cardiovascular disease

New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular among adolescents, and the latest available scientific evidence suggests the use of these products has adverse health effects that may accrue over time, leading to an increased risk of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease over the course of the life of people who use e-cigarettes, according to a new scientific statement …

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A promising new weight-loss drug could be an obesity game-changer for Louisiana.  But what will it cost?  †  Health care/Hospitals

A promising new weight-loss drug could be an obesity game-changer for Louisiana. But what will it cost? † Health care/Hospitals

When thousands of health care providers and scientists gathered earlier this month at a diabetes conference in New Orleans, one particular session stood out. Researchers described a new drug that could help someone lose more than 20% of their body weight, amounting to an average loss of 52 pounds over a year and a half. …

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People Under 50 With Obesity May Need More CRC Prevention

People Under 50 With Obesity May Need More CRC Prevention

People younger than 50 years with metabolic syndrome or obesity may need more effective prevention measures to help reduce their risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), new data suggest. Metabolic syndrome and obesity are positively linked with colorectal cancer before age 50, with rates similar to those in people diagnosed with CRC after age 50, reports …

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