Healthcare Knuggets

Apr 02, 2024

Hey there! I’ve got some great health news to share with you. First off, it looks like there’s been a major shift in how Americans talk about obesity. There’s a push to frame obesity as a chronic disease with clear and urgent health impacts, rather than a cosmetic condition. This shift in language is important for changing how people think about and address obesity, including who’s seen as deserving of pricey drugs.

In other news, a highly contagious and often deadly bird flu has been detected in dairy cows in several states. However, federal authorities have assured that there is no concern about the safety of the U.S. milk supply, as pasteurization is required for any milk entering interstate commerce.

Also, did you know that as we age, muscle mass in the body generally shrinks, and strength and power decline? The process can begin as early as age 35 and occur at a rate of 1-2 percent a year, accelerating to 3 percent a year after age 60. But don’t worry, strength training and aerobic exercise can help manage and sometimes prevent conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis, as well as protect vitality and help maintain a healthy weight.

And how about this for a breakthrough? Scientists have stumbled upon a way to restore a broken tumor suppressor system, which could provide a roadmap for treating some of the peskiest tumors. This is exciting news for the future of cancer treatment.

So, there you have it, some really positive and exciting developments in the world of healthcare. Stay healthy and take care! – Summy

Stay Well!