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Working outside without fluids (especially in the hot summer sun) for just two hours is enough to cause dehydration sufficient to impede concentration, according to a study from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta.
Researchers found that a positive fecal occult blood test result is associated with a 58 percent higher risk of death from all causes. Invisible blood in the stool is believed to be a marker for inflammation in the body, which can indicate a serious medical problem.
Mortality rates from heart failure are higher in women than in men, and the rate of hospitalization related to heart failure has risen among women but declined among men, according to a study conducted at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Research suggests that multiple sclerosis may have a prodrome – that is, a group of early symptoms not considered “classic” manifestations of the disease. Diagnosing and treating MS earlier could help slow or prevent the neurological damage caused by the disease.
In one of thousands of court cases around the United States involving talcum powder and cancer risk, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $4.69 billion to 22 plaintiffs who claimed their ovarian cancer was caused by products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
People who live in remote areas are at increased risk of dying from snake bites due to poor access to anti-venom medications compared with people who live in more urban areas.