• Flu Shot in Pregnancy Keeps Women Out of Hospital

    8 monthes ago - By Web MD

    In pregnant women, the flu shot protects equally during all three trimesters, and for those with health problems like asthma and diabetes, a new study finds. It also reduces hospitalizations for complications like pneumonia.
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  • Nerve stimulation in mice suggests new way to reduce delirium after surgery

    8 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    For adults over age 65, surgical complications can dampen not only their physical health but also their mental sharpness, with more than half of high-risk cases declining into delirium. New research shows a current treatment for seizures can also reverse brain inflammation, such as inflammation after surgery, and the subsequent confusion or cognitive decline that results.
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  • Higher beta-blocker dose, lower heart rate confer improved outcomes in HFrEF

    8 monthes ago - By Healio

    Patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction who were treated with a higher-dose beta-blocker and achieved a lower heart rate had reduced risk for mortality, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.
    Tarek Ajam, MD, MS, fellow of cardiovascular medicine at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, and colleagues analyzed data from Veterans Affairs databases of patients diagnosed with HFrEF between 2007 and January 2015. Patients who took a low-dose beta-blocker, defined as less than 25 mg carvedilol per day, were matched with patients who took a high-dose beta-blocker,
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  • Obesity may increase risk for colorectal cancer among women

    8 monthes ago - By Healio

    Women with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater demonstrated an increased risk for early-onset colorectal cancer, according to data from the ongoing prospective Nurses' Health Study II.
    “In contrast to the decreasing trends in adults 50 years or older, incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer have been increasing among all age groups between 20 and 49 years,”
    Po-Hong Liu, MD, MPH, researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and colleagues wrote. “The drivers for the increases in incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer have not been elucidated.
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  • Regular sauna bathing reduces your risk of vascular disease and mental health disorders, according to new study

    Regular sauna bathing reduces your risk of vascular disease and mental health disorders, according to new study

    8 monthes ago - By Natural News

    When is the last time you visited a sauna? Although they've been around for thousands of years, saunas have never quite gained the popularity in the United States that they enjoy in other parts of the world, particularly Scandinavia. That's unfortunate because these heated rooms can provide a lot more than relaxation; they...
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