1. Women Have Survival Edge in Heart Failure. Women with heart failure live longer than men, regardless of common sex-specific confounders, such as age and ejection fraction.
2. Low Vitamin D Hikes Death Risk in Elderly. Low vitamin D levels, common among women in nursing homes, may raise their risk of dying within a few years.
3. Hot Dogs, Bacon May Worsen COPD. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who eat too much cured meat — including bacon and hot dogs — may be putting themselves at risk for a return trip to the hospital.