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Tooth loss in middle age linked to heart disease

Apr 18 2018

(Reuters Health) - Losing two or more natural teeth in middle age may signal an increased risk for coronary heart disease, a U.S. study suggests.

Eating grilled or well-done meat, fish tied to high blood pressure risk

Mar 27 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating beef, chicken or fish grilled or well-done is associated with a higher risk of high blood pressure, new research suggests.

Self-control training for preschoolers fails to prevent obesity

Apr 11 2017

(Reuters Health) - - Teaching preschoolers to regulate their own behavior around food, combined with obesity prevention messages, did not reduce obesity or most obesity-related behaviors in a four-year U.S. trial.

Delirium in critically ill children common, may go undetected

Mar 28 2017

(Reuters Health) - About a quarter of children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium, according to the first large international study to assess how common the condition is in critically ill children.

Continuous glucose monitoring continues to show promise: studies

Jan 24 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) improved diabetes control and reduced glucose variability and was well liked in two studies of patients with type 1 diabetes using multiple daily insulin injections.

Room for improvement when young diabetics transition away from pediatricians

Jan 05 2017

A survey of young patients with type 1 diabetes shows that the process of transitioning away from care by pediatricians could be improved.

Scalp cooling device helps prevent hair loss from chemo

Dec 09 2016

(Reuters Health) - A scalp-cooling system helped prevent hair loss in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy, researchers said today at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

'Mixed depression,' agitation may signal suicide risk

Sep 03 2015

(Reuters Health) - Certain behavior patterns often precede suicide attempts by people with major depression, suggesting signs that doctors can and should watch out for, a large study suggests.

Women, minorities still underrepresented in medical specialties

Aug 24 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Too few women and minorities are entering certain medical specialties in the U.S., researchers say.

Study questions value of prolonged rest after acute concussion

Jan 05 2015

(Reuters Health) – Strict rest for a prolonged period in adolescents who suffer a concussion isn't helpful and may be harmful, according to a new study.

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