Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Identification of stomach flu culprit

Norovirus is a major cause of acute gastroenteritis, with at least 49 different norovirus genotypes. GII.4 genotype is responsible for the majority of norovirus epidemic outbreaks. The genotypes associated with medically-attended ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Change isn't a good thing for Japanese rheumatoid arthritis patients

In many cases, a complex interplay between our genes and the environment governs whether or not we will develop a certain disease. Interestingly though, researchers are discovering that the genetic component of disease predisposition ...

Medical research

Native Hawaiians, Japanese Americans at higher risk of liver fat

As part of a study on obesity and cancer, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researchers S. Lani Park and Iona Cheng identified genetic risk variants associated with the amount of fat present in the liver. Investigators ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

2008 to 2018 saw increase in shingles vaccination in over-60s

(HealthDay)—From 2008 to 2018, there was an increase in shingles vaccination among adults aged 60 years and older, with demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic variations in vaccination rates, according to a July data ...

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