Headache from epidural for labor may up subdural hematoma risk

(HealthDay)—The presence of presumed postdural puncture headache after neuraxial anesthesia (epidural or spinal) in childbirth is associated with an increased risk for being diagnosed with an intracranial subdural hematoma, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in JAMA Neurology. Albert R. Moore, M.D., from McGill University in Montreal, and colleagues examined the correlation between postdural puncture headache and postpartum […]

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Changes in radial pulse during menopause may reflect CV risk

(HealthDay)—Changes in the harmonics of the radial pulse wave during menopause may reflect cardiovascular risk, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2019 Scientific Sessions, held from July 29 to Aug. 1 in Boston. Chih-Yu Chen, M.D., from Taipei City Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues assessed the effect of age, menopause, and body mass […]

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Are fighter pilots at greater risk for prostate cancer? The Air Force is now asking

The Air Force has begun to look at whether there’s increased risk for prostate cancer among its fighter pilots. A new investigation by McClatchy shows just how serious the problem may be. The fighter pilot study was requested by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein after he was contacted by concerned veterans service organizations in 2018, according to […]

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Microvascular disease anywhere in the body may be linked to higher risk of leg amputations

Microvascular disease is independently associated with a higher risk of leg amputation compared to people without the disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. The study, funded by the American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network in Vascular Disease and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, examined amputation risk among people with microvascular disease or […]

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Discrimination of minorities associated with increased risk of psychosis

Discrimination of minority groups is likely to be associated with an increased risk of psychosis, according to a systematic review by University of Manchester and Lancaster psychologists. The review suggests that people perceiving discrimination on the basis of race, age, religion, sexuality or gender orientation are more likely to experience hearing voices, paranoia as well as common problems such as […]

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