Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blood test can help predict risk of obstructive sleep apnea

Measuring the level of homocysteine—an amino acid—in the blood can help predict a person's risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by recurrent interruptions in breathing due to relaxation ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

First of its kind study shines light on LGBTQ+ farmer mental health

LGBTQ+ people involved in farm work are over three times more likely to experience depression and suicidal intent and about two and a half times more likely to experience anxiety than the general population. That's according ...

Diabetes

Social determinants of health linked with youth-onset prediabetes

Food insecurity, low household income and not having private health insurance are associated with higher rates of prediabetes in adolescents, independent of race and ethnicity, according to a JAMA Network Open study by University ...

Health

Early life experiences linked to racial disparities in cognition

Negative early life experiences, such as attending segregated schools, contribute significantly to cognitive decline and cognition disparities between older Black and white Americans, according to a new study led by researchers ...

Overweight & Obesity

Low-income teens at higher risk of obesity: WHO

Teens from less affluent families in Europe are at greater risk of obesity, inactivity and poor diet, which are risk factors for cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the WHO said Thursday.

Health

Tips for lowering stroke risk

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and as part of everyday awareness, Mayo Clinic health care professionals suggest reducing stroke risk and knowing the signs. A stroke happens every 40 seconds in the U.S., and the likelihood ...

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