Low Vitamin D Tied to Risk for Renal Hyperfiltration in Healthy Adults

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 — Severe vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk for renal hyperfiltration (RHF) in relatively healthy adults, according to a study published in the December issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Jong Hyun Jhee, from the Inha University College of Medicine in Incheon, South Korea, and colleagues analyzed data from the Korean […]

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs work better in the case of a Mediterranean diet

Can improve a Mediterranean-style diet, the effectiveness of drugs? Our diet has an impact on the effectiveness of medicines? Italian Researchers found out now that the so-called statins work better when combined with a Mediterranean diet. The scientists from the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention in Italy noted in their recent study that statins are more effective when engaging people […]

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Complications, Costs Up With Cardiac Sx in Opioid Use Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — Patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) undergoing cardiac surgery have increased complications and costs, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in JAMA Surgery. Krish C. Dewan, from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and colleagues compared outcomes between cardiac surgery patients with OUD (11,359 patients) and without OUD (5,707,193 patients) from 1998 to 2013. The […]

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Exome Sequencing Provides Genetic Diagnosis for Some With CKD

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — Genes are responsible for approximately one in 10 cases of chronic kidney disease in adults, according to a study published online Dec. 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Emily E. Groopman, from Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues conducted exome sequencing and diagnostic analysis for 3,315 patients with chronic kidney disease […]

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If You’re Diabetic, Foot Care a Must

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — Good foot care is essential for people with diabetes, a foot surgeon says. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that leads to a loss of sensation in the feet, making it difficult to feel any sores, blisters or injuries, explained Dr. John Giurini. He is chief of podiatric surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in […]

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Do Your Gut Bacteria Affect Your Diabetes Meds?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — The bacteria living in your digestive system might determine how your body processes diabetes medications, a new review suggests. Researchers combed through more than 100 published studies conducted in people or in rodents to see how the gut microbiome — bacteria living in the digestive system — could impair or enhance the way diabetes drugs […]

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Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Impact Your Baby In an Unexpected Way

Diabetes is a serious, but relatively common condition — high blood sugar affects nine percent of the adult population. But a new study reveals maternal diabetes could impact unborn babies as well. In fact, the condition could increase their risk of developing congenital heart disease (CHD). The study — conducted by researchers at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital and published in […]

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Malnutrition Ups Risk of Postop Issues in Pediatric Crohn Disease

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — For children with Crohn disease (CD), malnutrition is associated with increased risk of complications after bowel surgery, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Mitchell R. Ladd, M.D., Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues calculated body mass index (BMI)-for-age Z-scores […]

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23 Make-Ahead Breakfasts Perfect for When You Need to Host a Crowd

Whether it’s for a special occasion or just a typical weekend, inviting guests to stay with you for a couple of days always seems like an amazing way to catch up with the people you love. Only when you’re playing host, it always seems like you’re spending more time making sure everyone is fed and happy than actually getting to […]

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Warning food poisoning: foods you should avoid!

Health risks: What foods you should not eat better Nausea, abdominal pain can be diarrhea and vomiting: food poisoning is very unpleasant. Certain foods pose a special health risk. An expert explains which foods should not be consumed. Food poisoning can have different causes There are generally different causes of food poisoning: “on The one hand, it is possible that […]

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