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Female heart disease patients with female physicians fare better

Female physicians have better patient outcomes compared with their male peers, while female patients are less likely to receive guideline-recommended care when treated by a male physician, according to a systematic review from the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiovascular Disease in Women section published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. While

Breathing easier with a better tracheal stent

Pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS), a narrowing of the airway in children, is a complex medical condition. While it can be something a child is born with or caused by injury, the condition can result in a life-threatening emergency if untreated. Treatment, however, is challenging. Depending on the severity, doctors will use a combination of endoscopic

How to sleep better in 2021

If you’re like most American adults, you’re not getting enough sleep. This could be the year to change that, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), which recommends adults get at least seven hours of sleep each night. A survey conducted in July showed that 85% of adults in the United States get

DBT + Synthetic Mammography Better at Repeat Screening

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2020 — At repeat screening, digital breast tomosynthesis plus synthetic mammography (DBT+SM) identifies more cancers than full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a study published online Nov. 10 in Radiology. Francesca Caumo, M.D., from the Veneto Institute of Oncology in Padua, Italy, and colleagues conducted a prospective study involving 34,638 women screened

Doing good may make people look better

Giving is good for you. For years, researchers have been finding that people who support charities or volunteer for causes can benefit from being generous. For example, they might learn new things, meet new people or make others whom they care about happier. Researchers have also found that giving may make the givers themselves happier,

Same-gender couples interact better than heterosexual couples: study

Same-gender couples have higher-quality interactions with one another than heterosexual couples in Southern California, a new UC Riverside study finds. The study also holds that couples with two men have the smallest social networks. Researcher Megan Robbins says the recently published study is the first to compare same- and different-sex couples’ social networks and daily

'I Quit The Keto Diet And I've Never Felt Better'

Maurishire Akabidavis, 26, stumbled into the keto diet the way most people did in 2019—on the internet and in conversation with friends. The low-carb, high-fat eating plan had been touted as a successful weight loss method by celebrities like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian and Vanessa Hudgens.“What is keto” was even the second top searched health

Study calls for better inclusion of same-sex attracted and gender diverse youth in sports

Western Sydney University researchers have found same-sex attracted and gender diverse (SSAGD) young people want to participate in sport, but past and current negative experiences, including those of violence and discrimination, can hold them back. The pilot study, which explored the experiences and attitudes towards sport, exercise and physical activity of 13 SSAGD young people

Inroads to a better Ebola vaccine

As the world focuses on finding a COVID-19 vaccine, research continues on other potentially catastrophic pandemic diseases, including Ebola and Marburg viruses. The world cannot afford to take our eye of other threats, says Flinders University Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, who warns the highly lethal and infectious Ebola virus could appear in a more virulent form.

7 High-Zinc Foods That Are Way Better Than a Supplement

Zinc is what you would call a “micronutrient.” But just because it’s not a macronutrient like protein, fat, or carbohydrates doesn’t mean it’s not important. Science shows that zinc can help support a healthy immune system, assist in the healing of wounds, and aid in DNA development. “In one review, zinc lozenges were found to