• No increased risk for psychiatric illness in those with psoriasis taking biologics

    29 days ago - By Healio

    Patients with psoriasis prescribed biologic agents are less likely to develop psychiatric illnesses compared with patients not prescribed biologic agents, which researchers concluded is due to treatment selection bias.
    “Although it is possible that biologics have a preventative effect on psychiatric illness because there was a decreased likelihood for a multitude of medical illness among those who were prescribed a biologic, it is more likely that those who were selected to receive a biologic were different and perhaps healthier than those not prescribed a biologic,” David J.
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  • Workers in manufacturing, driving and cleaning jobs 'are more likely to get type 2 diabetes'

    Workers in manufacturing, driving and cleaning jobs 'are more likely to get type 2 diabetes'

    29 days ago - By Daily Mail

    Swedish scientists studied almost five million people in 30 occupations. The lowest prevalence of diabetes was teachers, physiotherapists and dentists.
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  • Number of young adults with type 2 diabetes is on the rise

    Number of young adults with type 2 diabetes is on the rise

    29 days ago - By Daily Mail

    Record numbers of young adults are being diagnosed with diabetes because of the obesity epidemic. One in eight new cases is now in the 18-40 age group, a major study revealed last night.
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  • Early signs of adulthood type 2 diabetes can be seen in children as young as EIGHT

    Early signs of adulthood type 2 diabetes can be seen in children as young as EIGHT

    29 days ago - By Daily Mail

    A group of children with genetic traits linked to type 2 diabetes were analysed by University of Bristol. Some molecules in their blood changed from childhood onwards.
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  • Low blood iron levels increase risk of Dengue

    29 days ago - By News Medical

    The more anemic you are, the more likely it is that you could spread dengue fever because mosquitoes feeding on your blood have a greater chance of picking up the virus. This was reported by a new study published in the journal Nature Microbiology on September 16, 2019.
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  • Type 2 diabetes less likely with increasing plasma strontium levels

    29 days ago - By Healio

    Adults with higher levels of plasma strontium were less likely to have type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose regulation than those with smaller amounts, according to findings published in Clinical Nutrition.
    “Strontium is one of the ubiquitous trace elements in nature and human tissues,” Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, chair of the department of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues wrote. “Strontium appears to be involved in antioxidation and adipose metabolism, which have been implicated in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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