Bariatric surgery prolongs life, study finds

Bariatric surgery prolongs life, study finds

CNN — Weight-loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year-old study of nearly 22,000 people with had bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to those of similar weight, people who had one of four types of bariatric surgery were 16% … Read more

Sleep disturbances are associated with more parental stress

Sleep disturbances are associated with more parental stress

Editor’s note: Dr. Neha Chaudhary, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is chief medical officer at BeMe Health and a faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. CNN — When I found out I was expecting my son a few years ago, it wasn’t the labor process that terrified me the most – … Read more

Updated Covid-19 boosters continue to offer substantial protection even against the fast-spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant

Updated Covid-19 boosters continue to offer substantial protection even against the fast-spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant

CNN — Updated Covid-19 boosters roughly halve a person’s risk of becoming ill with the coronavirus, even from infections caused by the fast-spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant. New studies, led by researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are among the first looks at how bivalent boosters have continued to work in the real … Read more

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

Editor’s note: Seek advice from a health care provider before beginning any exercise program. CNN — What if you could look at all the things you do every day — walk from room to room, prepare a presentation at your desk, run up and down stairs to deliver folded laundry, or jog around the block … Read more

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

Editor’s note: Seek advice from a health care provider before beginning any exercise program. CNN — What if you could look at all the things you do every day — walk from room to room, prepare a presentation at your desk, run up and down stairs to deliver folded laundry, or jog around the block … Read more

Many women underestimate breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer, study finds

Many women underestimate breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer, study finds

CNN — Dense breast tissue has been linked to an up to four times higher risk of breast cancer. However, a new study suggests that few women consider breast density to be a significant risk factor. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, surveyed 1,858 women aged 40 to 76 from 2019 to 2020 who … Read more