Many Critical Workers in U.S. Short on Sleep

Tweet FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than one-third of working Americans don’t get enough sleep, and the problem is greatest among the police, the military, health care workers and truckers, researchers report. Their analysis of data from more than 150,000 employed adults between 2010 and 2018 also found that the rate of inadequate sleep (7 hours or less) rose from about...
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Faulty Immune System May Lead to Lung Cancer

Tweet FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An immune system that’s not functioning normally may lead to lung cancer in patients who don’t smoke, a new study suggests. “A strong immune system helps to keep inflammation under control and chronic inflammation is known to promote cancer,” said co-author Rayjean Hung. “Our research suggests that it’s underlying...
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Washington Monitors Coronavirus Patient’s Contacts

Tweet Kathy Lofy, MD, state health officer, Washington State Department of Health. Casey Calamusa, spokesperson, Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, WA. CDC: “First Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States,” Jan. 21, 2020. CDC: “Coronavirus,” Jan. 23, 2020. World Health Organization: “Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Situation Report —...
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CDC Confirms Second U.S. Coronavirus Case

Tweet Jan. 24, 2020 — A second travel-related case of a new strain of coronavirus in the U.S. has been confirmed in a Chicago resident. The patient is a woman in her 60s. She had symptoms a few days after returning to the U.S. from a trip to Wuhan, China, on Jan. 13. She was not sick while traveling. Health officials say she is doing well and is in stable condition. She remains in the hospital...
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Even Female Bosses Face Sexual Harrassment: Study

Tweet FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When most people think of sexual harassment of females on the job, they assume it’s happening to lower-level staffers. But surprisingly, women supervisors actually encounter more of it than other female workers, a new study finds. Researchers examined workplace sexual harassment in the United States, Japan and Sweden. They found that female...
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‘Yo-Yo’ Blood Pressure Numbers in Youth a Bad Sign for Health Later

Tweet By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If your blood pressure numbers swing from low to high and back again in your 20s, that could bode ill for heart health in middle age, new research shows. In fact, every 4 mm Hg spike in systolic blood pressure — the top number in a reading — during young adulthood was tied to a 15% higher risk...
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New Drug Could Help Stop Blindness From Thyroid Eye Disease

Tweet Visual Guide to Uveitis By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The newly approved drug teprotumumab can offer hope to adults with thyroid eye disease, a rare and potentially blinding condition. It’s the first treatment specifically approved for thyroid eye disease. The drug was approved Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....
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Largest-Ever Study Ties Over 100 Genes to Autism

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than 100 genes appear to be involved in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to the largest genetic study of the condition to date. The study, involving over 50 centers around the globe, identified 102 genes associated with ASD — including a few dozen that had not been recognized before. Some...
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Rare Disease Put This Young Mom in a Coma for 7 Months

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Kertisha Brabson’s mom rushed to the hospital after being told her adult daughter was acting out of her mind. “She was talking out of her head, dancing like she was at a concert,” recalls Kertease Williams. “She was trying to get out of the room. They had to have a nurse in her...
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The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation

Tweet THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An examination of vaccination trends in Denmark shows just how damaging vaccine misinformation can be. From 2013 to 2016, negative information about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine spread widely through Danish media outlets. As a result, thousands of girls did not receive the vaccine. For the study, researchers from the University of North...
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