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Archive for June, 2018

America experiences a decline in key heart risks in the older population

Jun
29

Date: June 29th, 2018

Older Americans Experience a Decline in Key Heart Risks

 

The older generation in America has experienced an upsurge in their medical statistics according to an analysis conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California. The population has portrayed fewer chances of suffering from conditions such as strokes and heart attacks over the past two decades, and has exhibited better cardiovascular health amongst its members. This improvement has been most likely attributed to an active effort placed by older members of society regarding their lifestyle choices. Most individuals have given up dangerous habits such as smoking, and are taking drugs to help with the control of their cholesterol and blood pressure.

Survivors of childhood cancer could be more susceptible to heart problems

Jun
26

Date: June 26th, 2018

Childhood Cancer Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Problems

A study held in Germany has suggested that survivors of cancer in their childhood years suffer a higher risk of developing heart problems, as compared to those who were not afflicted by the disease. The research also found that such individuals usually experienced related risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol earlier in life as compared to their counterparts.

Emergency cases for children with severe allergies

Jun
22

Date: June 22nd, 2018

Food associated with allergies in kids

Blue Cross research findings 

Between 2010 and 2016, the reportfrom Blue Cross and Blue Shield indicated that there was a rise of up to 150% of the total number of children who received medical care in emergency rooms when suffering anaphylaxis.

Use of anti-hypertensive medication not good for your body

Jun
19

Date: June 19th, 2018

Alpha-blockers and Alpha-2 agonists’ drugs

Anti-hypertensive will have varied responses to the body once used. A decline or increase in the body blood pressure readings will call for a different drug administration to counter the effect.

Effects of proteins and inflammation on child development

Jun
15

Date: June 15th, 2018

Maternal immune system and its effect on baby’s brain

 Examples of immune system triggers

The immune system activators such as infections, stress, illness and allergies will cause proteins to be secreted thus inducing inflammatory reactions. These proteins could confer positive effects or negative effects as identified in tests on animal models. However, there is little work done on humans to ascertain their impact. Some BLS healthcare providers may not even be fully aware of this.

Childhood obesity could be the reason behind cancer in young adults

Jun
15

Date: June 15th, 2018

Cancer amongst the Youth could be enhanced by Childhood Obesity

Cases of obesity in children have continued to rise over the years, and a recent review has discovered that this could be a leading cause behind the development of cancer cases amongst the youth.

The study found that cancers that previously mainly affected individuals over 50 years were now being diagnosed in younger individuals more frequently. Out of 20 of the main types of cancer affecting the population, nine were found to be present in young adults. These included conditions such as thyroid and breast cancer that showed a significant presence in candidates aged between 20 and 44.

Cognitive risk due to high cholesterol fades in old age

Jun
12

Date: June 12th, 2018

Association between cognitive declines with cholesterol

There is a 32% reduced risk for marked cognitive decline for over the next decade for elderly people between age 85 to 94 though cognitively intact as at present. Jeremy Silverman, PhD, and James Schmeidler, PhD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City suggested and explained that their cholesterol would have increased during their 40s. However, in old people at 75-84 with increased cholesterol level had a 50% risk higher than the first cohort and its contribution to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Million adults now suffering from diabetes in the U.S.

Jun
12

Date: June 12th, 2018

Diabetes Cases Rapidly Rise in the US

 

The number of adults struggling with diabetes has risen to over 23 million individuals throughout the country, marking a drastic percentage of the overall population.

Research shows that more children are overdosing on opioid

Jun
08

Date: June 8th, 2018

Cases of opioid overdose doubling in kids

In children between ages 1 and 17 and those admitted to health centers and pediatric intensive care units with opioid-related diagnoses from 2004 to 2015, research shows that their numbers doubled to 1,504 clients between 2012 and 2015, from 797 patients between 2004 and 2007 as reported in the Monday journal pediatrics. The researchers explained the increase to have resulted after use of their parents prescribed drugs.

Defected vaccine not responsible for the return of whooping cough

Jun
08

Date: June 8th, 2018

Tainted Vaccine not behind Whooping Cough Return

Whooping cough has been seen to make a comeback within the American population in the last few years, and a section of people have blamed this resurgence on the vaccine used to prevent this infection.