Today’s Sleepy Teens Tomorrow’s Heart Patients?

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most kids don’t get enough sleep, and that may put them on a path to future heart trouble, a new study finds. Young teens who slept less than seven hours a night tended to have more body fat, elevated blood pressure and less healthy cholesterol levels — all bad for the...
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Young Marijuana Users Face Psychosis Risk

Tweet June 18, 2018 — Marijuana use directly increases the chance of psychosis in teens, new research suggests. A large study of teens shows that “in adolescents, cannabis use is harmful” with respect to psychosis risk, says study author Patricia J. Conrod, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal. The effect was seen for everyone in the study, says Conrod,...
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Obesity Plagues Rural America

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Country folk are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show. Nearly 40 percent of rural American men and almost half of rural women are now statistically obese, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers reported...
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How Much Drinking Is Healthy — or Not?

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People who have a few drinks a week tend to live a bit longer than teetotalers do — but even moderate drinking may raise the risk of certain cancers, a large, new study finds. The research is the latest to look at the question: What level of drinking might be “healthy”? It’s...
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When the Heart Stops, Drugs Often to Blame

Tweet WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — “Hidden” drug overdoses account for nearly 1 in 7 sudden cardiac deaths, a new study contends. Researchers looked at more than 900 people in San Francisco who died of an apparent out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Through autopsies and lab tests, they found that only 541 of those people (59 percent) actually met the criteria set by the...
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Florida Teen First Human Case of Mosquito-Borne Virus

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The first confirmed human case of Keystone virus has been diagnosed in a Florida teen, but it’s likely that infection with the mosquito-borne disease is common among state residents, researchers report. The virus can cause a rash and mild fever. It’s named after the location...
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TB Vaccine Linked to Better Type 1 Diabetes Control

Tweet 6 Tips to Help if You’re Tired of Your Diabetes By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Could a vaccine from the early 1900s be the key to preventing serious diabetes complications? Maybe, say researchers from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital. A little more than three years after getting...
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Many With Severe Allergies Don’t Carry an EpiPen

Tweet 11 Fast Facts About Your Child’s Allergies By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Issues with cost or lack of training mean that more than half of U.S. adults at risk of a severe allergic reaction didn’t use a lifesaving EpiPen or other epinephrine auto-injector during a recent attack. That’s the...
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Doctors Discover Parasitic Worm in Woman’s Face

Tweet New England Journal of Medicine: “Migrating Dirofilaria repens.” CDC: “Dirofilariasis.” Article source: https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20180622/doctors-discover-parasitic-worm-in-womans-face?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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10% of Doctors Sexually Harassed in Last 3 Years

Tweet June 21, 2018 — Twelve percent of female doctors and 4% of male doctors said they have experienced sexual abuse, harassment, or misconduct in the past 3 years, according to Medscape’s Sexual Harassment of Physicians: Report 2018. The results are from a survey of more than 6,200 clinicians in the U.S. who were asked about specific behavior they experienced or witnessed in the past...
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