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Does Prepregnancy Asthma Increase Central Nervous System Defect Risk in Offspring?

January 30, 2019 Share this content: Offspring had an increased risk for neural and nonneural tube defects if the mother had asthma that resolved prior to pregnancy or had asthma during pregnancy, respectively. Asthma in childhood is associated with a future risk for certain types of central nervous system (CNS) defects in offspring, even if… Read More »

A Small Increase In Fitness Levels Can Cut Heart Attack Risk

A study has revealed that poor cardiorespiratory fitness can increase future heart risk attack, even if not having any current lifestyle illness symptoms. The cardiorespiratory fitness of 4527 women and men was measured over a 2 year period. All participants were cancer, cardiovascular disease, or hypertensive free, and the majority of them were considered as… Read More »

IVC Filters May Increase Mortality Risk in Elderly Patients With PE

January 15, 2019 Share this content: Patients who received an IVC filter had higher 30-day mortality compared with those who did not receive a filter. In elderly patients hospitalized with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent subsequent PE may actually increase the risk for 30-day and 1-year… Read More »