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Skin cancer may increase subsequent primary malignancy risk

Skin cancer may increase subsequent primary malignancy risk

Research suggests that people with non-melanoma skin cancer are at moderately increased risk for developing other primary malignancies in the future, particularly breast and lung cancer and melanoma. [More]
Hostility linked to poor sleep quality

Hostility linked to poor sleep quality

People with high levels of hostility are like to have poor sleep quality, suggests research showing a robust link between the two features. [More]
Colombian antenatal HIV testing rates reveal health insurance paradox

Colombian antenatal HIV testing rates reveal health insurance paradox

The introduction of subsidized health insurance for poor people in Colombia resulted in decreased access to HIV tests in antenatal care, research shows. [More]
Ocular tuberculosis presents a diagnostic challenge

Ocular tuberculosis presents a diagnostic challenge

Mycobacterial ocular inflammation typically arises without concomitant systemic or pulmonary disease and should be suspected in patients who do not respond to anti-inflammatory therapy. [More]
Nephropathy risk lowered by glucose, BP control in Type 1 diabetes

Nephropathy risk lowered by glucose, BP control in Type 1 diabetes

Individuals with Type 1 diabetes should keep good control of their blood sugar levels and blood pressure to reduce their risk for developing nephropathy, say researchers. [More]
Mental illness linked to substance use disorder transition

Mental illness linked to substance use disorder transition

Research shows that there is a strong association between rates of transition from substance use to substance use disorder and the lifetime risk for mental illness, particularly personality and psychotic disorders. [More]
Childhood bacterial meningitis influences educational, financial achievement

Childhood bacterial meningitis influences educational, financial achievement

Research suggests that children who become infected with bacterial meningitis have a lower educational achievement and are less likely to be economically self-sufficient in adulthood than those who do not. [More]
Sugary drink consumption impacts diabetes risk

Sugary drink consumption impacts diabetes risk

Research shows that consuming sugar-sweetened drinks significantly increases a person’s risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. [More]
Serum C-peptide levels predict cardiovascular death risk

Serum C-peptide levels predict cardiovascular death risk

Levels of C-peptide predict the risk for death from cardiovascular disease in nondiabetic adults, show data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. [More]
Schizophrenia cardiovascular risk under-recognized in primary care

Schizophrenia cardiovascular risk under-recognized in primary care

UK researchers have found that despite being a major contributor to premature deaths among patients with schizophrenia, cardiovascular disease is less likely to be recorded on their primary care records than people without schizophrenia. [More]
Arsenic exposure may trigger hypertension

Arsenic exposure may trigger hypertension

Results from a Chinese study suggest that exposure to arsenic through contaminated drinking water may increase a person’s risk for developing hypertension. [More]
Chinese bird flu continues to spread

Chinese bird flu continues to spread

The H7N9 avian influenza outbreak in China is continuing to spread, although authorities believe that the large majority of those affected did not become infected via human-to-human contact. [More]
Addiction risk increased after mild traumatic brain injury

Addiction risk increased after mild traumatic brain injury

A study of military personnel suggests that individuals who have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury are at increased for addiction-related disorders. [More]
Artificial pancreas outperforms insulin pump in diabetes camp

Artificial pancreas outperforms insulin pump in diabetes camp

An artificial pancreas system proved more effective at controlling nocturnal glucose levels than a sensor-augmented insulin pump, in a study of children with Type 1 diabetes treated outside the hospital setting in a diabetes camp, report researchers. [More]
Halometasone and fusidic acid optimal for infected eczema

Halometasone and fusidic acid optimal for infected eczema

Results from a randomized, open-label phase III trial suggest that a combination cream of halometasone and fusidic acid reduces symptoms of eczema to a similar degree to a betamethasone and neomycin sulphate cream, but is more effective at treating infected lesions. [More]
Pharmacist-led intervention combats hypertension

Pharmacist-led intervention combats hypertension

A home-based intervention led by clinical pharmacists and involving an internet monitoring tool results in marked reductions in blood pressure, say researchers. [More]
Cochlear implants improve speech perception in early bilateral SNHL

Cochlear implants improve speech perception in early bilateral SNHL

Cochlear implant surgery in children with an early diagnosis of bilateral sensorineural hearing loss results in significant progressive improvements in speech perception and intelligibility, suggest study findings. [More]
Aerobic fitness improves academic performance in school children

Aerobic fitness improves academic performance in school children

Aerobic fitness significantly predicts academic performance in school age children and adolescents independently of body mass index and socioeconomic status, show study findings. [More]
Salty diet may trigger autoimmune disease

Salty diet may trigger autoimmune disease

Results from two studies published in Nature show that eating a salty diet may trigger the development of autoimmunity. [More]
Zinc protoporphyrin a marker for iron deficiency in low-income children

Zinc protoporphyrin a marker for iron deficiency in low-income children

Researchers say that zinc protoporphyrin could be a useful measure for screening infants from low-income families for iron deficiency, as well as for monitoring response to therapy, especially among children with anemia. [More]