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Healthy eating and exercise in pregnancy limits weight gain and lowers odds of caesarean

Healthy eating and exercise in pregnancy limits weight gain and lowers odds of caesarean

Encouraging healthy eating and physical activity during pregnancy limits excess weight gain and lowers the odds of having a caesarean section, finds a study...
Liraglutide may reduce your desire for high-fat foods

Liraglutide may reduce your desire for high-fat foods

A new study finds that the diabetes drug liraglutide leads to weight loss by acting on an area of the brain that controls attention...
Three questions pregnant women should ask about fetal ultrasounds

Three questions pregnant women should ask about fetal ultrasounds

For pregnant women, it is standard practice to get a general fetal ultrasound between 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy. Ultrasound scans, which use high-frequency...
Heart failure more fatal than common cancers

Heart failure more fatal than common cancers

A new study shows that men and women suffering from heart failure have a higher risk of death than people with most common types...
Setting a trap to treat stroke

Setting a trap to treat stroke

A surgical method to ensnare and remove debilitating blood clots with technology known as a stent retriever has helped some ischemic stroke patients recover...
The best ways to diagnose and manage asthma

The best ways to diagnose and manage asthma

What are the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma in adults? This can be tricky because asthma can stem from several causes and...
Cut out sugary drinks could prevent type 2 diabetes

Cut out sugary drinks could prevent type 2 diabetes

An international study led by ANU has bolstered the global campaign for a sugar tax, finding thousands of cases of type 2 diabetes could...
Higher BMI and waist circumference are associated with increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Higher BMI and waist circumference are associated with increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

A study of almost 150,000 men from 8 European countries, presented at this year's European Obesity Summit (Gothenburg, 1-4 June) shows that higher body...
A simple breath test could be the next step in diagnosing breast cancer

A simple breath test could be the next step in diagnosing breast cancer

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is recruiting people for a clinical trial that will research the effectiveness of a breath test for breast...
What stroke prevention can help solve opioid overdose problem

What stroke prevention can help solve opioid overdose problem

More than 2 million Americans need help with an addiction to opioid painkillers or other opioid drugs. For many, that help could come in...

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