Hearing impairment is associated with depression, especially for older women
Individuals with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) have an increased risk of subsequent primary cancers.
For children aged 2-15 years, asthma exacerbations and asthma medication prescriptions peak in September, correlating with the start of the school year.
Among survivors of acute myocardial infarction, nocturnal respiratory rate is significantly associated with cardiac mortality.
For older patients hospitalized with heart failure, a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) score is associated with mortality over two years.
Experts have identified three major sources of high cancer costs and argue that cancer doctors can likely reduce them without harm to patients. The cost-cutting proposals call for changes in routine clinical practice involved in end-of-life care, medical imaging, and drug pricing.
Pancreatic stellate cells, which normally aid tissue repair, unwittingly help pancreatic cancer grow and spread in a method of cell hijack only seen before in brain and breast cancer, according to new research. The research also revealed that the process can be blocked, thereby preventing the growth and spread of the tumor.
A novel blood-based biomarker test has been shown to predict with over 90% accuracy the likelihood of a healthy individual developing mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease within three years.