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Poor kidney function linked to higher cancer risk

A new study has uncovered a modestly higher cancer risk in individuals with mild to severe chronic kidney disease, driven primarily by skin (non-melanoma) and urogenital cancers. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), do not prove a causal link between kidney dysfunction […]

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Democracy linked to global health gains in low-, middle-income countries

Most studies that look at whether democracy improves global health rely on measurements of life expectancy at birth and infant mortality rates. Yet those measures disproportionately reflect progress on infectious diseases—such as malaria, diarrheal illnesses and pneumonia—which relies heavily on foreign aid. A new study led by Stanford Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations […]

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AAN: Sweetened Drinks Linked to More Severe Disability in MS

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 — Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is associated with an increased risk for severe versus mild-to-moderate disability among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study scheduled for presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, to be held from May 4 to 10 in Philadelphia. Elisa Meier-Gerdingh, […]

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Low-Carb Diets Linked to Higher Odds for A-Fib

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 — Keto, Paleo, Atkins — there’s no shortage of low-carb diets to try, but new research suggests that over time, living low-carb can raise your risk of a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, or a-fib. People who regularly got fewer than 45 percent of their calories from carbohydrates were 18 percent […]