Obstetrics & gynaecology

Vaginal birth tied to later lack of pelvic organ support

(HealthDay)—Vaginal birth is associated with worse pelvic organ support five years after a woman's first delivery, and genital hiatus size is an independent predictor of worse support, according to a study published in ...

Health

Physical activity independently predicts bone strength in teens

(HealthDay)—Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is an independent predictor of bone strength at the tibia and radius in adolescents, according to a study published online March 23 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral ...

Cardiology

Arm circumference may be useful predictor of CVD survival

(HealthDay)—Mid upper arm circumference (AC) is an independent predictor of survival in older adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published in the Jan. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

Cardiology

Female gender predictor of all-cause mortality after PCI

(HealthDay)—Female gender is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study published in the Jan. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

Cardiology

Periodontal disease predicts CAC progression in type 1 diabetes

(HealthDay)—In patients with type 1 diabetes, but not those without diabetes, periodontal disease duration is an independent predictor of long-term progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC), according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital stays longer without prophylactic laxatives

(HealthDay)—Failure to use prophylactic laxatives in elderly congestive heart failure (CHF) patients who use laxatives at home is associated with a significantly longer hospital length of stay (LOS), according to a study ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Sexual function, mental health linked in rheumatic disease

(HealthDay)—The presence of anxiety and depression in people with rheumatic diseases may be an independent predictor of sexual dysfunction, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

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