Kids Health

Umbilical cord milking may be linked to higher risk of brain bleeding in preterm infants

Milking the umbilical cord—gently squeezing the cord and pushing the contents into the newborn’s abdomen before clamping the cord—could increase the risk for severe intraventricular hemorrhage, or bleeding into the brain’s fluid-filled cavities, in extremely preterm infants, according to results of a study funded by the National Institutes of Health that was halted for safety […]

Health News

Estrogen patch for menopause linked to higher heart disease risks

Estrogen patches may raise heart disease risks for postmenopausal women by hardening arteries – despite being held up as ‘safer’ hormone replacement 6 million postmenopausal women in the US use hormone replacement therapy   Estrogen therapy may increase breast cancer, blood clot and heart disease risks  Scientists don’t fully understand the link between estrogen and the […]

Health Problems

Complication rates and costs of invasive lung cancer diagnostic tests may be higher than anticipated

Complication rates following invasive diagnostic procedures for lung abnormalities were twice as high in the community setting compared to those reported in lung cancer screening trials, and associated downstream costs ranged from $6,320 to $56,845 on average, according to a new study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The researchers believe the […]

Health Problems

Study links social isolation to higher risk of death

A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white men and women. The study, appearing in the American Journal of Epidemiology, says addressing social isolation holds promise if studies show interventions […]