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VMS during menopause transition linked to sociodemographic, psychosocial factors

VMS during menopause transition linked to sociodemographic, psychosocial factors

More data analysis about hot flashes from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation has been published today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]
Low levels of blood selenium may increase risk of liver cancer

Low levels of blood selenium may increase risk of liver cancer

A new study, published in current issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that the highest levels of blood selenium or of selenoprotein P, the protein that distributes selenium from the liver around the body, are associated with a decreased risk of developing liver cancer (particularly hepatocellular carcinoma), even when all other major liver cancer risk factors are taken into account. [More]
Pancreatic cysts increase overall risk of pancreatic cancer, study shows

Pancreatic cysts increase overall risk of pancreatic cancer, study shows

A look back at more than half a million patient records has established that patients with pancreatic cysts have a significantly higher overall risk of pancreatic cancer compared to those without such cysts, according to a study in the July issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. [More]
UNC experts advise against routine recommendation of e-cigarettes for smokers

UNC experts advise against routine recommendation of e-cigarettes for smokers

The health benefits of quitting smoking are widely accepted, but researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have taken issue with the suggestion that doctors should routinely recommend e-cigarettes as an alternative to cigarettes for their patients who smoke. [More]
New study aims to measure behaviors, attitudes of smokers who use both cigarettes and e-cigarettes

New study aims to measure behaviors, attitudes of smokers who use both cigarettes and e-cigarettes

The use of electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes") has increased dramatically in recent years. The majority of new "vapers" were already cigarette smokers. [More]
Major trial to test new surgical approach for patients with lung cancer

Major trial to test new surgical approach for patients with lung cancer

The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre is launching a major international clinical trial to test a minimally invasive and safer surgical approach for patients with lung cancer: video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy with ultrasonic pulmonary artery sealing. [More]
Childhood exposure to microbes through thumb-sucking, nail-biting may lower risk of allergies

Childhood exposure to microbes through thumb-sucking, nail-biting may lower risk of allergies

Children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may be less likely to develop allergies, according to a new study from New Zealand's University of Otago. [More]
Healthy weight programs for lesbian and bisexual women aim to achieve changes in lifestyle habits

Healthy weight programs for lesbian and bisexual women aim to achieve changes in lifestyle habits

Lesbian and bisexual women have higher rates of obesity, smoking and stress when compared to their heterosexual counterparts, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. [More]
Study reveals many women may be smoking and exposed to nicotine during pregnancy

Study reveals many women may be smoking and exposed to nicotine during pregnancy

More women may be smoking and exposed to nicotine during pregnancy than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in collaboration with Cradle Cincinnati. [More]
Watching TV for long hours during childhood linked to lower bone mineral content

Watching TV for long hours during childhood linked to lower bone mineral content

Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years in a recent study. [More]
Regular marijuana use impacts the brain's natural response to rewards

Regular marijuana use impacts the brain's natural response to rewards

Most people would get a little 'rush' out of the idea that they're about to win some money. [More]
Zinc acetate lozenges may be effective in treating common cold

Zinc acetate lozenges may be effective in treating common cold

Zinc acetate lozenges may reduce the duration of the common cold by nearly 3 days, according to a recent analysis. [More]
Menopause symptoms: can a healthcare professional help? An interview with Dr Heather Currie

Menopause symptoms: can a healthcare professional help? An interview with Dr Heather Currie

The survey showed that only 50% of women consulted a healthcare professional about their symptoms, despite the fact that many women said their symptoms were having a significant effect on their work life, social life, home life and sex life. [More]
Undiagnosed hearing issues may lead to social isolation, cognitive impairment in seniors

Undiagnosed hearing issues may lead to social isolation, cognitive impairment in seniors

Senior citizens with undiagnosed or untreated hearing problems are more likely to suffer from social isolation and cognitive impairment, a UBC study has found. [More]
BP effects on vasculature begin below hypertensive threshold

BP effects on vasculature begin below hypertensive threshold

Higher systolic blood pressure is associated with increased carotid intima-media thickness even within the normotensive range, research shows. [More]
Certain occupations may increase bladder cancer risk, study reveals

Certain occupations may increase bladder cancer risk, study reveals

A new analysis of UK workers reveals that certain occupations may increase the risk of bladder cancer. [More]
Socioeconomic status impacts cardiovascular outcomes in diabetes

Socioeconomic status impacts cardiovascular outcomes in diabetes

Patients with Type 2 diabetes are at a particularly high risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes if they have low socioeconomic status, a registry study from Sweden shows. [More]
New study reveals startling trend in mortality rates from heart disease and stroke

New study reveals startling trend in mortality rates from heart disease and stroke

After more than a decade of steady improvements, the decline in mortality rates from heart disease and stroke has slowed nationally and nearly leveled out since 2011, according to a new analysis from Kaiser Permanente published in JAMA Cardiology. [More]
Excessive weight at young age increases risk of heart failure

Excessive weight at young age increases risk of heart failure

It comes down to starting healthy habits early. Fortunately, it's never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle, and losing weight is great for reducing your risk of heart attack. But you can still be at a higher risk for other heart problems if you're late in changing your habits. [More]
Simple 7-item screening device can help detect patients at risk for COPD

Simple 7-item screening device can help detect patients at risk for COPD

A simple 7-item screening tool can help clinicians identify patients at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), even if they are not experiencing any symptoms. [More]
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