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Climate Change Hiking Danger of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Infections 23Aug
2019

Climate Change Hiking Danger of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Infections

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a horrible fate: You take a cool dip in the ocean and become infected with flesh-eating bacteria. Climate change is making this terrifying scenario more common in the...
First Death Tied to Lung Injury From Vaping Reported in...

First Death Tied to Lung Injury From Vaping Reported in...

23 August 2019
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An Illinois resident who was hospitalized after suffering severe respiratory illness related to vaping has died, state health officials reported Friday. In addition, the...
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An Illinois resident who was hospitalized after suffering severe respiratory illness related to vaping has died, state health officials reported Friday. In addition, the number of reported cases of people who have used e-cigarettes or vaped and have been hospitalized with respiratory symptoms has doubled in Illinois this past week, state health officials said in a release. Details were not available on the person who died. "Yesterday we received a report of a death of an adult who had been hospitalized with severe unexplained respiratory illness after reported vaping or e-cigarette use," Dr. Jennifer Layden, chief medical officer for the Illinois Department of Public Health, said during a media briefing Friday afternoon with federal health...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer

23 August 2019
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just finished treatment for pancreatic cancer, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday. After the tumor was first diagnosed in late July,...
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just finished treatment for pancreatic cancer, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday. After the tumor was first diagnosed in late July, Ginsburg was given a three-week course of focused radiation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, the court said in a statement. A bile duct stent was placed and the justice tolerated treatment well, the statement added. "The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body," the statement said. "Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time." This is the fourth time Ginsburg has battled cancer. She had surgery in 1999 to treat colon cancer, and...
How to Get Your College Years Off to a Healthy Start

How to Get Your College Years Off to a Healthy Start

23 August 2019
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A wellness checklist to help the 20 million new students starting at U.S. colleges this fall is available from Ohio State University experts. Checklist topics include...
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A wellness checklist to help the 20 million new students starting at U.S. colleges this fall is available from Ohio State University experts. Checklist topics include exercise, healthy eating, stress management, organization, and mental and physical health. The checklist also outlines resources students should pinpoint when they arrive on campus, such as fitness facilities and health and mental wellness services. "Learning how to independently monitor and prioritize personal wellness needs for the first time can be tricky," said Bernadette Melnyk, chief wellness officer and dean of OSU's College of Nursing. "Taking these steps early will really place students in a positive position as they begin their college experience," she added in a...
Restless Legs Syndrome Might Raise Risk of Suicide, Self-Harm
23 August 2019

Restless Legs Syndrome Might Raise Risk of Suicide, Self-Harm

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have nearly three times the risk of suicide and self-harm, which indicates that there may be a link between the physical condition and mental health. In a new study, Penn State researchers analyzed data on more than 24,000 people with RLS and about 145,000 people without the neurological condition. None had a history of suicide attempts or self-harm. During the study period, people with RLS had a 2.7-fold higher risk of suicide or self-harm than people without the condition, the findings showed. However, the study could not prove a cause-and-effect relationship. This increased risk remained after researchers controlled for factors such as depression, sleep disorders and common chronic diseases,...
Wintertime Smog Tied to Rise in Heart Procedures
23 August 2019

Wintertime Smog Tied to Rise in Heart Procedures

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Breathing in smoggy air, especially in the colder months, may be especially taxing for the heart, new research out of Europe suggests. Polish researchers found that high levels of air pollution were tied to spikes in procedures to open blocked heart arteries. This was especially apparent in winter, when pollution levels were highest, a new study finds. The study included nearly 16,000 people -- more than 5,600 heart patients living in six relatively unpolluted cities in Poland and more than 10,000 patients in five polluted cities. All of the patients experienced unstable angina (chest pain) or had suffered a heart attack and undergone procedures such as angioplasty, with or without stenting, to open blocked arteries. The researchers...
How to Get on Track When Weekend Eating Is Your Downfall
23 August 2019

How to Get on Track When Weekend Eating Is Your Downfall

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Do you eat healthy during the week, then ease off the brakes on the weekend? You're not alone. But such a five days on-two days off eating regimen can erode diet quality, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Not only did participants take in more calories on weekends than on weekdays, they were less healthy calories, to boot. They consumed more alcohol and fat, and ate less of the good stuff, like yogurt, fruits, dark green and orange vegetables, chicken, nuts and seeds, and whole grains. And if the calories you consume on the weekend exceed the number you take in during the week, that's a net surplus -- read: weight gain. Besides stalling any weight-loss efforts, weekend junk-food...
A Kid-Friendly Emergency Room Saves Lives
23 August 2019

A Kid-Friendly Emergency Room Saves Lives

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Critically ill kids are far more likely to survive if they're treated at hospital emergency rooms that are well-equipped to care for children, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on more than 20,400 critically ill youngsters seen in ERs at 426 hospitals in Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nebraska and New York state. The risk of death was three times lower for those treated at ERs with greater levels of pediatric readiness. Sometimes dubbed a "kid-friendly" approach, that readiness includes factors such as having equipment designed for use on children, child-specific protocols for care, and programs to keep doctors up-to-date on the latest guidelines in pediatric care. Death rates for critically ill children were 11.1% at ERs with the...
1 in 8 Teen Girls Has Faced 'Reproductive Coercion'

1 in 8 Teen Girls Has Faced 'Reproductive Coercion'

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A staggering number of teen girls are experiencing an insidious form of relationship abuse: reproductive coercion. Researchers report that it affects 1...
Your Dog May Be Leading You to a Healthier Heart

Your Dog May Be Leading You to a Healthier Heart

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your dog might be your heart's best friend, if a new study is any indication. Researchers found that compared with people who had no pets, dog owners...
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