Life–saving heart devices often inaccessible in public places. One in five cardiac arrests outside of hospitals occurred near an automated external defibrillator (AED) that was inaccessible at the time, researchers' study found. Reuters Health, 08/19/2016. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
Hospice teams may be overlooking teenaged family members. Teens with dying parents don't benefit as much from hospice services as older members of the family do, a new study suggests. Reuters Health, 08/19/2016. (Also see Hospice Care)
Seniors who feel 'old' more likely to have memory problems. The older that seniors feel relative to their actual age, the greater their odds of cognitive decline in the coming years, a recent study finds. Reuters Health, 08/19/2016.
Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer. New drugs and methods of altering a patient's own immune cells are helping some cancer patients – but not all – even when standard treatments fail. New York Times, 07/30/2016. (Also see Cancer)
A Natural Cure for Lyme Disease. Many wildlife biologists suspect that the rise of Lyme Disease is partly driven by an out–of–whack ecosystem. New York Times, 08/20/2016.
Sitting Really Can Kill You, Heart Experts Say. Evidence is building that sitting for too long can cause heart disease and diabetes – even in people who exercise, the American Heart Association said Monday. NBC News, 08/15/2016. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement and Causes of Diabetes)
Why More People Than Ever Are Donating Their Bodies to Science. A number of medical schools around the country have seen an increase in people donating their bodies to science after death. Time Healthland, 08/17/2016.
Omega 3s Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes Complications. Eating oily fish may lower a person's risk for diabetes–related vision problems, study suggests. Time Healthland, 08/18/2016. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Diabetes)
Contact Lenses Can Cause Serious Harm if Used Improperly, CDC Warns. Federal health officials warned the improper use of contact lenses can lead to serious eye infections and long–term damage. Time Healthland, 08/19/2016. (Also see Media Stories and Research)
Viruses 'more likely to lead to infection' in the morning, says report. Viruses are 10 times more likely to cause illness in their victims if the infection is contracted in the morning, and late nights increase the impact even further, according to a study by the University of Cambridge. The Independent, 08/18/2016. (Also see Causes of Scleroderma: Infection)
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