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Heart failure patients with limited health literacy may have higher risk of death

Patients with heart failure who experience low health literacy are at an increased risk of hospitalization and mortality. This finding has significant clinical and public health implications and suggests that assessing and intervening upon an individual’s understanding of their own health could improve heart failure outcomes, according to research published in JACC: Heart Failure. Heart […]

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Children with autism face higher risk of eating disorders

Previous research has found that autism and eating disorders can occur together, as 20-30% of adults with eating disorders have autism, and 3-10% of children and young people with eating disorders. However, it has not been clear whether autistic traits result from eating disorders or precede them. This new longitudinal study, published in the Journal […]

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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 […]

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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 […]