Arthritis & Rheumatism

Is autoimmunity on the rise?

A study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology provides evidence that the prevalence of autoimmunity—when the immune system goes awry and attacks the body itself—has increased in the United States in recent years.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Prevalence of any past, present hep B infection 4.3 percent

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of any past or present hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection was 4.3 percent among U.S. adults during 2015 to 2018, according to a March data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Cardiology

Exposure to pyrethroid insecticides linked to mortality

(HealthDay)—Environmental exposure to pyrethroid insecticides is associated with an increased risk for all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Health

Healthy diet could save $50 billion in health care costs

An unhealthy diet is one of the leading risk factors for poor health, accounting for up to 45 percent of all deaths from cardiometabolic diseases (CMD), such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. But the national ...

Health

Too much ultra-processed foods linked to lower heart health

Ultra-processed foods, which account for more than half of an average American's daily calories, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart ...

Oncology & Cancer

Herd protection against oral HPV infections seen among men

In unvaccinated men aged 18 to 59 years, the prevalence of vaccine-type oral human papillomavirus (HPV) decreased between 2009 to 2010 and 2015 to 2016, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 10 issue of the ...

Medications

CDC: Prescription drug use similar in united states, canada

(HealthDay)—Use of prescription drugs is similar in the United States and Canada, with almost 70 percent of adults aged 40 to 79 years using at least one prescription drug, according to an August data brief published by ...

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