News tagged with risk factors

Gout linked to heightened diabetes risk

Gout is linked to a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, suggests research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. The magnitude of the association seems to be significantly greater in women, among whom t ...

Oct 02, 2014
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More HIV+ patients undergoing spinal fusion

(HealthDay)—More HIV-positive patients are undergoing spinal fusions, and these patients have higher rates of complications resulting from the procedures, according to a study published in the Sept. 15 ...

Sep 25, 2014
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Cryptogenic strokes may find explanation in the heart

More than half of the patients who have suffered a stroke with no well-defined aetiology have an enlarged left atrial appendage of the heart, according to a Finnish study. The results indicate that the enlargement of the ...

Sep 25, 2014
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First drink to first drunk

Although starting to drink at an early age is one of the most frequently studied risk factors for subsequent heavy drinking and related negative outcomes, findings have been inconsistent. An alternative indicator of risk ...

Sep 23, 2014
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