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Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Associated With an Increased Risk of Hip and Other Fractures

In an analysis that included more than 70,000 participants from 13 studies, subclinical hyperthyroidism was associated with an increased risk for hip and other fractures including spine, according to a study in the May 26 issue of JAMA. Subclinical...
21-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Soy Isoflavone Supplement Does Not Improve Symptoms for Poorly Controlled Asthma

Although some data have suggested that supplementation with soy isoflavone may be an effective treatment for patients with poor asthma control, a randomized trial that included nearly 400 children and adults found that use of the supplement did not...
21-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Study Examines Association of Genetic Variants with Cognitive Impairment

Individually rare but collectively common intermediate-size copy number variations may be negatively associated with educational attainment, according to a study in the May 26 issue of JAMA. Copy number variations (CNVs) are regions of the genome...
21-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Study Finds Association Between Exposure to Aflatoxin and Gallbladder Cancer

In a small study in Chile that included patients with gallbladder cancer, exposure to aflatoxin (a toxin produced by mold) was associated with an increased risk of gallbladder cancer, according to a study in the May 26 issue of JAMA.
21-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Oral Steroids for Herniated Disk Do Not Improve Pain

Among patients with acute radiculopathy (sciatica) due to a herniated lumbar disk, a short course of oral steroids, compared with placebo, resulted in modest improvement in function and no significant improvement in pain, according to a study in the...
14-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Study Finds High Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in U.S.

Nearly 35 percent of all U.S. adults and 50 percent of those 60 years of age or older were estimated to have the metabolic syndrome in 2011-2012, according to a study in the May 19 issue of JAMA.
14-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Studies Examine Prevalence of Amyloid among Adults and its Link with Cognitive Impairment

Two studies in the May 19 issue of JAMA analyze the prevalence of the plaque amyloid among adults of varying ages, with and without dementia, and its association with cognitive impairment.
14-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Newer Method of Oxygen Delivery for Patients at Risk of Respiratory Failure after Surgery

A relatively new, easier to implement, and better-tolerated method to provide supplemental oxygen to patients at risk of respiratory failure after surgery did not result in a worse rate of treatment failure compared to a more commonly used method,...
14-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

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