Health headlines for Sept. 3, 2019

Health headlines for Sept. 3, 2019


HE’S NOW STABLE.
MAX HAS ALREADY VISITED HIM TO MAX HAS ALREADY VISITED HIM TO
SAY HELLO. SAY HELLO.
>>>MEASLES OUTBREAK IN THE U.S.>>>MEASLES OUTBREAK IN THE U.S.
CONTINUES TO GROW. CONTINUES TO GROW.
>>AND IT COULD AFFECT A>>AND IT COULD AFFECT A
PERSON’S RISK OF A HEART ATTACK PERSON’S RISK OF A HEART ATTACK
LATER IN LIFE. LATER IN LIFE.
>>C.D.C. SAYS THERE IS A>>C.D.C. SAYS THERE IS A
REASONABLE CHANCE THE U.S. WILL REASONABLE CHANCE THE U.S. WILL
LOSE ITS MEASLES ELIMINATION LOSE ITS MEASLES ELIMINATION
STATUS IN OCTOBER BECAUSE OF STATUS IN OCTOBER BECAUSE OF
ONGOING OUTBREAKS IN NEW YORK. ONGOING OUTBREAKS IN NEW YORK.
AS OF FRIDAY, THE NUMBER OF AS OF FRIDAY, THE NUMBER OF
CASES ROSE TO 1,234. CASES ROSE TO 1,234.
THAT MEANS 19 MORE CASES WERE THAT MEANS 19 MORE CASES WERE
REPORTED SINCE THE PREVIOUS REPORTED SINCE THE PREVIOUS
WEEK. WEEK.
RIGHT NOW, 31 STATES, INCLUDING RIGHT NOW, 31 STATES, INCLUDING
TEXAS, HAVE CONFIRMED CASES OF TEXAS, HAVE CONFIRMED CASES OF
THE MEASLES. THE MEASLES.
THE C.D.C. SAYS MOST OF THE THE C.D.C. SAYS MOST OF THE
CASES ARE AMONG PEOPLE WHO WERE CASES ARE AMONG PEOPLE WHO WERE
NOT VACCINATED. NOT VACCINATED.
AND MORE THAN 75% OF THE CASES AND MORE THAN 75% OF THE CASES
WERE LINKED TO OUTBREAKS IN NEW WERE LINKED TO OUTBREAKS IN NEW
YORK STATE AND NEW YORK CITY. YORK STATE AND NEW YORK CITY.
>>>A BOY’S WEIGHT AS A TEENAGER>>>A BOY’S WEIGHT AS A TEENAGER
COULD IMPACT HIS RISK FOR HEART COULD IMPACT HIS RISK FOR HEART
DISEASE LATER IN LIFE. DISEASE LATER IN LIFE.
A NEW SWEDISH STUDY LOOKED AT A NEW SWEDISH STUDY LOOKED AT
NEARLY 1.7 MILLION 18-YEAR OLD NEARLY 1.7 MILLION 18-YEAR OLD
BOYS. BOYS.
IT SHOWED THOSE WITH A HIGHER IT SHOWED THOSE WITH A HIGHER
B.M.I. WERE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE B.M.I. WERE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE
A HEART ATTACK BEFORE AGE 65 A HEART ATTACK BEFORE AGE 65
THAN THEIR PEERS. THAN THEIR PEERS.
B.M.I. OF 20 IS CONSIDERED B.M.I. OF 20 IS CONSIDERED
NORMAL AND THEN ROSE GRADUALLY. NORMAL AND THEN ROSE GRADUALLY.
BOYS WHO WERE SEVERELY OBESE HAD BOYS WHO WERE SEVERELY OBESE HAD
NEARLY TRIPLE THE RISK OF HEART NEARLY TRIPLE THE RISK OF HEART
ATTACK. ATTACK.
>>>NEW STUDY SUGGESTS>>>NEW STUDY SUGGESTS
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES IN BREAK ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES IN BREAK
COULD AFFECT CHILDREN’S BLOOD COULD AFFECT CHILDREN’S BLOOD
PRESSURE. PRESSURE.
200 ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS 200 ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
CONSIDERED IN MORE THAN 1,200 CONSIDERED IN MORE THAN 1,200
MOTHER-CHILD PAIRS. MOTHER-CHILD PAIRS.
KIDS EXPOSED TO B.P.A. CHEMICALS KIDS EXPOSED TO B.P.A. CHEMICALS
AND WHOSE MOMS ATE HIGH OR LOW AND WHOSE MOMS ATE HIGH OR LOW
AMOUNTS OF FISH, EITHER ONE, AMOUNTS OF FISH, EITHER ONE,
WERE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE HIGH WERE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE HIGH
BLOOD PRESSURE, BUT CHILDREN BLOOD PRESSURE, BUT CHILDREN
BORN TO MOMS IN WALKABLE BORN TO MOMS IN WALKABLE
NEIGHBORHOODS OR IN WARMER NEIGHBORHOODS OR IN WARMER
CLIMATES TEND TO HAVE LOWER

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