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Metabolic Syndrome — A Cardiac Crystal Ball?
A new test may be able to predict whether a child is at risk of heart disease — long before he or she ever develops it.
Metabolic Syndrome Rate Stabilizing
A cluster of health problems — collectively known as metabolic syndrome — puts many at possible risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news? Rates for this condition appear to be stabilizing in the US.
Common Syndrome May Boost Heart Risk
When the symptoms of metabolic syndrome combine, they can lead to heart disease or even death. But those with diabetes and high blood pressure may face the highest risk.
Weight Loss May Relieve Urinary Problems
If you've got metabolic syndrome, you may have a raised risk for urinary tract symptoms like bladder leakage, having to urinate more often, having to get up at night to go and feeling an urgent need to go. And you may be able to fight those symptoms by losing weight.
Subtle Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse
Experiencing abuse as a child means more than a higher risk of mental illness. Researchers are learning that abused children are at risk for various long-term physical issues as well.
First Cord Blood Product Gets FDA Stamp of Approval
For the first time, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have given the green light to an umbilical cord blood product that could be used in stem cell transplants for patients with blood cancer, or metabolic or immune disorders.
Body Fat in Obese May Be Toxic
Some obese patients develop conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, while others manage to avoid such chronic diseases. That may be because all obesity is not the same.
Hypertension and Diabetes Increase Glaucoma Risk
Coping with diabetes or hypertension alone can prove trying. But those same individuals also may be at an increased risk of developing glaucoma.
Fabry Disease Affects Spanish Patients Differently
A disease may not affect all populations in an equal manner. A recent study shows that Spanish patients with a rare genetic metabolic disease do not necessarily exhibit the same symptoms as those in other European countries.
Belly Fat Predicts Heart Disease
Not all fat is created equal, especially when it comes to men with excessive weight around the middle. Some with added belly fat may be at an increased risk of developing heart disease and other serious health problems.