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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Underweight women are at greater risk of early menopause

Underweight women and women who were underweight as teenagers or in their mid-30s are at greater risk of experiencing an early menopause compared to lean or normal weight women, according to a study of nearly 80,000 women. In addition, underweight … Continue reading

Published Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

Blood-thinning drugs appear to protect against dementia as well as stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

Blood-thinning drugs not only reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) but are also associated with a significant reduction in the risk of dementia, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal [1]. Among … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Oral sex and smoking increase men’s risk of head and neck cancer. But the risk is still low, making screening for the disease a challenge

Men who smoke and have five or more partners with whom they perform oral sex have the highest risk of developing a type of head and neck cancer that is triggered by exposure to the human papilloma virus – known … Continue reading

Published Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer
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