• Open globe injuries can lead to anxiety and depression

    1 month ago - By Healio

    SAN FRANCISCO - Open globe injuries are associated with an increased risk for anxiety and depression, according to a poster at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery meeting.
    Justin Hellman, MD, and colleagues completed a cross-sectional survey and retrospective review of 654 patients who presented with open globe injuries at UC Davis between Jan. 1, 2008, and April 1, 2019; 124 patients provided verbal consent for a phone interview and chart review. The researchers used sociodemographic data and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale to calculate
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  • Severe psoriasis increases risk for cancer-related mortality

    1 month ago - By Healio

    An increase in overall cancer mortality risk was found in patients with severe psoriasis, and associations were identified within site-specific cancers such as colon and kidney among patients with all severities of psoriasis, according to a systematic review of 58 studies that was published in JAMA Dermatology.
    “Cohort studies of all severities of psoriasis suggested a 1.18-fold increased risk of developing cancer compared with psoriasis-free populations,” Rosa Parisi, PhD, research associate in the School of Health Sciences at University of Manchester, U.K, and colleagues wrote.
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  • Heart disease deaths among young Americans decline by 20% in 15 years

    Heart disease deaths among young Americans decline by 20% in 15 years

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    Between 2000 and 2015, premature heart disease deaths declined by 20$ in the US, but NIH researchers say obesity is fueling stagnating rates, particularly among young white women.
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  • Bulimia nervosa associated with increased risk for cardiovascular diseases among women

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Findings of a 12-year study from Canada suggest a link between bulimia nervosa and the risk for any cardiovascular disease, as well as death, among women. Due to these associations, women with a history of the disorder should be screened regularly for ischemic cardiovascular disease, and they may benefit from treatment for and prevention of cardiovascular risk factors, according to researchers. “Bulimia nervosa has a lifetime prevalence of 1.5% and is one of the most common psychiatric diseases in women,” Rasmi M. Tith, RD, MPH, of the School of Public Health and Health Systems at
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