Genevra Pittman

Shared decision making still lacking for cancer screening

Jun 19 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When it comes to cancer screening, doctors often do not adequately discuss the balance of pros and cons with their patients, a new study suggests.

Weight-loss surgery can improve diabetes: studies

Jun 13 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two small studies provide more evidence that weight-loss surgery may benefit people who are obese and have diabetes.

Previous hip, groin injury predisposes athletes to another

May 29 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Soccer and rugby players who have injured their hip or groin are between two and seven times more likely to sustain another similar injury, according to a review of past studies.

Low adult supervision tied to injuries among kids

May 29 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young kids are more likely to get hurt when they are not fully supervised by adults, and especially when they are out of arm’s reach, a new study suggests.

Doctors call for stricter limits on checking in youth hockey

May 27 2014

NEW YORK(Reuters Health) - Body checking should be kept out of youth hockey until boys are at least 15 years old, pediatricians said on Monday. Even then, they added, it should be restricted to the highest levels of competition.

Groups call for more exercise after stroke

May 23 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who have had a stroke can often benefit from moderate exercise, doctors and physical therapists report.

Study questions role of vitamin D in asthma

May 19 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Giving people with asthma and low vitamin D levels extra doses of the vitamin doesn’t do much to help their lungs, a new study suggests.

School nurses save money: study

May 19 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A Massachusetts program that put full-time registered nurses in schools more than paid for itself by averting medical costs and lost work for parents and teachers, according to a new study.

High-fat diets linked to some types of breast cancer

Apr 22 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who eat a lot of fat, particularly saturated fat, may be at higher risk of certain types of breast cancer, new research suggests.

Not all older adults want emergency stroke drug: study

Apr 22 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one-quarter of older adults would not want to receive clot-busting medication for a stroke if they arrived at the hospital unable to make the decision themselves, a new survey found.

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