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Archive for June, 2018

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


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


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


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


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


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.