Health Problems

A role for circadian enhancers to prevent myocardial injury in the perioperative setting

Innovative cardioprotective strategies are of imminent demand. Nonfatal myocardial ischemia (MI) poses a significant risk to patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery and these non-cardiac surgeries account for around 8 million myocardial injuries per year. Considering perioperative MI is the most common major cardiovascular complication, identifying factors that lead to cardiac disease onset and finding solutions […]

Kids Health

Kelly Ripa Shares a Photo of the Doppelgängers in Her Family

Kelly Ripa just posted an Instagram photo of the men in her family, and it has us seeing quadruple. The sweet pic depicts her husband, Mark Consuelos, with his father and the couple’s two sons, 21-year-old Michael and 15-year-old Joaquin.  Ripa captioned the photo, "Papi chulos," a Spanish slang term that essentially means "hot stuff" […]

Health Problems

Childhood abuse linked to increased arthritis risk in adulthood

In a survey-based study of 21,889 adults in Canada, severe and/or frequent physical abuse during childhood and frequent childhood exposure to intimate partner violence were linked with higher risks or arthritis during adulthood arthritis, even after controlling for a range of factors. The findings are published in Arthritis Care & Research. The link may be […]

Health Problems

Psoriasis linked with need for cardiovascular interventions in patients with hypertension

Psoriasis is linked with increased risks of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but its effect on the course of cardiovascular disease remains unknown. In a new Journal of Dermatology study, patients with hypertension and psoriasis more often required cardiovascular procedures and surgeries than hypertensive patients without psoriasis. The results suggest that hypertensive patients with concurrent psoriasis […]

Health Problems

Hippocampus yields clues to treatment strategies for cognitive deficits in multiple sclerosis

A recent article by a team of international experts on multiple sclerosis (MS) underscores the importance of expanding the knowledge base about the hippocampus in order to better understand the genesis of cognitive deficits and develop new treatment strategies. The article, “The hippocampus in multiple sclerosis”, was published in The Lancet Neurology 2018;17:918-926. The burgeoning […]