Medicine

Sugar crash kills girl at sleepover

By Alexandra Hein, Fox News September 22, 2018 | 11:42am A Pennsylvania community is mourning the death of a 10-year-old girl who was discovered unresponsive at a sleepover on Sunday morning. Sophia Daugherty, a fifth-grader in New Castle, was a Type 1 diabetic, and her family said she suffered an extreme drop in blood sugar…

Antibiotic Resistant Infection Linked To “Puppy Exposure” Was Found In 18 States, According To The CDC

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an antibiotic resistant infection linked to “puppy exposure” was found in 118 people across 18 states. The CDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) investigated the outbreak in multiple states, and suggest that while the investigation…

Alzheimer’s and dementia are expected to grow, and could affect minority groups more

The burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the U.S. is expected to double by 2060, when they could affect nearly 14 million older Americans, according to a new peer-reviewed journal article. The latest findings, though similar to other estimates of the diseases and their growth, particularly focus on expected increases in minority populations.…

USPSTF: Behavioral Interventions Best for Obese Adults

register todayEarn Free CME Credits by reading the latest medical news in your specialty.After a review of the evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that primary care physicians should prioritize behavioral over medical interventions for obese adults. Intensive, multi-component behavioral interventions led to clinically significant weight loss with little risk of harm.…

Extraordinary Case: 4 People Get Cancer From Donated Organs

Three out of four individuals who developed breast cancer from donated organs eventually succumbed to the disease. Interestingly, the donor, who died of a heart attack, tested negative for cancer at the time of her death.   ( Pixabay ) There are rare instances wherein organ donors unwittingly pass infectious diseases to the organ recipients,…

Can you get the flu shot too early?

It’s time to start lining up for flu shot already folks, according to the CDC. Sure, it still feels like summer. It’s still warm enough to lounge around the pool and you still need to slather on the sunscreen or risk getting a nasty burn. But the CDC advises that all adults and children (older than six months)…

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