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Kathryn Doyle

Chronic gum disease tied to risk of erectile dysfunction

Nov 25 2016

(Reuters Health) – Erectile dysfunction is more common in men with gum disease, according to a new review of existing studies.

Same-day discharge often safe after appendix surgery

Nov 25 2016

(Reuters Health) – Many patients who have their appendix removed can safely go home from the hospital the same day, according to a new study.

Early physiotherapy may not improve ankle sprain recovery

Nov 22 2016

(Reuters Health) – - Giving people with severe ankle sprains physiotherapy soon after their injury doesn’t necessarily result in better recovery compared to the usual rest, ice, compression and elevation, according to a new study.

Mouse allergen in schools tied to worse asthma for kids

Nov 22 2016

(Reuters Health) – - Mouse allergens in school buildings may be an important environmental factor aggravating kids’ asthma, a U.S. study suggests.

Drug combo may cause bleeding for patients with irregular heartbeat

Nov 21 2016

(Reuters Health) – - A blood-thinning medication used by people with a type of irregular heartbeat should not be taken with certain cholesterol-lowering drugs, a study suggests.

Parents of children with cancer see income dips and loss of employment

Nov 21 2016

(Reuters Health) – - Even accounting for social and economic status, having a child with cancer is tied to income reductions for parents and job discontinuation for mothers, according to a new study.

UK kids in Scouts-Guides have better mental health at age 50

Nov 18 2016

(Reuters Health) – - The mental health benefits of participation in childhood scouting activities might last for decades, a new study suggests.

Artificial pancreas safe for hospitalized diabetics

Nov 18 2016

(Reuters Health) - An automatic insulin delivery system that has performed well in type 1 diabetes patients also proved safe and feasible for type 2 diabetes patients on a general hospital ward, according to a U.K. study.

Smokers have higher lifetime risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Nov 16 2016

(Reuters Health) – - Smokers could be doubling their risk for a type of aneurysm that is usually fatal if it ruptures, researchers say.

Low sexual desire, related distress not uncommon in older women

Nov 16 2016

(Reuters Health) - Just because social attitudes toward sex at older ages are more positive than in the past doesn’t mean all older women have positive feelings about sex, according to a new Australian study.

World News

Burials begin for New Zealand mosque shooting victims

The bodies of two victims from New Zealand's mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch's Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday - the first burials of the 50 victims.