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Carolyn Crist

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients

16 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research.

Furniture flame retardants may not stifle deadliest home fires

15 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Targeting the flammability of smoking materials like cigarettes, pipes and cigars, rather than fireproofing all furniture with hazardous chemicals, may be a more effective way of reducing the most deadly residential fires, a U.S. study concludes.

Surgical training programs not supportive of new parents

15 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Surgical residents say it's tough to have children during their five years of intensive training due to a lack of flexibility in program requirements and lack of support from peers and faculty.

'Fat suit' may uncover medical student biases against obesity

09 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Obesity simulation suits, worn by actors who play fake patients during training exercises, may help teach medical students about their own anti-fat prejudices, suggests a small study in Germany.

Middle-age hearing loss linked to dementia

09 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Hearing loss in middle age is associated with higher odds of cognitive decline and dementia in later years, suggests a large study in Taiwan.

Moving during early pregnancy may increase preterm birth risk

07 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Moving to a new home during the first three months of pregnancy may add stresses that increase a woman's risk of having a premature birth, low birth weight and a baby that's small for its gestational age, suggests a U.S. study.

Measles surveillance lags in U.S. workplaces, expert says

02 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - - Monitoring for measles in U.S. workplaces needs improvement, especially in the healthcare sector, an occupational safety expert argues.

Hairdressers are willing to help customers detect skin cancers

01 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Most hair stylists at salons and barber shops may be interested in getting trained to detect skin cancers on the scalp, face and neck, researchers say.

U.S. nurses may not be ready for nuclear emergencies

31 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - U.S. nurses may not receive adequate training in how to care for patients during a nuclear event or radiation emergency, a nationwide survey of nursing schools suggests.

Toxic seaweed a menace to Caribbean tourists

26 Jul 2019

Tourists to the Caribbean may not realize that a brown drifting seaweed that's been piling up on beaches in recent years is dangerous, researchers say.

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