Thursday, October 18, 2018

Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine
Most older adults would willingly take fewer medicines

Most Older Adults Would Willingly Take Fewer Medicines

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  Most elderly patients taking multiple prescription medications would be willing to reduce their daily pill regimen to minimize their risk of...
Untreated hearing loss tied to cognitive decline in older adults

Untreated Hearing Loss Tied to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  While age-related hearing loss has long been linked to cognitive decline, a UK study suggests hearing aids may help minimize the...
HVP vaccination not linked with rise in teen risky sex

HVP Vaccination Not Linked with Rise in Teen Risky Sex

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) A new study adds to earlier evidence that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not lead girls to...
'Cued care' approach helps new babies, parents to sleep

‘Cued Care’ Approach Helps New Babies, Parents to Sleep

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health)  A new program in Australia is helping new parents to understand their infant's sleep patterns - and get better sleep themselves,...
Poverty may partly explain disparity in heart defect outcomes

Poverty May Partly Explain Disparity in Heart Defect Outcomes

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health)  Hispanic infants with certain heart defects have worse-than-average outcomes, and the disparity may be linked with their family's reliance on public...
A model of an Anopheles mosquito at the Natural History Museum, in London

Malaria Mosquitoes Wiped Out in Lab Trials of Gene Drive Technique

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters)  Scientists have succeeded in wiping out a population of caged mosquitoes in laboratory experiments using a type of genetic engineering known...
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