Obstetrics & gynaecology

The placenta: The smoking gun in cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Although the development of these disorders is most commonly associated with lifestyle factors like obesity, increasing evidence suggests that events much ...

Cardiology

Low-carb diet shown to improve cardiometabolic risk profile

Low-carbohydrate diets are popular for weight loss and diabetes control. However, for most of the past 50 years, medical and public health experts have instead embraced low-fat diets, concerned about the health effects of ...

Neuroscience

Blood lipoprotein levels linked to future risk of ALS

Some blood lipid biomarkers linked to cardiovascular disease risk are also associated with a lower risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggest the findings of a large epidemiology study published online in the Journal ...

Medical economics

Affordable care act had limited effects on reducing uninsurance

(HealthDay)—There is substantial variation by state in reducing uninsurance for Black, Hispanic, and low-income Americans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study published online July 21 in Health Equity.

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