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20Dec
2022

Rising Cases of Invasive Strep A in Kids Have Experts Concerned

Rising Cases of Invasive Strep A in Kids Have Experts ConcernedTUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into a possible increase in invasive group A strep bacterial infections among children in the United States.A number of children’s hospitals in different parts of the country have reported seeing more dangerous strep A infections in recent weeks, leading federal officials to launch an investigation.The agency noted the investigation for invasive group A strep on its website, and warned that a national shortage of the liquid antibiotic amoxicillin could complicate efforts to treat the infections.However, experts say group A strep responds to many available antibiotics.“This is still relatively rare, and so this is not a cause for panic at this point in time,” said Dr. Samuel...

Holiday Toys: Fun, But Remember Safety, Too

20 December 2022
Holiday Toys: Fun, But Remember Safety, TooTUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping an eye on safety will let the joy from holiday toys last longer, without a trip to the emergency room, experts say.Last year, more than 200,000 people were treated in emergency departments for toy-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).Dr. Roopa Thakur, a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children's in Ohio, recommends keeping toy safety in mind safety when choosing a gift.Toys that shoot objects into the air may cause bodily injury, Thakur noted."They can cause eye injury, especially," she said in a Cleveland Clinic news release. "So, if you have kids that are running around and shooting things at each other, make sure that there is good supervision."Small toys and pieces can be choking...

Another Mediterranean Diet Bonus: Healthier Sperm,...

19 December 2022
Another Mediterranean Diet Bonus: Healthier Sperm, Better FertilityMONDAY, Dec. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Add better chances of conceiving a baby to the list of health benefits linked to the much-touted Mediterranean diet.The Mediterranean diet – which is rich in fresh fruits and veggies, healthy fats like olive oil, whole grains, legumes, nuts and fish – has been shown to boost brain health, and reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Now, researchers in Australia report that this style of eating also can improve fertility, the chances of success with assisted reproductive technology, and sperm quality in men.The common denominator? Inflammation.“Our review demonstrates that the Mediterranean Diet may also increase fertility and provide benefits for couples who are trying to have children,” said study author Simon...

Final Exams Don't Have to Be High Stress for Your Teen

18 December 2022
Final Exams Don`t Have to Be High Stress for Your TeenSUNDAY, Dec. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Final exams are stressful for students, but it is possible to ratchet down the pressure with some planning and self-compassion.A psychologist from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston offers a few suggestions for helping teens manage the pressure. Start with the basics, including making sure the teen is getting sufficient sleep, eating nutritiously without skipping meals and maintaining a reasonable level of physical activity.“A lot of people end up thinking they need to spend more time studying or don’t have time for exercise or meals, but it ends up turning into a vicious cycle of not taking care of yourself, which contributes to worse future performance,” said Dr. Eric Storch. He is vice chair of psychology in the Menninger Department...

Combo of COVID Plus Flu Can Bring Severe Illness to Kids

16 December 2022
Combo of COVID Plus Flu Can Bring Severe Illness to KidsFRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who get the flu and COVID-19 together may be in for a serious, even deadly, bout of illness, U.S. health officials said Friday.So far, infections with both viruses in children have been rare because last flu season was mild, but this one could see dramatic uptick in coinfections, according to a New York City-based expert. Dr. Marc Siegel, a clinical professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, said this flu season is shaping up to be a severe one, and COVID is also surging."This is a bad flu season and COVID is coming back," Siegel said. "We shouldn't assume that someone who has the flu doesn't have COVID -- they might have both, so testing for both makes sense. This is a reminder for emergency room physicians that if you diagnose...
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