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Maternal obesity linked to overweight children

Maternal Obesity Leads To Obesity In Child

Research from European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, Scotland (28 April-1 May) reveals that the risk of a child becoming overweight or obese is more than trebled by maternal obesity prior to getting pregnant. The study is by Dr. Nicola Heslehurst, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University, UK, and colleagues. Efforts to prevent childhood…

Stroke Deaths

Stroke Deaths Halved In The First Decade Of The 21st Century

Deaths from stroke in England halved during the first decade of the 21st century, mainly as a result of improved survival due to better care, finds a study publish by The BMJ today. The number of strokes, and the number of people who died from stroke, decrease by 20% and 40%, respectively, over this period.…

General medicine

Health Technology is the Solution to High Healthcare Costs

The researches find that the the highest healthcare costs per person in the world. Therefore HTA is often seen as a method for drug cost control; however; but the US healthcare system lacks a national HTA body with a formal mandate and binding authority. Because A number of differences in the US healthcare system complicate…

Menopause

Changes In Female Heart After Menopause

The female heart changes after menopause, but a new University of Guelph study is the first to reveal changes; that are happening during perimenopause the stage before menopause sets in. These small, underappreciated changes have potential implications for protecting women’s hearts by introducing the use of hormone replacement therapy earlier. “We found the window of…

Sexual Abuse

Physician Sexual Abuse On Patients

Physicians’ sexual abuse of patients is a substantial problem that the healthcare industry has neglect for too long, say authors of an article publish online May 1 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. They implore the medical community to begin a candid discussion of this problem and call for an explicit zero tolerance standard against sexual…

General surgery

Vascular Surgeon’s Discovery Saves Brooklyn Man’s Foot

The researches find that the The infection in his foot had gotten so bad his doctor told him amputation may be necessary. But when the surgery was over; he could hardly believe his eyes. therefore “they  figured when They woke up, they would have no foot;” says Palacios; who had suffered complications related to Type…

Transfusion medicine

The Oldest Living Kidney Donor in the U.S.

The study find that the An 84-year-old Texas man recently became the oldest living kidney donor in the country after donating one of his kidneys to his 72-year old neighbor at Houston Methodist Hospital. Frank Dewhurst; who lives six houses down from Linda Nall; had known for years that his neighbor’s kidneys were failing, but…

Older Adults

Effect Of Sleep Quality On Peptic Ulcer Relapse In Older Adults

Poor sleep quality and peptic ulcer disease (PUD, a condition when sores known as ulcers develop on the lining of your stomach or in the first part of your small intestine) are both major public health problems that affect the physical and psychological wellbeing of older adults. Chronic health conditions Poor sleep quality can be…

Pregnancy-Related Maternal Deaths Occur Months after Delivery

Pregnancy-Related Maternal Deaths Occur Months After Delivery

Many women still die from pregnancy-related causes; some up to a year after delivery, according to report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But about 700 pregnancy-related deaths occur in the United States each year, and 3 out of 5 are preventable. Nearly 31% of the deaths happen during pregnancy, and another…