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Laws permitting denial of services to same-sex couples are associated with an increase in sexual minority adults experiencing mental distress

Laws Allowing Service Denial to Sexual Minorities Tied to Distress

Laws permitting denial of services linked to increase in mental distress among sexual minorities
Consumption of non-nutritive sweeteners does not increase blood glucose levels

Non-Nutritive Sweeteners Don’t Up Blood Glucose Levels

Concentration of NNSs decreases gradually over the course of observation after consumption
Greater perceived social isolation is associated with an increased risk of death and health care use among patients with heart failure

Social Isolation Tied to Worse Heart Failure Outcomes

Those reporting high perceived social isolation have increased risk of death, hospitalization, ER visits
Financial incentives added to free cessation aids can improve the rate of sustained abstinence among smokers

Financial Incentives May Up Rates of Smoker Abstinence

Redeemable deposits, rewards superior to free cessation aids with respect to sustained abstinence
There is considerable global variation in personal health care access and quality

Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality

Highest performance in Iceland, lowest in Central African Republic, with variation in rate of progress
South Asians in the United States have increased proportional mortality rates from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Atherosclerotic CVD Mortality Higher in South Asians in the U.S.

Most of the increased risk can be attributed to increased prevalence of known risk factors
For non-Hispanic whites

Rising Fatal Drug Overdoses Linked to Years of Life Lost

Growth in fatal overdoses linked to increased mortality, years of life lost for non-Hispanic whites
Patients served by the beleaguered Veterans Affairs health system may have wider access to private care

Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients

New bill would open up access to private doctors for veterans
For women with heart disease

Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease

Ten predictors of maternal cardiac complications were identified and incorporated into new risk index
There is an inverse association for plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration with diabetes risk

Inverse Link for Plasma 25(OH)D Concentration, Risk of T2DM

Each 10 ng/mL higher 25(OH)D concentration associated with hazard ratio of 0.64 for diabetes