News tagged with thromboembolism

Risk of blood clots in veins hereditary

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third most common type of cardiovascular disease after coronary heart disease and stroke. Researchers at the Centre for Primary Health Care Research in Malmo have mapped the significance ...

May 31, 2011
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Should nuns be given the pill for health reasons?

Like any other women who do not have children (nulliparous women), Catholic nuns find themselves with an increased risk of dying from breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer compared with women who bear children. A Comment published ...

Dec 07, 2011
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Drug may help sickest patients

(PhysOrg.com) -- Patients in critical care have a larger risk for dangerous blood clots because they are immobile and usually have heart or breathing problems. However, an international study by McMaster University researchers ...

Apr 15, 2011
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Study could reduce unnecessary cancer screening

A large clinical trial led by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa has found that contrary to expectations, a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis does not improve cancer detection ...

Jun 22, 2015
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