Today's Health News

Individuals With Autism at Risk for Other Health Conditions

Risk higher compared with the general population even after controlling for smoking, alcohol use, BMI

Novel Risk, Protective Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Identified

Mendelian randomization study identifies insomnia as possible risk factor for type 2 diabetes

Cancer Incidence Up for Adolescents and Young Adults

2007 to 2016 saw increase in overall cancer incidence in all age groups, mainly driven by thyroid cancer

Pacemaker Need Higher in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Older age, longer diabetes duration, higher HbA1c tied to increased risk for pacemaker transplantation

Handgrip Strength May Help Predict Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Handgrip measures + conventional risk factors improve risk assessment, especially in women

Poverty-Stricken Adults More Likely to be Calcium-, Vitamin D-Deficient

Data suggest that nutrient deficiencies affect osteoporosis risk more for poverty-stricken men versus women

Moderate, Heavy Drinking Linked to Increased BP, HTN in T2DM

Odds of elevated blood pressure and stage 1, 2 hypertension increased with moderate drinking

CDC: Nearly 800 U.S. Children Have Developed COVID-19-Related Condition

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children also associated with 16 deaths reported in 42 states

Widespread Avoidance of Medical Care Found Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Prevalence of care avoidance higher for caregivers, those with underlying conditions, disabilities

High Coronary Artery Calcium + Diabetes Even Riskier for Women

In adults with diabetes, high CAC score predicts CVD, total mortality more strongly in women than in men