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Weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients' future risk of heart failure

Weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients' future risk of heart failure

Spending time in and around Hong Kong's waters linked to better health and wellbeing

Spending time in and around Hong Kong's waters linked to better health and wellbeing

Study explores how patients want to discuss symptoms with doctors

Study explores how patients want to discuss symptoms with doctors

Updated breast cancer screening guideline highlights importance of shared decision-making

Updated breast cancer screening guideline highlights importance of shared decision-making

High intensity statin treatment and adherence could save more lives

High intensity statin treatment and adherence could save more lives

Infant milk allergy is being overdiagnosed say experts

Infant milk allergy is being overdiagnosed say experts

Researchers are developing blood test to diagnose or predict Alzheimer's disease

Researchers are developing blood test to diagnose or predict Alzheimer's disease

Elevated air pollution associated with increased risk for miscarriage

Elevated air pollution associated with increased risk for miscarriage

EHR-related stress associated with physician burnout

EHR-related stress associated with physician burnout

App that could detect level of anemia by looking at fingernails

App that could detect level of anemia by looking at fingernails

Personalized scans showing the extent of atherosclerosis help decrease cardiovascular risk

Personalized scans showing the extent of atherosclerosis help decrease cardiovascular risk

Abused women more likely to seek emergency contraception, study finds

Abused women more likely to seek emergency contraception, study finds

Very low calorie diet for type 2 diabetes to be prescribed

Very low calorie diet for type 2 diabetes to be prescribed

Pregnancy losses may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Pregnancy losses may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Women’s intentions and attitude matter when it comes to using contraception

Women’s intentions and attitude matter when it comes to using contraception

First-of-its-kind undertaking to study genetic, biological factors that contribute to development of opioid use disorder

First-of-its-kind undertaking to study genetic, biological factors that contribute to development of opioid use disorder

Researchers reveal previously unknown genetic effect that can raise or reduce risk of heart disease

Researchers reveal previously unknown genetic effect that can raise or reduce risk of heart disease

Study: Some bowel cancer patients in the UK have to wait more than a year to begin treatment

Study: Some bowel cancer patients in the UK have to wait more than a year to begin treatment

New psychological intervention could improve health of women experiencing domestic abuse

New psychological intervention could improve health of women experiencing domestic abuse

Project ECHO: A telementoring project launched in Washington, D.C. and Maryland to fight diabetes

Project ECHO: A telementoring project launched in Washington, D.C. and Maryland to fight diabetes