Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links telomere length to risk of death from COVID-19

New research to be presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Lisbon, Portugal (23-26 April), suggests that shorter telomeres, a feature of aging, may influence the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease may up cancer risk

Patients with pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have an increased risk for developing cancer, particularly gastrointestinal cancers, according to a meta-analysis published online March 1 in JAMA Network ...

Neuroscience

More intensive LDL-C lowering may cut recurrent stroke risk

Among patients with a history of ischemic stroke, more intensive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-lowering statin-based therapies are associated with a decreased risk for recurrent stroke but an increased risk ...

Gastroenterology

Certain dietary patterns may raise risk for developing IBD

(HealthDay)—Dietary patterns are associated with the risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with an increased risk for Crohn disease (CD) seen in association with a Western dietary pattern and an increased ...

Cardiology

What's good for the heart is good for the brain

The same risk factors that contribute to making heart disease the leading cause of death worldwide also impact the rising global prevalence of brain disease, including stroke, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to ...

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