For every five unit increase in body mass index there were greater excess risks of incident atrial fibrillation in cohort and case-control studies.
In 1990, 12.3 million people died worldwide of heart disease. The number grew to 17.3 million by 2013, an increase of 40%.
Evidence of immune system changes were only found in first three years of disease.
The highest amount of whole grain intake, compared with the lowest amount of whole grain intake, was significantly associated with reduced risk for CHD.
A statistically significant increase in death rates from hypothermia occurred between 2003 and 2013.
IOM committee proposes name change to 'systemic exertion intolerance disease'.
When it came to political ideologies, 30% of conservatives and moderates died compared with 25% of liberals.
Levels of alkaline phosphatase that were two times the upper limit of normal at one year after study enrollment best predicted patient outcomes.
The decreasing popularity of tanning salons may be a contributing factor to the drop of emergency care visits because of overexposure to UV radiation.
There is not enough evidence to support vitamin D deficiency screenings said the USPSTF in a final recommendation statement.
In black patients and those with chronic kidney disease, the risk of major bleeding was especially high.
Women with urgency UI (the loss of urine for no apparent reason after suddenly feeling the need or urge to urinate) should undergo bladder training.
Effect appears to be greater when baseline blood pressure is elevated.
A new study suggests organically grown produce and grains contain less cadmium and more antioxidants.
Complaints about lack of sleep and postnasal drip may describe worsening heart failure.
To ensure that therapeutic interventions begin in time, providers must be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an acute ischemic stroke.
Pediatric hospitalizations due to hypertension were associated with $3.1 billion in charges from 1997 to 2006.
Patients with prediabetes who achieve normal glucose regulation, even just one time, have a lower risk for progressing to diabetes.
Using plumbing as an analogy for atherosclerosis can help improve treatment adherence.
Daily low-dose aspirin use to prevent heart disease is associated with an increased risk of major gastrointestinal (GI) or cerebral bleeding.
There may be a BMI-specific threshold above which lymphatic flow is impaired, study findings suggest.
An evidence-based guideline is available to help primary-care clinicians lower the burden of coronary deaths in this adult population
Ticagrelor significantly reduced the rate of cardiovascular death, MI or stroke compared with clopidogrel in a clinical trial.
One in six people aged 75 years and older is likely to have at least one abnormal liver test, and those who have two or more are twice as likely to die from cancer and 17 times more likely to die from liver disease.
American Society of Addiction Medicine recognizes addiction as a chronic brain disorder and advises clinicians to approach treatment similar to other chronic illnesses such as heart disease or diabetes.
Should a man with a positive fecal occult blood test and a normal colonscopy without GI symptoms be referred to a gastroenterologist?
A hypertensive patient with migraines experienced undesirable side effects (irritability and weight gain) while taking the nonselective beta-blockers nadolol (Corgard) and propranolol (Inderal).
Identifying this behavior could help clinicians develop targeted smoking cessation interventions for those at greatest risk.
Interim findings from an epidemiological study involving 193,099 patients with diabetes showed that using pioglitazone longer than one year increased patients' risk for bladder cancer.
Constipation, an easy-to-identify condition, may be a marker for cardiovascular risk factors and increased cardiovascular risk in older women, data from a large analysis indicate