Little evidence that antibiotics help open surgical wounds heal. There are no high–quality trials assessing whether using antibiotics or antiseptics on open surgical wounds speeds healing by slowing the growth of dangerous microorganisms, according to a new Cochrane review. Reuters Health, 10/07/2016. (Also see Arthritis Treatments – General)
Dietary saturated fat linked to aggressive prostate cancer. Men with prostate cancer may be more likely to have the most serious form of the disease if their diet contains a lot of fat from meat and dairy, a recent U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health, 10/07/2016. (Also see Cancer)
The Gray Gender Gap: Older Women Are Likelier to Go It Alone. A report, Older Americans 2016, shows that at every age older men are far more likely to be married than older women. New York Times, 10/07/2016.
Good Heart Attack Care Could Add a Year to Your Life: Study. Going to the right hospital for heart attack care could add a year to your life, a new study suggests. NBC Health News, 10/05/2016. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
Here’s What To Do If You Get Frequent Headaches. Headaches all the time may put you at increased risk for hypothyroidism as research has suggested a link between the two conditions, and one of the largest and longest studies to date provides the strongest evidence yet. Time Healthland, 10/07/2016. (Also see Thyroid Diseases)
What To Do If Exercise Triggers Your Asthma. If you have allergies, you have a higher risk of getting exercise–induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) which occurs when the airways tighten or constrict as a result of an inflammatory response to physical activity. Time Healthland, 10/06/2016. (Also see Asthma)
Is oestrogen making women's brains bigger? Part of the brain may routinely vary in size over the course of a woman's menstrual cycle, a new study has found. The Independent, 10/15/2016.
What happens when people with autism grow old? As a relatively newly diagnosed disorder, little is known about how people with autism cope in later life. The Independent, 10/13/2016.
More than half a MILLION heart surgery patients 'exposed to deadly infection from contaminated tools'. More than half a million heart surgery patients may have contracted a deadly infection from contaminated machinery in the operating room. Mail Online, 10/14/2016. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
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