Exercise in the early stage of pregnancy, particularly high-impact exercise, may boost the risk of miscarriage, research suggests.
The reasons for this are not entirely clear, the researchers note, “but the fact that high-impact exercise seems to be associated with highest risk of miscarriage indicates that the jolts produced while exercising play a role,” they suggest.
Hispanic Patients Receive Fewer Surgical Interventions and Less Favorable Outcomes for Treatment of Vascular Disease
Reasons for Disparities May Include Socioeconomic Factors and Genetic Variations
Surgeries in New York State and Florida Studied by Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College
Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that an immunosuppressive drug used in organ transplant cases is effective in reducing flare-ups in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE results in inflammation of connective tissues and can involve the skin, joints and kidneys. Its cause is unknown. The findings were announced today at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Boston.
“Our findings show this therapy reduces lupus flares overall and is especially effective in reducing severe flares by roughly half,” says Mayo rheumatologist Kevin Moder, M.D., who led the research.
According to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the cost of having a baby, from the first prenatal visit to delivery, averaged roughly $7,600 (in 2004 dollars) for an uncomplicated birth.
“Although there have been more than 4 million births each year in the United States since 2000, there is little information in the literature regarding the average medical expenditures generated over the course of a pregnancy,” note Steven R. Machlin and Frederick Rohde of AHRQ, who worked on the report.
Increased binge drinking among British women is leading to previously unseen cases of burst bladders, a report said on Friday.
The condition is more common among men, but three female cases were reported at the Pinderfields Hospital in the northern English city of Wakefield during the past year.
A new seven-city study on the impact of new CPR techniques supports the widespread use of the American Heart Association’s new 2005 CPR guidelines, according to the study authors in a presentation at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions November 4 in Orlando.
Lead author, Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Director of the Resuscitation Research Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, presented the data showing a doubling of hospital discharge rates when the AHA’s new CPR guidelines were consistently and effectively applied to 893 patients.
The antidepressant fluoxetine combined with cognitive behavioral therapy appears as effective for treating depression among teens who also have substance use disorders as among those without substance abuse problems, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
“Adolescents with substance use disorders (SUDs) have higher rates of depression (15 percent to 24 percent) than adolescents in the general population,” the authors write as background information in the article.
Following last week’s report by the World Cancer Research Fund, evidence of the relevance of obesity to the risk of a wide range of cancers in UK women is published online by the BMJ today.
The study shows that overweight and obese women in the UK are at a higher risk of developing and dying from cancer. In fact, the researchers estimate that 5% of all cancers (about 6,000 annually) are attributable to being overweight or obese.
Everybody knows that family history can be a major predictor of the health issues each of us may someday face. But few of us have all the information we need to get a true picture of our family health history.
According to Dr. Raeann Hamon, a professor of human development and family science at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., one way to connect all the dots is to create a genogram to assess family heath.
Downing an “energy drink” may boost blood pressure as well as energy, researchers said in a small study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2007.
In the study, conducted by Wayne State University researchers, blood pressure and heart rate levels increased in healthy adults who drank two cans a day of a popular energy drink.
The risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is elevated in infants with parents who have been hospitalized for psychiatric illness or substance-abuse disorders, according to a new study.
Dr. Roger T. Webb, at the University of Manchester in England, and associates obtained information on single infant births, infant mortality, and adult psychiatric hospitalizations from national registries in Denmark. The researchers identified all cases of SIDS that occurred between 1973 and 1998.
Children who get relatively little sleep each night may be at increased risk of becoming overweight by early adolescence, a study published Monday suggests.
Researchers found that among 785 U.S. children followed since birth, the risk of becoming overweight by sixth grade was related to how much sleep the children got in third grade.
In a study of sexually active young male, heterosexual college students, almost two thirds developed genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection over 2 years of follow-up, according to Seattle-based researchers.
Certain strains of HPV, which can be transmitted from male to female partners, are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer.
Preschool boys who watch violent TV programs, even in the form of cartoons, may be more aggressive than their peers later in childhood, researchers reported Monday.
In a study of 330 boys and girls who were followed from preschool up to age 9, boys exposed to TV violence in their preschool years were more likely to show aggressive behavior later on, according to lead researcher Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis, of the Child Health Institute, Seattle, and associates.
Iron-deficiency anemia is 10 times more common among young children who have suffered a stroke than among their peers who have not had a stroke, new research indicates.
Iron-deficiency anemia is known to occur in up to 8 percent of children between 1 and 3 years of age. A deficiency of iron in the diet is the most frequent cause of this anemia.