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A 17-year-old male patient has successfully undergone a double-lung transplant after he was found to have damaged lungs due to vaping. He was operated at Henry Ford Hospital on October 15. Before the surgery, he was on life support for a month. The doctors said he would have died if the surgery was not performed.
A survey from Gallup and West Health has found that more than 13 percent (nearly 34 million) Americans said that their family members or friends passed away in the last five years because they were not able to pay for their prescription drugs. The poll found that high drug prices are keeping Americans from addressing their health issues.
A new report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found that statin use among Americans has increased and their cholesterol levels have decreased to a certain degree. The report found that a controversial change in 2013 guidelines seems to be paying off.
A Nebraska woman is the second person to get infected by a rare parasite that infects the eyes. She was thought to contract the infection last year while running along a trail in California. She is not the first woman to get infected by rare parasitic eye worms. In 2016, an Oregon woman ended up having the same zoonotic disease.
A new study has found that the MRI scans of children who are exposed to excessive screen time showed a poor brain development, particularly in the white matter that plays an important role in developing learning, language, and cognitive skills. Experts recommend limiting the use of screen time in children below 5 years.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) can have long-term or long-lasting health implications because the annual transition from and to may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Typically, people have 15 to 20 minutes of sleep deprivation during DST transitions, which could increase the risk of health issues.
A new study has found that fetuses who are exposed to analgesic drug acetaminophen are more likely to develop attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their childhood. The study, which was funded by NIH, advised doctors to carefully consider using analgesics during pregnancy.