Shereen Lehman

Asthma during pregnancy tied to postpartum depression risk

Oct 11 2018

(Reuters Health) - Women who have asthma during their pregnancies are more likely to experience postpartum depression after delivery, a large Canadian study suggests.

People rarely outgrow seafood allergies

Oct 09 2018

(Reuters Health) - A small study of children and adults in Canada suggests that fish and shellfish allergies don't usually resolve over time.

Drinking water violations more common in impoverished counties

Sep 25 2018

(Reuters Health) - Drinking water violations may be more common in U.S. counties with greater numbers of minorities, low-income families, and uninsured households, a new report suggests.

Doctors may not follow peanut guidelines for allergy-prone babies

Aug 29 2018

(Reuters Health) - Primary care physicians and pediatricians may not be following current guidelines that recommend introducing puréed peanuts to allergy-prone babies before the age of 6 months, a Canadian study suggests.

In absence of heart disease, sodium may not be so bad

Aug 24 2018

(Reuters Health) - Moderate consumption of sodium may not affect the risk for cardiovascular problems in people without heart disease, a 21-country study suggests.

Four in 10 women with asthma may develop COPD

Aug 22 2018

(Reuters Health) - Over 40 percent of women with asthma go on to develop more severe lung disease, a Canadian study suggests.

Getting too little sleep may 'age' the heart

Aug 15 2018

(Reuters Health) - Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of "excess heart age."

Broken bones tied to increased risk of death for up to 10 years

Aug 09 2018

(Reuters Health) - The increased risk of dying after older adults break a bone is real, long-lasting and it's not limited to hip fractures, researchers say.

Greening vacant lots could reduce depression

Aug 07 2018

(Reuters Health) - Getting rid of trash, planting new grass and trees and making other improvements to vacant lots may reduce neighbors' feelings of depression and worthlessness, a recent study suggests.

Smoking linked to increased atrial fibrillation risk

Aug 02 2018

(Reuters Health) - Current smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop the most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, suggests an analysis of existing research.

World News

Iran election set to hand presidency to hardline judge

Iranians choose a president on Friday in a contest likely to be won by a judge fiercely loyal to the religious establishment, although large numbers of people are expected to ignore the vote due to discontent with economic hardship and hardline rule.