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Money troubles tied to higher risk of heart disease for African-Americans

(Reuters Health) – African-American adults who often struggle to pay bills may be more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who don’t have much financial stress, a U.S. study suggests.


Leaving the hospital early can double the odds of going back

(Reuters Health) – Patients who discharge themselves from the hospital against medical advice are twice as likely to be back within 30 days as those who leave when doctors say they’re ready, a large U.S. study finds.


Asthma classes in school may help reduce attacks

(Reuters Health) – School-age children with asthma who receive education on managing the condition may have fewer attacks, emergency room visits and hospitalizations than those who don’t get such classes, a recent study suggests.


U.S. Medicare plans to track CAR-T cancer therapy outcomes

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CAR-T cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including an approved registry of patient results or clinical study to monitor patients for at least two years after treatment.


Push-up capacity may predict men’s heart disease risk

(Reuters Health) – The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor’s office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming years, new research suggests.


Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos and threaten supplies of life-saving vaccines and other products.


Bulgaria reports new case of African swine fever in wild boar

Bulgaria has confirmed a new case of African swine fever in a wild boar near in the northeastern town of Devnya, the national food safety authority said on Wednesday.


Breast-density notification letters may be too dense

(Reuters Health) – Post-mammogram form letters telling women about dense breasts may be more confusing than helpful if they are difficult to read and understand, researchers say.


More young adults binge-drinking well into their 20s

(Reuters Health) – More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental injuries, deaths and a variety of chronic illnesses, researchers say.


Delayed newborn baths tied to higher breastfeeding rates

(Reuters Health) – Newborns who don’t get baths right away may be more likely to be exclusively breastfed than infants who get whisked away to be washed soon after delivery, a U.S. study suggests.



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