Today's Health News

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

RA linked to increased risk for developing diabetes; association remained in sensitivity analysis

Diagnoses of Common Conditions Declined in March to May 2020

Common mental health diagnoses reduced 50 percent; similar drops seen in circulatory system diseases, T2DM

Heavy Sugar-Sweetened Drink Intake Decreasing Overall in U.S.

Heavy SSB intake up for adults ≥60 years; no change seen for those age 40 to 59 years, non-Mexican Hispanics

Measures of Central Adiposity Linked to All-Cause Mortality

Waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height ratio linked to increased all-cause mortality

Major Adverse CV Event Risk Reduced With SGLT2 Inhibitors

Risks for MACE, MI, cardiovascular death, heart failure, all-cause mortality lower versus DPP-4 inhibitors

Oral Steroids May Raise Risks for Diabetes, HTN, VTE in Children

But absolute risks for these complications still low among children receiving glucocorticoids

Metformin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors With T2DM

Cognitive decline slower, dementia risk reduced in seniors with diabetes receiving metformin

Loneliness a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Findings independent of known diabetes risk factors, depression, living alone, social isolation

Individuals With Diabetes Have Increased Risk for Falls

Risk for falls higher in adjusted analysis for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Glucocorticoids Linked to Hospitalized Infection Risk in RA

Risk for hospitalized infections up for patients with RA receiving DMARDs with continued glucocorticoid use