The largest shooting in history. We don't know the motive yet. And if the shooter is 64, can this be mental illness? And what of taking action on gun control?
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This week we are reading that:
There is a higher suicide risk in young adults, ages 18-39, with chronic illnesses especially at the very time when the young person is diagnosed. Something to be aware of.
- Studies show that a history where your mother has depression has a greater impact on childhood health and related quality of life than if there was mistreatment of the child.
- And we did not know that men can have post-partum depression too. And nine months after the babys' birth if dads have lower testosterone levels- it is linked to this depression.
- Hypertension or high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease. 85 million Americans have high blood pressure and 1 in 6 people are not aware that they do. South Asian people account for more than 60% of cardiovascular disease globally and in the U. S. and they have the highest death rate from disease compared to other ethnic groups. Men tend to know about hypertension less than women as young women especially have more health care visits.
- If you have heart palpitations and you notice the palpitations more when you have caffeine and if the palpitations are daily-- you need to see your doctor. And, if there is a rapid heartbeat that lasts, get yourself to an emergency room!
- We read that 25 million global unsafe abortions are performed annually by someone not competent or someone using antiquated means of abortion.
- Among kids with autism, drowning is the most common fatal injury—and these children are 160 times more likely to die than someone without autism.
- If you have been told you need an MRI-learn about imaging with contrast dyes, if that is what’s recommended for you. They are finding that dyes leave metal deposits in organs and tissues like the brain and there is current uncertainty about the harm that it causes.
- For older adults, Tai Chi reduces the risk of falls by 13-43% including the types of falls causing injury.
- Newer evidence is showing that a malfunction in the immune system is contributing to Parkinson’s disease and that white blood or T cells rush to kill a particular protein sensing that it is a virus or bacteria. The implications for this are that immunotherapy can be used to increase the immune systems tolerance for this protein which could help Parkinson’s patients.
- A ten year study showed that taking aspirin and blood thinners after one has survived a heart attack does not pose a health risk. We recommend that you check with your health care provider for your individual risk. There is also evidence that going off baby aspirin after using it for a period of years is not good for you --so check that too. Finally, the use of baby aspirin after age 75 is not good either. Check with your doctor or health care provider as to what the current research shows and for what is best for you, individually.
- Dogs can have separation anxiety and it is best and very logical to start with momentary absence and return and then be away for slightly longer periods so the dog can build up tolerance. Don’t come back if the dog is barking or you could reinforce this behavior. This would impact your neighbors should this occur when you are not home.
- Chronic fatigue has symptoms including significant trouble concentrating, joint pain, headaches, difficulty sleeping, feeling worn out and overthinking. If these persist for more than 6 months, see your doctor.
- There have been 79 studies showing that there are no significant disadvantages or psychosocial effects of being raised by lesbian or gay parents.
- Choose to be informed and to win for health! You can choose!