Diabetes before or during pregnancy linked to early heart disease in children

Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early onset cardiovascular disease or CVD (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) from childhood up to the age of 40, finds a study from Denmark published by The BMJ today. The increased rates were more pronounced among children of mothers with a history of CVD or diabetic complications. If this […]

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Fake news feels less immoral to share when we’ve seen it before

People who repeatedly encounter a fake news item may feel less and less unethical about sharing it on social media, even when they don’t believe the information, research indicates. In a series of experiments involving more than 2,500 people, Daniel A. Effron, a London Business School associate professor of organizational behavior, and Medha Raj, a Ph.D. student at the University […]

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Get the flu jab before winter hits, health officials urge

Get the flu jab before winter hits, health officials urge as they confirm delays to children’s nasal spray are now over Delays of the nasal-spray flu vaccine for schoolchildren has now been resolved Sessions at primary schools will go ahead ‘as soon as possible’ But those at risk should see their GP urgently, Public Health England said  Health officials have […]

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Immune cells in skin kill MRSA bacteria before they enter the body

A type of immune cell called neutrophils could be responsible for controlling bacterial numbers of an antibiotic-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on human skin before the bacteria get a chance to invade, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in Cell Reports. The results could provide an explanation for why this superbug is only carried transiently by […]

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Midwives should wait before clamping umbilical cord to save lives

How the lives of 1,500 premature babies could be saved every year if midwives wait two minutes before clamping the umbilical cord More than 1,000 babies will be saved each year ‘if midwives wait to clamp cord’  Medics found blood rich in stem cells could give boost to baby’s immune system They said the move could save thousands of lives […]

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Sleep myths debunked, from swallowing spiders to drinking before bed

Have you ever heard the old wives’ tale that you swallow eight spiders in your sleep over the course of your life? Turns out you’re not alone, as a poll from US firm Mattress Advisor and OnePoll suggests. They tested the knowledge of 2,000 Americans to see just how much they know about the science of sleep and whether certain […]

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Jenna Dewan, Steve Kazee Attended 'WWE Raw' Hours Before Pregnancy Reveal

Something to celebrate! Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee enjoyed a WWE Raw date night hours before announcing her pregnancy on Tuesday, September 24. “We are coming to Monday Night Raw,” the former World of Dance host, 38, said on her Monday, September 23, Instagram Story while driving with the Broadway star, 43. She asked, “Baby, are you excited?” “Yeah, I’m […]

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They’re cutting opioid prescriptions by stopping pain before it starts

Doctors today are reducing their patients’ need for strong opioid medications after surgery by pre-treating patients with other pain relievers before they even enter the operating room. While opioids relieve patients’ pain and suffering, between 8% and 12% of those who take these drugs develop an opioid use disorder. At Keck Medicine of USC, health professionals are part of a […]

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New evidence: It’s not necessary to fast before complete cholesterol test

A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that it is unnecessary for most patients to fast before having bloodwork done to measure lipid levels to determine risk of future cardiovascular events. Since the 1970s, studies have suggested that fasting and nonfasting before a complete cholesterol test, otherwise known as lipid level testing, may make little difference in […]

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