Patients with severe burns who have higher levels of vitamin D recover more successfully than those with lower levels, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate.
Women with PCOS are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and should be routinely screened for these during medical assessments, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate.
Smoking may affect the entire body, increasing the chances of developing several life-threatening ailments such as heart disease, emphysema, and lung cancer. Smoking leads to numerous diseases and several types of cancers of the digestive system, such as stomach cancer, bowel cancer and colon polyps. The diseases caused as a result of smoking leads to the deaths of about 400,000 Americans annually.
Large-scale research demonstrates that very small carcinoids exist in 1 out of 100 individuals throughout their lifespan, without causing any complications. They constitute only 1% of all the GI tract cancers, whilst malignant carcinoids make up approximately 50% of all cancers of the small intestine.
Women with a history of infertility have a 10 percent increased risk of death compared to those without reported infertility struggles, according to results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
There are about 77,000 people known to have cystic fibrosis. That’s from the various cystic fibrosis registries available globally. The World Health Organization suggests that this number may be low, because there’s no reporting on cystic fibrosis from the developing world. The accepted number, at the moment, is about 80,000. That’s the one that is used for most of the work that’s being done on cystic fibrosis.
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Today, 29.1 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A drug used to treat malaria does not, after all, create new insulin-producing cells, according to a new paper from researchers at the University of California, Davis. The work, published in Cell Metabolism Nov. 2, refutes a study published in Cell in January.