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Shortages of Antibiotics, Antivirals Are Making a Tough Illness Season Worse

Shortages of Antibiotics, Antivirals Are Making a Tough Illness Season WorseWEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- An early surge in cold and flu cases has created shortages in key antiviral and antibiotic drugs needed for the annual “sick season,” pharmacists report.The antiviral flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply for both adults and children, in both its brand name formulation as well as the generic version, said Michael Ganio, senior director of pharmacy practice and quality with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.In addition, shortages are occurring in the pediatric versions of amoxicillin and Augmentin, two antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections that often follow flu, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) or COVID in children, said Brigid Groves, senior director of practice and professional affairs with the American...

Healthy Plant-Based Diets Lower Men's Odds for Colon Cancer

29 November 2022
Healthy Plant-Based Diets Lower Men`s Odds for Colon CancerTUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Are you an older man worried about your risk for colon cancer? Eating whole grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes may improve your odds of dodging the disease, new research shows.“Although previous research has suggested that plant-based diets may play a role in preventing colorectal cancer, the impact of plant foods’ nutritional quality on this association has been unclear," said study co-author Jihye Kim, from Kyung Hee University in South Korea, "Our findings suggest that eating a healthy plant-based diet is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer.”Kim noted that colon cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and that a man has a lifetime odds for developing it of one in 23. A woman has a lifetime risk of one in...

Food Banks Save Needy Families Up to $1,000 Per Year

23 November 2022
Food Banks Save Needy Families Up to $1,000 Per YearWEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans will enjoy a hot, nutritious Thanksgiving meal thanks to their local food pantry, often staffed by volunteers. Now, new research spotlights just how important these charities are. Families who rely on pantries for food assistance come away with $600 to $1,000 in free meals and produce every year, after taking into account time, transportation and other costs associated with using them, researchers say. Nationwide, that adds up to big numbers, a new study shows, with pantries collectively providing Americans between $19 billion and $28 billion in free food every year.“The most recent Household Food Security in the United States report … estimates that 5.6% of U.S. households use food pantries, which are the main...

Your Child Is Sick. Do You Call Your Doctor or Head to...

23 November 2022
Your Child Is Sick. Do You Call Your Doctor or Head to the ER?WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It's a common dilemma when your child seems sick: Do you call the doctor, make a trip to urgent care or head straight to the emergency room?If it's not an emergency, a call to your child's pediatrician may help guide you. The doctor's staff may recommend bringing your child in for a visit or going to urgent care -- particularly after hours when the pediatrician's office isn't open. Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) offers the following guidelines:Call the doctor or go to urgent care if your child has a fever that has lasted more than three days. Also call the doctor or go to urgent care if your infant has had a fever above 102 degrees for more than two days without a clear reason for the fever.Above all, trust your instincts."I tell...

Words Can Wound When Parents Talk to Kids About Obesity

21 November 2022
Words Can Wound When Parents Talk to Kids About ObesityMONDAY, Nov. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- With U.S. health officials calling childhood obesity a public health crisis, conversations about weight are important. But what you say to your kids can be challenging, and even counterproductive, a new study found."Body weight is a sensitive issue and the way we talk about it matters," said lead author Rebecca Puhl, deputy director of the University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health."We really want to identify language that adolescents feel more comfortable using in these conversations, that they don't feel stigmatized, that they don't feel blamed or shamed," Puhl noted.To do that, researchers reviewed 2021survey data from more than 2,000 kids ages 10 to 17, along with more than 1,900 parents. Participants were asked about...

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