In a cohort of 15,792 black and white men and women ages 45-64 years, 33.2% developed CKD after a median follow up of 24 years. After adjusting for multiple kidney disease risk factors, significant trends in lower risk of CKD were seen across higher categories of physical activity. The most physically active had an 11% (95% CI 3%, 19%) lower risk of CKD compared to the inactive group. Physical activity may reduce kidney disease risk.
According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release quickly improves hand function and reduces hand discomfort; improvement persisted beyond one year. Thus, ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release may be a safe, effective, and less invasive alternative to traditional surgery.
Intracranial abnormalities on CT scan in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be predicted by glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) levels in the blood.
A recent study documents how personal risk assessment and protective behaviors are linked.
A new University of California, Davis, study suggests that for the most part, people formulate goals consistent with their personality traits.
Human beings share these same biological impulses as other animals to separate into modular social groups. However, when pathogens are spreading, humans tend to also adopt behaviors that are "hyper vigilant and particularly error prone," against those with different phenotypes.
Many people want to become more empathetic. But, these changes in personality may also lead to changes in political ideologies.
The negative effects of over-parenting on children are well documented, but less is known about why certain people become helicopter parents. A new study suggests perfectionism is one driver.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public transport agencies across North America have made significant adjustments to services, including cutting trip frequency in many areas while increasing it in others. In many cases, these changes, especially service cuts, have disproportionately affected areas where lower-income and more vulnerable groups live, according to a new study from McGill University.
Overall, the presence of depressive symptoms is highly dependent on cultural congruence, whereas self-esteem is not.