Medical Notes: Week of July 18, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of July 18, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 18, 2021 including: Everybody loves a home-cooked meal, but what if your stove was slowly poisoning you? Then, if you were born 200 years ago, you’d be lucky to celebrate your 40th birthday. Since then, the average human life expectancy has increased dramatically. Then, Researchers have cured diabetes in mice by putting insulin-producing cells into a tiny device. Then, Older people who have trouble falling asleep are more likely to have cognitive troubles later. Then, a study showing that smartphones should have a bedtime too. And finally, 25 percent of adults say they simply don’t want children… and they’re perfectly happy.

Medical Notes: Week of July 11, 2021

Medical Notes: Week of July 11, 2021

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 11, 2021 including: Officials are worried we may start seeing a spike in COVID cases soon and it could become serious by fall. Then, Have you lost your sense of smell? COVID may not be to blame--it could be air pollution. Then, doctors can now use smartphone cameras to detect bacteria on the skin and in the mouth. And finally, for people suffering from hard-to-treat depression, new research suggests a non-traditional treatment method - laughing gas.

15-28 Segment 2: Air Pollution and Lung Health

  Synopsis: Air pollution is blamed for one of every eight deaths worldwide, including 200,000 in the US each year. A noted lung physician discusses some of the diseases smog can cause and ways to keep your lungs safe. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Steven Nathan, Director, Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Program, Inova … Continue reading 15-28 Segment 2: Air Pollution and Lung Health