MedDay – April 25, 2019

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New York (CBS News) – Doctors at Tulane University found women aged 60 or older taking antibiotics for two months or more had the greatest risk of cardiovascular disease. The most common reasons for antibiotic use were respiratory and urinary tract infections, and dental problems.   

Researchers in Maryland analyzing national mortality data say there’s been a surge in drug-related death rates among teenagers and young adults over the last decade, especially when it comes to opioids.  It’s estimated drug-related premature deaths in 2015 ran upwards of 
35 billion dollars. 

People with food allergies may not want to rely on restaurant staff when ordering food. German researchers reported food allergy knowledge among restaurant workers is ‘sub-optimal’, with fewer than one third of wait-staff able to name even common food allergens.

Those are some of the day’s top health stories. Hilary Lane, CBS News, New York.

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