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Inflammation diminishes quality of life in NAFLD, not fibrosis
variety of demographic and disease-related factors contribute to poorer quality of life in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), based on questionnaires involving 304 European patients.In contrast with previous research, lobular inflammation, but not hepatic fibrosis, was associated with worse quality ......(full story)
Inadequate glycemic control in type 1 diabetes leads to increased fracture risk
single percentage increase in the level of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes is significantly associated with an increase in fracture risk, according to findings in a study published in Diabetic Medicine.To determine the effect of glycemic ......(full story)
Hurricanes delay RT, worsening survival of NSCLC
disasters such as hurricanes cause delays in radiotherapy delivery for non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that ultimately translate to poorer outcomes, suggests a retrospective cohort study.“Radiotherapy is particularly vulnerable because it requires dependable electrical power and daily treatment,” lead investigator Leticia M. ......(full story)
Most preschoolers with signs of ADHD aren’t ready for primary school
preschoolers with signs of ADHD ready for school? A new study suggests they’re far from prepared.A small sample of children with symptoms of moderate to severe ADHD scored markedly lower than comparable children on 8 of 10 measures of readiness for primary ......(full story)
Colorectal cancer diagnoses still moving up in younger adults, with no sign of plateau
cancer (CRC) incidence continues to rise in younger adults, with no signs of plateauing, according to investigators who recently conducted an analysis of a large US cancer registry.Adults aged 50 years and younger accounted for about 12% of colorectal cancer diagnoses in ......(full story)
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