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Megan Brooks

Healthy diet cuts risk of dying from breast cancer in older women

May 16 2019

A balanced, low-fat diet significantly lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to new long-term data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification trial.

Younger knee replacement patients have more complications

Mar 19 2019

(Reuters Health) - Total knee replacement is increasingly being performed in younger people, and new research suggests younger patients have higher complication rates.

Study finds weight loss target for morbidly obese before knee surgery

Mar 19 2019

(Reuters Health) - For morbidly obese patients having knee replacement surgery, losing at least 20 pounds beforehand leads to shorter hospital stays and lower odds of being discharged to a facility, a new study has found.

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.

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