Old diseases, other public health threats reemerge in the U.S.

Health experts say they see a return of such ailments as heart disease, measles, STDs and other life-threatening conditions.
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Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
discussion of the undercount of Covid deaths. And no, death certificates aren't going to let us get a true final tally. They are an excellent example of the reification of data. The cause of death may be given as pneumonia, or even just respiratory arrest, or it may be attributed to some comorbidity and the contribution of the virus to the death may not be noted. Doctors aren't trained to fill these out in any particular way and again, if the person doesn't have laboratory confirmed Covid-19 it will very likely not be on the death certificate even if everybody knows that's almost certainly what it was.Outside of the U.S., ...
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This study randomized 300 patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention to receive conventional treatment in the control group (hydration only; n = 150) vs. nicorandil therapy (nicorandil 10 mg three times daily plus hydration; n = 150). The primary endpoint was the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy, defined as rise in serum creatinine ≥44.2 μmol/L or>25% above baseline within 72 hours after exposure to contrast administered during percutaneous coronary intervention. Secondary endpoints included differences in post-percutaneous coronary intervention serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, creatinin...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: Contrast Nephropathy Source Type: research
[Nyasa Times] Bangwe Health Centre has registered the highest number of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) cases among youths in Blantyre City, according to report of the research conducted by Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development (AIGHD).
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THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Doctors rely on a variety of risk assessments to evaluate how likely a person is to develop heart disease. While the scores provide an invaluable tool for health care professionals and the...
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(Natural News) Anyone who wants to stay fit and healthy understands the importance of exercising regularly. Being physically active can bring significant improvements to one’s health, including reducing the risk of certain conditions like heart disease and cancer. Thankfully, you don’t need to go to the gym every day to consider yourself “physically active” enough...
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ConclusionsTaking modelling assumptions into account, opportunistic chlamydia and gonorrhoea screening of youth and those in HIV care represents a viable intervention for reducing sexually transmitted infections in the South African population.
Source: International Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Each year, Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions are more or less the same: get healthy, get organized, save money. But doctors at the American Medical Association (AMA) have some more specific thoughts in mind for 2019. The AMA this week released a list of 10 wellness-focused resolutions that could “help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.” Here’s what they are — and how to make them happen. Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S., affecting an estimated 30 mil...
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Each year, Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions are more or less the same: get healthy, get organized, save money. But doctors at the American Medical Association (AMA) have some more specific thoughts in mind for 2019. The AMA this week released a list of 10 wellness-focused resolutions that could “help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.” Here’s what they are — and how to make them happen. Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S., affecting an estimated 30 mil...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Holidays 2018 public health Source Type: news
As thousands of Americans flock to the sun, sand and warm waters of the southern states of America, the Caribbean and South and Central America, almost everyone is aware that protection from the sun can be easily achieved applying lotions with a high SPF rating. Of course, many will choose a dark tan over their skin's health, but at least they're making a decision knowing the consequences. Unfortunately, the vast majority of travelers to southern destinations do not know that unless they apply an effective mosquito repellent from dawn to dusk -- and use other repellents and protections throughout the day and night -- they ...
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