Ophthalmology

Estimated 1 million individuals living with blindness in the U.S.

(HealthDay)—Roughly 7.1 million people are living with visual acuity loss in the United States; and of these individuals, nearly 1.1 million are living with blindness, according to a meta-analysis published online May 13 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Psoriasis linked to higher risk for thyroid disease

(HealthDay)—Psoriasis is associated with an increased risk for thyroid disease among U.S. adults, according to research published online March 16 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Treatment up for U.S. adults who screen positive for depression

(HealthDay)—From 2007 to 2016, there was an increase in the proportion of adults who screened positive for depression receiving any treatment, according to a research letter published online July 1 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Diabetes

2019 screening guidelines would label more as T2DM cases

(HealthDay)—Adopting the 2019 Endocrine Society guidelines for diabetes screening would substantially increase the number of older adults classified as having type 2 diabetes but would likely offer limited benefits, according ...

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.

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