Top stories in health and medicine, March 9, 2015

medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Gout and CVD: Combo Is More Likely in Women. Patients with gout are at significantly high risk for developing cardiovascular disease, with the likelihood being greater for women.
  2. Better Metabolic Profile for Teenagers Who Eat Nuts. Teenagers who ate the equivalent of a small handful of nuts three times per week had a significantly lower risk of metabolic syndrome.
  3. How To Build a Bionic Hand. For about 25 years, I have been dealing with patients with all sorts of nerve injuries.
  4. Advice for Knee OA: Get Up and Move. Being sedentary worsens physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), an association that remains independent of exercise levels.

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