Today's Health News

Higher Carotid Plaque Burden Seen With Persistent Asthma

Persistent asthma linked to carotid plaque, total plaque score, even after adjustment for baseline interleukin-6, CRP

Changes in Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Alteration in Risk for Gout

Among young male adults, those with MetS at three health checkups had nearly fourfold increased risk for incident gout

Acupuncture Helps Alleviate Back/Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Researchers find acupuncture has no observable severe adverse influences on newborns

Bariatric Surgery Cuts CVD Risk in Patients With Obesity, NAFLD

Findings seen versus nonsurgical care among individuals with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Morning Exercise Tied to Larger Cuts in Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Physical activity in the morning reduces risk for CVD, regardless of total activity level; findings more evident in women

Flu Shots Cut Some Cardiac Complications in Patients With Heart Failure

Less pneumonia, fewer cardiovascular events, deaths, hospitalizations seen during peak flu season

Significant Treatment Attrition Rate Seen in Multiple Myeloma

In patients receiving autologous stem cell transplant, 57.6 percent advanced to second-line treatment, 32.6 percent to third-line

Measuring Vertebral Arteries Can Clarify Pathology of Transient Vascular Vertigo

Different results of MV ratio and cVEMP seen between TVV cases with and without central nervous system symptoms

Isolated Nail Psoriasis Does Not Increase Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Both metabolic syndrome components and related medical conditions seen at similar rates between patients with, without isolated nail psoriasis

Serum 25(OH)D Levels Linked to Diabetes in African-Americans

Risk for diabetes lower with higher 25(OH)D in Jackson Heart Study and Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis