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Hot pavement poses a burn risk

Hot Pavement Can Burn Feet in Seconds

More education needed to warn of burn risk from hot pavement, particularly as temps exceed 100
For patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis

Biologic Tx for Psoriasis May Reduce Coronary Inflammation

Findings indicated by perivascular fat attenuation index, as measured by coronary CT angiography
There is a U-shaped association for hemoglobin levels with risk for dementia

U-Shaped Association Found for Hemoglobin Level, Dementia Risk

Similar correlations seen with structural connectivity and white matter hyperintensity volume on brain MRI
More than 10 percent of U.S. adults aged 65 years and older are estimated to be current binge drinkers

10.6 Percent of Seniors Estimated as Current Binge Drinkers

Prevalence of binge drinking higher for non-Hispanic African-Americans, tobacco users, cannabis users
A U.S. clinical trial of CRISPR gene-editing to treat people with sickle cell disease is underway.

Trial Tests CRISPR Gene-Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

Study seeks to recruit up to 45 adults with severe sickle cell disease
Women with preeclampsia have an increased risk for developing end-stage kidney disease (ESKD)

Preeclampsia History Increases Risk for End-Stage Kidney Disease

ESKD risk highest for women with preterm preeclampsia and/or preeclampsia in two pregnancies
Receiving treatment at clinics in the lowest-income sites is associated with poorer blood pressure control and worse outcomes

With Standard Care, BP Control Still Worse in Low-Income Areas

Outcomes worse for some adverse cardiovascular events for participants in lowest-income sites
Moving to a new home in the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for low birth weight and preterm birth

Moving House in First Trimester Linked to Worse Infant Outcomes

Residence change linked to low birth weight and preterm birth in all socioeconomic strata
The incidence of Lyme disease increased from 2001 to 2012 in the United Kingdom

Estimated U.K. Incidence Rate of Lyme Disease 12.1 per 100,000

If increase continues, more than 8,000 cases expected in United Kingdom by end of 2019
Patients receiving gastric acid inhibitors have an increase in prescriptions of anti-allergic drugs

Risk for Allergy Development Increased After Gastric Acid Inhibitor Use

Rates ratios increased with increasing age and were more prominent in women