Barbra Streisand featured in JAMA podcast on heart disease in women

What The Podcast Is About: Oscar-winner, recording artist and filmmaker Barbra Streisand, who helped create a namesake Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., the center’s director, discuss cardiovascular disease in women, which often presents differently and may not be diagnosed. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For…

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Vietnam-era women veterans continue to experience wartime stress

(Boston)—Vietnam-era women veterans suffer with stress-related mental health conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression and generalized anxiety disorder, more than four decades after their service. Women veterans represent the fastest growing group among the veteran population, and like their male counterparts, have poorer health than civilians. While women veterans were for many years…

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Switching to renewable energy could save thousands of lives in Africa

With economies and populations surging, an industrial revolution is inevitable on the African continent. The question is, what’s going to power it? With renewable energy cheaper and more efficient than ever, countries in Africa have the unique opportunity to harness abundant renewable sources like wind, solar and geothermal to leapfrog the dependence on fossil fuels…

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Communication support technology for training surgeons has promising results

Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center have conducted a study that explores how surgical trainees are experiencing a new gestural technology designed to improve communication during laparoscopic surgery. The results of this research has just been presented by Azin Semsar, first author and UMBC PhD student in…

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Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes

WASHINGTON — It was a swift and bold reaction to a growing public health crisis affecting teenagers. Seated in the Oval Office in September, President Trump said he was moving to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes as vaping among young people continued to rise. “We can’t have our kids be so affected,” Mr.…

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How Early Is Too Early to Put Up Holiday Decorations?

’Twas the night after Halloween, and all round the block, a big light-up snowman had stirred neighborhood talk. When Nick Simonis Jr. of San Antonio put the smiling snowman in his front yard on Nov. 1, the homeowners’ association for his neighborhood noticed and demanded he remove it because it was too soon for holiday…

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