Cardiology

Secondhand smoke linked to higher odds of heart failure

Breathing in secondhand cigarette smoke may leave you more vulnerable to heart failure, a condition where the heart isn't pumping as well as it should and has a hard time meeting the body's needs, according to a study being ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Musical memories as mood boosters

Hearing sounds that are linked to positive experiences from the past can considerably increase well-being, reduce depressive moods and alleviate behavioral problems in people with memory loss, a study by the University of ...

Pediatrics

HPV vaccination rates increasing among 15-year-olds

(HealthDay)—From 2011 to 2017, there was an increase in the proportion of U.S. 15-year-olds with at least one-dose or two-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in Pediatrics.

Oncology & Cancer

Indigenous American ancestry tied to HER2+ breast cancer

(HealthDay)—Indigenous American (IA) origin could partly contribute to the higher incidence of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer in Latinas, according to a study recently published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New study finds that menopause increases risk of metabolic syndrome

Perimenopause is a time when women become more vulnerable to a number of health problems. A new study based on data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging identified menopause as a risk factor for the development of ...

Health

Commonly used chemicals associated with miscarriage, study finds

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that maternal exposure to synthetic chemicals widely used in food packaging and commonly found in drinking water supplies is associated with a woman's risk for miscarriage ...

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