Arthritis & Rheumatism

CDC: Prevalence of arthritis 22.8 percent in U.S. adults in 2017

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of arthritis was 22.8 percent in U.S. adults in 2017, with statewide variation in prevalence and in the prevalence of severe joint pain and physical inactivity among those with arthritis, according ...

Immunology

Asthma varies with gender and age

The medical community has long recognized that asthma prevalence, severity and response to treatment vary significantly with age and gender. Michael Wechsler, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Cohen Family Asthma ...

Health

About one-quarter of seniors store firearms unlocked, loaded

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of mental health or memory loss indicators does not vary by household firearm ownership or storage practices among older adults, according to a research letter published online April 16 in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: prevalence of COPD high among some nonsmokers

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among individuals who have never smoked is high in certain industries and occupations, according to research published in the April 5 issue of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Slight decline in hepatitis C diagnoses in Europe

European surveillance data show a 10 percent decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases between 2016 and 2017. However, with more than 31,000 recorded cases in 2017, diagnoses remain at a high level in the European Union ...

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