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Experts call for steps to stem increases in Legionnaires’

Top U.S. science experts are calling for stronger policies to combat the growing Legionnaires’ disease problem. In a report released Wednesday, the experts said annual cases of Legionnaires’ jumped more than fivefold from 2000 to 2017, and that as many as 70,000 Americans get the disease every year. Legionnaires’ is caused by bacteria that can

Tweeting their own horn: Author self-promotion on Twitter increases research dissemination

Researchers from the University of Toronto presented a new study at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok that aimed to determine the effect of authors’ self-promotion on the social media site, Twitter, in regards to the dissemination of their research. Tweets referencing scientific articles published between June 2011-January 2017 were gathered through Altmetric.com. The study

Pregnancy complication that struck Kim Kardashian linked to dementia

Women who suffer pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are three-and-a-half times more likely to get dementia Pre-eclampsia reduces blood flow to a woman’s brain, leading to dementia Reduced blood flow in the placenta restricts oxygen and nutrients to the baby Leading cause of stillbirth and one of the biggest causes of maternal death  e-mail View comments Women

Divorce increases the risk of an early death by nearly 50%

Separation increases the risk of an early death by nearly 50%: Divorcees are more likely to take up smoking and no longer exercise, study finds Divorcees often take up these habits due to them having poor life satisfaction Separation may cause unhealthy habits due to people losing a nagging spouse Researchers suggest health interventions for

Ozone exposure at birth increases risk of asthma development

A long-term study of the health of Canadian children has found that exposure to ozone (O3), a common air pollutant, at birth was associated with an 82 percent increased risk of developing asthma by age three. The study, which was a 10-year follow-up to the 2006 Toronto Child Health Evaluation Questionnaire (T-CHEQ), was presented at

Systolic BP increases at rapid rate above 120 to 125 mm hg

(HealthDay)—After systolic blood pressure (BP) reaches 120 to 125 mm Hg, it increases at a relatively rapid rate toward overt hypertension, according to a study published online March 21 in JAMA Cardiology. Teemu J. Niiranen, M.D., from Boston University, and colleagues used data from the Framingham Original Cohort (1,252 participants; 63.1 percent women) to identify

Germany: compensated cirrhosis substantially increases comorbidities and healthcare costs

An analysis of outcomes and costs for German patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) who develop compensated cirrhosis was presented today at The International Liver Congress 2018 in Paris, France. Healthcare costs for this population spiked in the first year after compensated cirrhosis diagnosis. Comorbidities were common and one in five patients