Thursday, October 02, 2014

DocTalk September 30th

The doctors join me to help you feel more at ease with your health!

Dr Shereen Habib, Well Woman Clinic

Dr Sean Petherbridge Keith Nicholl Medical Centre

This week we had a lot to talk about.

Here is the podcast.

And here is a quick run down of what we set out to speak about.

1. what is going on in the office

Urinary tract infection in children.

Formula 1
Sorting out a first aid kit for a long journey

-skirt size and breast cancer
-breast cancer
-cervical cancer

-Any Ebola update?

-breast feeding cutting breast cancer in black women?
FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers who don't breast-feed may be at higher risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 3,700 black breast cancer patients. About one-third of them had estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer -- a tumor subtype that is more common in black women and carries a higher risk of death.
Women with children were one-third more likely to develop these estrogen receptor-negative breast tumors compared to those who never had children, according to a team led by Julie Palmer, professor of epidemiology at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center.
However, whether or not a mother breast-fed her infants seemed to influence her risk for the tumor, the study found.

-early childhood obesity and antibiotic exposure?

ent Medical News Today articles have examined some of the downsides of antibiotic prescription. Now, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics finds that the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in children under 2 years old is associated with increased risk of obesity in early childhood.

From the moment we are born, the colonization of our intestines by a variety of bacteria begins. Evidence suggests that different intestinal bacteria may differently affect the growth of the host.
Currently, 1 in 3 children and adolescents in the US are either overweight or obese. What is more, this obesityis not simply a consequence of unhealthy behaviors in adolescence - by the age of 24 months, 10% of children are obese.

-Acne treatments.

Bacteria maybe?

it possible that our personal hygiene routines make us too clean? Are we soaping and cleansing away friendly microbes that help preserve skin health? A study presented at the 5th American Society for Microbiology Conference on Beneficial Microbes in Washington, DC, provides food for thought on these questions.

The researchers will carry out clinical trials to test how well ammonia-oxidizing bacteria treat acne and diabetic ulcers in human patients.
Researchers from the biotech company AOBiome are developing a skin product that they hope will one day treat skin disorders like acne and ulcers by restoring levels of a friendly type of bacteria known as ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB).

-obese adolescents may be more prone to colon cancer!
MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggests.
The 35-year study found that 16- to 20-year-olds who were obese had more than twice the risk of developing colon or rectal cancer compared to normal-weight teens.
And teens with high levels of inflammation had a 63 percent increased risk of developing colorectal cancer, compared with those with low levels of inflammation, researchers found.

- what might cause finger and or toe numbness?

-thoughts on online medicine

-a service that offers house calls in the uae

Power walker loses 150lb! Issues with surgery and weight

Climate change and world health some big issues!
By 2050, many US cities may experience more frequent extreme heat days. For example, New York and Milwaukee may have 3 times their current average number of days hotter than 32°C (90°F). The adverse health aspects related to climate change may include heat-related disorders, such as heat stress and economic consequences of reduced work capacity; and respiratory disorders, including those exacerbated by fine particulate pollutants, such as asthma and allergic disorders; infectious diseases, including vectorborne diseases and water-borne diseases, such as childhood gastrointestinal diseases; food insecurity, including reduced crop yields and an increase in plant diseases; and mental health disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and depression, that are associated with natural disasters. Substantial health and economic cobenefits could be associated with reductions in fossil fuel combustion. For example, the cost of greenhouse gas emission policies may yield net economic benefit, with health benefits from air quality improvements potentially offsetting the cost of US carbon policies.
Conclusions and Relevance  Evidence over the past 20 years indicates that climate change can be associated with adverse health outcomes. Health care professionals have an important role in understanding and communicating the related potential health concerns and the cobenefits from reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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