adults

Study shows high rates of kidney disease among adults with diabetes

Study shows high rates of kidney disease among adults with diabetes

Dr. Tomás Griffin, consultant endocrinologist specializing in diabetes care at Galway University Hospitals, Honorary Senior Lecturer at NUI Galway and lead researcher on the study, along with Clinical Trial Nurse Michelle Hennessy with patient Brian Curran at UHG. Credit Aengus McMahon. Credit: Aengus McMahon Some 42% of patients attending a dedicated diabetes clinic have signs …

Study shows high rates of kidney disease among adults with diabetes Read More »

Half of unvaccinated adults have needle phobia: What's proven to help

Half of unvaccinated adults have needle phobia: What’s proven to help

The shame accompanying needle fear can make it difficult to research among adults. Credit: CDC/Unsplash, CC BY If you’re among the 25% of Americans averse to needles, you’re probably not surprised by the COVID-19 immunization stall. Even for those who want immunity, bribes with beer or lottery tickets may not be enough to override anxiety …

Half of unvaccinated adults have needle phobia: What’s proven to help Read More »

Young adults who lost and then restored heart health had lower risk of heart attack, stroke

Young adults who lost and then restored heart health had lower risk of heart attack, stroke

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Preserving good cardiovascular health during young adulthood is one of the best ways to reduce risks of premature heart attack or stroke, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. The number of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease is increasing in many countries including the …

Young adults who lost and then restored heart health had lower risk of heart attack, stroke Read More »

Study: Single-dose mRNA vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2, including P.1 and B.1.1.7 variants: a test-negative design in adults 70 years and older in British Columbia, Canada. Image Credit: Melinda Nagy / Shutterstock

High single-dose efficacy of Pfizer vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 in older adults

In British Columbia (BC), Canada, vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) began with the Pfizer/Moderna mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccines began with nursing home residents and frontline healthcare workers. New research by scientists in Canada suggests that these are known to have a high protective efficacy of 92-93% after a single dose, but this data …

High single-dose efficacy of Pfizer vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 in older adults Read More »

Study: Delayed Antibody and T-Cell Response to BNT162b2 Vaccination in the Elderly, Germany. Image Credit: Rido / Shutterstock

Scientists detect delayed and reduced antibody responses after BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination in older adults

Vaccination efforts have commenced in most countries, prioritizing older adults and those with comorbidities. They are at a higher risk of severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pathogen. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detected delayed and reduced antibody and T cell …

Scientists detect delayed and reduced antibody responses after BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination in older adults Read More »

Diets compared for mild-to-moderate crohn disease in adults

Diets compared for mild-to-moderate crohn disease in adults

(HealthDay)—The specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) is not superior to the Mediterranean diet (MD) for the remission of symptoms in adults with mild-to-moderate Crohn disease (CD), according to a study published online May 26 in Gastroenterology. James D. Lewis, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues randomly assigned 194 adult patients with CD …

Diets compared for mild-to-moderate crohn disease in adults Read More »

Poll finds risky drinking patterns in older adults during pandemic

Poll finds risky drinking patterns in older adults during pandemic

Key findings from a poll of people ages 50 to 80 about alcohol use in 2020, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: University of Michigan As many older adults get back to normal life across the United States thanks to high rates of vaccination and lower COVID-19 activity, a new poll suggests many should watch …

Poll finds risky drinking patterns in older adults during pandemic Read More »

Sleep characteristics predict cannabis use, binge drinking in teens and young adults

Sleep characteristics predict cannabis use, binge drinking in teens and young adults

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A recent study of teens and young adults found that several factors related to sleep timing and sleep duration are associated with an increased risk of cannabis use and binge drinking of alcohol during the following year. Results show that a greater late-night preference predicted a greater likelihood of any cannabis …

Sleep characteristics predict cannabis use, binge drinking in teens and young adults Read More »

Disparities in COVID-19 rates among adults with kidney failure in New York City

Disparities in COVID-19 rates among adults with kidney failure in New York City

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In an analysis of patients on hemodialysis in New York City, there were substantial racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-19 rates that were not explained by neighborhood social vulnerability. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of JASN. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected socially disadvantaged groups, including Black and Hispanic individuals, those …

Disparities in COVID-19 rates among adults with kidney failure in New York City Read More »

Study on heavy drinking in young adults and the psychological impacts of COVID-19 yields unexpected findings

Study on heavy drinking in young adults and the psychological impacts of COVID-19 yields unexpected findings

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A novel longitudinal study on heavy drinking in young adults and the psychological impacts of COVID-19 has revealed some unexpected findings that challenge preconceived notions regarding pandemic-related alcohol use. In a sample of nearly 500 young adults ranging in age from 18 to 25, researchers saw a reduction in problematic drinking …

Study on heavy drinking in young adults and the psychological impacts of COVID-19 yields unexpected findings Read More »