Carolyn Crist

Healthier diet may help lift depression symptoms

10 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - Young adults who eat poorly and feel blue might be able to perk themselves up by switching to a healthier diet, a small study suggests.

Stroke rates continue decline in the U.S.

10 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - Rates of stroke among U.S. adults over age 65 have steadily decreased over the past 30 years, according to a study that tracked participants from the 1980s through December 2017.

Rising heart infections tied to U.S. opioid epidemic

08 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - As the opioid epidemic continues in the U.S., more cases of an infection that damages the heart are being seen, researchers say.

'Clean' beauty products not always safe, dermatologists say

03 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - "Clean" skin care products that are free of certain chemicals are not always safer than their traditional counterparts, dermatologists warn.

Bystanders may hesitate to perform CPR for fear of causing harm

02 Oct 2019

(Reuters Health) - People who witness a cardiac arrest may be reluctant to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and their reasons shed light on how CPR training and public awareness can be improved, researchers say.

Occupational pesticide exposure may raise heart risk

30 Sep 2019

(Reuters Health) - On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticides might raise the risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke, according to a long-term study in Hawaii.

Doctors often reluctant to attend patients' funerals

26 Sep 2019

(Reuters Health) - Although hospitals and medical practitioners may follow a few bereavement practices after a patient dies, funeral attendance is uncommon, according to a review of research on the subject.

Unequal HIV prevention pill use puts minority men at higher risk

25 Sep 2019

(Reuters Health) - Fewer minority men who are at risk for HIV take a prevention pill or discuss it with their doctors, U.S. researchers say.

Extra protein boosts muscle with resistance-training, but only slightly

24 Sep 2019

Extra protein from food or supplements does lead to increases in strength and muscle, but not as much as some might hope, researchers write in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Warm freshwater can harbor dangerous parasite

21 Sep 2019

People who swim in warm freshwater lakes, ponds and hot springs should do their best to avoid getting water up their nose because it could transmit a deadly parasite, a U.S. case report suggests.

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