Investigators recruited 20 middle-aged and sedentary patients who were at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and subjected them to an 8-week program of walking and cycling. Most of the patients saw significant increases in their insulin sensitivity (and thus significant reductions in their risk of developing T2DM), but insulin sensitivity remained unchanged in a handful of patients.
The study claims to be “one of the largest primary care cohorts ever assembled to describe epidemiologic characteristics of healthcare provider-diagnosed eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergy.”
Previous research showed that non-smoking residents of multi-unit buildings were still at risk due to smoke infiltration: nicotine concentrations were comparable from unit to unit regardless of whether or not the resident smoked.
People with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a 30% increased risk for acute myocardial infraction (AMI) when compared to non-infected people.
Children who suffer from chronic conditions may find pain relief with acupuncture, according to a new study in the journal Medical Acupuncture.
When it comes to the treatment of thyroid cancer the preferred term of "persistent disease" is often considered more than cure.
Once a potential issue is identified in a patient's thyroid there are many options to consider in their overall care and treatment.
Unlike other medical conditions thyroid cancer can be difficult to diagnose. Often the condition is discovered while looking at other health issues a patient may have.
Roughly 20% of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), though no clear explanation exists as to whether or not that is coincidental.