Giving birth may be riskier today than in the past

Public Release: 16-Mar-2017 Wiley A new article explores how the double burden of malnutrition and the global obesity epidemic may be reshaping obstetrical difficulties experienced by women. Malnutrition in socioeconomically challenged populations can alter growth and reduce both stature and the dimensions of the pelvis in women while in these very same populations the obesity…

More transparency at FDA needed, researchers say

Public Release: 13-Mar-2017   Writing in JAMA, group outlines recommendations for release of regulatory information, analysis and study data Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health   As the new administration considers the future direction of the Food and Drug Administration, a group of leading researchers has created a Blueprint for Transparency at the…

The cold exterminated all of them

Public Release: 6-Mar-2017   Through age determinations that are using the radioactive decay of uranium, scientists have discovered that one of the greatest mass extinctions was due to an ice age and not to a warming of Earth temperature Université de Genève   Caption Permian-Triassic boundary in shallow marine sediments, characterised by a significant sedimentation…

Pacemaker function may be impacted by electric appliances; tools

Public Release: 27-Feb-2017   American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report American Heart Association DALLAS, Feb. 27, 2017 — Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) generated from everyday household appliances, electrical tools and more, used in very close proximity to the body, can interfere with the ability of pacemakers to regulate patients’ heartbeats, according to new…

Nearly half of Americans will develop pre-existing cardiovascular disease costing more than $1 trillion by 2035

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017 Cardiovascular disease costs will exceed $1 trillion by 2035 Nearly half of Americans will develop pre-existing cardiovascular disease conditions, analysis by RTI International shows RTI International   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – A new study projects that by 2035, cardiovascular disease, the most costly and prevalent killer, if left unchecked, will place…

Experts claim “ There is no threshold for LDL cholesterol below which there are no net benefits of statins “

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017 Experts urge for wider prescription of statins in treatment and prevention Link to diabetes is questionable and inconsequential Florida Atlantic University World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical School address the possible but unproven link between statins and diabetes, as…

Pediatric Diabetes Doubles in just 4 years

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017 Type 2 diabetes shows marked increase in pediatric population Claims with type 2 diabetes diagnosis more than doubled in youth from 2011 to 2015 FAIR Health   Caption Private health insurance claim lines with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis more than doubled in the pediatric population (ages 0 to 22 years) from…