A new study published in Circulation contradicts a long-held theory that omega-3s fatty acids EPA and DHA can increase bleeding in surgery patients. In the study, 1516 patients scheduled for cardiac surgery were randomized to receive 6.5-8 g of omega-3 EPA and DHA over two to five days before surgery, then 1.7 g per day on the morning of the surgery until discharge, or placebo.
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More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone.
A new report from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a painful reminder that domestic violence is a major social, criminal and public health issue that affects thousands of Canadians every day.
E.coli, the notorious bug associated with severe food poisoning and usually caught from undercooked meat, is a common concern for anyone cooking over the festive period.
A new study links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that mortality among those with hearing loss is elevated, particularly among men and women younger than age 75 and those who are divorced or separated.
More than one million suspected cases of cholera in two waves were reported in Yemen, which had been declared a high-level emergency by the United Nations in 2015.
For the first time, researchers have identified that an immune cell subset called gamma delta T cells that may be causing and/or perpetuating the systemic inflammation found in normal aging in the general geriatric population and in HIV-infected people who are responding well to drugs (anti-retrovirals).
Lounging around all weekend may weigh heavy on the minds of the health conscious. But these sedentary stretches may not affect the waistline, provided they're preceded by a bit of exercise.
For people with Type 2 diabetes, the task of testing their blood sugar with a fingertip prick and a drop of blood on a special strip of paper becomes part of everyday life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more often than they need to.
PLOS Distinct HIV-1 strains may differ like the CCR5 molecules to which they bind, affecting which cells they can infect and their ability to enter cells, according to a new study. The findings have implications for the development of HIV-1 entry inhibitors targeting CCR5.
An international team of researchers led by Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) has developed, calibrated, and validated a novel tool for identifying the genetic changes in Lynch syndrome genes that are likely to be responsible for causing symptoms of the disease.
Point-of-care influenza testing in emergency departments reduces chest x-rays and blood tests but not antibiotic use, according to a systematic review.