Warmer temperatures mean more cases of appendicitis, regardless of season

Researchers have reported a link between increased incidence of appendicitis and warmer weather, independent of other environmental and behavioral factors, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.“One of the most commonly observed environmental risk factors is the seasonal pattern in several countries, wherein the incidence of acute appendicitis increases during the summer months,” Jacob E. Simmering, PhD, an assistant professor of pulmonary, critical care and occupational medicine at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.According toRead More

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