- More U.S. Women Rely on IUDs and Implants. The use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), such as intrauterine devices, among U.S. women has increased nearly five-fold in the last decade.
- Wise Buy? Drugs for Alzheimer’s Dementia. On Sunday night when Julianne Moore collected an Oscar for her performance in the movie “Still Alice” when she portrayed a woman dealing with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, she noted that Alzheimer’s is not only an incurable condition, but also “an incredibly isolating one.”
- Aspirin Resistance Tied to Severity. High residual platelet reactivity while on aspirin was independently associated with somewhat more severe ischemic strokes.
- Prevent Peanut Allergy? Introduce Early. Young children at high risk for peanut allergy were much less likely to develop the allergy if they were regularly exposed to peanuts early in life.
Top stories in health and medicine, February 25, 2015
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