Tag Archives: Disease

Can celiac disease affect life expectancy?

Celiac disease (CD), triggered by the ingestion of gluten, occurs in people genetically predisposed to develop the chronic autoimmune condition. During the past few decades, doctors have learned much about how the disease develops, including genetic and other risk factors. However, results from studies on whether people with CD have an increased risk of premature… Read More »

Are there benefits of cardiac catheterization for stable coronary artery disease?

One of the main causes of chest pain is a blockage of blood flow down the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that deliver oxygenated blood to our heart muscle to allow it to beat. Depending on how fast the blockage forms, it is labeled as either a stable or unstable blockage. Unstable blockages occur quickly… Read More »

Are Meat Inspectors Super Spreaders of Disease?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is tasked with conducting inspections on U.S. meat supplies. This requires inspectors to travel to slaughterhouses, processing plants and other facilities across the U.S., many of which have been hotspots of COVID-19 outbreaks. FSIS inspectors speaking to Government Executive criticized the agency’s handling of… Read More »