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High Heat, Heavy Smog a Deadly Combo: Study

High Heat, Heavy Smog a Deadly Combo: StudyTUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Heat coupled with smog can be a particularly lethal mix, especially for older adults, a new study finds.Unfortunately, both hot temperatures and air pollution are going to increase as the planet warms, and so will deaths, researchers report."We are experiencing more and more frequent wildfires, which cause pollution, and wildfires happen during the hotter days. So, there will be more of these occurrences in the future," said lead researcher Md Mostafijur Rahman, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine.Although extreme heat and air pollution each increase the risk of dying, the combination increases the risk exponentially, he noted. Extremely hot days increase the risk of dying by just over 6%. On...

COVID Vaccine Saves Lives Regardless of Body Weight

5 July 2022
COVID Vaccine Saves Lives Regardless of Body WeightTUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID vaccination is highly protective against severe disease in people of all body weights, new British research finds. The study of over 9 million adults found that those who'd received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were strongly protected against hospitalization or death from the disease. And the effectiveness was just as great for obese people as those with a healthy weight.That had been a concern, as there is evidence the flu vaccine is less effective for people with obesity, said lead researcher Carmen Piernas-Sanchez, from the University of Oxford."This prompted us to look into COVID vaccines," she explained.Based on the findings, the vaccines are similarly effective for people who are normal weight, overweight or obese. But,...

COVID Was a Leading Cause of Death for 2020, 2021

5 July 2022
COVID Was a Leading Cause of Death for 2020, 2021TUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 has officially joined heart disease and cancer as a leading cause of death in the United States for two years in a row. The virus was the third-leading cause of death for the period between when the pandemic began in March 2020 and October 2021, according to an analysis of national death certificate data by researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI). COVID-19 was responsible for one in eight deaths during the study period. Heart disease was first and cancer was second, adding a total of nearly 1.3 million deaths combined. Accidents and strokes rounded out the top five, the researchers reported in an NCI news release. When breaking down the study period into 2020 (March through December) and 2021 (January through October),...

AHA News: Fuzzy and Full of Nutrients, Peaches Are a...

5 July 2022
AHA News: Fuzzy and Full of Nutrients, Peaches Are a Summertime StapleTUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Typically in season from July to September, peaches are a staple of summertime salads, meals and desserts. They're also a popular choice for nutritionists, who say their sweet taste makes it easier for people to add them to their diet."They're in season for a fairly short time, so enjoy them as a fruit choice when locally grown peaches are available," said Judith Wylie-Rosett, a professor emerita in the department of epidemiology and population health at New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine.Known for their golden orange color and delicate, fuzzy skin, peaches are packed with vitamin C and other antioxidants, which research suggests may help prevent heart disease, stroke and cancer. The fresher and more ripe they are,...

Poll Finds Many Diabetes Caregivers Exhausted, Lacking Support

5 July 2022
Poll Finds Many Diabetes Caregivers Exhausted, Lacking SupportTUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Diane Kondyra knows a lot about the hidden dangers of diabetes.Both she and her husband have been diagnosed with the blood sugar disease, and her husband suffered one of its devastating complications in 2018 when he developed a staph infection that cost him part of his leg. Uncontrolled diabetes can restrict blood flow to the legs, making it more likely that simple cuts can turn into life-threatening wounds."I have firsthand experience to know, like anything, you always have to take care of your body ... because if you don't, things like this can happen," the 63-year-old said during a HealthDay Now interview.The whole event was highly traumatic and stressful for Kondyra's family, but it also served as a wake-up call. "The health problems that...

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ice Cream

5 July 2022
Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ice CreamTUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked a recent Listeria outbreak to ice cream made by Florida-based Big Olaf Creamery.One person has died in the outbreak involving 10 states, while 22 have been hospitalized. The agency said that health officials interviewed 17 of those those who got sick and 14 reported eating ice cream. Among the 13 who remembered the type of ice cream they ate, six identified the brand as Big Olaf Creamery or a location that served that type of ice cream.On Friday, the company began voluntarily began contacting retail locations to recommend against selling their ice cream products, the CDC said.On Sunday, the company issued its own statement on social media about the outbreak."For now it is only...

Biggest Weight Gain Now Comes Early in Adulthood

5 July 2022
Biggest Weight Gain Now Comes Early in AdulthoodTUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The obesity epidemic isn't slowing down anytime soon, and new research delivers even worse news: Most American adults have not only gained more weight, but they gained most of it earlier in life.The statistics were grim: More than half of Americans in the representative sample had gained 5% or more body weight during a 10-year period. More than one-third of Americans had gained 10% or more body weight. And nearly one-fifth had gained 20% or more body weight. It got worse: People were gaining more substantial amounts of weight earlier in adulthood, thus carrying more of that extra weight for more years, researchers found.This pattern was surprising, said study author Larry Tucker, a professor of exercise science at Brigham Young University in...

Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic Health

5 July 2022
Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic HealthTUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 7% of U.S. adults are in good cardiometabolic shape, and new research warns the trend is only getting worse.Cardiometabolic health is an umbrella term that includes blood pressure, blood sugar, blood cholesterol, weight and/or the presence of heart disease."While we know that cardiometabolic health among Americans is a significant problem, we were surprised by the magnitude of the crisis," said study author Meghan O’Hearn, a doctoral candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston. “The lack of good health and well-being across the board is truly devastating and has only been getting worse.”Researchers found the steepest declines in percentage of Americans with healthy weights and...

Most U.S. Kids Score Low on Heart Health

TUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Most U.S. children and adults have poor scores for heart health, according to a new assessment tool called "Life's Essential 8."Fewer than 30% of 2- to...

Scientists Track the Microbiomes of Stray & Pet Dogs...

TUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Whether they're household pets in South Africa, strays in India or living in rural Laos, dogs have similar microbes colonizing their digestive...
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