Top Medical Bulletin 21/June/2022

Here are the top medical stories for today: 

Statins Linked with Progression of Arterial Stiffness Among Adults With High Atherosclerotic Risk       

Limited studies have investigated the association between statin use and progression of arterial stiffness, which is seen as a key player in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease. To examine the association between statin use and progression of arterial stiffness in adults with high atherosclerotic risk measured by brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity a recent cohort study was conducted and published in JAMA Network.

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Statins Linked with Progression of Arterial Stiffness Among Adults With High Atherosclerotic Risk 

 Did Youth Cannabis Use Increase after a Minimum Legal Age limit?       

A recent study in JAMA Network reports a cross-sectional study with difference-in- analysis of 1005 youths aged 15 to 20 years, although youth cannabis use still increased after the policy change. the increase in past-3-month cannabis use among youths aged 18 to 20 years was 51% lower. However, There was no change in cannabis use among youths aged 15 to 17 years.

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Did Youth Cannabis Use Increase after a Minimum Legal Age limit?

 Gum disease linked with heart attacks and diabetes?   

A large study found that people with a prior heart attack or diabetes are more likely to have gum disease than their healthy counterparts. The research is presented at EuroPerio10, the world’s leading congress in periodontology and implant dentistry organised by the European Federation of Periodontology.

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Gum disease linked with heart attacks and diabetes?

Single brain scan helps diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

A recent research has used machine learning technology to look at structural features within the brain, including in regions not previously associated with Alzheimer’s. The advantage of the technique is its simplicity and the fact that it can identify the disease at an early stage when it can be very difficult to diagnose. The research is published in the Nature Portfolio Journal Communications Medicine.

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Single brain scan helps diagnose Alzheimer’s disease 

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