Adults with idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) have a threefold higher risk for death, and that risk is highest during the first year after diagnosis, a study found.
The oldest old stay healthy until almost the end then drop dead.
CONCLUSIONS An HbA1c >8.0% was associated with increased risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in older adults with diabetes. Our results support the idea that better glycemic control is important for reducing mortality; however, in light of the conflicting evidence base, there is also a need for individualized glycemic targets for older adults with diabetes depending on their demographics, duration of diabetes, and existing comorbidities.
Source: Diabetes Care
An estimated 76,380 new cases of invasive melanoma were diagnosed in 2016, and an additional 68,480 Americans had new diagnoses of in situ melanoma. Melanoma-associated mortality increased by about 1.5% a year during the study period, exceeding the statistical trajectory angle for incidence.
Adult problems occurring in kids is rare, but not impossible. Kids can get strokes (CVAs) and one issue that can cause CVA is Moyamoya.
Source: Moyamoya — Pediatric EM Morsels
Summary: Immigration from Mexico was a hot issue in Campaign 2016. An equally serious danger was ignored — contagion to the US from the insurgency of drug cartels against Mexico. (Graphic copyright Stratfor 2016)
With increasing legalization of marijuana in the US the cartels are now selling more heroin and methamphetamine. It’s been a while since I read up on this issue.
Still looking to buy that beachfront bargain in Mexico?