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July 2017 Archives

Construction industry working to update safety helmets

New York residents who work in the construction industry may be interested in learning that, according to government researchers, more than 2,200 fatal traumatic brain injuries occurred in construction workers from 2003 to 2010. To reduce the risk of fatal traumatic brain injuries from happening, some construction firms are working to develop safety helmets that protect workers better than the traditional hard hats they usually wear.

High blood pressure misdiagnoses

Whenever New York residents and those across the country visit the doctor, they typically have their blood pressure checked. This is to ensure that a patient is not suffering from high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease, strokes and other potentially dangerous conditions. However, many doctors still use manual devices, which could lead to a misdiagnosis.

Surgery not beneficial for early-stage prostate cancer patients

One common treatment for New York men who have been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer is surgery. However, a 20-year study provided evidence showing that this surgery not only did not prolong patients' lives, but it also often resulted in serious complications.

Endometriosis sufferers may benefit from biomarker research

New Yorkers who suffer from endometriosis may be interested in learning about an assessment conducted by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. This disease, which impacts as much as 10 percent of American women who are old enough to bear children, can cause worsening pelvic pain and debilitating menstrual cramps. Globally, endometriosis may be the cause of symptoms like infertility and pelvic pain in up to 50 percent of sufferers.

Teenage workers and workplace injuries

Many teenagers in New York and the rest of the nation will be seeking summertime jobs. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that in 2015, 13 percent of the labor force, or 19.1 million workers, were under the age of 24. While working during the summer may seem like a good idea, both teenagers and their parents should know that teenagers may sustain workplace injuries.

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