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.

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 ...

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