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Vitamin D Levels and MS: What's the Link?

Lower vitamin D levels may lead to increased risk of multiple sclerosis, according a new genetic study published in PLOS Medicine.

At What Age Should Children With T1D Begin Retinopathy Screenings?

Researchers are recommending delaying annual diabetic retinopathy screenings in children with type 1 diabetes until age 15 or five years after their diabetes diagnosis, whichever occurs later.

Support for PrEP in Clinical Setting, As Study Reports No New HIV Infections

New research in Clinical Infectious Diseases supports the use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection, as one of the first and largest published studies of PrEP in a clinical setting found no new cases of HIV among patients after initiation of PrEP.

DEA-Led 'Operation Cyber Juice' to Target Underground Steroid Labs

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials introduced Operation Cyber Juice, a multi-agency collaboration law enforcement action targeting every level of the global underground anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

Early Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Up A-Fib Risk Later

Exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke during childhood or while in the womb may increase risk of atrial fibrillation in adulthood.

Fewer Repeat Hemorrhagic Strokes Seen With Better BP Control

Survivors of intracerebral hemorrhage may be at higher risk for recurrence if their blood pressure (BP) isn't under control, a new study warns.

Bike Injuries Up Among Older Americans

Injuries among older bicyclists have increased dramatically in recent years.

Can Losing Weight Reduce Alzheimer's Risk?

Among elderly adults with Alzheimer's disease, those who were overweight at age 50 tended to develop dementia earlier.

Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Marijuana

Many adolescents with chronic diseases such as asthma and juvenile arthritis have consumed alcohol or smoked marijuana in the last year.

Knee, Hip Replacement May Not Have Cardioprotective Effect After All

Patients who have total hip or knee replacement surgery face a greater risk for myocardial infarction (MI) during the first month following the procedure.