Latest Julie Lin Stories

2010-11-25 08:18:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Studies show that even small amounts of urinary protein may predict rapid cognitive decline in elderly women. Researchers recommend a simple urine test to all elderly people to identify people at risk. A new study shows that low amounts of albumin in urine, at levels not normally considered clinically significant, strongly predict faster cognitive decline in older women. The study involved more than 1,200 women at least 70 years of age in the Nurses' Health Study who...

2009-11-01 06:22:26

Study shows diets high in sodium and artificially sweetened soda linked to kidney function decline Individuals who consume a diet high in sodium or artificially sweetened drinks are more likely to experience a decline in kidney function, according to two papers presented at the American Society of Nephrology's annual meeting in San Diego, California. Julie Lin MD, MPH, FASN and Gary Curhan, MD, ScD, FASN of Brigham and Women's Hospital studied more than 3,000 women participating in the...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.