Obstetrics & gynaecology

Differences in replacement level fertility point to inequalities

The percentage of the world's population that is above or below the "replacement level of fertility" has long been used as a measure of demographic development. A new study revisited how this metric is calculated and how ...

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 ...

Addiction

Successful alcohol, drug recovery hampered by discrimination

Even after resolving a problem with alcohol and other drugs, adults in recovery report experiencing both minor or "micro" forms of discrimination such as personal slights, and major or "macro" discrimination such as violation ...

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 ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Serum elaidic acid levels tied to dementia, Alzheimer's disease

Higher serum levels of elaidic acid, an objective biomarker for industrial trans fat, are associated with an increased risk for developing all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease, according to a study published online Oct. ...

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