Risk for severe maternal morbidity varies across neighborhoods

Severe maternal morbidity (SMM) is higher for women in ZIP codes with the highest concentration of poor blacks relative to wealthy whites, which is partially attributable to the delivery hospital, according to a study published in the May issue of Health Affairs. Teresa Janevic, M.P.H., Ph.D., from the Icahn School…

Genetic scoring can identify more men at risk for aortic aneurysm

A new genetic risk score based on 29 mutations in the blood identified more men at increased risk for an abdominal aortic aneurysm and who could benefit from screening to detect it prior to rupture, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Vascular Discovery: From Genes to…

L-thyroxine does not improve subclinical hypothyroidism in those 65 or older

(HealthDay)—L-thyroxine does not improve hypothyroid symptoms or tiredness among older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and high symptom burden, according to a study published online May 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Maria de Montmollin, M.D., from the Bern University Hospital in Switzerland, and colleagues examined whether L-thyroxine improves…

See How Adele Has Changed Through the Years

From the moment Adele first broke out onto the scene in 2008 with her debut album, 19, it was clear she was something different. And for the next decade plus, the British singer-songwriter (full name: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) continued to show just how special she was in everything from…

Scientific team finds new, unique mutation in coronavirus study

As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the U.S., in addition to tracking the number of COVID daily cases, there is a worldwide scientific community engaged in tracking the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself. Efrem Lim leads a team at ASU that looks at how the virus may be spreading, mutating and…