Arthritis & Rheumatism

Sexual function, mental health linked in rheumatic disease

(HealthDay)—The presence of anxiety and depression in people with rheumatic diseases may be an independent predictor of sexual dysfunction, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

New data clarify relationship between diet and disease activity

Two new studies presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014) have helped clarify the relationship between the dietary intake of monounsaturated fatty acids and cholesterol with disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patient activation predicts bowel preparation quality

(HealthDay)—Lower patient activation, but not limited health literacy, is an independent predictor of suboptimal colonoscopy bowel preparation quality, according to a study published in the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Could restless sleep cause widespread pain in older folks?

Researchers in the U.K. report that non-restorative sleep is the strongest, independent predictor of widespread pain onset among adults over the age of 50. According to the study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology (formerly ...

Cardiology

Women less likely to die after TAVI than men

Women are 25 percent less likely to die one year after TAVI than men, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr. Mohammad Sherif from Germany. The findings suggest that TAVI might be the preferred treatment ...

Sleep apnea

CPAP reduces risk of death in people with COPD and sleep apnea

A new study suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy reduces the mortality rate in people who have both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which the authors ...

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