About 30,000 people, both kids and adults, are rushed to U.S. emergency rooms each year because they've amputated a finger. The two most common causes are from things many of us come into contact with every day: doors and power tools.
As if cheeseburgers, fries and microwave popcorn weren’t enough of a dietary worry, now comes word that fast-food packaging is also a cause for concern.
In a paper published today, federal government and university researchers report finding chemicals from a suspect family of compounds in the wrappers and containers of one out of every three sandwiches, burgers, desserts and bread tested from many leading fast-food chains.
Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the National Cancer Institute of the United States of America. Such measures can also greatly reduce tobacco use and protect people’s health from the world’s leading killers, such as cancers and heart disease.
New USC research finds that children with asthma are 51 percent more likely to become obese over the next decade compared to kids who did not have respiratory condition.
The study, published on Jan. 20 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, also indicated that children who used asthma inhalers when they had an attack were 43 percent less likely to become obese.
In the event that your finger is amputated during an accident, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this advice: Apply pressure to the injured area immediately.
Gently cleanse the amputated part with water (preferably saline).
People who are at higher risk for developing latex allergy include: Health care workers and others who frequently wear latex gloves. People who have had multiple surgeries (for example, 10 or more), such as children with spina bifida. People who are often exposed to natural rubber latex, including rubber industry workers.
Momma always said: Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important things you should do to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is voicing strong opposition to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump that directs federal agencies to eliminate two public protections for every new rule put in place.
The number of adults living with heart failure increased from about 5.7 million (2009-2012) to about 6.5 million (2011-2014), according to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update.
Based on the latest statistics, the number of people diagnosed with heart failure, which means the heart is too weak to pump blood throughout the body, is projected to rise by 46 percent by 2030, resulting in more than 8 million people adults with heart failure.
For the second year in a row, a coalition of medical students, emergency physicians and health groups in Texas is hosting the “Texas Two Step: Save a Life Campaign” event at 45 sites in 12 cities across Texas. The goal is to train participants how to act quickly to save the life of someone experiencing cardiac arrest.