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Depression predicts fatal heart disease in women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women with depressive symptoms are at increased risk for developing coronary heart disease (CHD), especially fatal CHD, according to findings from the Nurses’ Health Study. The results, lead author Dr. William Whang and associates note, also suggest a specific association...

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Pulmonary embolism prevalent in COPD flare-ups

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A meta-analysis of study data suggests that up to one in four patients who are hospitalized for an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a pulmonary embolism. “A diagnosis of pulmonary embolism should be considered in patients with exacerbation...

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Weekend admission tied to bleeding peptic ulcers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients who are admitted on a weekend for bleeding peptic ulcers have worse survival than their peers admitted on a weekday, according to the results of two studies appearing Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology for March. By contrast, weekend admission for hemorrhage...