Many healthcare workers often care for patients while sick, study finds

Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Source: News Medical, https://www.news-medical.net/

Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market

A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and substantially shifted from the illicit market since retail sales began in 2014. Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com

Survivors of breast cancer face increased risk of heart disease

Thanks to advanced medical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer today will likely survive the disease. However, some treatment options put these women at greater risk for a number of other health problems. A new study shows that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater risk for developing heart disease. Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com

Medical News Today: Is decaf coffee harmful to health?

Decaffeinated coffee, or decaf, is similar to regular coffee but contains very little caffeine. Research suggests that drinking decaf is not harmful and may share some of the health benefits of regular coffee. Learn more here. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

Medical News Today: Is there a link between ADHD and dopamine?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that can occur in both children and adults. Research suggests that there may be a link between a dopamine imbalance in the brain and the development of ADHD. Learn more here. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

Medical News Today: What is end-diastolic volume?

End-diastolic volume is how much blood is in the ventricles after the heart fills up with blood, but before it contracts to pump the blood around the body. Doctors use end-diastolic volume to calculate several different measurements of heart function. Certain conditions can affect these measurements. Learn more here. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

Biology of leptin, the hunger hormone, revealed

New research offers insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. The findings advance knowledge about leptin and weight gain, and also suggest a potential strategy for developing future weight-loss treatments, they said. Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com