COVID-19 pandemic spells trouble for children’s health
April 16, 2020
School closures could noticeably worsen the epidemic of childhood obesity that already threatens many children in the United States.
COVID-19 cases highlight longstanding racial disparities in health care
April 16, 2020
Data on higher infection and death rates in African Americans from COVID-19 may serve as a call to action.
Statins may do double duty as antidepressants
September 10, 2019
COPENHAGEN – Mounting evidence suggests antidepressant efficacy for statins in immunometabolic-related depression.
Beyond C. difficile: The future of fecal microbial transplantation
July 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO – Future directions for microbial transplantation range from multifactorial and functional gut disorders to consideration of the small intestinal microbiome.
Novel strategies may help curb bariatric SSI
April 29, 2019
BALTIMORE – A predictive tool to stratify risk and a change in practice showed promise in reducing wound infection rates for gastric bypass surgery.
Does BMI affect outcomes after ischemic stroke?
April 26, 2019
Overweight and obese patients have greater survival and less risk of disability after acute ischemic stroke, according to an analysis of the FAST-MAG study.
Obesity paradox applies to post-stroke mortality
January 17, 2019
CHICAGO – Overweight and obese VA stroke patients have lower 30-day and 1-year all-cause mortality after an in-hospital stroke.
Obesity paradox extends to PE patients
October 9, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – The obese patients in the analysis had a lower mortality risk, despite receiving more thrombolytics.
Prepare for ‘the coming tsunami’ of NAFLD
August 16, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – It’s time for primary care physicians to stop ignoring NASH, an expert says.
Childhood obesity linked to severe dental infections
August 14, 2018
Diet is only one factor.