series of shots. 'Hepatic macrophages' -- liver immune cells that eliminate foreign substances and ... read more

Number of HIV Infections Falling in United States, but Fails to Meet Reduction Goals

May 3, 2016 — The number of new HIV infections occurring annually in the United States decreased by an estimated 11 percent from 2010 to 2015, while the HIV transmission rate decreased by an estimated 17 percent ... read more

Depression Worsens COPD Symptoms

May 3, 2016 — Debilitating symptoms from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can worsen in patients who also experience depression, research suggests. Patients who had pre-existing depression or developed ... read more

Yoga, Aquatic Exercise Can Help Combat MS Symptoms

May 3, 2016 — Exercise can have a positive influence on certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis, say researchers. Patients who do yoga and aquatic exercise suffer less from fatigue, depression and paresthesia, as ... read more

Genetic Switch Could Be Key to Increased Health, Lifespan

May 2, 2016 — Stressing a worm's mitochondria at a key time in early development is known to improve their metabolic health and extend lifespan. Researchers discovered what's behind this: enzymes that ... read more

Psychiatric Symptoms Impact Mental Health Court Engagement

May 2, 2016 — People living with mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Interventions to help this population, such as mental health courts, are becoming popular across the country. New ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Follicular helper T cells (Tfh cells), a rare type of T cells, are indispensible for the maturation of antibody-producing B cells. They promote the proliferation of B cells that produce highly ... read more

Percentage of US Children Who Have Chronic Health Conditions on the Rise

Apr. 30, 2016 — The percentage of children with chronic health conditions is on the rise, and new research shows this is especially true among children who live in or near ... read more

Asthma-Related Twitter Posts Can Predict Rise in Hospital Visits

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research suggests that to predict -- and possibly prevent -- severe asthma attacks in a community, physicians can look for clues in social ... read more

Depression Symptoms That Steadily Increase in Later Life Predict Higher Dementia Risk, Study Shows

Apr. 29, 2016 — Depression symptoms that steadily increase in older adults are more strongly linked to dementia than any other types of depression, and may indicate the early stages of the disease, according to the ... read more

In Older Adults, Frailty and Depression Symptoms Are Linked and Can Affect Spouses

Apr. 29, 2016 — Researchers examined the effects of frailty and depression on married couples. People married to a frail spouse were likely to become frail themselves, and people married to a depressed spouse were ... read more

Salt-Inducible Kinases May Have Therapeutic Potential for Autoimmune Diseases

Apr. 29, 2016 — A new research report suggests that specific enzymes, called 'salt-inducible kinases,' may be able to help curb runaway inflammation associated with autoimmune diseases like Crohn's ... read more

Health System Fails to Prepare Patients for Reality of Psoriatic Arthritis

Apr. 29, 2016 — People with psoriatic arthritis have told researchers about the condition’s deeply damaging mental effects and how healthcare services failed to prepare them for its reality, a new English study ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and rheumatoid arthritis -- and to identifying new drug targets ... read more

Extreme Heat, Precipitation Linked to More Severe Asthma Requiring Hospitalization

Apr. 28, 2016 — Extreme heat and heavy rainfall are related to increased risk of hospitalization for asthma in Maryland, according to a study. Based on over a decade of asthma hospitalization data (115,923 cases ... read more

First Implantable Hemodynamic Monitoring Device in Single Ventricle Fontan Anatomy

Apr. 28, 2016 — While the Fontan procedure has improved the short- and mid-term outcomes for patients born with single ventricle anatomy, long-term complications of Fontan circulation include heart failure. These ... read more

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