Is early menopause associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease?

What The Study Did: Whether natural premature menopause and premature menopause that results from surgery to remove a woman’s ovaries before age 40 are associated with increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases was the focus of this observational study. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ Authors:…

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Disparities in care, mortality among hospitalized homeless adults with cardiovascular conditions

What The Study Did: Disparities in hospital care as measured by procedure rates and in-hospital death rates between homeless and nonhomeless adults hospitalized for cardiovascular conditions in New York, Massachusetts and Florida were examined in this observational analysis. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ Authors: Rishi K. Wadhera,…

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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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