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Mom's pre-pregnancy weight impacts infant's risk of heart disease

Adults born to women who were overweight before pregnancy may be more likely to die from cardiovascular disease.

Mentally challenging jobs preserve cognitive skills in later life

Patients who had mentally stimulating jobs appeared to retain sharper thinking even years after retirement.

Abuse-resistant hydrocodone approved by FDA

Hydrocodone bitartrate is difficult to crush, break, or dissolve, making it resistant to abuse.

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Mom's pre-pregnancy weight impacts infant's risk of heart disease

Mom's pre-pregnancy weight impacts infant's risk of heart disease

Adults born to women who were overweight before pregnancy may be more likely to die from cardiovascular disease.

Mentally challenging jobs preserve cognitive skills in later life

Mentally challenging jobs preserve cognitive skills in later life

Patients who had mentally stimulating jobs appeared to retain sharper thinking even years after retirement.

Abuse-resistant hydrocodone approved by FDA

Abuse-resistant hydrocodone approved by FDA

Hydrocodone bitartrate is difficult to crush, break, or dissolve, making it resistant to abuse.

Diabetes costs United States $322B annually

Diabetes costs United States $322B annually

In 2012,the cost of prediabetes was $44 billion, while the cost of undiagnosed diabetes was $33 billion.

Telephone reminders ups cardiovascular disease medication adherence

Telephone reminders ups cardiovascular disease medication adherence

Small but statistically significant improvements in adherence were seen among intervention participants.

Long-term opioid use ups mortality risk in patients with chronic pain

Long-term opioid use ups mortality risk in patients with chronic pain

Compared with patients without chronic pain, opioid users had higher risks of injuries and toxicity/poisoning resulting in hospital inpatient admissions.

Genetically low vitamin D levels may increase early death risk

Genetically low vitamin D levels may increase early death risk

Gene variants linked to vitamin levels didn't affect cardiovascular-related mortality.

Despite weight gain, quitting smoking still heathlier

Despite weight gain, quitting smoking still heathlier

Compared with patients who kept smoking, the risk of dying was still 34% lower among quitters who did not gain weight.

High trans fat consumption tied to worse memory in men

High trans fat consumption tied to worse memory in men

Men who ate more trans fat demonstrated notably worse performance on the word memory test.

Biologics may up fungal infection risk in patients with psoriasis

Biologics may up fungal infection risk in patients with psoriasis

The incidence of deep fungal infections has risen with the increase of biologic treatment in psoriasis patients.

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