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Medical Breakthroughs: Connection Between Second Hand Smoke and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Kids

In today’s Medical Breakthroughs: Another reason why parents shouldn’t smoke around their children and the latest research on the covid vaccine for pregnant women. Categories: Coronavirus, Medical Breakthroughs Tags: medical breakthroughs, pregnant women, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Second Hand Smoke, vaccine

Medical Breakthroughs: What Your Wallet Says About Your Lifespan

Ohio State University is creating a mental health checklist for students as they prepare to return to campus in the fall. Surveys of more than a thousand randomly selected students in august of 2020 and April of this year found increased anxiety, depression, burnout, and unhealthy coping mechanisms during the pandemic along with less physical activity. A new study in…

Medical Breakthroughs: Why Allergy Concerns Should Not Keep You From Getting the Vaccine

A second dose of a covid-19 vaccine is safe for people who experienced an allergic reaction after the first shot. that’s according to doctors at Massachusetts general hospital who say about 2% of people have an allergic reaction to their first shot like itching, hives, or flushing. the majority of patients had no issues after their second shot. Moderate drinking…

Medical Breakthroughs: More Kids are Seeing Doctors Virtually

The more severe a patient’s obstructive sleep apnea is, the greater their risk of contracting covid-19. That’s according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente. Researchers found patients who used a CPAP machine at least two hours every night to keep their airway open were less likely to contract covid compared to sleep apnea patients who did not use a…

Medical Breakthroughs: Blood Pressure Warning for Middle-Aged Women

Middle-aged women are being urged to check their blood pressure to avoid heart attacks. Researchers in Norway found women with mildly elevated blood pressure in their 40s….have twice the risk of acute coronary syndromes in their 50s. The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning of the consequences of air pollution on children’s health. Data shows it can make chronic diseases…

Medical Breakthroughs: The Toll of Lockdowns on Children

A new study shows the emotional toll covid lockdowns had on children. A survey of Chicago public school students found a quarter of them were stressed, anxious, or agitated after remote learning began. one-third were described as lonely by caregivers. Data also showed the mental health issues had a greater impact on Black and Latino communities. Obesity greatly increases the…

Medical Breakthroughs: Do Nasal Flu Vaccines Work?

Needle-free vaccines may offer broad protection against the flu. A study at Georgia State University finds vaccines sprayed into the nose enhance the immune response in respiratory tracts, where viruses enter the body. That could make intranasal vaccines more effective than shots injected into the muscle. More American children are getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus— but doctors say the…

Medical Breakthroughs:Which Young People are More Susceptible to Smoking

A new study finds planned cesarian deliveries are safe for low-risk pregnancies and may even be safer than planned traditional deliveries. Canadian researchers found planned c-sections were associated with a lower risk of adverse outcomes for both mother and baby. Authors say more research is needed to understand possible harmful long-term effects – such as the child’s risk for respiratory…

Medical Breakthroughs: New Evidence about the Dangers of Air Pollution

Children exposed to higher levels of air pollution may be more likely to show signs of mental illness by the time they’re 18. A study at Duke University tracked thousands of young adults in the UK. those with higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution had higher rates of mental health symptoms, including depression and anxiety. For more Medical Breakthroughs tune…