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Madeline Kennedy

Soldiers who smoke may be more likely to get hurt during training

27 Jun 2017

(Reuters Health) - Pulled muscles and broken bones are common during military training and even more common among soldiers who smoke, according to a review of past research.

Air pollution tied to survival odds for liver cancer patients

21 Jun 2017

(Reuters Health) - For people diagnosed with liver cancer, living in an area with heavy air pollution from industry, traffic or smoke is linked to lower odds of survival, a California study finds.

Sleeping-in on weekends linked to lower body weight

16 Jun 2017

(Reuters Health) - - Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study in South Korea.

Medical costs of bike crashes on the rise

09 Jun 2017

(Reuters Health) - Over the last two decades, the number of people injured in bicycle accidents in the U.S. has been rising and the cost of each crash has also gone up, according to a recent study.

Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression

07 Jun 2017

(Reuters Health) - Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say.

Military couples who avoid problems fare worse after deployment

31 May 2017

(Reuters Health) - Military families face many stresses and partners who tend to avoid dealing with issues directly before a deployment are more likely to have mental health and relationship problems after the soldier returns home, according to a recent U.S. study.

Personal music playlists may reduce medication use with dementia

19 May 2017

(Reuters Health) - Nursing home residents with dementia who listen to a personalized music playlist may need less psychotropic medication and have improved behavior, a recent study suggests.

Morning daylight exposure tied to a good night’s sleep

18 May 2017

Workers who are exposed to sunlight or bright indoor lights during the morning hours sleep better at night and tend to feel less depressed and stressed than those who don’t get much morning light, according to a recent study.

Lifetime risk of hand arthritis may be over 40 percent

12 May 2017

(Reuters Health) - Osteoarthritis, a painful condition in which the tissue between bones wears down, frequently affects people in old age and a new study finds that as many as 4 in 10 people may develop the condition in their hands.

UK military health workers feel ill-equipped to manage women’s care

11 May 2017

Although women make up a tenth of the UK military, many medical workers feel they don’t have the training or guidance to handle women’s health issues among troops on deployment, a small study found.

World News

Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the centre of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.