Cardiology

Pesticide exposure may increase heart disease and stroke risk

On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticides raised the risk of heart disease and stroke in a generally healthy group of Japanese American men in Hawaii, according to new research published in the Journal of the American ...

Health

Many immunosuppressed persons join in hurricane cleanup

(HealthDay)—About half of immunosuppressed persons reported participating in cleanup activities following Hurricane Harvey, and less than half of those who performed heavy cleanup reported wearing a respirator, according ...

Health

Testing solutions to overheating in hazmat suits

In 2015, health care workers in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone, contacted a Stanford research team regarding their work on how people regulate body temperature. They were hoping for a solution to the debilitating heat inside the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common viruses prove dangerous in long-term care facility

A widespread outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) at a long-term dementia care ward infected 73 percent of patients, demonstrating the serious challenges in mitigating the spread ...

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