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Beta blockers may increase heart failure risk in women, study finds

Beta blockers may increase heart failure risk in women, study finds

Health
July 13 (UPI) -- Women who take beta blockers for high blood pressure are at nearly 5 percent higher risk for heart failure than men, even if they have no history of heart disease, a study published Monday in the journal Hypertension found. Women who had a type of heart attack called acute myocardial infarction were just over 6 percent more likely to have heart failure than men with the condition, the researchers found. Advertisement "What we found presents a solid case for re-examination of the use of beta blocker therapy for women with [high blood pressure]," study co-author Dr. Raffaele Bugiardini, professor of cardiology at the University of Bologna in Italy, said in a statement. "It's possible that the increased risk of heart failure for women is due to an interaction between hormon...
Harvey Weinstein: Four more women accuse producer of assault

Harvey Weinstein: Four more women accuse producer of assault

Entertainment
Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault by four further women as he serves a 23-year prison sentence.Court documents filed in New York on Thursday allege several sexual offences dating from 1984 to 2013.One of the four anonymous women was 17 at the time of an alleged attack.Weinstein's legal representative told BBC News: "Mr Weinstein intends to defend against the claims filed anonymously against him yesterday."The lawyer, Imran H Ansari of Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins PC, added: "Some of these claims, including those alleged to have occurred in the 1980s and 1990s, may be barred by the applicable statute of limitations, and not subject to any exceptions under the law, as these plaintiffs do no...
Pregnant women not at greater risk from coronavirus – study

Pregnant women not at greater risk from coronavirus – study

Technology
Pregnant women are not at greater risk of suffering severe coronavirus symptoms, a study suggests. However, the majority of expectant mothers who did fall severely ill with COVID-19 between 1 March and 14 April were in the later stages of pregnancy, or the third trimester, according to the data. This means heavily pregnant women should continue to practise social distancing as much as possible, researchers warn. :: Listen to Sophy Ridge on Sunday on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerThe research was led by the University of Oxford and Britain's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - but has not yet been peer reviewed. ...
Phil Neville: England Women need ‘experienced manager’ to replace departing boss, says Rachel Brown-Finnis

Phil Neville: England Women need ‘experienced manager’ to replace departing boss, says Rachel Brown-Finnis

Sports
Phil Neville boosted the profile of women’s football but a more experienced manager is required to take England to the next level, says former Lionesses goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis.Neville, 43, is to step down as England women’s manager next summer, though Brown-Finnis says he should leave now.She told BBC Sport: ”Stepping down now I think would be right thing to do. “He did have a brilliant effect on the profile of women’s football. But we need the next level now.”Chelsea boss Emma Hayes, Manchester United’s Casey Stoney and former United States coach Jill Ellis are among the names to be linked with the job.Brown-Finnis, who made 82 appearances for the Lionesses, says Hayes and Stoney may
Women receive fewer medications than men after heart attack

Women receive fewer medications than men after heart attack

Health
April 17 (UPI) -- Women receive fewer medications after a heart attack and are more likely to die than men, according to a study presented Friday on a European Society of Cardiology platform. The study, by the Cardiology Department of the University of Pavlia, Italy, involved follow-up surveys of 1,524 patients diagnosed with a myocardial infarction between 2015 and 2017, and who were prescribed post-heart attack medications. The researchers found that while in-hospital rates of death were similar between men and women, after a 264-day follow-up, a greater percentage of women than than men had died. The study noted that proper prescription management after discharge has a significant effect on death rates after heart surgery, the disparity in treatment was clear, researchers say. The re...