WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, October 31st, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Cancers on the Rise among Young Adults. Researchers report that successive generations are developing cancer earlier in life than their predecessors, such as cancer of the breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, liver, and pancreas. Investigators attribute this change to trends over time associated with worsening diet quality, increased sedentary time,...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, October 24th

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Air Pollution’s Effect on Blood Proteins. In a recent experiment, researchers observed that exposure to diesel exhaust stimulated adverse changes in the concentration of 90 proteins in blood plasma that are associated with inflammation, cellular repair, clotting, heart disease, and immune function. European Respiratory Society, September 202...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, October 17th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Fine Particulate Air Pollution Linked to Gestational Diabetes. Fine particulate matter is a mixture of dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets in the air, most commonly from gasoline combustion and the burning of wood and coal. A recent study found that increased exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution during the second trimester ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, October 10th, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Influenza, Atrial Fibrillation, and Worse Hospitalization Outcomes. Using data from the National Inpatient Sample, researchers report that individuals who are hospitalized for influenza and who have a history of atrial fibrillation have an elevated risk for acute respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, acute kidney injury, cardiogenic shock...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Button Batteries Are an Increasing Hazard to Kids. Researchers report that two times more children made a trip to the emergency room after accidentally eating a button battery between 2010 and 2019 than during the preceding two decades. When swallowed, button batteries generate an electric current, which can trigger a harmful reaction that can c...
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