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#melatonin #hysterectomy #diabetes #stroke

#Doctor, could you comment on these topics to the #media today?

>> Sleep specialists warn about common supplement

>> Common surgery and the risk for diabetes

>> Sex and cola: triggers for stroke

The Med & Mic™ 09.23.22

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Melatonin Advisory

Because of a 500% jump in melatonin-related reports to poison control centers from 2012 to 2021, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine urges parents to seek medical advice before giving the sleep supplement to children. Nearly all ingestions were unintentional, and most involved boys 5 and younger. Most of the kids had no symptoms of overdose, such as headache, dizziness, and irritability. However, almost 30,000 children were treated at a healthcare facility, and two died. The organization recommends bedtime routines and limiting screen time before bed instead of melatonin. (Source: MedPage Today, J. George, 9.22.22)

Hysterectomy: a possible Diabetes Risk Factor

Surgical removal of the uterus prior to age 45 could be a risk factor for future diabetes. In a French study, nearly 100,000 women were followed from 1993 with questionnaires every two years. The risk for type 2 diabetes was 20% higher over 16 years after hysterectomy. The risk was greater if the ovaries were taken out, as well. The findings were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. (Source: MedPage Today, K. Monaco, 9.22.22)

Stroke in Young People: Common Preceding Events

Strokes with no obvious cause in young people could be triggered by fever, flu-like illness, cola consumption, vigorous physical activity, sexual activity, and illicit drug use. With questionnaires about nine possible trigger factors, researchers studied more than 1,000 adults ages 18 to 49 with their first stroke or bleeding in the brain. The risk of stroke went up within an hour of drinking cola or vigorously exercising, within two hours of sexual activity, within four hours of ilicit drug use, and within 24 hours of a fever or flu-like illness. The researchers differentiate risk factors (the start of a chain of events leading to stroke) and triggers (elements of short-term risk subsequent to the trigger). In young people, the cause of stroke is unknown in about 30%. (Source: Neurology Today, C. West, 9.22.22)

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