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Can Wearables for Babies Help Prevent SIDS?

Can Wearables for Babies Help Prevent SIDS?

Wearable devices like fitness trackers are growing in popularity, but can wearable home baby monitors help to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by monitoring an infant's vital signs?

Most Excessive Drinkers Don't Meet Alcohol Dependence Criteria

Most Excessive Drinkers Don't Meet Alcohol Dependence Criteria

Although it is often believed that most adults who engage in excessive alcohol consumption are alcohol dependent, a new study by the CDC reports that 90% of adult excessive drinkers do not meet the criteria for alcohol dependence.

Carcinogen from Hookah Smoke Harmful, Even in Secondhand Exposure

Carcinogen from Hookah Smoke Harmful, Even in Secondhand Exposure

Even non-smokers exposed to hookah smoke at home social events show elevated levels of S-phenylmercapturic acid (SPMA), a metabolite of benzene and a leukemogen that has been associated with lymphohematopoietic cancer.

Refined vs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Is One Better for Cardiovascular Health?

Refined vs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Is One Better for Cardiovascular Health?

Olive oil consumption has been associated with cardiovascular disease prevention due to its oleic acid and phenolic content, but do refined and extra virgin olive oils have similar effects in improving cardiovascular biomarkers in a healthy cohort?

Digoxin and Incident A-Fib: New Results on Mortality, Hospitalization Risk

New findings suggest that digoxin use carries an increased risk of death and hospitalization in adults with incident atrial fibrillation AF) and no heart failure.

MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive with Cochlear Implants

MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive with Cochlear Implants

Some people with cochlear implants experience pain, discomfort, and problems with the implant's internal magnet when they undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Clinical Trial Data

U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Clinical Trial Data

Two U.S. government agencies have proposed new rules that will make it easier for everyone to know whether a clinical trial was successful or not.

"Exercise-Resistant" Genes May Prevent Glucose Control in Some T2DM

"Exercise-Resistant" Genes May Prevent Glucose Control in Some T2DM

Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving glucose control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes.

Interventions to Improve Med Adherence Vary in Effectiveness

Interventions to Improve Med Adherence Vary in Effectiveness

The effects of trials to improve medication adherence are inconsistent, with few studies of the highest quality demonstrating improvement in both adherence and clinical outcome.

Structured Education Program Beneficial for Anaphylaxis

Structured Education Program Beneficial for Anaphylaxis

A structured education intervention improves knowledge and emergency management for patients at risk for anaphylaxis and their caregivers, according to new research.