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40-Year Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Extending Life Spans

40-Year Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Extending Life SpansWEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) – It’s well known that obesity fuels an increase in a person’s risk for other chronic health conditions. Now, a new study shows that weight-loss surgery could set that person’s health, and longevity, on a different path. Utah researchers who followed patients for up to 40 years after they had one of four types of weight-loss (bariatric) surgery found they had significant reductions in death rates from all causes compared to obese patients who did not have surgery.All-cause death for both men and women was 16% lower. For heart disease, it was 29% lower. For cancer, deaths dropped by 43%, and it was down a full 72% for diabetes. “The take-home message is that people are generally long-term going to have improved health in those...

Could Bad Sleep in Teen Years Raise Risks for MS?

25 January 2023
Could Bad Sleep in Teen Years Raise Risks for MS?WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who regularly fail to get a good night’s sleep may face a higher risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS) as adults, new research suggests.“We found that sleeping too little or experiencing poor sleep quality [as a teen] increased the risk of later developing MS by up to 50%,” said study author Dr. Anna Karin Hedström, a senior research specialist in the clinical neuroscience department at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.MS is a disabling neurodegenerative disease that targets the body’s central nervous system, essentially short-circuiting communication between the body and brain. According to the U.S.-based National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the disease affects roughly 2 million Americans.The MS Society...

In 30-Year Study, Head Injury Doubled Long-Term Death Risk

25 January 2023
In 30-Year Study, Head Injury Doubled Long-Term Death RiskWEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Head injuries have already been linked with many chronic health issues, but a new study that spanned three decades now shows it may double, or even triple, the risk of dying early.“This is particularly the case for individuals with multiple or severe head injuries,” explained study lead author Dr. Holly Elser, a neurology resident at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. “This highlights the importance of safety measures, like wearing helmets and seatbelts, to prevent head injuries.”Whether head injuries are caused by motor vehicle crashes, falls or sports, about 23 million American adults aged 40 and up have a history of head injury where they lost consciousness. Previous research has linked these...

1 in 3 U.S. Public Health Workers Feels Threatened During Pandemic

25 January 2023
1 in 3 U.S. Public Health Workers Feels Threatened During PandemicWEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of public health workers have endured threats, anger and aggression from the public during the pandemic, and that has come at a steep cost to their mental health, a new study finds. “The negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers have been documented and the research on psychological impacts is building,” said lead study author Hope Tiesman. She is a research epidemiologist with the division of safety research at the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in Morgantown, W.Va.“Public health workers do the important work of disseminating information and services to the public; making sure their health and well-being are addressed in the face of workplace violence is important for their...

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