On a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz tackles summer myths and truths such as the oft-repeated peeing on a jellyfish sting advice. The following is a summary of what is a myth and what is real when it comes to summer fun in the great outdoors and how it can affect your health.
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Random acts of kindness. That’s the first thing that came to my mind when I first saw this video. Then came irony. A less-positive thought that overshadowed my first as I began to read the comments listed under a YouTube video posted this spring about an eight-year-old boy who selflessly gave up a baseball to another, younger child.
It has been traditionally said that the rigorous schedule of medical students makes them better doctors, but recent research says this is not so. Unfortunately for the medical students it's true that their rates of drug and alcohol abuse, divorce, and suicide have appeared to be unusually high for a long time. Furthermore, medical students are sometimes ruined with allegations by medical professors of having bad attitudes about their professional careers if they complain about their rigorous work schedules and dwindling personal lives. Yet, recent research shows that a kinder, gentler approach to medical students may benefit them greatly.
Just how safe are electronic cigarettes known as “e-cigarettes” by consumers, and who’s regulating their production and sale? According to a recent special report by experts from Consumer Reports on Health, not much about their safety is known. And currently - nobody is overseeing and regulating their manufacture and sale.
In this month’s Consumer Reports on Health, the editors of an article titled “Do you need an annual checkup” find that when it comes to getting your annual physical exam that it―like many other medical procedures―is not absolutely necessary to ensure good health. In fact, they report that seeing your doctor for an annual exam could shorten your lifespan.
Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness which is caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. If you get hit with this illness quick treatment is necessary or it can be life threatening.
Wounds can be difficult to heal. In fact they can sometimes be downright stubborn. If the wound becomes infected with a resistant organism, it may take weeks or months for complete healing. One of the more resistant germs is Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Over time this bacteria has become resistance to many antibiotics and disinfectants. This is most likely due to antibiotic overuse. This is becoming a dangerous trend.