Cardiology

Considerable resource use, costs for cardiovascular care

(HealthDay)—The 10-year costs associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are considerable, according to a study published in the March 13 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Cardiology

USPSTF: Evidence lacking for nontraditional CVD risk factors

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that current evidence is insufficient to assess the use of nontraditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment. They also ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asymptomatic infection helps norovirus to spread in Indonesia

Norovirus, also referred to as the "winter vomiting bug", is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in humans. A Japanese research team has shown that norovirus is significantly present in the stools of healthy volunteers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

USPSTF draft recommendation urges against COPD screening

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has found no net benefit for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) screening in asymptomatic adults and consequently recommends against screening. These ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Benefits of thyroid screening unclear

Researchers for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) suggest that more research is needed to determine the benefits of screening asymptomatic individuals for thyroid dysfunction. Their review is being published ...

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