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Will Boggs MD

Cirrhosis, cancer risks higher with fatty liver - especially in diabetics

27 May 2019

(Reuters Health) - Fatty liver disease that's not related to alcohol use is linked with an increased risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer, especially in people with diabetes, according to a large study from Europe.

Vision loss linked with anxiety, depression - and vice versa

24 May 2019

Older adults with impaired vision are more likely to have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and older adults with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more likely to develop vision impairment, according to findings from the U.S. National Health and Aging Trends Study.

Wrist, upper-arm BP readings often differ considerably

17 Apr 2019

(Reuters Health) - Blood pressure measured at the wrist is commonly higher than pressure measured at the upper arm, which has implications for the accuracy of devices that measure blood pressure, researchers report.

More transgender youth seeking care in U.S. military health system

26 Mar 2019

(Reuters Health) - The number of transgender children and adolescents receiving care in the U.S. military health system rose substantially from 2010 to 2017, a new study shows.

Education does not slow cognitive decline in old age

06 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Higher education may build a stronger foundation for overall brain function, but starting from this higher level of function doesn't influence how fast cognition declines in old age, researchers report.

A few interventions may work to reduce C-sections

31 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Unnecessary cesarean-section deliveries (C-sections) might decline if a variety of interventions targeting patients, healthcare professionals and hospitals were implemented, suggests an updated review of existing research.

Gum disease linked to higher blood pressure

25 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Poor oral health makes it harder to for people with hypertension to manage their blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Evidence supports screening for intimate partner violence: task force

24 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Women of reproductive age should be screened for intimate partner violence by their doctors, and physicians should help those who screen positive to get ongoing support services, according to updated recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Researchers consider ethics of addressing race in biomedical studies

24 Sep 2018

(Reuters Health) - Three opinion essays in a major medical journal address the ethics of addressing race in biomedical studies.

Within opioid abuse epidemic, infectious disease epidemic emerges

13 Jul 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is a new epidemic of hepatitis C, HIV, and other infections within the opioid abuse epidemic, according to participants in a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop.

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