Vegetarians might have higher risk of stroke than meat eaters, study says Print E-mail
Written by Nina Avramova | CNN   
Friday, 06 September 2019 16:43

Non-meat diets have soared in popularity with many people ditching beef, pork and chicken in pursuit of health and environmental benefits and concerns about animal welfare. However, a new study suggests that vegetarians and vegans may be at a higher risk of stroke than their meat-eating counterparts -- although those who don't eat meat have a lower chance of coronary heart disease, according to the new paper, published in the medical journal the BMJ on Wednesday. This is the first study to look at the risk of stroke in vegetarians. The research found that vegetarians and vegans had a 20% higher risk of stroke than meat-eaters, particularly hemorrhagic stroke -- caused when blood from an artery begins to bleed into the brain. This translates to 3 more cases of stroke per 1,000 people over 10 years.

"It does seem that the lower risk of coronary heart diseases does exceed the higher risk of stroke, if we look at the absolute numbers," said lead researcher Tammy Tong, a nutritional epidemiologist at the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford.

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Lung Illness with Suspected Link to Vaping Found in Florida, CDC Says Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 August 2019 18:13

Daylina Miller reports for Health News Florida on 8.23.19
Florida is now one of 16 states where federal and state officials are investigating lung-related illnesses that have suspected ties to e-cigarette use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The evidence so far suggests the illness isn't an infectious disease, but in all 153 reported cases as of Wednesday, patients used e-cigarettes - also called vaping, according to the CDC. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and chest pain before hospitalization. Some patients reported mild vomiting, diarrhea and fatigue. 

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I'm a jail physician. Here's what likely happened to Jeffrey Epstein. Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 August 2019 17:31

Dr. Jeffrey Keller reports in a KevinMD post dated 8.16.19:  
Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide while in custody at a Manhattan detention facility has focused intense media scrutiny into jail suicide prevention procedures. Suicide is the biggest cause of death in jails in the U.S. - by far. Because of this, all jails (including the facility where Epstein was housed) have a suicide prevention policy. Since the process was an epic failure at that Manhattan facility, it might be useful to discuss how a jail suicide prevention program is supposed to work. 

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