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Virus kills fewer African women than men: WHO study

Women in Africa are less likely to die from COVID-19 than men, but more likely to succumb to maternal complications due to limited access to reproductive services since the pandemic started, the UN said Thursday citing reports. A study of 28 African countries including Guinea, Mauritius and Uganda showed that on average women accounted for […]

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Better hospital nurse staffing tied to fewer sepsis deaths

(HealthDay)—Improving hospital nurse staffing could significantly reduce deaths from sepsis, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the American Journal of Infection Control. Karen B. Lasater, Ph.D., R.N., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues used linked data sources from 2017 including MEDPAR patient claims, Hospital Compare, American Hospital Association, and […]

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Fewer U.S. Women Aware of Their Heart Risks

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 — Fewer U.S. women these days are aware that heart disease is the number-one threat to their lives — especially younger and minority women, a new study finds. Historically, heart disease was seen as a “man’s disease,” partly because men tend to suffer heart attacks at a younger age than women […]

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Fewer Americans now struggle with ‘problem’ pot use

(HealthDay)—There are fewer problem “potheads” today than before the wave of marijuana legalization that’s swept the United States, a new analysis of federal survey data shows. Researchers found an across-the-board decline in daily or near-daily pot users who could be diagnosed with cannabis use disorder, according to results published in the Dec. 1 issue of […]

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Fewer children receiving care at family medicine practices

(HealthDay)—From 2009 to 2016, there was a decrease in the proportion of children seen at family physician (FP) practices, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Richard C. Wasserman, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of Vermont in Burlington, and colleagues conducted a retrospective longitudinal analysis of all […]