Electronic tool has potential to improve asthma care, study finds

IMAGE:  «We have excellent therapies for asthma, yet most patients do not receive the best care, and as a result, are poorly controlled, » said Dr. Samir Gupta, an associate scientist at… view more  Credit: St. Michael’s Hospital TORONTO, ONTARIO, February 14, 2019 — A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the…

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Diet drinks may be associated with strokes among post-menopausal women

DALLAS, Feb. 14, 2019 — Among post-menopausal women, drinking multiple diet drinks daily was associated with an increase in the risk of having a stroke caused by a blocked artery, especially small arteries, according to research published in Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association. This is one of the first studies to look…

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‘Old’ sperm produces healthier offspring

Sperm that live for longer before fertilising an egg produce healthier offspring — according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University in Sweden. New research published today shows that longer-lived sperm in an ejaculate of a zebrafish male produce offspring with longer and healthier lifespans — who in turn produce…

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What’s age got to do with it?

Sophia Antipolis, 14 February 2019: It’s often said: It’s not how old you are, it’s how old you feel. New research shows that physiological age is a better predictor of survival than chronological age. The study is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).…

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Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease

Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ. The heart’s pumping ability is controlled by electrical activity that triggers the heart muscle cells to contract and relax. In certain heart diseases such as…

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C-sections by trained health officers a safe alternative

IMAGE: These are CapaCare trainees during a training session. view more  Credit: Magnus Endal, CapaCare Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world — for every 100,000 live births, 1360 women will die. In Norway, that number is just 5 women per 100,000 live births; in the US, it’s 14, according…

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Fashion Review: More Women Than Ever Are Running for President. Do Designers Care?

Image Gabriela Hearst, fall 2019.CreditStefania Curto for The New York Times Last November, when the final season of “House of Cards” premiered with Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in the Oval Office as the first female president, Kemal Harris, the wardrobe designer, revealed that she had made most of the president’s outfits herself because she…

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Online Dating Scams Cost Americans $143 Million

Love is in the air, but don’t let it cloud your judgment — or it might cost you. Americans looking for love lost at least $143 million to scammers last year, according to reports filed with the Federal Trade Commission. While those reports accounted for only 1.5 percent of all fraud tracked by the agency,…

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One Good Meal: A Florist’s Favorite Cinnamon Rolls

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. Flowers grow seasonally, of course, just like food, which presents a problem in February. “Valentine’s Day falls on…

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Medical News Today: What to know about hemorrhoid surgery

Hemorrhoid surgery removes swollen blood vessels inside or around the anus and rectum. Doctors refer to these swollen vessels as hemorrhoids. There are different surgical options for treating hemorrhoids that cause a person discomfort. Surgeries aim to restrict the blood supply or remove the hemorrhoid. Rubber band ligation is a common example of hemorrhoid surgery.…

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