Study finds one in four mothers sustain injury if forceps used

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For mothers and their babies delivered by forceps or vacuum, trauma after these procedures is higher than previously reported in Canada, with 1 in 4 deliveries affected in...

Exposure to secondhand smoke damages kids’ arteries

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Exposure to passive or secondhand smoke during childhood causes irreversible damage to the structure of children’s arteries. Thickening of the arteries in children from homes where both parents smoked...

New study gives hope for sight recovery in stroke survivors

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Scientists have used MRI imaging to map visual brain activity in stroke survivors with sight loss that gives new hope for rehabilitation and recovery. Scientists from the University of...

Higher fiber intake linked to lower risk of cardiovascular death

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Diet plays an important role in the cause of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease; however, secondary prevention guidelines generally emphasize pharmaceutical management owing to the lack of evidence...

Complex chest scans boost cancer risk in kids with heart disease

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In the largest study of the effects of cumulative radiation doses on children with heart disease, researchers found that children who are exposed to repeated complex imaging tests...

New research identifies biomarkers linked to autism risk

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A large study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Norwegian National Institute of Public Health has identified molecular signatures of gestational inflammation...

Processed red meat is associated with heart failure and death

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There have been a great deal of questions raised about the impact of red meat on health. Consumption of processed red meat has been linked to higher risk...

Scientists find a new route for regulating blood sugar levels independent...

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The discovery of insulin 100 years ago opened a door that would lead to life and hope for millions of people with diabetes. Ever since then, insulin, produced...

Research: 10 percent of breast cancer patients experience depression

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Kaiser Permanente research published January 4, 2022, in JAMA showed depression screening for patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer was highly effective at identifying patients in need of...

Age of first period linked to risk of heart disease in...

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Early or late onset of a woman’s first menstrual cycle may influence her risk of developing heart disease later in life, suggests a new study from the U.K....

Scientists identify biomarker for depression, antidepressant response

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Researchers are one step closer to developing a blood test that provides a simple biochemical hallmark for depression and reveals the efficacy of drug therapy in individual patients. Published...

Study: Choline during pregnancy impacts children’s sustained attention

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Seven-year-old children performed better on a challenging task requiring sustained attention if their mothers consumed twice the recommended amount of choline during their pregnancy, a new Cornell study...