My parents (both in their 80’s) moved in and began a whole food, plant-based diet. The outcome? It’s never too late overcome serious health issues!
Results 60 174 individuals were identified; 4.7% of the periodontitis participants (455/9730) and 1.9% of the non-periodontitis participants (962/50 444) reported ACVD; periodontitis showed a significant association with ACVD (OR 2.52; 95% CI 2.3 to 2.8). After adjustment for the confounders, periodontitis remained independently associated with ACVD (OR 1.59; 95% CI 1.39 to 1.81). With subsequent stratification for age and sex, periodontitis remained independently associated with ACVD.
Source: Periodontitis is an independent risk indicator for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases among 60 174 participants in a large dental school in the Netherlands — Beukers et al. — Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is potentially deadly, but may initially appear similar to benign illness.
Scientific spammer PLOS ONE is an ongoing source of amusement. It’s peer review is regularly called into question, with the journal accepting unscientific papers.
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The researchers found that for each year the teens engaged in weekly marijuana use, their level of subsequent subclinical psychotic symptoms rose by 21%. The increase was greatest for paranoia (133%) and hallucinations (92%).
Legal does not equal safe.