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Weight loss surgery linked to suicide, self-harm (JAMA Surgery, 10/7/15.)
Frequent Hot Flashes Linked to Heart Disease Risk ( North American Menopause Society 2015 Annual Meeting.)
Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility Regardless of when in cycle; Sex outside of ‘optimal’ ovulation window changes immune system, increases fertility (Fertility and Sterility and Physiology and Behavior, 10/15)
More Than 730 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak in 35 states: tainted cucumbers. (CDC, 10/6/15. )
Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls (Infectious Diseases Week, annual meeting of specialists in infectious illness, 10/09/15)
Exercising 30 minutes a day relieves asthma symptoms (BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 10/8/15)
Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack (Lancet, 10/07/15)
UV-light enabled catheter fixes holes in the heart without invasive surgery (Science Translational Medicine, 10/15)
Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain (BMC Medicine, 10/08/15)