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Linda Carroll

Excess pounds can lead to a leaky bladder

Sep 20 2018

(Reuters Health) - Young and middle-aged women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop a leaky bladder, researchers say.

Chemical in cigarette smoke may damage important aspect of vision

Sep 18 2018

(Reuters Health) - Exposure to a chemical in tobacco smoke could make it more difficult for people to see in low-contrast conditions, such as low light, fog or glare, a new study suggests.

Physician burnout taking center stage

Sep 18 2018

(Reuters Health) - The medical establishment may finally be coming to grips with the issue of physician burnout. The evidence: two studies on the topic reported in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Many babies still being injured in infant walkers

Sep 17 2018

(Reuters Health) - Babies in the U.S. are being injured in infant walkers at a rate of more than five per day, a new study finds. While the number of injuries has dropped significantly over the last three decades, there are still far too many, researchers say.

Lack of surgical care in U.S. prisons may cost lives

Sep 12 2018

(Reuters Health) - Poor healthcare in America's prisons may be leading to avoidable deaths, a new study suggests.

Semiautomatic rifles allow shooters to hit more people

Sep 11 2018

(Reuters Health) - Shooters carrying semiautomatic rifles have the ability to kill and injure more people than those armed with handguns, shotguns and non-semiautomatic rifles, a new study shows.

Chronic pain may contribute to suicide, study warns

Sep 10 2018

(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in 10 suicide deaths in the U.S. occurs in people with chronic pain, a new study indicates.

Young people with opioid addiction not getting proper treatment

Sep 10 2018

(Reuters Health) - The vast majority of young people struggling with addiction to opioids are not receiving medications that have been recommended to treat their disease, a new study shows.

IVF kids may have higher risk of high blood pressure

Sep 06 2018

(Reuters Health) - Kids born through in vitro fertilization may be more likely to develop high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Severe delivery complications on the rise among U.S. pregnant women

Sep 05 2018

(Reuters Health) - An increasing proportion of U.S. women are experiencing serious and potentially life-threatening complications while giving birth, government researchers report.

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