MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) — Consuming more than five daily servings of fruit and vegetables significantly reduces the risk of stroke, according to an analysis in the Jan. 28 issue of The Lancet.
Feng J. He, Ph.D., of St. George’s University of London, U.K., and colleagues analyzed eight studies involving 257,551 people, which reported the stroke risks associated with the frequency of fruit and vegetable intake. The study included 4,917 stroke events.Read More
TUESDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) — Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) should be treated just as aggressively as stroke in patients who have a history of stroke or TIA, and diagnostic work-ups and therapy should be equally aggressive, according to new guidelines published in the February issue of Stroke. The guidelines also address stroke risk in specific populations, such as pregnant women or ethnic minorities.Read More
Danish researchers examined phone records stretching back 10 years
MONDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) — Cell phone use does not increase risks for brain tumors, a new Danish study suggests.
The findings, published in the April 12 issue of Neurology, “are in line with other large studies on this question, including a recently published large-scale, population-based study by the Swedish Interphone Study Group,” researcher Dr. Christoffer Johansen, of the Danish Cancer Society, said in a prepared statement.Read More
By Mark Ingebretsen, MedPage Today Staff Writer
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, January 19, 2005
When explaining their opposition to limiting jury-awarded damages for pain and suffering in medical liability cases, Democrats and others often point to incompetent doctors whose grievous preventable errors justify high jury awards. Instead of damage caps, better efforts to discipline these doctors are needed, they claim.