Tag: increase

Increase in minimum wage will save infant lives, study shows

As President Joe Biden seeks to raise the federal minimum wage, a new study published recently by researchers from Syracuse University shows that a higher minimum wage will reduce infant deaths. In the study, “Effects of US state preemption laws on infant mortality,” Syracuse University professors found that each additional dollar of minimum wage reduces

Low physical function and low muscle mass increase the risk for accelerated bone loss in older hip fracture patients

Low physical function and low muscle mass after hip fracture increased the risk for accelerated bone deterioration in older hip fracture patients. Acknowledgement of the risk factors is important for bone health and overall recovery. “Substantial decrements in physical function, muscle and bone strength occur after hip fracture, which markedly increase the risk for a

2009 to 2015 saw increase in hyperglycemic events

(HealthDay)—From 2009 to 2015, there were increases in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) events among adults, according to a study published online March 11 in Diabetes Care. Stephen R. Benoit, M.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues characterized emergency department visits and inpatient admissions with

Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

Many studies have shown that eating fried foods on a frequent basis can lead to unwanted health consequences. Research has provided evidence that eating fried foods can affect cardiovascular health and heighten the risk of type 2 diabetes. In a new study on women over the age of 50 years from the United States, investigators

Multiple Pathways Explain Age-Linked Increase in Dementia Risk

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 — Multiple pathways account for the age-related increases in dementia risk, according to a study recently published in the Annals of Neurology. Melinda C. Power, Sc.D., from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, D.C., and colleagues used data from 1,362 autopsied participants of three community-based

Ovary removal may increase risk of chronic kidney disease

Premenopausal women who have their ovaries surgically removed face an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study published on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. “This is the first study that has shown an important link between estrogen deprivation in younger women

Climate change will increase deaths by suicide

Extreme heat has gripped the northern hemisphere in recent months, and the year 2018 is on track to be among the hottest ever recorded. Higher global temperatures are expected to have detrimental effects on our natural environments and our physical health, but what will they do to our mental health? New research from an international

Recent Increase in Contraception Use Noted Among U.S. Teenagers

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 — Among U.S. adolescents, there were increases in contraceptive use from 2007 to 2014, including dual-method use and long-acting reversible contraception, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health. Laura D. Lindberg, Ph.D., from The Guttmacher Institute in New York City, and colleagues used

1997 to 2015 saw increase in HIV viral suppression rates

(HealthDay)—From 1997 to 2015 there was a considerable increase in HIV viral suppression rates among people living with HIV (PLWH), according to a study published online Aug. 21 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Robin M. Nance, from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues examined viral suppression trends among PLWH in a longitudinal

CDC: increase in tianeptine exposures from 2014 to 2017

(HealthDay)—From 2014 to 2017 there was an increase in tianeptine exposure calls reported by poison control centers to the National Poison Data System, and they mainly occurred among those aged 21 to 40 years, according to research published in the Aug. 3 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality