New Guidelines for Acromegaly Include Advice on PregnancyNew Guidelines for Acromegaly Include Advice on Pregnancy
The US Endocrine Society issues first-ever guidance on management of acromegaly, cosponsored by the European Society of Endocrinology. Medscape Medical News
Heart disease in pregnancy may manifest as acute coronary syndromes, decompensated valvular disease, and acute heart failure. These disease processes may represent progression of preexisting disease versus newly developed disease resulting from the physiologic changes of pregnancy. Early recognition of clinical presentations, judicious use of diagnostic studies, and multidisciplinary management of patient and fetal considerations can lead to optimal outcomes in this unique patient subset.
Mouthwash may kill off helpful microbes in the mouth which protect against these conditions, found the Harvard School of Public Health which suggests swilling once not twice a day may be best.
This amount cuts the risk of heart disease by 15% and early death by 17%, found the University of Southampton. It also slashes chances of certain cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia.
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[New Times] All is set for the inaugural Run Blue race aimed at fighting diabetes.
(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a signaling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels. The findings, published in Nature Communications, may improve current strategies to improve blood flow in ischemic tissue, such as that found in atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease associated with diabetes.
By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health,a UCLA study found. Comparing figures from 2006 through 2013, researchers found that more people were screened for diabetes, high cholesterol, cigarette use and high blood pressure — all risk factors for heart disease — after the ACA was implemented than before.But the research, published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Managed Care, also revealed a disparity between men and women in one key area. Although more men who ...
Authors: Briganti SI, Gaspa G, Tabacco G, Naciu AM, Cesareo R, Manfrini S, Palermo A Abstract In humans, irisin is produced mainly by skeletal muscle in response to physical activity. It has been demonstrated that irisin plays a pivotal role in inducing fat browning and regulating energy expenditure. New findings from various studies conducted in both animals and humans suggest that irisin can affect bone and glucose metabolism. In particular, irisin is able to increase bone cortical mass by stimulating the osteoblast pathways, and irisin levels are inversely correlated with the incidence of fragility fractures amo...
Authors: Jiao X, Li G, Yin X PMID: 29160050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Guo W, Zhang B, Wang X Abstract INTRODUCTION: Irisin is a newly discovered myokine, which is involved in energy metabolism and associated with "browning" of the white adipose tissue, obesity, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. It's still uncertain that whether irisin level is associated with coronary artery disease. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between irisin levels and coronary artery disease. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A search of PubMed, MEDLINE, Elsevier Science Direct, Springer, Web of Science and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) for studies pu...