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NSAIDs and AF Risk: Is There a Connection?

The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with an 18% increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a recent study. For their study, the researchers identif... View More

Abdominal Fat Linked Deficiency to Vitamin D

Men and women with a high amount of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) have an increased risk for vitamin D deficiency, according to new research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology Annua... View More

BP Lowered Effectively With Low-Dose Combo Pill

Treatment with a combination medication made up of low doses of 3 antihypertensive drugs was associated with more patients reaching their target blood pressure (BP) than usual care, according to th... View More

Could Vitamin D Levels Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms?

Lower vitamin D levels are associated with increased disease severity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to findings presented at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clin... View More

Does a High-Protein Diet Affect Kidney Function?

Despite a controversial belief otherwise, new evidence suggests that diets high in protein do not adversely affect kidney function in healthy adults. To examine this association, the researchers co... View More

SGLT2 Inhibitors Linked to Rare Form of Gangrene

Anew analysis from the FDA has found that use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors is associated with increased risk for Fournier gangrene (FG), a rare urologic necrotizing infectio... View More

Machine-Based Tool May Replace Polysomnography for Diagnosing OSA

A novel machine-based index for identifying obstructive respiratory disturbance and, therefore, diagnosing sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) shows similar results to traditional... View More

Ramadan-Style Fasting May Aid in Treating NAFLD

Fasting from dawn to sunset may be an effective approach for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other obesity-related conditions, according to a new study. The findings s... View More

AHA: Hookah Smoking Raises the Risk for CVD

Tobacco smoking with a water pipe can have harmful health effects, including an increased risk for coronary artery stenosis, pulmonary disease, and cardiovascular disease. As the practice becomes m... View More

Long-Term PPI Therapy Does Not Induce Significant Risk of Adverse Events

With the exception of enteric infections, using proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) for 3 years does not put individuals at increased risk of adverse events, according to new research presented at Digest... View More
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