Vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.
A new study published in HeartRhythm reports that regular moderate alcohol consumption, drinking an average of 14 glasses of alcohol per week, is a modifiable risk factor for atrial fibrillation
Research published in Heliyon finds that Facebook users who engage in social comparison are more aware of their physical ailments
More public education and guidelines are needed to increase marijuana users’ understanding of cannabis-related driving impairment
Dual cigarette/e-cigarette users may be exposed to even higher levels of carcinogens than cigarette-only smokers
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health created a state-wide network of health care professionals in urban, suburban, and rural areas who work in small primary care practices and used existing electronic health records to determine that tens of thousands of people across North Carolina were at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease who had not been identified as high risk before. Primary care doctors across the state then used this analysis to proactively engage patients to reduce their risk.