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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.

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