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Adherence to surgical guidelines low for salpingo-oophorectomy

(HealthDay)—Only two-thirds of all health care providers are fully adherent to surgical guidelines for risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Annelise M. Wilhite, M.D., from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and colleagues retrospectively evaluated health care provider adherence to the surgical protocol endorsed by the National […]

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Vitamin D is not linked to low blood pressure in older adults

Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College have shown in the largest study to-date that vitamin D is not associated with low blood pressure on standing (orthostatic hypotension) in older adults. Their findings have been published recently in the prestigious journal Hypertension. Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common chronic condition […]

Health Problems

Food insecurity linked with low self-esteem in children: Study

Children in households with uncertain access to nutritious food are twice as likely to have low self-esteem and less likely to believe they can make healthy choices, new research shows. Uncertain access to enough food can starve a child’s self-esteem and confidence in making healthy life choices, new research shows. Children living in households with […]

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Low, high levels of physical activity tied to reduced mortality

(HealthDay)—Both low and high levels of physical activity (PA) are associated with reduced all-cause mortality, according to a study published online March 19 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Min Zhao, from Shandong University in Jinan, China, and colleagues examined data from the National Health Interview Surveys (1997 to 2008) linked to the National […]