Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says
In one state, only one from 183 diagnosed cases met reporting criteria for CDC
CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law
For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says
http://ift.tt/1T2ujRj Both spouses and first-degree relatives of patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of nonceliac autoimmune disease, according to a study. While the excess risk found in celiac first-degree relatives can be explained by genetics, the higher risk in spouses points to the impact of environmental factors. It is also possible that spouses share microbiome characteristics with their husband/wife, which might impact the risk of developing and diagnosing other autoimmune diseases.
http://ift.tt/1eh49KZ Cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year, killing the vast majority of those individuals, says a new report. Following a cardiac arrest, each minute without treatment decreases the likelihood of surviving without disability, and survival rates depend greatly on where the cardiac arrest occurs, said the committee that carried out the study and wrote the report.
Study finds 12 percent or fewer getting active surveillance
http://ift.tt/1CHd5iU People on a vegetarian diet, and especially those following a vegan one that includes no animal products, see better results than dieters on other weight-reducing plans. In fact, they can lose around two kilograms more on the short term, say researchers after reviewing the results of twelve diet trials.
http://ift.tt/1HvCF1H Women with severe PTSD or traumatic events may have a 60 percent higher lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. The study is the first to examine trauma exposure, PTSD, and onset of cardiovascular disease exclusively in women. Researchers suggest physicians ask women about traumatic events and PTSD symptoms and then monitor them for cardiovascular issues.
WebMD describes how warfarin compares to new blood thinners that are prescribed to prevent blood clots and stroke.