People who slept seven to eight hours a night, didn’t snore and weren’t excessively tired during the day were less likely to develop heart failure.
By Nicholas Bakalar
Those who ate a meat-free diet were at increased risk for bone fractures.
Girls born before 28 weeks of gestation were at three times the risk of those born full term.
Each one-degree Celsius increase in temperature was associated with a 5 percent increase in preterm birth and a 5 percent increase in stillbirth.
Female obstetricians are less likely than their male colleagues to perform cesarean sections, a review of studies has found.
Both drugs appear to be effective for relief of fever and pain in children under 2, though ibuprofen may offer some marginal benefits.
Researchers found no association between engagement in leisure activities at age 56 and the incidence of dementia over the following 18 years.
Women who are socially isolated have an increased risk for high blood pressure, researchers report. But men, not so much.
Back pain sufferers who got electroacupuncture had improvements in walking comfortably, standing for longer periods, bending and kneeling.
Statin drugs, commonly prescribed for heart health, may prolong survival in some cancer patients.