Working-age people who have fainting spells (a condition known as syncope) have a higher risk of occupational accidents and job loss, compared to adults without the condition, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.
Syncope is characterized by a sudden loss of consciousness followed by spontaneous recovery.
Drugs in food supply lead to drug-resistant infection epidemic in humans
April 19, 2017
Efforts to manage a national health crisis will be getting a little help from an unlikely source – a fast food restaurant chain. Kentucky Fried Chicken—the largest chicken-on-the-bone quick service restaurant in the U.S.—has committed to phasing out chicken raised with antibiotics important to human medicine in its U.S. stores by the end of 2018.
With many computer users wear contact lenses, researchers in Spain reviewed published studies to see if contact lens wear increases the risk of computer vision problems or causes a worsening of computer vision syndrome.
Here are 10 steps you can take to reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS):
1. Get a comprehensive eye exam.
Having a routine comprehensive eye exam is the most important thing you can do to prevent or treat computer vision problems.
More than 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Of these cases, about 80 percent of them could have been avoided or cured.
That’s why regular eye exams are so important — they can be particularly helpful in detecting progressive eye conditions such as glaucoma (a common condition that typically has few symptoms in its early stages).
People often ignore early signs of vision problems, hoping their eyesight will clear up. That’s not very likely. Early diagnosis of eye problems followed by professional treatment can help preserve or even improve your vision.
Fastest increase seen among racial/ethnic minority groups
April 18, 2017
Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a report, Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002-2012, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study found that although 94 percent of Americans aged 12 and older have good vision, the remaining six percent, or 14 million, are visually impaired.
Of these, more than 11 million have uncorrected visual impairment, such as nearsightedness. They need eyeglasses or contact lenses to improve their vision. Teenagers, people with diabetes, Hispanics, and people who are economically disadvantaged have higher rates of visual impairment and can most benefit from corrective lenses.
Survey highlights need for clear policies on 'vaping' vs smoking
April 17, 2017
As e-cigarettes continue to increase in popularity, employees are unclear on whether their employers have any company policy on "vaping" — or whether that policy is different for vaping versus tobacco smoking, reports a survey study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.