Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How too much drinking harms the liver

As Americans stepped up their drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic, liver disease and transplants surged.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

These three risk factors may have the biggest impact on dementia cases

Nearly half of all dementia cases in the U.S. may be linked to a dozen modifiable risk factors—most notably high blood pressure, obesity and physical inactivity, according to new research. The findings suggest a large portion ...


Statin intolerance is over-estimated and over-diagnosed

As many as one in two patients stop taking statins, reduce the dose or take them irregularly because they believe the cholesterol-lowering drugs cause muscle pain and other side effects. Now, a new study of over 4 million ...


Smoking, alcohol intake tied to age-related macular degeneration

(HealthDay)—Genetically predicted smoking initiation and lifetime smoking are associated with elevated risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), while genetically predicted alcohol intake is associated with ...

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