Drinking Tea Tied to Better Heart Health

Drinking tea may be good for your heart, researchers report. Chinese scientists analyzed data from a continuing health study conducted in 15 provinces since 1998. The data included a wide range of health and behavioral information on 100,109 adults, including self-reports of tea consumption. Over an average follow-up of seven years, there were 3,683 heart…

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What to Say to Someone With Cancer

Do you know what to say or what to do when a friend, relative or acquaintance has cancer? Chances are, like many of the people who interacted with Lynda Wolters, you may not. Ms. Wolters, author of the recently published book “Voices of Cancer,” was found in midlife to have a relatively rare and currently…

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Researchers find minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic Achilles tendon disorder improves patient outcomes and reduces recovery time

A minimally invasive procedure to treat a common foot and ankle disorder can reduce pain, recovery time, and postsurgery complications while improving functional outcomes, according to a report published in the journal Foot and Ankle Surgery. The procedure treats insertional Achilles tendinopathy, a common and chronic orthopedic disorder in which patients experience pain at the…

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Connecting the dots in the migraine brain

London, UK: A neuroimaging study recently published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, shared more evidence of structural changes in the brain of migraine patients. The study, entitled «Structural connectivity alterations in chronic and episodic migraine: A diffusion magnetic resonance imaging connectomics study», was conducted by a multidisciplinary team…

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Yale-led team finds parents can curb teen drinking and driving

Binge drinking by teenagers in their senior year of high school is a strong predictor of dangerous behaviors later in life, including driving while impaired (DWI) and riding with an impaired driver (RWI), according to a new Yale-led study. But researchers also found that what teens believe their parents know about their leisure activities and…

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Save the date! Cover ATS 2020 in Philadelphia!

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, will play host to the ATS 2020 International Conference, the biggest gathering of scientists and clinicians in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Join us beginning on Sunday, May 17 through Wednesday, May 20. Register now to get access to: The latest in research and technological advances…

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WSU study aims to prevent adverse drug reactions in dogs

If not identified before surgery, a rare genetic mutation could result in your dog being exposed to dangerously high levels of anesthetic agents. Scientists at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine initially discovered the mutation in greyhounds and more recently in other common dog breeds. The research group, a member of the Program in…

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Historical housing disparities linked with dangerous climate impacts

Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does not affect all people equally. Surface temperatures in different neighborhoods within a single city can vary by a whopping 20 degrees (F), making some people…

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Hospital critical care resuscitation unit improves patients’ chances of survival

Patients with acutely life-threatening health conditions who were treated in the innovative Critical Care Resuscitation Unit (CCRU) received faster treatment and had better health outcomes, including a 36 percent lower risk of dying than those who were transferred from a hospital’s emergency department then evaluated and treated in a traditional intensive care unit, according to…

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