Urgent need for anti-smoking campaigns to continue after pregnancy

Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public Domain Curtin University research has found that support for mothers to quit smoking should continue even after the birth of their first babies, as many of these women will become pregnant again and that quitting smoking can reduce substantially the risk of future premature births. He longitudinal study examined the […]

Do you want to get pregnant? First check your risk of heart disease

Credit: public domain CC0 A new Northwestern Medicine study reports that a woman’s heart health before becoming pregnant is strongly related to the likelihood of having complications during pregnancy or childbirth. The study examined the presence of four cardiovascular risk factors in women before becoming pregnant: smoking, unhealthy body weight, hypertension and diabetes. With the […]

The virus has caused a “furious forest fire” in Arkansas

Credit: Pixabay / CC0 Public Domain Public health researchers on Tuesday described the rapid rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Arkansas as a “forest fire,” and the state’s top health official warned he expects major outbreaks in schools. He model of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Fay W. Boozman College of […]

75% of sexual assault survivors have PTSD a month later

Researchers want survivors of sexual assault to know that it is normal to feel terrible right after the assault, but that many will feel better within three months. In a meta-analysis published in Trauma, violence and abuse, the researchers found that 81% of survivors of sexual assault had significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) […]

Healthcare providers are missing opportunities to talk about sexual health with young people

Routine preventive visits by teens offer important opportunities to promote sexual and reproductive health and to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. A new study published in Pediatrics—Leaders from the University of Minnesota — found that most teens and theirs pairs considered Health important discussions about providers of care about puberty, sexually transmitted infections, […]

The medical organization describes the processes for ensuring diversity in leadership

Credit: public domain CC0 According to a special article by the organization responsible for certifying the training and skills of American urologists, achieving and maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion is more than a “numbers game”. Urology Practice, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). In the new article, the American Board of Urology […]

New findings reveal how acute myeloid leukemia walks between growth and cell death

Bone marrow aspirate with acute myeloid leukemia. Several explosions have Auer rods. Credit: Wikipedia Researchers have revealed new ideas about how acute myeloid leukemia (AML) develops and progresses, according to a study published in Molecular cell on July 20, 2021. They describe a mechanism by which AML cells regulate a cancer-related protein, mutant IDH2, to […]

The impact of the June 2021 heat wave on ED visits was explored

(HealthDay): The impact of the June 2021 heat wave on visits by the heat-related emergency department is addressed in a report published in the July 16 issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States Weekly morbidity and mortality report. Paul J. Schramm, MPH, of the Atlanta CDC, and colleagues analyzed […]