LUBBOCK, Texas– Heart failure patients who have healthy levels of gut bacteria had a reduced risk of death and were less likley to need a heart transplant, according to a new Norwegian study. Researchers found patients were getting the good gut bacteria by eating more high-fiber foods and less meat.
A University Of Michigan study found the third leading reason for hospital readmission among older adults is a fall-related injury. Researchers said hospitals need to teach fall prevention before discharging any patient over age 65.
Canadian researchers worry increased cannabis use among teenagers could leave them with long-term neurological problems. They found students who used cannabis were more likely to experience impairments in their working memory and self-control.
1. European Society of Cardiology
2. University of Michigan
3. Canadian Association for Neuroscience