Diabetes

Understanding the epidemiology of fractures in diabetes

Due to the ageing of populations as well as increasing obesity and adverse lifestyle factors, type 2 diabetes (T2D) is reaching epidemic proportions in many parts of the world. People with diabetes have been shown to be at ...

Health

Novel proactive model identifies falls, syncope, dizziness

(HealthDay)—A novel proactive multidisciplinary service model can identify falls, syncope, and dizziness symptoms, and reveal new diagnoses, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in the Journal of the American ...

Surgery

Weight loss surgery associated with increased fracture risk

Severely obese patients undergoing weight loss surgery are more likely to have increased fracture risks both before and after the surgical procedure compared to obese and non-obese people who don't need surgery, finds a large ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Replicating psychiatrists' expertise to prevent inpatient suicide

Climbing suicide rates over the past ten years have prompted three Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alerts—the most recent in February 2016 - urging health care organizations to step up screening and detection of those individuals ...

Health

Some commercial coffees contain high levels of mycotoxins

An analysis of one hundred coffees sold in Spain has confirmed the presence of mycotoxins -toxic metabolites produced by fungi. In addition, five of the samples that were tested were found to contain ochratoxin A, the only ...

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