Health News Brief: Certain Beer Brands Tied To More ER Visits, Kids Involved In Bullying Grow Up To Be Poorer/Sicker Adults, Smoke? Fat? Sedentary? Watch Out For Heart Disease, Study Says American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

August 27. 2013   

Kids Involved In Bullying Grow Up To Be Poorer, Sicker Adults
Bullied children and kids who bully others have more health problems when they grow up than kids who aren’t part of the bullying cycle, a study finds. They’re also more likely to have financial problems, including difficulty keeping a job.
Source: Duke University School of Medicine Read More

Smoke? Fat? Sedentary? Watch Out For Heart Disease, Study Says
It’s no surprise that someone who has never smoked, who eats a Mediterranean diet and keeps a normal weight and who exercises regularly is healthy. How healthy? Chances of death from all causes is reduced by 80% over eight years. Pretty healthy.
Source: American Journal of Epidemiology Read More

Medical Group Highlights Connection Between Sleep Apnea And Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes
People with Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure should be evaluated for sleep apnea. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine advised that anyone with the two conditions be evaluated at its annual conference, SLEEP 2013.
Source: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Read More

Food Allergy Resources for College Students
Attending a school with a supportive food allergy policy and Resident Life staff can make all the difference in ensuring a safe and fulfilling college experience. Before deciding on a college, students should be sure to visit the school, ask questions of the staff and learn how each college helps students to manage their food allergies.
Source: Food Allergy Research & Education Read More

Certain Beer Brands Tied To More ER Visits
Five brands accounted for the largest amounts of beer consumed by people before they were treated for injuries at an emergency department in a large U.S. city, according to a new pilot study. Of the five brands (Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice and Bud Light), three are a type of “malt liquor,” which has a higher alcohol content than regular beer.
Source: Substance Use and Misuse Read More



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