Mediterranean diet can help reduce the adverse effects of air pollution on health. The diet is rich in antioxidants and is present in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oils, fish and poultry.
PCSK9 inhibitors used in lowering LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) may reduce heart disease risk. Higher lipoprotein(a) levels are associated with an increased cardiovascular disease risk. Cholesterol- lowering evolocumab treatment can effectively reduce lipoprotein(a) concentration.
Fish consumption during pregnancy is not linked to autism in babies. The assumption is that mercury exposure in pregnancy is a significant cause of autism but the health benefits of fish outweigh the risks from mercury.
Liposomal bupivacaine, a local anesthetic to manage postsurgical pain did not reduce the use of opioid or opioid-related complications in patients who received the drug during knee surgery, reveals a recent study.
Lung cancer screenings which include smoking cessation treatment may have potential to influence smoking cessation in high-risk smokers. Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) was used to evaluate tobacco dependence within patients.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) may lead to early-stage kidney damage and increase the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Women with GDM are more likely to have a high glomerular filtration rate (GFR).