Longer sitting times were associated with higher levels of heart disease risk among overweight and obese post-menopausal women overall, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association.
The coronavirus continues to claim victims; new incidents at Chevron’s Richmond, California refinery and OSHA launches a website to help it commemorate its 50th anniversary. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
Research from the University of Kentucky’s Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) shows that a diet high in fiber could possibly reverse the adverse effects that environmental toxins have on cardiovascular health.
The findings are part of UK-SRC’s “Project #1,” which examines how nutrients affect toxicity caused by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in vascular tissues.
"There are likely to be additional cases in the coming days"
February 13, 2020
The CDC yesterday confirmed another infection with 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States in California. The patient is among a group of people under a federal quarantine order because of their recent return to the U.S. on a State Department-chartered flight that arrived on February 7, 2020.
All people who have been in Hubei Province in the past 14 days are considered at high risk of having been exposed to COVID-19 and subject to a temporary 14-day quarantine.
ACS: Nearly 1/4 of nation's blood supply is needed for cancer patients
February 13, 2020
The American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have partnered to launch a Give Blood to Give Time campaign to raise awareness on how blood donations help patients fighting cancer.
Chemotherapy and radiation, used to treat cancer, can damage the body's ability to generate healthy blood cells and cause potentially life-threatening conditions. Blood transfusions from generous donors help to provide patients with critical clotting factors, proteins and antibodies needed to help their bodies fight back.
In rodeo, it’s not really a matter of if you’ll get injured, but when and how badly.
Last year, a major shoulder injury that tore six of the eight tendons in his riding arm took one rider out of competition for several months.
Every rider who competes in professional rodeos carries a catalog of their injuries.
Flaring at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California this week caused employees to be evacuated and disruptions in operations, according to news sources. Flaring is a refinery safety mechanism that burns gases that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.
No injuries were reported.
Doctors met a patient at a surgical center outside Boston to invent a new operation, a way to perform arm amputations that might allow patients to move their prosthetic hands more like real ones.
The right arm resting on a blue surgical drape before them came from a cadaver; it’s just the limb, ending at the shoulder. It came from the Anatomy Gifts Registry.
Devising a new operation is like re-engineering the anatomy.
Shaurya Undre’s left hand was completely severed while playing with his father Mukesh’s lawn mower in India. The boy was rushed to hospital where surgeons painstakingly reattached it at the wrist – matching up the veins and arteries – during a six-hour operation.
A heart attack may cause tingling and numbness in one hand. If a person is experiencing a suspected heart attack, they or someone near them should seek emergency medical help.
Severe blockages in the heart's main blood supply can cause chest pain as well as tingling and numbness down one arm or the other.
Among the articles in the February 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we feature the latest in hand protection and PPE, see four bonus articles on safety trends, Mediterrean diet and male menopause, hand protection, and safety gloves, read about anxiety's role in the workplace, and much more.