Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care – NDEP

Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care | NDEP.

The guiding principles are available online or in pdf format.

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OncoBriefs: Hookah Risk

OncoBriefs: Hookah Risk, Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer.

Urinary concentration of the benzene metabolite S-phenylmercapturic acid (SPMA) was more than four times greater in hookah smokers and two times greater in people exposed to secondhand hookah smoke, when compared with people who had no exposure. The findings put a damper on enthusiasm for hookah as a safer alternative to cigarettes, as reported online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

JAMA – Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease and Risk of Myocardial Infarction

JAMA Network | JAMA | Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease and Risk of Myocardial Infarction.

Conclusions and Relevance  In this cohort of patients undergoing elective coronary angiography, nonobstructive CAD, compared with no apparent CAD, was associated with a significantly greater 1-year risk of MI and all-cause mortality. These findings suggest clinical importance of nonobstructive CAD and warrant further investigation of interventions to improve outcomes among these patients.