Cardiology

High birth number may harm cardiovascular health in women

(HealthDay)—Multiparity is associated with poorer cardiovascular health, especially among women with five or more live births, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Oncology & Cancer

Debunking common misperceptions of Asian community health

Asian Americans have higher or faster-growing rates of cancer of various kinds—including breast cancer and cervical cancer—than any other ethnic group, yet often don't receive the necessary medical treatment. Common misperceptions ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Aussie women born overseas have higher rates of stillbirths

Stillbirth occurs more frequently among women with non-white backgrounds born overseas than for Australian-born women, particularly among women with African or Indian backgrounds, according to research published online today ...

Health

Study examines theory on menopause age and symptom severity

A recent theory states that women enter menopause at different ages and have varying extents of symptoms due in part to residence patterns after marriage—or whether couples disperse to live with paternal or maternal kin. ...

Medications

Increase seen in opioid-, synthetic opioid-involved OD deaths

(HealthDay)—From 2015 to 2017, there were increases in opioid-involved and synthetic opioid-involved overdose drug rates in nearly all racial/ethnic groups, according to research published in the Nov. 1 issue of the U.S. ...

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