Heart Disease

Racial disparity seen with congenital heart surgery

(HealthDay)—There are poorer medical outcomes in black and Hispanic patients undergoing surgical intervention for congenital heart disease, although mortality is not increased, according to a study published ...

Dec 04, 2014
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Are the benefits of breast milk stimulant worth the risk?

Most women can make all the milk their baby needs, but some mothers turn to medications to help increase their supply. While some specialists encourage the off-label use of domperidone to stimulate breast milk production, ...

Dec 04, 2014
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Many chest X-rays in children are unnecessary

Researchers at Mayo Clinic found that some children are receiving chest X-rays that may be unnecessary and offer no clinical benefit to the patient, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting ...

Dec 03, 2014
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Mediterranean diet associated with longer telomeres

Eating a Mediterranean diet might help extend your lifespan, suggests a study published in The BMJ this week. The diet appears to be associated with longer telomere length—an established marker of slower ...

Dec 02, 2014
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Is life in America hazardous to immigrants' health?

America is a nation of immigrants, drawn from all parts of the world by the promise of freedom and a good life for themselves and their children. But a substantial body of evidence suggests that for the newly ...

Dec 02, 2014
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Scientists find Ebola virus is mutating

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers working at Institut Pasteur in France have found that the Ebola virus is mutating "a lot" causing concern in the African countries where the virus has killed over eight thous ...