Cannabis tied to serious complications in type 1 diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes may be more than twice as likely to develop potentially fatal complications when they use cannabis somewhat regularly, a study suggests. Reuters Health, 11/22/2019. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Diabetes)
Sedentary teens risk health, hearts and minds: WHO study. Teenagers worldwide are jeopardizing their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, a World Health Organization-led study warns. Reuters Health, 11/21/2019.
Diets with more fiber, yogurt tied to lower risk of lung cancer. People who eat more fiber and yogurt may be less likely to develop lung cancer than those who don’t consume much of these foods, a research review suggests. Reuters Health, 11/21/2019. (Also see Cancer)
Most U.S. planned home births are not low-risk. Experts recommend that home birth only be considered for low-risk pregnancies, but that’s often not what happens in the U.S., where no formal guidelines exist, researchers say. Reuters Health, 11/21/2019.
Babies may not be protected by mom's measles immunity as long as thought. A new study finds that most of mothers’ measles immunity protection wanes much sooner than previously thought — within as little as three months. NBC Health News, 11/21/2019.
New study shows patients with stable chest pain may not need stents or surgery. A new study has found the procedure of inserting a heart stent to treat patients who suffer from chest pain during exercise may not always be necessary. NBC Health News, 11/21/2019. (Also see Heart (Cardiac) Symptoms)
How the Brain Can Rewire Itself After Half of It Is Removed. New scans showed how the brains of people who had a hemisphere removed in childhood continue to function. New York Times, 11/19/2019.
Brain scans show the minds of girls and boys are similar in maths. Boys and girls show the same brain activity when it comes to maths, according to a new study published in the journal Science of Learning. GMA Health News, 11/11/2019.
How does temperature affect mental health? According to a recent study, there is an association between hotter temperatures and an increase both in the number of hospital visits for mental health reasons and in suicide rates. Medical News Today, 11/11/2019. (Also see Suicide Prevention)
Short sleep may harm bone health in older women. New research in postmenopausal women has found that those who slept for no longer than 5 hours per night were most likely to have lower bone mineral density and osteoporosis. Medical News Today, 11/20/2019. (Also see Osteoporosis)
In Loving Memory of Lorraine Wempner, a donation to tackle scleroderma has been made by Paul Wempner. Posted 11/13/2019. (Also see: ISN News)
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