Study: Abortions Remain Safe Following Lifted Restrictions on Mifepristone
The study examined government health data on 315,000 abortions in Ontario between 2012 and 2020, finding no increase in abortion-related health complications following the removal of restrictions on mifepristone.
Sedentary Lifestyle Associated With Increased Symptoms of Depression During Pandemic
The study was designed to assess how changes in activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic affected the mental health of participants.
Early Adulthood Depression Associated With Dementia Later in Life
The research suggests that depression can lead to lower cognition in 10 years and to cognitive decline in old age.
Red Blood Cells Play Significant Role in Immune System, Bind Cell-Free DNA
The study found that this DNA-binding capability triggers removal of the cells from circulation, driving inflammation and anemia during severe illness, meaning that red blood cells play a larger role in the immune system than previously thought.
Body Mass Index of Children Highest in Midwest, May Be Linked to Regional Factors
The study also found that a higher birthweight and lower levels of formal education among mothers was associated with a higher BMI in children.
Alcohol Consumption Can Quickly Increase Risk of Atrial Fibrillation in Certain Patients
The investigators said these findings run counter to existing theories that alcohol can be cardioprotective, and instead suggest that reducing or avoiding alcohol might help to mitigate adverse effects.
Diet High in Vitamin K Associated With Lower Cardiovascular Health Risks
The investigators examined data from more than 50,000 individuals participating in the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health study over a 23-year period.
Study: Pediatric-Focused APRN Workforce Experienced Increased Burnout, Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic
According to the investigators, more than one-third of respondents reported moderate or extreme concern for feeling professionally burned out, while one-quarter reported anxiety.
Study Shows No Significant Evidence for the Efficacy of Herbal, Dietary Weight Loss Supplements
Presented at the European Congress on Obesity, the analysis includes data from 121 trials with nearly 10,000 adult participants.
Moderated Alcohol Intake May Reduce Stress Signals in the Brain, Improve Cardiovascular Health
According to the authors of the study, the finding suggests that reducing stress-related brain signals can be heart protective, and other therapies with the same effects but fewer adverse effects than alcohol should be pursued.
Study: Immune Response From the Gut May Not Provide Systemic Immunity to COVID-19
A Study of immune cells circulating in the blood found that the gut's immune response to COVID-19 infection may not provide sufficient whole-body immunity from the virus.
American Heart Association Advises Considering Medication for Certain Patients With Stage 1 Hypertension
Medication should be considered for patients with slightly elevated blood pressure who do not respond to 6 months of healthy lifestyle changes, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) published in Hypertension.
Urgent Care Centers Reduce Emergency Department Visits, Costs Increase
These centers increase access to health care, but pose risks for health insurers and patients who must pay these increased costs.
National Organization Brings Awareness to Rosacea Treatments
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public on this potentially serious disorder that is estimated to affect over 16 million individuals in the United States.
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