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Heart Failure Exacerbation Decreases After Bariatric Surgery for Obese Patients
For obese patients, bariatric surgery may decrease life threatening heart failure incidents, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
A new study has uncovered a potential shared genetic source between psoriasis and obesity, which could also address a connection among psoriasis, type 2 diabetes, and body mass index (BMI).
Another month has come and gone, and April’s best health stories are right up there with the ones from February and March. Check out the top selections made by the editors at MD Magazine.
Diets high in fat may increase the likelihood that intestinal lining cells become cancerous, according to findings published in the journal Nature.
The history of botulinum toxins dates back hundreds of years. What it can mean for the future of medicine and what conditions it can help in the future remains to be seen.
As with many parts of medicine guidelines are constantly being updated across a variety of specialties. The American Academy of Neurology recently released new guidance on how and when to use botulinum toxin in patient care.
Rosacea patients are at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to new research.
Patients afflicted with psoriasis have higher odds of developing abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Oral fluconazole (Diflucan) is used to treat yeast infections; but the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) is warning that the drug could be linked to miscarriages.

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