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Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

Posted 1 Aug 2017 by

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 – While it happens rarely, a person can drown on dry land hours after having been in the water. There are two types of such drowning, dry drowning and secondary drowning, explained Dr. Jessica Lanerie, an associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine. "These are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are very different," she said in a school news release. "Dry ...

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke

Posted 22 Jun 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 – New research might turn conventional stroke treatment on its head. An international study suggests doctors need not ask patients to lie on their backs, eyes trained on the ceiling, for the first 24 hours of their recovery – a popular way to prevent complications. It appears patients do just as well if their heads are elevated, the study found. "Head positioning does ...

Higher Fiber Intake May Improve Lung Function

Posted 29 Jan 2016 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 – Eating a fiber-rich diet may help protect you against lung disease, a new study suggests. "Lung disease is an important public health problem, so it's important to identify modifiable risk factors for prevention," study author Corrine Hanson, an associate professor of medical nutrition at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, said in a journal news release. ...

Health Tip: Who Gets Pneumonia?

Posted 3 Dec 2015 by

-- Anyone can get pneumonia, but your age and general health are risk factors for the dangerous infection. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says other risk factors include: Being a child under age 2. The immune systems of young children are still developing. Being an adult over age 65. Having asthma, bronchitis or COPD. Having cystic fibrosis. Having a weakened immune system. Having ...

Light Meal During Labor May Be Safe for Most Women: Study

Posted 26 Oct 2015 by

SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2015 – Labor and delivery is often a grueling ordeal for many women, and current guidelines rule out eating. But new Canadian research suggests that a light meal during labor could be a good idea for most healthy women. "Our findings suggest a change in practice makes sense," study co-author Christopher Harty, a medical student at Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, ...

'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier

Posted 20 Oct 2015 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 – Low-income families living in "green" public housing may have fewer problems with asthma and other respiratory conditions, a new study finds. Researchers found that children living in Boston's newer, greener public housing had fewer asthma attacks, hospital visits and missed school days, compared with their peers in standard public housing. Adults, meanwhile, were less ...

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