In this continuation of last week’s antibiotic segment, we explore the prevalence of drug use within animal agriculture.
Dr. John McKillip discusses the overuse, overprescribed, and misprescribed issues that, if left unchecked, could result in up to ten million deaths each year due to antibiotic resistance.
Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare heart condition that usually requires at least one open-heart surgery. However, two new self-expanding valves give up to 80% of patients the option of a catheterization procedure instead of surgery.
This week on RHJ - two medical experts who specialize in studying and uncovering child abuse discuss the contradicting evidence of how the pandemic affected rates of child maltreatment.
Sleep deprivation affects about three out of four teenagers in America. Inadequate sleep has been linked to depression, anxiety, weight gain, and worsened heart functioning. An expert shows through a case study how implementing later school start times allows students and parents to get more sleep.
A new analysis in the journal JAMA Network Open finds that most insurance companies are no longer waiving co-pays and deductibles for Covid hospitalization. Plus, a study finds depression rates are even higher now than they were in 2020. 17% of four and five year-olds get put on medication when diagnosed with ADHD. And finally, teenage girls have been …
Doctors have learned that childhood allergies and asthma may have their start in dry, dysfunctional skin in infancy, when allergens such as food particles enter the body through cracks in the skin. A noted pediatric allergist discusses this ”atopic march” and ways to combat it.
A new study shows that antibiotic exposure early in life could alter a child’s brain development. Then, the stress of the pandemic has led to a sharp increase in teenage eating disorders. And finally, researchers have found a potentially lifesaving heart attack treatment in a most unusual place.
An expert who has studied dog bites discusses the reality of breed temperament, especially when children are around, how to prevent bites, and whether breeds with dangerous reputations deserve them.
Marfan syndrome produces obvious physical symptoms such as extreme height, but its hidden symptoms, especially in the heart and eyes, can be much more serious. Experts discuss its diagnosis and treatment.
Each year, some 400 U.S. children over age one, most of them toddlers, die for no known reason. Families, longing for answers, often find that their families, friends, and even pediatricians are unfamiliar with this classification of death, or that they even occur. Family members who have lost a child, a medical examiner, and a research expert who has lost a …
A study finds that schizophrenia is the second biggest risk factor for dying of Covid, second only to age. Then, scientists have discovered that a lack of a specific fatty acid in body tissues may trigger multiple sclerosis. And finally, a study recommending a calming influence for everyone... getting a cat.