• Case series shows sleeping in contacts increases corneal infection risk

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Sleeping in contact lenses increases the wearer's risk of developing a corneal infection, according to a recent case series featured in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC.
    “This case series of contact lens-related corneal infections highlights the burden these infections place on contact lens wearers and the serious outcomes associated with them,” Jennifer R. Cope, MD, MPH, medical epidemiologist in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases at the CDC, and colleagues wrote in MMWR.
    Cope and colleagues said microbial keratitis can lead
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  • Gout increases the risk of having a deadly heart attack or stroke by 15%, study reveals

    Gout increases the risk of having a deadly heart attack or stroke by 15%, study reveals

    2 monthes ago - By Daily Mail

    That's the conclusion from researchers at North Carolina's Duke University, who studied data from more than 17,000 patients over six years.
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  • Elevated LDL, non-HDL increase CVD mortality risk

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Salim S. Virani
    Patients with low 10-year atherosclerotic risk with LDL and non-HDL greater than 160 mg/dL had an increased risk for CVD mortality, according to a study published in Circulation.
    “Our study demonstrates that having a low 10-year estimated cardiovascular disease risk does not eliminate the risk posed by elevated LDL over the course of a lifetime,” Shuaib M. Abdullah, MD, MSCS, associate professor in the department of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said in a press release. “Those with low risk should pursue lifestyle interventions,
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