Category Archives: Public Health

HSV-1 infection (herpes) is associated with colonic nerve damage in mice — Might this explain reports of constipation and urinary retention in humans similarly infected with that — or other members of the herpes virus family? Comments Off on HSV-1 infection (herpes) is associated with colonic nerve damage in mice — Might this explain reports of constipation and urinary retention in humans similarly infected with that — or other members of the herpes virus family?

Crows are hosts for Campylobacter jejuni bacteria in Davis, California — but the significance of this, no one knows Comments Off on Crows are hosts for Campylobacter jejuni bacteria in Davis, California — but the significance of this, no one knows

Eating more than one potato serving per month —is associated with hypertension in women — but not men Comments Off on Eating more than one potato serving per month —is associated with hypertension in women — but not men

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Lea Borgi, Eric B Rimm, Walter C Willett, and John P Forman, Potato intake and incidence of hypertension: results from three prospective US cohort studies, BMJ 353: i2351, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2351 (17 May 2016) This is a bit surprising From the abstract: Participants [were] 62 175 women in Nurses’ […]

Getting assistance from strangers in the United States — during a publicly witnessed medical emergency — is (apparently) highly unlikely — And if you are black — it is more than twice as likely that you will be ignored Comments Off on Getting assistance from strangers in the United States — during a publicly witnessed medical emergency — is (apparently) highly unlikely — And if you are black — it is more than twice as likely that you will be ignored

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Erin York Cornwell and Alex Currit, Racial and Social Disparities in Bystander Support During Medical Emergencies on US Streets, American Journal of Public Health, DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303127 (e-view ahead of print, 14 April 2016) Citation — to press release Susan Kelley, Having a medical emergency? Don’t count on […]

Crohn’s disease — Health Union’s new patient survey and informational links Comments Off on Crohn’s disease — Health Union’s new patient survey and informational links

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to a summary of Crohn’s disease in the United States Health Union, New national study finds Crohn’s disease diagnosis difficult to obtain and life altering, EurekAlert! (01 March 2016) Citation — to the survey itself Health Union, Crohn’s Disease in America 2016, CrohnsDisease.com (01 March 2016) Citation — website […]