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Carolyn Crist

Opioid treatment may reduce contact with law enforcement

Jul 12 2019

(Reuters Health) - Opioid users who get treatment for their drug dependency are less likely to have police encounters or to be charged with crimes, an Australian study suggests.

Collaboration with US med schools helps Rwanda improve women's health care

Jul 12 2019

(Reuters Health) - Rwandan women have better access to obstetrics and gynecology services thanks to an international partnership to train more doctors, a new study finds.

Poorly-controlled asthma commonly affects pregnancy in U.S

Jul 10 2019

(Reuters Health) - Asthma is often not well controlled during pregnancy, especially among publicly-insured women, according to a U.S. study.

Opting out of procedures during childbirth tied to discrimination

Jul 09 2019

(Reuters Health) - Women who decline certain procedures - such as cesarean delivery or immediate cord clamping - during childbirth are more likely to report being treated poorly during their hospital stay, a U.S. study finds.

Men may be able to help partner's menopausal transition

Jul 04 2019

(Reuters Health) - Overall, men know the transition through menopause can bring difficult symptoms for their wife or partner and that there may be ways to ease some of them, a small survey suggests.

Soccer headgear may not reduce sport-related concussion

Jul 04 2019

(Reuters Health) - In season-long tests, soccer headgear didn't reduce the overall number or severity of concussions experienced by high school players, U.S. researchers say.

Burnout in firefighters linked to sleep issues, mental health concerns

Jun 27 2019

Firefighters who feel burned out often experience sleep issues, which also increases their risk of emotional fatigue, exhaustion and health problems, researchers say.

Music playlists could help dementia patients

Jun 24 2019

Personalized music playlists that rekindle memories of childhood and happy moments may bring joy to dementia patients, because music can activate parts of the brain not affected by the disease, experts say.

Spending minimum two hours weekly in nature tied to good health, wellbeing

Jun 20 2019

(Reuters Health) - People who experience nature for at least 120 minutes per week are more likely to report good health and psychological wellbeing, a large UK study suggests.

Few heart patients use cardiac rehab after stenting

Jun 19 2019

(Reuters Health) - Just one in three patients enrolls in recommended cardiac rehabilitation after having a blocked heart artery cleared and a stent inserted, a Michigan study suggests.

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