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Thursday, March 5, 2015

3/5/15 Health News:McDonald’sTo Phage Out Chicken with Antibiotics ♦ Marijuana: The allergen you never knew existed ♦ Outcomes of lung transplantations ♦ Plus More

McDonald’s Plan To Phage Out Chicken Fed Medically Important Antibiotics  McDonald’s announced Wednesday that, within two years, all of the chicken served at its 14,000 U.S. restaurants will come from farms which raised the birds without medically important antibiotics.Continue Reading
Marijuana: The allergen you never knew existed  As marijuana’s legal status throughout the country continues to change, people should know it can cause allergic reactions.Continue Reading
Outcomes of lung transplantations since implementation of need-based allocation system Since implementation of a medical need-based allocation system of donor lungs in 2005, double-lung transplantation has been associated with better graft survival than single-lung transplantation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.Continue Reading
Administering sedatives for patients receiving general anesthesia questioned Although sedatives are often administered before surgery, a randomized trial finds that among patients undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia, receiving the sedative lorazepam before surgery did not improve the self-reported patient experience the day after surgery, but was associated with longer time till removal off a breathing tube. Continue Reading
Stress markers in unemployed linked to poor health  It appears that stress markers in unemployed people can be found, independent of smoking, alcohol consumption and overweight/obesity. Results from a study suggest that long-term unemployment may be especially damaging to health. Authors also note that older job seekers appear more affected. Continue Reading

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