Health

Women find it more difficult to quit smoking

Women are half as likely to quit smoking as men, according to research presented at the 2019 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC). Affordability of smoking cessation medications was another barrier to success.

Health

Study: Yoga breathing and relaxation lower blood pressure

Yoga practice that emphasizes mental relaxation and breathing techniques can have as much of a beneficial impact on high blood pressure as aerobic exercise, according to research by a postdoctoral fellow in the Department ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Genetic risk for ADHD manifests in brain structure in childhood

There is only scant scientific evidence available on whether the genetic risk for developing specific psychiatric disorders or cognitive traits is manifest in brain structure from childhood, and to date, studies have focused ...

Health

How the global gag rule affects women's health

President Trump reinstated and expanded the global gag rule with the goal of reducing abortions, but new research suggests the policy could do the opposite. A study by Rutgers University Professor Yana Rodgers finds that ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Work-family balance

The work-life balance and juggling family can lead to emotional turmoil for those who find themselves unable to resolve the conflicting demands of work and family. A research team in India has now looked surveyed 346 employees ...

Oncology & Cancer

ASCO: VTE is risk factor for recurrence in esophageal cancer

(HealthDay)—For patients with esophageal cancer, venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a risk factor for recurrence, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual Gastrointestinal Cancers ...

Surgery

Laparoscopies up for ventral hernia repair in obese patients

(HealthDay)—In obese patients, there has been a significant increase in the use of laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs (VHRs), which are associated with a lower complication rate and shorter median length of hospital stay ...

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