Bulimia tied to higher risk of heart disease and premature death. Women hospitalized for bulimia may be more likely to develop heart disease and die prematurely, a recent study suggests. Reuters Health, 10/22/2019.
Most preemies are healthy in adulthood. More than half of premature infants grow up to be healthy adults without chronic medical issues, a new study suggests. Reuters Health, 10/22/2019.
Breastfeeding tied to lower risk of diabetes, high blood pressure. Women who breastfeed may be less likely to develop diabetes and high blood pressure, a research review suggests. Reuters Health, 10/21/2019. (Also see Prevention of Diabetes)
Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech rivals pose a threat. Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope – the very symbol of the medical profession – is facing an uncertain prognosis. NBC Health News, 10/23/2019.
Bedtime may be the best time to take blood pressure meds, study finds. Blood pressure medication may confer a larger benefit if taken at night, rather than in the morning, according to research in the European Heart Journal. NBC Health News, 10/23/2019.
Health bosses' 'serious concerns' over homeopathy. Health bosses have expressed "serious concerns" over the possible re-accreditation of the UK's largest group of registered homeopaths. BBC Health News, 10/28/2019. (Also see Alternative Therapies)
Stroke recovery clue from patient walking speed. World-leading research is helping scientists find new ways of trying to help younger people who have had a stroke get back to work. BBC Health News, 10/28/2019. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
Even babies 'understand concept of counting'. Infants as young as 14 months can understand the concept of counting long before they learn the true meaning of "one, two, three", scientists say. BBC Health News, 10/26/2019.
New drug brings hope to as many as 400,000 sufferers of agonising bladder pain syndrome. As many as 400,000 people in UK are thought to have bladder pain syndrome, also known as interstitial cystitis. Mail Online, 10/26/2019. (Also see Interstitial Cystitis)
Number of potentially fatal heart attacks drops by roughly 20 per cent after the clocks go back, study shows. A study of 460,000 Britons found that even those without family history of heart disease dramatically increased their risk of a heart attack by sacrificing sleep. Mail Online, 10/26/2019. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
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