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Grandmaternal DDT Exposure Tied to Granddaughter Early Menarche, Obesity

o,p'-DDT exposure in normal-weight, but not overweight or obese, grandmothers linked to obesity in granddaughters

Many Older Adults Unaware of Potential Side Effects for New Rx

Physicians should spend more time discussing possible side effects of a newly prescribed medication during the office visit, authors say

ENDO: Common Meds Interfere With TFTs in Older Adults on Thyroid Hormone

Almost one-third of older adults on thyroid replacement therapy take at least one medication that interferes with thyroid function tests

ENDO: Rates of Drug Treatment for Osteoporosis Low in the US

Patterns of drug prescribing for the treatment of osteoporosis often do not follow clinical practice guidelines

Patterns of Operated Cryptorchidism in France Explored

Increased incidence seen in boys younger than 7 years of age; main cluster of cases located in industrial area in Northern France

Fitness Trackers Can Help Obese Lose Weight

Accelerometer/pedometer-only and commercial health wearable-only intervention strategies were most effective

Life Expectancy Down for Those Without a College Degree

However, racial differences in life expectancy are narrowing

Mortality Higher for Diabetic Ketoacidosis With COVID-19

Obesity, higher insulin requirements may be associated with higher mortality

Disease Under Control for Only 38.1 Percent With Treated Hypertension in the U.K.

Factors associated with lack of hypertension control include older age, higher alcohol use, Black ethnicity, obesity

USPSTF Urges Prediabetes, T2DM Screen for Overweight Adults

Physicians should screen overweight, obese adults aged 35 to 70 years and refer those with prediabetes to preventive interventions