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Parental Smoking Linked to More Adult RA in Women

Childhood exposure to parental smoking appears to greatly boost the risk of confirmed cases of rheumatoid arthritis in adult women, although the overall rate is...

Spouses Can Share Cardiac Event Risk

A study from Japan suggests that a history of cardiovascular (CV) events in a spouse may elevate risk for future CV events in the other...

Mental Health Woes Prevalent in Women With Urinary Incontinence

Women with urinary incontinence are significantly more likely to have mental health problems than women without incontinence, results of a large survey suggest. In a...

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Higher Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Secondhand smoke exposure in both childhood and adulthood is associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women, according to a study presented at the...

Renal, CV Damage May Develop in Mild SLE Despite Treatment

Patients with mild to moderate systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity without any past history of organ damage may still progress to develop damage, particularly...

Rheumatology Smoking Cessation Referral Program Finds Success

A new protocol designed to help patients in rheumatology clinics quit smoking proved both efficient and effective in referring willing participants to free tobacco quit...

‘Healthy’ Plant-Based Diet Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Maintaining a healthy plant-based diet is associated with a lower risk for both total stroke and ischemic stroke, results from a study of three large...

Sun Exposure Linked to Reduced Pediatric MS Risk

Children who have higher levels of sun exposure appear to have a substantially lower risk of developing pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) than children who are...

Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients

Patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) were at a higher risk of developing liver disease than were patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...

In Public Health’s Response to COVID, Fear Tactics Are a Misstep

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   You probably still remember public service ads that scared you:...

Tofacitinib for RA Misses the Mark in Safety Study

Daily treatment with tofacitinib (Xeljanz) led to more malignancies and adverse cardiovascular events in older rheumatoid arthritis patients compared with treatment with a tumor necrosis...

Childhood Smoking and Depression Impact Young Adult Opioid Use

Depression and tobacco use in childhood significantly increased the risk for opioid use in young adults, according to data from a prospective study of approximately...

Differences in Right vs Left Colon in Black vs White Individuals

The right colon appears to age faster in Black people than in White people, perhaps explaining the higher prevalence of right-side colon cancer among Black...

Biden Taps Vivek Murthy, MD, for Surgeon General

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, to serve as the 21st surgeon general of the United States. If he is confirmed,...

Many With Vaping Lung Injury May Have Lingering Symptoms

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Most patients who develop e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) are young white males, and nearly all admit...

Smoking at Night Linked to Insomnia, Shorter Sleep Times

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Smoking cigarettes at night shows a stronger link to poor sleep than does smoking at earlier times in the day,...

Chili Pepper Consumption Linked to Better Midlife Survival

In a meta-analysis of four geographically diverse observational studies, a higher intake of any type of chili pepper was associated with a lower rate of...

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Aortic Dissection Risk

People who have undergone bariatric surgery appear less likely to suffer an aortic dissection than other adults with obesity, researchers say. The finding is the...

Smoking Increases Risk of High Plasma NfL Levels in MS

A new study has found that patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who smoke cigarettes regularly have an increased risk of higher plasma neurofilament light levels...

The Long Road to a PsA Prevention Trial

About one-third of all patients with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a condition that comes with a host of vague symptoms and no definitive...

Vaping Soars Among US Teens, CDC Report Finds

Use of electronic vapor products, or vaping, more than doubled among US high school students from 2017 to 2019 (from 13.2% in 2017 to 32.7%...

Smoking Linked to Increased Risk for Unruptured Aneurysm

Women who smoke cigarettes are at increased risk for intracranial aneurysms, new research suggests. In a case-control study of more than 500 women between the...

US Hip Fracture Incidence Declines With Reductions in Smoking, Drinking

(Reuters Health) – Age-adjusted hip fracture incidence has declined in the U.S. over the past four decades, aided by a decline in smoking and alcohol...

Cleaner Data Confirm COVID-19 Link to Diabetes, Hypertension

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Further refinement of data from patients hospitalized worldwide for COVID-19 disease...

Garlic Supplements, H. Pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Gastric Cancer Mortality

(Reuters Health) – Treatment for Helicobacter pylori and garlic supplementation are each associated with lowered gastric cancer mortality risk, but garlic’s benefits are mainly in...