Fathers-to-be should avoid alcohol six months before conception

Aspiring parents should both avoid drinking alcohol prior to conception to protect against congenital heart defects, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Drinking alcohol three months before pregnancy or during the first trimester was associated Continue Reading

Cut asthma symptoms in half in just two months when you eat right and exercise, study finds

A recent study revealed that a combination of healthy diet and exercise may improve asthma symptoms in just two months. As part of the research, Danish health experts monitored 125 asthma patients who took lifestyle interventions for eight weeks. The findings revealed that patients who underwent exercise classes three times a week Continue Reading

Most Ischemic Stroke Patients Die Or Are Back In Hospital Within Twelve Months

61.9% of Medicare beneficiaries with ischemic stroke who leave hospital, are either rehospitalized or dead with twelve months, researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles wrote in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Nearly 15% of ischemic stroke patients die within 30 days of being hospitalized. Medicare beneficiary rehospalization Continue Reading