Add male baldness to list of reasons to stay heart healthy

Men with certain types of baldness may be at higher risk for coronary heart disease, a research review suggests.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo looked at data from almost 37,000 men in the U.S. and Europe over a 14-year period. They found that where hair was lost mattered.
Younger men balding at the top of their heads might be encouraged to improve their diet and exercise habits. (iStock)
“Vertex [crown] baldness, but…

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Ovarian Cancer Screening Does Not Improve Survival Rate – Health Disco

Ovarian Cancer Screening Does Not Improve Survival Rate – Health Disco…
The results of a large new study show that available screening tests for ovarian cancer are not effective, and that they may even be harmful.
“I can’t say we can identify anyone whose life was saved [because of the screening],” says Christine D. Berg, M.D., chief of the Early Detection Research Group at the National Cancer Institute and also a study…

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Occupationally Acquired Infections in Health Care Workers: Part I

Background: Health care workers are at occupational risk for a vast array of infections that cause substantial illness and occasional deaths. Despite this, few studies have examined the incidence, prevalence, or exposure-associated rates of infection or have considered infection-specific interventions recommended to maintain worker safety.
Objectives: To review all recent reports of occupationally acquired infection in health care workers in order to characterize the type and frequency of infections, the recommended interventions,…

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