Lisa Rapaport

Smokers have more complications after skin cancer surgery

19 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - Complications after skin cancer surgery may be more common in smokers and former smokers, a U.S. study suggests.

Indoor smoking ban tied to heart attack decline in older adults

19 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - Heart attack rates dropped among older adults in Scotland in the decade after a nationwide indoor smoking ban took effect, a new study suggests.

Night shifts, long hours linked to miscarriages and preterm births

19 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who work nights or long hours may be more likely to have a miscarriage or preterm delivery than mothers with day jobs, a research review suggests.

Recent cannabis use tied to memory deficits, slowed mental processing

18 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - People who have recently used cannabis may be more likely to experience memory deficits or difficulties with cognitive function than those who don't use the drug, a recent study suggests.

U.S. women with less income, education often lack access to infertility care

18 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - Although women from all walks of life tend to experience infertility at similar rates, a new U.S. study suggests there are wide disparities in access to treatment.

Maintaining or starting exercise in middle age tied to longer life

18 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - Even if they were inactive during their younger years, middle aged and older adults who get at least the minimum recommended amount of exercise each week may live longer than their sedentary counterparts, suggests a large UK study.

When hurricanes halt treatment, lung cancer patients die sooner

17 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - Lung cancer patients whose radiation treatments are halted by hurricanes or other natural disasters may not live as long as patients who complete treatment without interruptions, a U.S. study suggests.

Mothers' work with solvents tied to higher autism risk for kids

17 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - Women who are exposed to solvents on the job may be more likely to have children with autism than mothers without this occupational exposure, a recent study suggests.

Study confirms heart benefit of soy as FDA reviews this claim

17 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - U.S. regulators should continue to recommend soy protein as part of a heart-healthy diet because it helps lower cholesterol, researchers conclude from an analysis of dozens of studies done in the past two decades.

Vaping may aid smoking cessation but also boost relapse risk

16 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - Adults who smoke cigarettes may have an easier time cutting back or quitting altogether if they start vaping, but a new French study also suggests that vaping may make ex-smokers more likely to relapse.

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