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Coffee may lower multiple sclerosis risk

Patients who regularly drank at least four cups of coffee a day were one-third less likely to have MS, compared with people who avoided coffee.

Abdominal obesity may up hip fracture risk

Particularly in men, the risk of hip fracture was increased considerably with lower body mass index combined with abdominal obesity.

Sleeping more than eight hours per night may increase stroke risk

Participants who reported being long sleepers faced double the risk of stroke when compared to those who reported average sleep times.

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Coffee may lower multiple sclerosis risk

Coffee may lower multiple sclerosis risk

Patients who regularly drank at least four cups of coffee a day were one-third less likely to have MS, compared with people who avoided coffee.

Abdominal obesity may up hip fracture risk

Abdominal obesity may up hip fracture risk

Particularly in men, the risk of hip fracture was increased considerably with lower body mass index combined with abdominal obesity.

Sleeping more than eight hours per night may increase stroke risk

Sleeping more than eight hours per night may increase stroke risk

Participants who reported being long sleepers faced double the risk of stroke when compared to those who reported average sleep times.

Viral pneumonia rates rise among kids

Viral pneumonia rates rise among kids

Nearly three-quarters of the children studied had viral infections -- either alone or in combination with a bacterial infection.

SCOTUS ruling benefits nurse practitioners

SCOTUS ruling benefits nurse practitioners

The Supreme Court ruling will help reduce restrictions to advance practice medical provider practice.

High whole grain intake may protect against coronary heart disease

High whole grain intake may protect against coronary heart disease

The highest amount of whole grain intake, compared with the lowest amount of whole grain intake, was significantly associated with reduced risk for CHD.

Characteristics of tuberculosis source cases uncovered

Characteristics of tuberculosis source cases uncovered

Pulmonary tuberculosis smear-positive for acid-fast bacilli was confirmed in all case patients.

Primary care visits expected to rise less than 5% post-Affordable Care Act

Primary care visits expected to rise less than 5% post-Affordable Care Act

Estimates suggests that primary-care providers can expect about 70 additional visits a year per year, or slightly more than one visit a week.

Aspirin resistance linked to increased stroke risk

Aspirin resistance linked to increased stroke risk

Patients who are resistant to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes.

Centralized reminder system aids vaccination outreach

Centralized reminder system aids vaccination outreach

Centralized notification system might be more effective than messages from health care provider offices.

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