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4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study

Posted 1 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 – Nearly 80 percent of children who have the seizure disorder epilepsy also have other health conditions, such as digestive troubles and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a large Norwegian study finds. "Parents should be aware of the increased risk of [other] problems for their children," said study author Dr. Richard Chin. Epilepsy is a chronic seizure disorder. It is estimated that nearly 4 million people in the United States have epilepsy, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new study included health information on more than a million Norwegian children from 2008 through 2013. About 6,600 of the children had a diagnosis of epilepsy, the researchers said. The data showed that nearly four out of five children with epilepsy had at least one other health issue. These included medical, neurological, developmental or ... Read more

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Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health

Posted 28 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 – Desk jobs aren't good for your health, but working on your feet could spell trouble, too, researchers say. Standing five hours a day contributes to significant and prolonged lower-limb muscle fatigue, a small study concluded. This may raise your risk for long-term back pain and musculoskeletal disorders. This isn't good news for the millions of bank tellers, retail assistants, assembly line workers and others who earn their living on their feet. The study authors pointed out that almost half of all workers worldwide spend more than three-quarters of their workday standing. Two hours of standing on the job is not associated with problems, but "a longer period is likely to have detrimental effects," said study lead author Maria-Gabriela Garcia, a doctoral candidate within the department of health sciences and technology at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. The findings ... Read more

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