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Lisa Rapaport

Cutting back on vegetable protein tied to unhealthy aging

Aug 21 2019

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who cut back on the amount of vegetable protein in their diets may be more likely to experience age-related health problems than their peers who increase the amount of plant protein they eat, a Spanish study suggests.

Sleep quality may be linked with success during military basic training

Aug 19 2019

(Reuters Health) - Soldiers who experience sleep problems during basic combat training may be more likely to struggle with psychological distress, attention difficulties, and anger issues during their entry into the military, a recent study suggests.

Disparities in access to best stroke treatment

Aug 15 2019

(Reuters Health) - Less than 10% of U.S. stroke patients get a treatment that evidence shows is most effective for a certain type of stroke – and the odds are even lower for patients who are black and Hispanic, a U.S. study suggests.

Surgeons not good at predicting benefit from knee operations

Aug 15 2019

(Reuters Health) - Surgeons are no better at determining which patients might benefit from operations to treat torn knee cartilage than if they just flipped a coin, a new study suggests.

Liver disease related to obesity and diabetes rising in U.S.

Aug 14 2019

(Reuters Health) - The only liver disease becoming more widespread in the U.S. is one driven by obesity and diabetes, even as other types of liver disorders linked to drinking or hepatitis are becoming less common, researchers say.

Air pollution, especially ozone, tied to worsening lung damage

Aug 14 2019

(Reuters Health) - The more exposure people have to air pollution, especially ozone, the more lung damage they develop over time, a U.S. study suggests.

Virtual reality experiences can help ease severe pain

Aug 14 2019

(Reuters Health) - Playing virtual reality games or relaxing in a virtual nature setting might help ease chronic pain, particularly when symptoms are severe, a new experiment suggests.

Teen vaping tied to marijuana use

Aug 13 2019

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents and young adults who have smoked e-cigarettes are more than three times more likely to move on to marijuana than youth who never try vaping, a research review study suggests.

Fewer parents smoke when pediatricians offer tobacco screening, treatment

Aug 13 2019

(Reuters Health) - Parents who smoke may be more likely to quit when they receive tobacco screening and smoking cessation treatment from their child's pediatrician than when they don't get this support, a new study suggests.

Obesity, belly fat tied to early death among Mexicans

Aug 12 2019

Residents of Mexico City who are obese may be more likely to die prematurely than their slimmer counterparts, especially if they have lots of extra fat around their midsections, a new study suggests.

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