Light Activity in Childhood May Lower Cholesterol

A study found that light physical activity during childhood is more effective than moderate to vigorous physical activity in lowering blood cholesterol levels. The research analyzed data from 792 children and found that higher cumulative light physical activity from childhood through young adulthood was associated with a significant decrease in total cholesterol. Moderate to vigorous…

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Identifying biomarkers of GA progression essential for retina experts

Giuseppe Querques, MD, PhD, discusses the phenotypes of intermediate AMD and how they can help predict geographic atrophy (GA) development and progression. With new treatments available, identifying biomarkers of GA progression is important for ophthalmologists, and Querques suggests that in the future, treatments could be targeted based on these different phenotypes. The discussion took place…

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Why liver experts renamed NASH to MASH, and NAFLD to MASLD

Liver diseases have been renamed for the first time in about 56 years. The new names come after decades of criticism, with the hope that the changes will lead to more understanding and research interest in liver diseases. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease was renamed to metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease. The new names and definitions…

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Chest Pain and Other Signs

Women may experience different heart attack symptoms than men, such as chest pain that feels like squeezing or fullness, pain in the back, neck, or jaw, stomach pain, shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness, sweating, and fatigue. It’s important for women to seek help immediately if they experience any of these symptoms, as they may sometimes…

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Endometriosis or Adenomyosis during Pregnancy linked to Higher Risks of Placental Malposition and Preterm Birth

A study has found that women with endometriosis or adenomyosis during pregnancy are at higher risk of placental malposition and preterm birth. The study suggests that these conditions may affect the development of the placenta and increase the likelihood of preterm birth. This highlights the importance of close monitoring and early intervention for pregnant women…

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