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Using online health forums to serve underserved communities

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Photo: Vagelis Hristidis [14/08/2015] University of California, Riverside researchers recently published a paper on how people use social media and online health forums can help reach underserved communities and prevent the spread of misinformation.Using online health forums to serve underserved communities - Read more

Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception

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Photo: Adipose child [03/07/2015] A study of nearly 1,000 teens found that sexually active obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use contraception than normal weight peers, putting them at higher risk of unintended pregnancy.Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception - Read more

Women with lupus and APS: Risk of reduced fertility and pregnancy complication

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Photo: Pregnant woman lying on a couch [12/06/2015] New recommendations by EULAR for women's health and pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) were presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015). Women with lupus and APS: Risk of reduced fertility and pregnancy complication - Read more

New obesity treatment prevents bone loss

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Photo: Yoghurt [11/06/2015] Using the intestinal hormone GLP-1 in obesity treatment prevents the loss of bone mass otherwise frequently associated with major weight loss. This is the finding of a new study from the University of Copenhagen, Hvidovre and Glostrup Hospital. According to the researchers behind the study, the results may have a significant bearing on future obesity treatment.New obesity treatment prevents bone loss - Read more

New risk factor for pregnancies

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Photo: Premature born baby [20/05/2015] Women who were born preterm have a higher risk of giving birth to preterm children, according to a study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, from researchers of the CHU Sainte-Justine and the University of Montreal.New risk factor for pregnancies - Read more

Heart attack: Differences between women and men

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Graphic: Heart in the human body [19/05/2015] There is a statistically significant difference in how women and men are treated following a heart attack. These gender differences are reflected in the rate of risk factor control, which was lower in women, and in the rate of hospital readmission for a further heart attack, which was higher in women than in men. The conclusions are reported in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.Heart attack: Differences between women and men - Read more

Text messages can help boost teen birth control compliance

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Photo: Young girl holding a mobile [19/05/2015] Sending teen girls periodic text messages reminding them to follow through on their clinic appointments for periodic birth control injections can go a long way toward improving timing and adherence to contraception in an age group that is notoriously noncompliant, according to a small study from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.Text messages can help boost teen birth control compliance - Read more

Cancer prevention: Beneficial and ultimately personal

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[04/05/2015] There are many decisions to be made in an adult life; among them are cancer prevention screenings. They are voluntary and many people deliberate whether they should go or not and if they would actually want to know the results. Science, politics and health care professionals also ponder with each new preventive service whether it is beneficial and who should end up paying for it.Cancer prevention: Beneficial and ultimately personal - Read more

Early cancer detection: "Physicians and patients need a good database"

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[04/05/2015] Whether it is a mammogram, colonoscopy or a skin cancer screening – after a certain age, we are subject to various early cancer detection screenings. Yet many of us don’t know that these screening tests are also associated with risks. This is something what Dr. Sylvia Sänger from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf discovered in a study.Early cancer detection: "Physicians and patients need a good database" - Read more

Breast tumor: Metastasis risk linked by molecule's movement

Photo: Microscope image [22/04/2015] Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have discovered a molecular mechanism that connects breast tissue stiffness to tumor metastasis and poor prognosis. The study may inspire new approaches to predicting patient outcomes and halting tumor metastasis.Breast tumor: Metastasis risk linked by molecule's movement - Read more

 
 

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