Genetically elevated triglyceride level associated with protection against type 2 diabetes Elevated plasma triglyceride level is considered a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but new findings suggest that a genetically-elevated triglyceride level is associated with protection against type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that triglyceride-increasing alleles are associated with decreased type 2 diabetes incidence.
End European agreements with tobacco industry designed to curb smuggling, urge experts The agreements drawn up between the European Union and the four major transnational tobacco companies, to crack down on cigarette smuggling and recoup lost tax revenues, are failing to meet their stated aims
American surgery patients: More pain medication, yet more pain New research shows that American patients undergoing orthopedic surgery receive more treatments for pain and that their experience of pain differs in some aspects to orthopedic patients internationally.
No reason for laughing gas to be withdrawn from operating theaters A new article concludes that there is 'no clinically relevant evidence for the withdrawal of nitrous oxide.
Contact lens wearers: Eyes may get more infections because their 'microbiomes' have changed Using high-precision genetic tests to differentiate the thousands of bacteria that make up the human microbiome, researchers suggest that they have found a possible — and potentially surprising — root cause of the increased frequency of certain eye infections among contact lens wearers.