Influenza, also known as “the flu”, is a contagious respiratory illness. It is caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, body ache, headache, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, chills, tiredness and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. In some cases, people with flu do not have a fever.
At Toyota factories—yes, the car company—every assembly line has a big red button. And every worker has a responsibility to press the button if they feel something is amiss. This button stops the entire assembly line. Stopping the line could mean the difference between building a safe car versus building one that puts people at risk.
Heading back to school following a relaxed summer can be a time of great excitement, and carries with it some anxiety for both parents and children. Parents can help to mitigate this by establishing a regular routine for their school-aged children, in an effort to make the 2018-2019 school year as successful as possible.
Physician burnout is an epidemic prevailing today in the medical profession. A study shows that on an average 1 in 3 US doctors at any given time suffer from physician burnout. Recent survey in the US shows that physician burnout rates are higher than 50%. These revelations demonstrate that doctors are facing extreme work pressures which is leading to burnout.
A new study out of the University College of London concludes that children with unhealthy eating habits are likely to have learned them rather than having inherited them.
“Beep, beep, beep” – the one sound you dread to hear at 3 AM. As you get up from what you thought might be a few “clutch hours” of precious sleep, you see the numbers “6666” on your beeper – and your heart sinks… It’s the ER with your 7th admission of the night. Sleep deprived and bleary eyed, you drag yourself down to meet your 86 year old female patient from the nursing home with presumed urosepsis. But there’s something different about this case. You notice that her electrolytes are off – and not what you’d expect from a uroseptic patient. You note that instead of being acidotic as you might expect, she’s alkyotic. And it’s 3 AM…
People have long suspected that stress and anxiety can cause health problems in the long term, particularly heart problems. Now, new research suggests that this is more than just a suspicion.
It’s been a truism for as long as science has known about germ theory that letting children get dirty is good for their immune systems. Now, new research has shown that overprotecting children from germs is correlated with the most common form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia.