Jennifer Lee

November 19, 2019

Ramping up exercise tied to lowered heart disease risk in older adults, study says – The Washington Post

Compared to adults who were continuously inactive, those who started exercising one to two times a week were 5 percent less likely to have events like a heart attack or stroke during the follow-up period. When sedentary people started exercising three or four…
November 19, 2019

Cannabis does NOT help people quit opioids, study claims – Daily Mail

Cannabis does NOT help people quit opioids, study claims - Daily Mail
November 18, 2019
Gloucester couple both diagnosed with lung cancer 5 weeks apart – WAVY.com

Gloucester couple both diagnosed with lung cancer 5 weeks apart – WAVY.com

GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) — A Gloucester couple is in the fight of their lives, together. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, they have a story to share and a reminder for others. Lisa and Seth Doyle have known each other since they were 14 years old, and ha…
November 18, 2019
Hunter in China catches bubonic plague after eating a wild rabbit – CNN

Hunter in China catches bubonic plague after eating a wild rabbit – CNN

Hong Kong (CNN)Twenty-eight people are in quarantine in China's northern Inner Mongolia province after a hunter was diagnosed with bubonic plague Saturday, the local health commission said. According to state-run news agency Xinhua, the unidentified patient …
November 18, 2019
When Mental Illness Is Severe – The New York Times

When Mental Illness Is Severe – The New York Times

Mental illness is highly treatable, and many cases can be completely eliminated with effective treatment, or they can be managed effectively so that people can go on living rewarding and effective lives, Dr. Mueser said. When someones mind is taken over by …
November 17, 2019
Your diagnosis was wrong. Could doctor bias have been a factor? – Washington Post

Your diagnosis was wrong. Could doctor bias have been a factor? – Washington Post

Newman-Toker found that judgment errors accounted for 86 percent of 55,377 medical malpractice claims he evaluated where misdiagnosis led to death or disability. The judgment blame bucket includes an assortment of knowledge gaps, inattentions, misinterpretati…
November 17, 2019
Death toll from tainted cocaine rising across the country – NBCNews.com

Death toll from tainted cocaine rising across the country – NBCNews.com

CINCINNATI A pain pill prescription for nerve damage revived Gwendolyn Bartons long-dormant addiction last year, awakening fears she would slip back into smoking crack cocaine. Shed done that drug and others for about 20 years before getting sober in 2008. B…
November 17, 2019
The unfashionable side-effects of trendy fermented food – IOL

The unfashionable side-effects of trendy fermented food – IOL

Diet / 17 November 2019, 09:00am / VICTORIA ALLEN Among the latest fermented foods popular with the health-conscious is kombucha. Picture: Supplied London - Fermented foods, from sourdough to kombucha, may be terribly trendy right now but it appears they ca…
November 16, 2019
Stents and bypass surgery are no more effective than drugs for stable heart disease, highly anticipated trial results show – The Washington Post

Stents and bypass surgery are no more effective than drugs for stable heart disease, highly anticipated trial results show – The Washington Post

Overall, the keenly anticipated ISCHEMIA study results suggest that invasive procedures, stents and bypass surgery, should be used more sparingly in patients with stable heart disease and the decision to use them should be less rushed, experts said. The $100…