Metabolic syndrome, including hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemia, and hyperglycemia, promote arterial stiffness, which has been linked to depression.
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Compared with the general population, patients with schizophrenia have a greater risk of developing diabetes and individuals with both diabetes and schizophrenia have a 3- to 4-fold higher mortality rate than individuals with diabetes alone.
A study found that patients with anorexia nervosa have a particularly high risk for hip, vertebral, and upper arm fractures.
The researchers noted that recent stressful life events, perceived stress, daily cortisol levels, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein levels accounted for 78% of the variance between women with postpartum psychosis and healthy controls and 46% of the variance between at-risk women and healthy controls.
According to the authors, this study distinguishes itself from others given its focus on cumulative exposure to cortisol rather than acute circulating levels.
The relationship between depression and diabetes complications appears to be bidirectional, although depression was associated with an increased risk for incident macrovascular and microvascular disease.
Investigators assessed the relationship between overlapping surgery and mortality, complications, and length of surgery.
A consultation with a medical specialist was found to reduce family complaints and threats of litigation after the death of a loved one.
How can researchers responsibly use genomic information about race and ethnicity?
Higher serum total testosterone in men and androstenedione in young men may increase the risk for anxiety disorders.
Physicians have a moral obligation to protect their patients from both physical and financial harms associated with pharmaceutical therapies.
Clinicians have a responsibility to engage in initiatives that improve the quality of health information available online.
Healthcare interventions should assess the multiple layers of a person’s life, rather than simply classifying marginalized groups as vulnerable.
Assuming blame for a medical error may help patients and families heal.
There are several concerns associated with produce prescription programs, despite the benefits to patients.
Employer-sponsored wellness programs can put physicians in an unenviable position.
The field of nutritional epidemiology needs radical reform.
Prices of prescription drugs in short supply between 2015 and 2016 were found to increase more than twice as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage.
Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.
Continuous positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes offered no improvement in visual acuity compared with usual care alone.
Clinical practice guidelines are an important part of medical practice, but scarce funding for updates and the risk for bias have raised challenges.
With the ubiquitous availability of digital technology such as smartphones, smart watches, health-related apps, and patient monitoring devices, the era of mHealth is upon us.
Significant negative correlations were seen between visceral fat area and bronchial lumen diameter and lumen area, and significant positive correlations were seen between subcutaneous fat area and bronchial wall area and total area.
The researchers noted that these findings highlight the complexity of obesity as a disease that shares a common etiology with some psychiatric and addictive disorders.
In recent years, more healthcare professionals are choosing to work for organizations rather than starting their own practice.
The FDA has the ability within its governing laws to reveal to the public the reasons for its decisions to reject or approve drugs.
This finding suggests an adverse effect of hormonal contraception on psychological health in adolescent girls.
Thiazide diuretic use may convey a decreased risk of fracture and as such, the protective effect of this class of medicine should be considered when prescribing thiazide diuretics in clinical practice.
Researchers sought to identify associations of female reproductive factors with incidence of total knee arthroplasty in osteoarthritis.