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Study links increased exercise with lower sleep apnea risk

DARIEN, IL – A study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that increased physical activity is associated with a lower  risk of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep-related breathing disorder. The study is the largest to date focused on the relationship between sleep apnea and levels of physical activity… Read More »

C. diff. Infections Double Death Risk

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Hospitalized patients infected with the dangerous diarrhea bug Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) face more than twice the risk of dying than hospitalized patients without the infection, a Dutch study shows. WebMD Health

Coronavirus social-contact curbs ‘put adolescents at risk’

Reduced face-to-face contact among teenagers and their friends during the pandemic could have damaging long-term consequences, neuroscientists say. At a sensitive time in life, their brain development, behaviour and mental health could suffer. Using social media might make up for some negative effects of social distancing, they write in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.… Read More »

Obesity New Risk Factor for Young COVID Patients

Jennifer Lighter, MD, NYU Langone Health, New York City. Christopher Petrilli, MD, NYU Langone Health, New York City. Leonardo Seoane, MD, Ochsner Health, New Orleans. Clinical Infectious Diseases: “Obesity in patients younger than 60 years is a risk factor for Covid-19 hospital admission.” medRxiv: “Factors associated with hospitalization and critical illness among 4,103 patients with… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Secondhand Smoke Increases Risk for Hyperactivity and Behavior Problems in Young Children

Previous studies have demonstrated that children born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy are at increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  In a recent review, Huang and colleagues looked at data from 15 cohort studies and 5 case-control studies in order to better quantify this risk.  The analysis included a total of 50,044 children with… Read More »