Tag Archives: Adults

Cannabis tied to severe heart attack risk in younger adults

(Reuters Health) – Teens and young adults who use cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis are more likely to be hospitalized for heart attacks by early adulthood than their counterparts who don’t use these drugs, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 2010-2014 on 1,694 patients ages 15 to 22 who were hospitalized for heart attacks,… Read More »

Facts about Pneumococcal Disease for Adults

What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal (noo-muh-kok-ul) disease is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumococcal disease can cause pneumonia, bloodstream infection (sepsis), or meningitis. The bacteria spread through coughing or sneezing, or through direct contact such as kissing. Pneumococcal infection kills tens of thousands of people in the US each year. Older people… Read More »

More young adults in the US are dying from heart failure, study finds

Sam Edwards | Caiaimage | Getty Images After more than a decade of declines in heart failure-related deaths in the United States, more Americans are now dying from the condition as the obesity and diabetes epidemics rage on, according to a new study by Northwestern Medicine. The increase in heart failure deaths was especially high… Read More »