Stage 1 hypertension but not elevated blood pressure appears to be associated with a significant increase in the incidence of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular disease (CVD) events over a 10-year follow-up, according to data from the ATTICA study.
A low sodium concentration in the blood is commonly observed in patients with epilepsy, with moderate and severe hyponatraemia associated with reduced bone mineral density in the lumbar spine, a study has found.
Use of paritaprevir/ritonavir, ombitasvir, and dasabuvir (PrOD) with or without ribavirin is very effective in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C with advanced hepatic fibrosis or compensated cirrhosis, according to a recent study, adding that Child-Pugh A6 must be an exclusion criterion for first-line treatment in these patients.
In patients with acute and chronic myocardial injury without clinical evidence of myocardial infarction, the long-term mortality risk is high, reports a recent study. Moreover, risk of readmission is elevated in those with chronic vs acute condition.
Fruit-based products appear to exert differential health impacts depending on their processing, suggesting a need to consider the degree of food processing in order to adjust official recommendations for fruit consumption, a recent study reports.
Women practicing exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months achieve greater postpartum weight loss compared with those exclusively breastfeeding for a shorter duration, according to data from the MILK* study.