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Oily fish consumption tied to lower type 2 diabetes risk

(HealthDay)—Consumption of oily fish, but not nonoily fish, is associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published online Jan. 11 in Diabetes Care. Guo-Chong Chen, from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues used data from 392,287 middle-aged and older participants (55 percent […]

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Patient age linked to choice of telepsychiatry visit type

Patient age is associated with the choice of telepsychiatry visit type, and many patients report being likely to continue with telepsychiatry even after in-person visits are available, according to a study published in the December issue of JMIR Formative Research. Jennifer Severe, M.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues examined use […]

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Study shows one more step could help during pandemic

A new study published in Translational Behavioral Medicine shows that some measures to promote safety during the pandemic could be bolstered by one more step. The lack of physical activity, the world’s fourth leading cause of death, may be intensified by physical distancing measures during the pandemic. “While physical distancing is important to reduce the […]

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Children ‘not scared’ by PPE, says study

Since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, it has quickly become apparent that children are extremely unlikely to suffer severe COVID-19 illness. Nevertheless, children have had to adjust to the new world of medical staff dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) in the same way as all other patients. A new study from one of the UK’s […]

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Study finds racial disparities in breast cancer prognosis testing

Black women have higher recurrence and mortality rates than non-Hispanic white women for certain types of breast cancer, according to a University of Illinois Chicago researcher’s study published recently in JAMA Oncology. Dr. Kent Hoskins, associate professor in the UIC College of Medicine’s division of hematology/oncology, and co-leader of the Breast Cancer Research group in […]