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Wrist, upper-arm BP readings often differ considerably

Apr 17 2019

(Reuters Health) - Blood pressure measured at the wrist is commonly higher than pressure measured at the upper arm, which has implications for the accuracy of devices that measure blood pressure, researchers report.

More transgender youth seeking care in U.S. military health system

Mar 26 2019

(Reuters Health) - The number of transgender children and adolescents receiving care in the U.S. military health system rose substantially from 2010 to 2017, a new study shows.

Education does not slow cognitive decline in old age

Feb 06 2019

(Reuters Health) - Higher education may build a stronger foundation for overall brain function, but starting from this higher level of function doesn't influence how fast cognition declines in old age, researchers report.

A few interventions may work to reduce C-sections

Oct 31 2018

(Reuters Health) - Unnecessary cesarean-section deliveries (C-sections) might decline if a variety of interventions targeting patients, healthcare professionals and hospitals were implemented, suggests an updated review of existing research.

Gum disease linked to higher blood pressure

Oct 25 2018

(Reuters Health) - Poor oral health makes it harder to for people with hypertension to manage their blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Evidence supports screening for intimate partner violence: task force

Oct 24 2018

(Reuters Health) - Women of reproductive age should be screened for intimate partner violence by their doctors, and physicians should help those who screen positive to get ongoing support services, according to updated recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Researchers consider ethics of addressing race in biomedical studies

Sep 24 2018

(Reuters Health) - Three opinion essays in a major medical journal address the ethics of addressing race in biomedical studies.

Within opioid abuse epidemic, infectious disease epidemic emerges

Jul 13 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is a new epidemic of hepatitis C, HIV, and other infections within the opioid abuse epidemic, according to participants in a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop.

Multivitamin-mineral supplements do not reduce heart disease, deaths

Jul 10 2018

(Reuters Health) - Taking multivitamins and minerals does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease or associated deaths, according to a new review of existing research.

Fewer older black patients survive long-term after cardiac arrest in the hospital

Jul 09 2018

(Reuters Health) - After a cardiac arrest in the hospital, older black patients don't survive as long as older white patients, new data show.

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