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Reproductive Factors in Women Tied to Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

Early menarche, early menopause and miscarriage were among the factors associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. ...

VIDEO: Hospitals rely on surveys to determine call pay, base compensation, speaker says

KOLOA, Hawaii – At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2018, David M. Glaser, JD, spoke about survey data hospitals rely on for negotiating call pay or for determining base compensation. ...

Trump Gives Health Workers New Religious Liberty Protections

The Trump administration announced a new “conscience and religious freedom” office to protect health workers who object to providing abortions or some types of contraception. ...

ACP: Access to behavioral, mental health services ‘vital’

President Donald J. Trump recently signed an executive order requesting more access to and coverage for behavioral and mental health services for veterans. In a statement, the ACP announced its support of the president’s order, noting that behavioral and m ...

CAC, extra-coronary calcium increase risk for hypertension

Patients with coronary artery calcium and extra-coronary calcium had an increased risk for incident hypertension, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology. Amer I. Aladin, MD, FACP, FAAFP, of the department of cardiology at Wake ...

Routine transthoracic echocardiography not beneficial in acute PE

Hospital use of transthoracic echocardiography in patients with hemodynamically stable, acute pulmonary embolism was not associated with inpatient mortality, but its use was linked to increased costs and resource utilization, published data indicate. Guide ...

Yes, Lots of People Are Getting Flu Symptoms. No, This Season Isn’t So Unusual. Here’s Why.

The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season. ...

Next-generation self-expanding TAVR valve safe, effective in severe aortic stenosis

New data show that a next-generation self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve with an external pericardial wrap was associated with excellent hemodynamic results as well as improved annular sealing with less paravalvular leak in patients with severe sympt ...

6-month rehospitalization, mortality rates high in patients with CAD, PAD

Nearly one-quarter of patients with stable CAD or peripheral artery disease died or were rehospitalized at 6 months, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death wor ...

Cervical pessary use lowers preterm birth rate

Women who used a cervical pessary had a lower spontaneous preterm birth rate at less than 34 weeks of pregnancy compared with women who did not use a pessary, according to findings recently published in JAMA. “Preterm birth is a major cause of perinatal mo ...

Social isolation linked to type 2 diabetes

Stephanie Brinkhues A lack of social interaction was associated with previously diagnosed and newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, with the risk more than double in women, according to findings recently published in BMC Public Health. “Most diabetes prevention ...

Supermarkets under pressure to reveal amount of plastic they create

Leading UK retailers say information is too ‘commercially sensitive’ to reveal, following Guardian report they make almost 1m tonnes a year Nearly 1m tonnes every year: supermarkets shamed for plastic packaging Supermarkets are coming under growing pressu ...

Ramucirumab reduces risk for progression in certain gastric cancers

Charles S. Fuchs The addition of ramucirumab to first-line chemotherapy conferred a 25% reduction in risk for disease progression or death among treatment-naive patients with metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, according to resu ...

Harris hopes for 'respectful' abortion debate

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has said that he hopes Ireland ‘can no longer tolerate a law which denies care and understanding to women who are our friends, our sisters, our mothers, our daughters and our wives'. Commencing the debate on the ...

Breast cancer survival unaffected by BRCA gene

Young women who carry the BRCA gene mutation and go on to be treated for breast cancer, have the same chances of survival as women without the mutation, the results of a new study suggest. In the mid-1990s, it was discovered that mutations in the BRCA1 and ...

Treatment Abroad Scheme needs improvement

The HSE needs to improve its administration of the Treatment Abroad Scheme (TAS), as the application process can prove difficult and complex for some, the Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, has said. He has just published a report based on his office's investi ...

Pets and package holidays – how over-65s drive UK consumer spending

Household expenditure on cars, holidays and pets drives recovery but signs emerge of a slowdown Spending by British households has returned to its pre-financial crisis levels in real terms, driven by purchases of cars and spending by older consumers on pa ...

Homotypic, heterotypic risk factors may help predict bipolar disorder onset

Early patterns of homotypic and heterotypic psychopathological symptoms, along with behavior changes and environmental factors, were significantly associated with later diagnoses of bipolar disorder, according to research findings. “Recent worldwide estima ...

Few Canadian rheumatologists endorse recommended interventions for fibromyalgia

Jason W. Busse Although most Canadian rheumatologists follow the country’s 2012 guideline recommendations for managing fibromyalgia, few believed they were effective, indicating an update may be necessary, according to findings published in the Journal of ...

Report finds Roma in Ireland live in 'extreme poverty'

A new report has found that up to one-fifth of Roma people surveyed in Ireland are completely marginalised from State services and supports. ...

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