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  • Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive cardiac arrest are less likely than men to get aggressive, lifesaving care at the hospital, researchers report. "Although we have made a lot of improvement in treating patients with cardiac arrest over the last decade, there is room for improvement, especially in women," said lead researcher Dr. Luke Kim, an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, in New York City....

  • Why Some Bisexuals Won't 'Come Out'

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    Why Some Bisexuals Won't 'Come Out' FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many bisexual men are afraid to reveal their sexual orientation to female partners, relatives and friends, a new study says. Fear of stigma and damage to their relationships keeps many bisexual men in the closet, report researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, in New York City. "Our results clearly identify the need for public education campaigns to dispel myths about bisexual men -- that bisexual ...

  • Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may help reduce a woman's risk of physical disability as she grows older, a new study suggests. "Little research has been done on how diet impacts physical function later in life. We study the connection between diet and many other aspects of health, but we don't know much about diet and mobility," said study senior author Francine Grodstein, from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Bosto...

  • Want New Knowledge to Stick? Head Straight to a Workout

    Posted: 06/26/2016

    Want New Knowledge to Stick? Head Straight to a Workout THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising after you learn new things might help you remember them, a small study suggests. But the workout has to be done within a specific time window, and it can't be immediately after learning, Dutch researchers said. Their study involved 72 people who learned a series of picture-location associations. The participants were then assigned to one of three groups: exercising immediately after the learnin...

  • Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat

    Posted: 06/16/2016

    Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, women are less likely than men to receive blood-thinning drugs, a new study reveals. Blood thinners are important for people with atrial fibrillation because they help prevent stroke. Atrial fibrillation causes an irregular heartbeat. In people with atrial fibrillation, blood doesn't move from one part of the heart to ...

  • Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds

    Posted: 06/14/2016

    Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling with anxiety? Then odds are you're a woman and you live in either North America or Western Europe. That's the conclusion of a new British study that found that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men. Moreover, people in North America and Western Europe are more prone to anxiety disorders than those from other parts of the world. In North America, nearly eight of 100 people suffer from ...

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival

    Posted: 06/09/2016

    Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery might significantly lower obese people's risk of premature death, a new study finds. About five years after surgery, the death rate was just over 1 percent for those who had weight-loss surgery and 4 percent among those in the non-surgery group, researchers said. For the study, the researchers -- led by Christina Persson from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden -- reviewed data from almost 49,000 obe...

  • Why Stroke in Middle Age Is More Deadly for Blacks Than Whites

    Posted: 06/09/2016

    Why Stroke in Middle Age Is More Deadly for Blacks Than Whites THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A higher stroke rate -- not differences in care after a stroke -- is the reason why middle-aged black Americans are more likely to die from a stroke than whites, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed data from almost 30,000 people across the United States. At age 45, blacks were four times more likely to die of stroke than whites. By age 85, stroke death rates were the same for blacks and white...

  • Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke

    Posted: 06/07/2016

    Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests. "Migraine should be considered a marker for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, at least in women," said lead researcher Dr. Tobias Kurth, director of the Institute of Public Health at Charite-Universitatsmedizin in Berlin, Germany. But, Kurth cautioned that this st...

  • What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese, Young Adults

    Posted: 06/02/2016

    What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese, Young Adults WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese young adults in the United States don't know they're at increased risk for kidney disease, researchers report. "Even though chronic kidney disease typically manifests in older people, the disease can start much earlier but often is not recognized early on," said study leader Dr. Michal Melamed, an associate professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City. Melamed's team a...