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Lung diseases in middle age increases risk of dementia

In adults of middle age with lung disease are at higher risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment in the future, say researchers in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine American thoracic society (American Thoracic Society). Prevention of dementia is a public health priority, and previous studies have shown that poor health […]

Health Problems

A growing list of factors that impact CKD severity for kids

Myriad biological and societal factors can impact the occurrence and accelerate progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) for children of African descent—including preterm birth, exposure to toxins during gestation and lower socioeconomic status—and can complicate these children’s access to effective treatments, according to an invited commentary published in the November 2018 edition of American Journal […]

Health Problems

Study links social isolation to higher risk of death

A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white men and women. The study, appearing in the American Journal of Epidemiology, says addressing social isolation holds promise if studies show interventions […]

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Victims of gun violence tell their stories: Everyday violence, ‘feelings of hopelessness’

Invited to share their personal stories, victims of urban gun violence describe living with violence as a “common everyday experience” and feeling abandoned by police and other societal institutions, reports a study in the November/December Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses. “Victims of gun violence experience challenges related to […]