MedMinute: Risk for women after cardiac arrest


A new study published in the European Heart Journal suggests women are less likely than men to be resuscitated after suffering a cardiac arrest. Experts said part of the reason was bystanders fail to recognize when women who collapse are in need of help.

New research funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests fasting could help fight a range of obesity-related conditions, like diabetes and liver disease. The study looked at people who fasted from sunrise to sunset for 30 days during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Researchers found those individuals had increased levels of proteins critical for decreasing insulin resistance and maintaining a healthy body weight. 

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in colorectal cancer screenings, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Researchers found the expansion, in D-C and other areas, resulted in over 200,000 low-income adults getting screened for cancer in 2016.


1. European Heart Journal 
2. Digestive Disease Week
3. American Journal of Preventive Medicine

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