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Can Coffee or Tea Increase the Risk for RA?

While coffee may not impact rheumatoid arthritis (RA) incidence, nonherbal tea consumption may increase the risk for RA among older women, according to a new study. To evaluate the relationship bet... View More

Omega-3 or Omega-6: Which Is Better in Pediatric Asthma?

While a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids might lead to less severe asthma and fewer symptoms in response to higher levels of indoor particulate air pollution among children, a diet high in omega-6 ... View More

Dementia Risk Factors May Lie in the Gut

To assess an indi-vidual’s risk for dementia, practit-ioners can evaluate the makeup of bacteria and other microbes in the gut. According to results of a new study, there is a direct associat... View More

WHO: Prepare for Future Influenza Pandemic

To prevent seasonal influenza activity and protect individuals from the next influenza pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019 to 2030. While... View More

Does Bariatric Surgery Have a Long-Term Effect on NAFLD?

Weight loss after bariatric surgery does not determine whether a patient’s nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) persists postsurgery, according to new research. Raad A. Haddad, MD, from t... View More

Can Alcohol Improve Heart Function?

IIndividuals with no known cardiovascular (CV) risk factors who consume a moderate amount of alcohol tend to have more favorable echocardiography results than their counterparts who do not consume ... View More

Nasal Flu Vaccine Underperforms Compared With IIV

New research has shown that the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4) was less effective for the prevention of influenza, especially A/H1N1, compared with inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV). P... View More

FDA Issues Boxed Warning for Gout Treatment

T he US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for the addition of a boxed warning alerting clinicians and patients of an increased risk of cardiovascular death with the use of the gout drug... View More

Which Asthma Subpheonotypes Respond Best to Corticosteroids?

A newly discovered set of clinical variables may be able to determine whether individuals with asthma would benefit from systemic corticosteroid treatment, according to a new study.1 The researcher... View More

Sleep Quality, Metabolic Link May Surprise You

Poor sleep quality and short sleep duration are associated with adiposity, obesity, and other cardiometabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. To reach this conclusion,... View More
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