HIV & AIDS

CDC: New HIV transmission often from those unaware of infection

(HealthDay)—Most new HIV transmissions are from people who do not know they have HIV infection or are aware of infection but are not receiving care, according to research published in the March 18 early-release issue of ...

Overweight & Obesity

New study links obesity to community characteristics, demographics

Nearly 70 percent of the U.S. adult population meets the definition of overweight or obese, but a new study by University of Arkansas researchers shows the problem isn't randomly distributed across the country. Instead, obesity ...

Diabetes

Prevalence of diabetes tops 20 percent among U.S. veterans

(HealthDay)—The overall prevalence of diabetes among U.S. veterans was 20.5 percent in 2013 to 2014, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ticks, landscapes and thresholds of disturbance

Clinicians are scrambling to make sense of the rising rash of ehrlichiosis infections in the United States. At William & Mary, Associate Professor of Biology Matthias Leu, a self-avowed landscape ecologist, has a thread on ...

Diabetes

Diabetes in Chinese adults linked to 9 years' loss of life

Among adults in China, those with diabetes diagnosed in middle age lose, on average, nine years of life compared with those without diabetes, according to new research published in the January 17 issue of JAMA.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Western diet increases Alzheimer's risk

Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer's disease as the most common type of dementia. Rates of Alzheimer's disease are rising worldwide. The most important risk factors seem to be linked to diet, ...

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