Medical research

Telomere length unaffected by smoking: study

A new study has surprised the medical world, finding that smoking does not shorten the length of telomeres—a marker at the end of our chromosomes that is widely accepted as an indicator of ageing.

Ophthalmology

Impaired vision tied to perceived discrimination in older adults

(HealthDay)—Older adults with impaired vision are at increased risk for perceived discrimination, which in turn is associated with poorer emotional well-being, according to a study published online May 30 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In men, low BMI tied to later inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Low body mass index (BMI) among men entering adult life is associated with an increased incidence of Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) up to 40 years later, according to a study published online ...

Cardiology

Heart failure deaths rising in younger adults

Death rates due to heart failure are now increasing, and this increase is most prominent among younger adults under 65, considered premature death, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Pediatrics

IVF birth weights increased over 25 years

A new study led by University of Manchester scientists has revealed that babies born by In Vitro Fertilisation at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester have increased in birth weight by nearly 200g over the past 25 years.

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