Indoor smoking ban tied to heart attack decline in older adults. Heart attack rates dropped among older adults in Scotland in the decade after a nationwide indoor smoking ban took effect, a new study suggests. Reuters Health, 07/19/2019. (Also see Preventive Care for Pulmonary Involvement)
Women doctors skip conferences because of family responsibilities. Female cancer experts are more likely than their male colleagues to skip scientific meetings that could offer networking opportunities, a new study finds. Reuters Health, 07/18/2019.
Night shifts, long hours linked to miscarriages and preterm births. Pregnant women who work nights or long hours may be more likely to have a miscarriage or preterm delivery than mothers with day jobs, a research review suggests. Reuters Health, 07/19/2019.
Don't fry: 3 stages of heat stroke you need to know. With temperatures soaring this month, don't ignore these warning signs of heat stroke. NBC Health News, 07/19/2019.
For healthy blood pressure, both numbers matter. The study analyzed more than 36 million blood pressure readings from more than 1 million adults. NBC Health News, 07/19/2019.
Health Facts Aren’t Enough. Should Persuasion Become a Priority? Those with the least understanding of science oppose it the most and also think they know the most, a study showed. New York Times, 07/23/2019.
Can Learning a Foreign Language Prevent Dementia? Some researchers have suggested that learning a foreign language might help delay the onset of dementia. Time Healthland, 07/19/2019.
It May Be Possible to Counter Some of the Genetic Risk of Alzheimer’s With These Lifestyle Changes. The researchers found that people who reported healthier lifestyles overall had lower levels of Alzheimer’s dementia. Time Healthland, 07/14/2019.
Gut bacteria may have motor neurone disease role. Gut bacteria may be playing a role in motor neurone disease, according to early studies in animals and people. BBC Health News, 07/22/2019. (Also see Bowel Dysfunction)
Three quarters of dermatologists think sunbeds should be BANNED entirely amid soaring rates of skin cancer, poll reveals. Nine out of ten skin experts believe sunbeds on the high street are leading to a rise in skin cancer cases and deaths. Mail Online, 07/22/2019. (Also see Cancer)
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