16% of fatal heart attack patients hospitalized weeks before but diagnosed as having other issues
So many patients seen for shortness of breath, frequent burping/hiccups, GERD, anxiety/panic attack, etc. could actually be having precursors to their fatal heart attack (which is why we always consider a cardiac cause in our differential)
Tamiflu and other antiviral drugs safe in mid to late pregnancy
Pregnant women coming down with the flu can be obviously very dangerous and previous belief that antiviral drugs were harmful to the fetus was disproven in this latest study.
More kids getting drunk on hand sanitizers
In addition to accidental ingestions more 6-12 year olds are ingesting it intentionally.
“Smart Condom” tracks sexual activity and claims to detect STIs.
Scientists create artificial mouse “embryos” in the lab
Let me get this correct. They used two types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and extra-embryonic trophoblast stem cells, which would form the placenta. But they say to make this viable they would need a third type of stem cell to develop into the yolk sac.
Kind of an embryology soup.
Colorectal cancer cases soar in younger individuals, including millennials
Superbugs projected to kill 10 million people annually by the year 2050
Tanning bed related cancer cost the US $343 million/yr
Superbugs may enter hospitals through the sinks
This report suggests they colonize in the elbow of drain pipes. Then travel to the sink strainer/drain and then splatter to the sides of the sink during hand washing
The brain can convert glucose into fructose
We suspected the brain made sugar on its own to preserve its own energy source but this study describes how the brain converts glucose into fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
60% of overdose deaths are opioid related
And 25% are specifically from heroin.