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2021

Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20s

Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20sTHURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face a high likelihood of developing complications before age 30, a new study suggests.Researchers found that among 500 children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes, 60% developed at least one complication over the next 15 years — including nerve damage, eye disease and kidney disease.Type 2 diabetes, which is often associated with older age and obesity, was once seen almost exclusively in adults. But as childhood obesity has climbed in recent decades, more kids are being diagnosed with the condition.Type 2 diabetes arises when the body can no longer properly use the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar levels. As a result, those sugar levels can soar, and that can damage blood vessels and...

CDC Now Says Vaccinated Should Be Tested After COVID...

29 July 2021
CDC Now Says Vaccinated Should Be Tested After COVID Exposure, Even Without SymptomsTHURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should be tested for the virus if they come into contact with infected people, whether or not they have symptoms, say updated testing guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The agency previously said that fully vaccinated people did not need to be tested after exposure to the virus unless they had symptoms, The New York Times reported.Fully vaccinated people should wear a mask in public indoor spaces after exposure, the agency said. Three to five days later, they should be tested. If the results are negative, they can stop wearing masks indoors. If the results are positive, they should isolate at home for 10 days, the guidance states.The new testing advice was released...

Mississippi Health System Buckles Under 'Astounding'...

29 July 2021
Mississippi Health System Buckles Under `Astounding` Rise in COVID CasesTHURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- An "astounding" rise in COVID-19 cases in Mississippi is putting intense strain on the state's health care system.Compared to the first half of July, the number of infections more than doubled in the past two weeks and deaths rose by 51%. In Mississippi, deaths lost to COVID-19 now average between three and four a day, health officials said at a news conference held Wednesday, The New York Times reported.More than 300 COVID-19 patients are currently in intensive care or on a ventilator, compared with a few dozen at the start of July. In hospitals where intensive care units are full, some patients are being treated in emergency rooms, according to the officials.Mirroring moves made earlier in the pandemic, hospitals in Mississippi have been...

AHA News: She Had a Baby. Then Emergency Heart Surgery....

29 July 2021
AHA News: She Had a Baby. Then Emergency Heart Surgery. And a Stroke. Then, a New Heart.THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- In her third trimester, Kristy Novillo struggled to give tours of the Redmond, Washington, child care center where she worked as a director. Walking and talking at the same time left her out of breath.Two months after delivering her son, Dominic, Kristy was still gasping for air. Her primary care doctor suspected allergy-induced asthma and sent her home with a few inhalers.A month later, Kristy and her husband, Jorge, went camping along the Olympic Peninsula. Kristy was so out of breath she could barely climb the three steps into their new trailer.Jorge took her to the ER. A scan found fluid in her lungs. Doctors diagnosed her with pneumonia and prescribed a strong antibiotic.When Kristy didn't get better, she went back to...

AHA News: Deaths Related to Irregular Heart Rhythm May Be Rising, Especially Among Younger People

29 July 2021
AHA News: Deaths Related to Irregular Heart Rhythm May Be Rising, Especially Among Younger PeopleTHURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Deaths related to atrial fibrillation appear to be on the rise, especially among younger adults, a new study suggests.Atrial fibrillation – often called AFib – is an irregular heartbeat that sometimes leads to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular complications. The condition is increasingly common, with an estimated 12.1 million people in the U.S. expected to have it in 2030.The study, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers focused on 276,373 people ages 35 to 84 who died between 2011 and 2018 from cardiovascular disease related to AFib.After adjusting for age, researchers found about four...

FDA OKs Automatic Use of a Cheaper Generic  Insulin

29 July 2021
FDA OKs Automatic Use of a Cheaper Generic  InsulinTHURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. pharmacists will now be able to automatically substitute a cheaper biosimilar for a more expensive brand-name insulin, the U.S Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.The agency's approval of an "interchangeable" biosimilar could save diabetics and health plans millions each year, the Associated Press reported. Until now, doctors have had to specifically prescribe a biosimilar or approve substituting it for a more expensive brand-name insulin.The FDA said Wednesday that the biosimilar Semglee is interchangeable with the widely used fast-acting insulin Lantus. A biosimilar is a near copy of an injected biologic medicine that's manufactured inside living cells, the Associated Press reported.A typical month's supply of Semglee...

McCormick Recalls Seasonings Over Salmonella Risk

29 July 2021
McCormick Recalls Seasonings Over Salmonella RiskTHURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- McCormick & Co. on Wednesday announced the recall of several of its popular seasonings because of potential salmonella contamination.Included in the recall are McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank's RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning.The products were shipped between June 20 and July 21 to more than 30 U.S. states and to Canada and Bermuda.No illnesses associated with the recalled products have been reported, according to McCormick.McCormick said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted the company to a salmonella risk it discovered during routine testing. This recall only affects cases that were shipped on the affected date codes.McCormick has alerted grocery outlets to remove the product...

Want to Avoid Dementia? Add Some Color to Your Plate

29 July 2021
Want to Avoid Dementia? Add Some Color to Your PlateTHURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Something as simple as having a glass of orange juice in the morning or an apple at lunch could be one of the keys to protecting your brain health.People who consumed just a half serving a day of foods high in a naturally occurring compound called flavonoids had a 20% lower risk of mental decline, according to a new study. "We think it may have important public health implications because based on what you're seeing in the current study, it could be that just by making some simple changes to your diet, that is, by adding these flavonoid-rich foods into your diet, you could potentially help prevent cognitive decline," said study co-author Dr. Tian-Shin Yeh, a research fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Besides bananas, apples,...

More Than Half of Americans Plagued by Back, Leg Pain

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- There's much Americans may disagree on, but many share one thing in common: chronic pain.More than half of U.S. adults suffer from pain, with backs and...

Hearts From Drug Abusers Can Be Used for Transplants

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that could mean more patients desperate for a heart transplant get a new lease on life, two new studies show that hearts from donors who...
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