73 people died from selfies in the first eight months of 2016 alone.
It was only after it settled down that we realised what we had achieved. In a 24 hour period our emergency department would typically see around 200 patients. During “Thunderstorm Asthma,” over a 12-hour period between 7pm and 7 am we treated 296 patients; 208 of them had respiratory symptoms. Of these patients 170 went home, 36 were admitted including four that went to the intensive care unit. The peak occurred at 9pm, when 43 patients arrived in an hour. It wasn’t until 2am before our numbers dropped below 20 an hour.
The all-cause mortality rate was more than five times higher in Mexicans ages 35 to 59 with diabetes than in their non-diabetic counterparts (rate ratio 5.4, 95% CI 5.0-6.0), reported Jonathan Emberson, PhD, of Oxford University in England, and colleagues.
Use of NSAIDs was associated with an increased risk for heart failure admissions, and this risk doubled for select NSAIDs used at higher doses, according to results of a large observational study
High levels of dietary animal protein linked to 60% hike in HF incidence
The survey also highlighted that 78% of respondents had sought medical advice from the internet, while 10% had consulted an app on their mobile phone or tablet to self-diagnose.
The animal so many dote on is among the world’s most destructive predators.