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Sexual trauma raises suicide risk among veterans

Jan 20 2016

(Reuters Health) - Men and women veterans who experienced sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment while serving in the military are at heightened risk of suicide, according to a recent U.S. study.

New equipment rules tied to fewer injuries for World Cup skiers

Dec 28 2015

(Reuters Health) - New restrictions on “aggressive” design for Alpine skis appear to have reduced injuries among World Cup skiers in recent years, according to a new study.

New equipment rules tied to fewer injuries for World Cup skiers

Dec 25 2015

(Reuters Health) - New restrictions on “aggressive” design for Alpine skis appear to have reduced injuries among World Cup skiers in recent years, according to a new study.

College students lax about washing their hands

Oct 26 2015

(Reuters Health) - College students may not be washing their hands properly, according to researchers who found that more than half of the students tested had large amounts of different types of bacteria on their hands

Early smoke exposure tied to increased atrial fibrillation risk

Oct 16 2015

People exposed to secondhand smoke in the womb or as children are at an increased risk later in life for an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests.

Loud noise exposure linked to heart disease risk

Oct 02 2015

(Reuters Health) - People with long-term exposure to loud noise at work or in leisure activities may be at increased risk of heart disease, a U.S. study finds.

Pressure to be ‘manly’ may lead to violence

Sep 25 2015

(Reuters Health) - Men who perceive themselves to be less masculine according to the traditional gender norms of society, and are feeling stressed about it, may be more prone to violent behavior, according to a U.S. study.

Women are not getting treated for menopausal symptoms

Aug 31 2015

(Reuters Health) - Many women with severe menopausal symptoms are not being treated for them even though safe, effective remedies are available, a study from Australia suggests.

There’s little evidence to help avoid stress fractures

Aug 14 2015

(Reuters Health) - Although there are plenty of opinions about what causes tiny, painful stress fractures in the bones of regular runners, a new review of existing research finds solid evidence for only two risk factors.

Rolling walkers ease outdoor walks for lung disease patients

Jul 17 2015

(Reuters Health) - A rolling walker, known as a rollator, can help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) walk outdoors more easily and for a longer time, according to a small trial in The Netherlands.

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