Miriam Stix

Air pollution linked to low birthweight in Europe

Nov 01 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women exposed to even low levels of urban air pollution during pregnancy may be at heightened risk of having a low-birthweight baby, according to a review of evidence from Europe.

Vigorous workouts, but not work, tied to blood pressure

Oct 17 2013

New York (Reuters Health) - Exercising for fun may lower the risk of high blood pressure, but heavy lifting on the job does not offer the same benefit, according to a new review of the evidence.

Extra-padded shoes may not blunt running injuries

Oct 11 2013

New York (Reuters Health) - Soft cushioning in shoes has been marketed to runners as extra shock-absorption to prevent injuries, but in a new study the added padding made no difference in who got hurt.

Shared doctor visits may help diabetes self-care

Oct 10 2013

New York (Reuters Health) - Diabetes patients who agreed to attend group medical appointments at a Veterans Administration hospital showed health improvements similar to what most diabetes drugs would achieve, according to U.S. researchers.

Marrieds do better than singles after heart procedure

Sep 20 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More evidence that marriage may benefit overall health comes from findings that in the first year after having blocked blood vessels leading to the heart cleared, married patients fared much better than their unmarried counterparts.

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