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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Women's Health: Childbirth an athletic event? ♦ Personally tailored diabetes care reduces mortality in women, but not men ♦ Air pollution and cardiovascular disease

Personally tailored diabetes care reduces mortality in women, but not men A follow-up study to assess the effects of personally tailored diabetes care in general practice has revealed that such care reduces mortality (both all-cause and diabetes-related), in women.
Threats against children during the separation process for women in abusive relationships Mothers who separate from their abusive partners are four times more likely to report threats to take or to harm their children than those who stay in the relationship.
Air pollution and cardiovascular disease: Increased risk for women with diabetes Air pollution is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and some people may be more susceptible to its effects than others. Investigators used data from a nationwide study of nurses to look for factors that made people more vulnerable to the effects of long-term air pollution exposure. One factor in particular stood out to the researchers is type 2 diabetes.
Childbirth an athletic event? Sports medicine used to diagnose injuries caused by deliveries Childbirth is arguably the most traumatic event the human body can undergo, and new imaging techniques show that up to 15 percent of women sustain pelvic injuries that don't heal.

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