Cardiology

Deportation worries may increase high blood pressure risk

In a four-year study of Mexican-born women who reside in an agricultural area of California, the worry of deportation appears to double their risk of developing high blood pressure, according to new research published today ...

Health

Alcohol and tobacco policies can reduce cancer deaths: study

Policies aimed at cutting alcohol and tobacco consumption, including the introduction of random breath testing programs and bans on cigarette advertising, have resulted in a significant reduction in Australian cancer death ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

AAP: Emergency contraception should be given to sexually active teens

(HealthDay)—Pediatricians should provide emergency contraception (EC) to teenagers who have had unprotected or underprotected intercourse, according to a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics published ...

Health

Clarity needed on vaping

Since August 2019, the number of reported cases of severe pulmonary disease due to vaping has exploded. 1600+ possible cases in 49 states and 34 deaths have brought this issue to the forefront, but what can physicians and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Arts 'crucial' to reducing poor health and inequality

Engaging in artistic activities such as singing and dancing from a young age can reduce social inequalities and encourage healthy behaviours, according to a new report from UCL and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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