Genetic predisposition for obesity increases risk of asthma
Feb 21, 2018
What comes first? Do asthma sufferers put on weight because they are less active, or do they develop asthma because they are overweight, move around less and develop lung problems?
Jawbone loss predates rheumatoid arthritis
Dec 01, 2017
Jawbone loss caused by periodontitis predates the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. This according to research from Umeå University in Sweden presented in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology. The research also shows a causal ...
No causal link between plasma lipids, diabetic retinopathy
Oct 11, 2017
(HealthDay)—There does not seem to be a causal relationship between plasma lipids and diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to a study published in the September issue of Diabetes.
Increasing BMI causally linked to asthma, not hay fever
Jul 10, 2017
(HealthDay)—There is a causal relationship between increasing body mass index (BMI) and asthma and decreased lung function, according to a study published online July 4 in Allergy.
Study finds Alzheimer's disease likely not caused by low body mass index
May 09, 2017
A new large-scale genetic study found that low body mass index (BMI) is likely not a causal risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, as earlier research had suggested, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's ...
Elevated CRP may be response, not cause of disease
Jun 21, 2016
Genetically raised levels of C-reactive protein (CRP, an inflammatory protein) are associated with protection against schizophrenia, according to a Mendelian randomization study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The study, ...
Meditation and ballet associated with wisdom, study says
Mar 09, 2016
Wisdom, traditionally associated with old age, is nonetheless found in people of all ages. So, what makes a person wise?
WHO says will know if Zika causes microcephaly in weeks
Feb 12, 2016
The World Health Organization said Friday that it will know in a matter of weeks whether the Zika virus causes microcephaly and the severe neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Zika virus 'spreading explosively': WHO (Update)
Jan 28, 2016
The Zika virus is "spreading explosively" in the Americas and the region may see up to four million cases of the disease strongly suspected of causing birth defects, the World Health Organization warned Thursday.
Growing up on a farm provides protection against asthma and allergies
Sep 03, 2015
Researchers at VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, Belgium) and Ghent University have successfully established a causal relationship between exposure to so-called farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies. ...