Curbing diesel emission could reduce big city mortality

U.S. cities could see a decline in mortality rates and an improved economy through midcentury if federal and local governments maintain stringent air pollution policies and diminish concentrations of diesel freight truck exhaust, according to Cornell University research. “The U.S. must reduce emission in the transportation sector. By improving air Continue Reading

Higher mortality seen for male breast cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Male breast cancer patients have higher mortality after cancer diagnosis than female patients, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in JAMA Oncology. Fei Wang, M.D., Ph.D., from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and colleagues compared mortality between male and female patients with breast cancer and Continue Reading

Psoriasis independently linked to increased mortality risk

(HealthDay)—Psoriasis is significantly associated with an increased mortality risk, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Yevgeniy R. Semenov, M.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues examined the independent correlation between psoriasis and all-cause Continue Reading

Premature mortality is partly predicted by city neighbourhood

We know that our environment affects our health. More specifically, it’s understood that exposure to pollution and access to medical care play important supporting roles in maintaining health and wellness. A new in-depth study from Ryerson University assesses the link between premature mortality and a combination of environmental, health, socioeconomic Continue Reading

Psychiatric comorbidity contributes to increased mortality in ADHD

Psychiatric comorbidity may play an important role in the increased risk of premature death in people with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), according to a new extensive registry study conducted at Karolinska Institutet and Örebro University in Sweden. The results, which are published in JAMA Psychiatry, suggest that improved awareness and care Continue Reading

In-hospital maternal mortality down in pregnancies with lupus

(HealthDay)—In-hospital maternal mortality decreased from 1998 to 2015 in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and non-SLE pregnancies, with a greater decline for SLE pregnancies, according to a study published online July 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Bella Mehta, M.B.B.S., from the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medicine Continue Reading

Mediterranean diet found to reduce risk of overall cancer mortality

A large body of evidence points to the effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet (MD) in fighting cancer. In a study published in Current Nutrition Reports, researchers used available information from various studies to provide an overview of the link between MD and cancer formation. Two operational definitions of MD were reviewed in the Continue Reading