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Weight-loss surgery lowers heart attack risk

A Swedish study of more than 4,000 obese people treated at 500 health care centers and surgery departments found that those who had weight-loss surgery were less likely to subsequently suffer a heart attack than those treated with routine care such as advice on lifestyle changes. About half the patients more »

Indoor air pollution can be deadly

Americans spend an average of more than 65% of their time in their own home or others’ homes, the health impacts of indoor air pollution has remained elusive. Jennifer Logue, from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (California, USA), and colleagues combined disease incidence and Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs)-based health impact more »

2011 top health stories from Harvard Med School

From Harvard Medical School–their top health stories for 2011: Top 5 Blog Posts 1. Mindfulness meditation improves connections in the brain 2. Radiation risk in Japan: understanding radiation measurements and putting them in perspective 3. Taking the pain out of runner’s knee 4. Harvard to USDA: Check out the Healthy more »

Gay marriage laws improve health of gay men

Gay men are able to lead healthier, less stress-filled lives when states offer legal protections to same-sex couples, according to a new study examining the effects of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. The study, “Effect of Same-Sex Marriage Laws on Health Care Use and Expenditures in Sexual Minority more »