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Regular Exercise Reduces Risk Of Blood Clots

According to a new study published in Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, regular participation in sports reduces the risk of developing blood clots by 39 percent in women and 22 percent in men.

Researchers from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands evaluated 7,860 people aged 18-70. Patients who had suffered their first blood clot in a leg vein or lung artery were compared with control subjects who had never experienced blood clots. 31 percent of the patients and 40 percent of the control group participated in sports on a regular basis.

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Babies Prefer Good Samaritans

In the first evidence of its kind to date, Yale researchers find that infants prefer individuals who help others to those who either do nothing, or interfere with others' goals, it is reported today in Nature.

"This supports the view that our ability to evaluate people is a biological adaptation-universal and unlearned," said the authors of the study.

Rapid Response Saves Children's Lives In Hospital

Proactive deployment of rapid response teams, even on a gut feel, to intervene in the care of sick hospitalized children, rather than cautious watching and waiting can significantly reduce deaths, said researchers and clinicians at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

The first study to show that using rapid response teams (RRTs) proactively can reduce deaths and cardiopulmonary arrest rates in young patients is published in the November 21st issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Chief clinical patient safety officer at Packard Children's Hospital, and assistant professor of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr Paul Sharek, who co-authored the research, said that:

"Even in the hospital, sick children can deteriorate so quickly. They don't have the energy reserves or muscle mass that most adult patients have."

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