Salynn Boyles is a Contributing Writer for MedPage Today.
More Doubt Cast on CPAP for Reducing CVD Risk in Sleep Apnea Patients
Some find new meta-analysis results disturbing; others say they underscore the need for more focused research.
Unexplained Chest Pain Carries Substantial Cardio Risk
British patients with chest pain who went undiagnosed in primary care had an increased risk of fatal/non-fatal CV events for at least 5 years.
Survey: In Teens, Most Vaping Does Not Involve Nicotine
Results of the NIDA teen survey sound promising but other experts maintain that even inhaling flavored vapor is a gateway to tobacco.
CDC: 1 in 4 Adults Still Use Tobacco Products
States are on track to spend only 1.8% of the CDC-recommended 15% of tobacco-related revenues on tobacco control programs.
Depression Decreases COPD Medication Adherence
Depression in COPD patients is one of the most common, yet least recognized comorbidities, with prevalence ranging from 17% to 44%.
Caffeine Unlikely to Make Hearts Jittery
The response to caffeine is "somewhat idiosyncratic," say authors of a new study, and the widespread belief that it is bad for the heart doesn't seem to be true.
High Blood Pressure Tied to Greater Risk for T2D
Results of a new study found that each 20 mmHg increase in SBP was associated with a 58% higher risk for new onset type 2 DM.
Stroke Rounds: Risk Climbs When BP Is Moving Target
A new analysis of the ALLHAT study finds greater morbidity among patients with visit-to-visit variation in systolic BP than among those with more consistent measures.
Stroke Rounds: Depression Doubles Stroke Risk After 50
New research suggests that depression and stroke share common cumulative etiologic mechanisms.
Stroke Rounds: Afib Stroke Predictor May Overestimate Risk for Some
Patients with Afib whose CHA2DS2-VASc score is 1 have a lower risk for ischemic stroke than previously thought and are not likely to benefit from anticoagulation therapy.
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