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Lisa Rapaport

Disparities in access to best stroke treatment

15 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Less than 10% of U.S. stroke patients get a treatment that evidence shows is most effective for a certain type of stroke – and the odds are even lower for patients who are black and Hispanic, a U.S. study suggests.

Surgeons not good at predicting benefit from knee operations

15 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Surgeons are no better at determining which patients might benefit from operations to treat torn knee cartilage than if they just flipped a coin, a new study suggests.

Liver disease related to obesity and diabetes rising in U.S.

14 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - The only liver disease becoming more widespread in the U.S. is one driven by obesity and diabetes, even as other types of liver disorders linked to drinking or hepatitis are becoming less common, researchers say.

Air pollution, especially ozone, tied to worsening lung damage

14 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - The more exposure people have to air pollution, especially ozone, the more lung damage they develop over time, a U.S. study suggests.

Virtual reality experiences can help ease severe pain

14 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Playing virtual reality games or relaxing in a virtual nature setting might help ease chronic pain, particularly when symptoms are severe, a new experiment suggests.

Teen vaping tied to marijuana use

13 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents and young adults who have smoked e-cigarettes are more than three times more likely to move on to marijuana than youth who never try vaping, a research review study suggests.

Fewer parents smoke when pediatricians offer tobacco screening, treatment

13 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Parents who smoke may be more likely to quit when they receive tobacco screening and smoking cessation treatment from their child's pediatrician than when they don't get this support, a new study suggests.

Obesity, belly fat tied to early death among Mexicans

12 Aug 2019

Residents of Mexico City who are obese may be more likely to die prematurely than their slimmer counterparts, especially if they have lots of extra fat around their midsections, a new study suggests.

Bills from out-of-network doctors rising at in-network hospitals

12 Aug 2019

A growing number of Americans treated at hospitals that are part of their insurance networks are getting billed for out-of-network care, a U.S. study suggests.

Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gestational diabetes

09 Aug 2019

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women at high risk for developing gestational diabetes may be less likely to experience this complication when they switch to a Mediterranean diet instead of sticking with their usual eating habits, a recent experiment suggests.

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