More monitoring needed to reduce post-hospitalization urinary tract infections

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Broader monitoring of patients is needed to reduce the number of people who develop a urinary tract infection after being discharged from the hospital, new research by Oregon State University suggests. Findings were published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. The exploratory study of more than 3,000 at-risk patients showed…

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URI nursing study examines how premature birth affects health throughout life

IMAGE: URI Nursing Professor Mary Sullivan view more  Credit: URI photo KINGSTON, R.I. — June 25, 2019 — The stress premature infants experience can carry on throughout their adult life, causing cognitive limitations, social struggles at work or in school, and a greater risk of health ailments, including cardiac conditions, one of the longest-running U.S. studies…

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The Gerontological Society of America selects 2019 fellows

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named 43 exemplary professionals as its newest fellows. The status of fellow — the highest class of membership within the Society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. This recognition can…

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How does methotrexate affect pregnancy?

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Ravelry, a Popular Knitting Site, Bans Pro-Trump Content

Traditionally, politics are not for the dinner table. Or the crafting circle. But on Sunday, Ravelry, a popular website for knitters and crocheters, took a political stand when it announced that it was banning content that supports President Trump, in what it said was a resolution against white supremacy. “We cannot provide a space that…

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When do periods start again after an abortion?

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Medical News Today: How does the cervix change in early pregnancy?

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Arsenic in Bottled Water Prompts a Product Removal: How Much Is Safe?

Keurig Dr Pepper said it was withdrawing its Peñafiel brand unflavored mineral spring water products after reports that they contained high levels of arsenic. The announcement, which was made on Friday, came three days after the Center for Environmental Health notified the company that tests showed the amount of arsenic in the water exceeded the…

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A Guide to the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Getty Images Whether you’re into the drama of an oversize shape, love the nostalgia of micro-mini frames, or can’t quit the classics (cat eyes and aviators), there will always be certain sunglasses that flatter your face shape best. Does that mean it’s the end all, be all of frame shopping? Heck no! But if you’re…

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Why Transparency on Medical Prices Could Actually Make Them Go Higher

Image What does ready-mix concrete have to do with health care? Good question. But the comparison keeps coming up.  CreditDaniel Becerril/Reuters It makes intuitive sense — publish prices negotiated within the health care industry, and consumers will benefit. That’s the argument behind the executive order issued Monday by President Donald Trump that is intended to give…

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