Massachusetts communities at ‘critical risk’ for mosquito-borne virus

There is a “critical risk” for a dangerous mosquito-transmitted virus in 28 Massachusetts communities, the state health department warns. The health department also said that 37 more communities are at high risk and another 126 are at moderate risk for Eastern equine encephalitis, CNN reported. The virus has been confirmed Continue Reading

Cerebrovascular risk factors may up risk for Parkinson disease

(HealthDay)—Most cerebrovascular risk factors are associated with an increased risk for subsequent diagnosis of Parkinson disease, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in the Annals of Neurology. Using claims data from a 5 percent random sample of Medicare beneficiaries, Benjamin R. Kummer, M.D., from Weill Cornell Medicine in Continue Reading

Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors may up pancreatic disease risk

(HealthDay)—Use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i) is associated with increased risks for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in Diabetes Care. Minyoung Lee, M.D., from the Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea, and Continue Reading