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Archive for March, 2018

Is Being CPR Certified the Same as being BLS Certified?


Date: March 30th, 2018

First aid training is important not just for healthcare professionals, but also for the general public. Learning about life saving skills can help you provide immediate assistance in emergency situations. Timely medical help can mean the difference between life and death for an individual.

How to Respond to a Medical Emergency?


Date: March 27th, 2018

A medical emergency can happen anytime at any place. Many people hesitate from providing help to a victim in case of a medical emergency simply because they don’t know what to do. By becoming more aware of how to respond to a medical emergency, you could save lots of lives.

How Does CPR Keeps a Person Alive?


Date: March 23rd, 2018

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can prove invaluable in keeping a person alive. The lifesaving technique is used when a person suffers from a cardiac arrest. Cardio means relating to the heart while pulmonary means relating to the lungs. So, CPR resuscitation pertains to both; the heart and the lungs.

Diabetes patients risks getting cognitive impairment


Date: March 20th, 2018

Cognitive Impairment Linked to Diabetes


Most recent studies show that older adults who have diabetes have a high chance of getting cognitive impairment as well as short life expectancy compared to those who don’t have diabetes. A recent estimate shows that diabetes has been associated with over 40% increase in chances of dementia among older Americans. Dr. Carlos from the Max Planck Institute for demographic research said that the precise physiologic pathways remain undetermined.

Excess weight during pregnancy risk one’s health


Date: March 16th, 2018

Alarming Number of Overweight Pregnant Women

Recent US official report suggested that pregnancy weight gain continues to rise especially in the United States. Less than half of the women who are pregnant have healthy weight before conception. This is an alarming trend that threatens the health of mothers who are pregnant as well as their babies.

Sugary Drinks Can Cause Obesity and Weight Gain


Date: March 13th, 2018

Sweetened Beverages Are Contributors to Obesity

It estimated that about 1.9 million adults, 18 years and older are overweight and that the worldwide obesity rate has tripled since 1975 to over 650 million. This is according to the report from the WHO World Health Organization. Recent studies on randomized controlled trials published in the Journal Obesity Facts included 30 new studies that were published between the year 2013 and 2015. Similar reports were also published in the journal of the European Association for the Study of Obesity.

Over diagnosis of Cancer Leads To Unnecessary Treatments


Date: March 9th, 2018

Too Much Screening Limit Real Cancer Risk Factors


The disadvantage of cancer screening is vast. Some tests such as PSA test for prostate cancer as well as mammogram test for breast cancer often show cancers that have no risk. These tests lead to over diagnosis and even harmful treatment. Screening for scrutiny-dependent cancers involves a lot of screening and what is found is harmless this report is according to Cancer Experts Report.

ADHD in Infants Linked to Parents Smoking in Pregnancy


Date: March 6th, 2018

Maternal Smoking Risks Baby’s Health


Women who smoked during their pregnancy have 60% risk of getting a child with ADHD as compared to women who don’t smoke. The risk was at 54% for the women who smoked less than 10 cigarettes per day. For those who are heavy smokers that are closed at 75% higher than those who don’t smoke.

Maternal Substance Abuse Increase Risks to the Unborn


Date: March 2nd, 2018

Maternal Drug Abuse Linked To Unhealthy Babies


A recent study shows that mothers who use substances or abuse drugs are likely to bear kids who are low in weight and have a wide variety of medical complications. In addition to this kids may have higher risk of getting long-term complications and event risk of mortality this is according to their studies that were published in the journal of The Pediatrics.