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Florida health officials are cautioning visitors to the state's beaches about the threat of Vibrio vulnificus bacteria in warm seawater this summer.
Stress at work may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly if you work in the service industry or have a blue-collar job, US health officials reported Thursday. But being unemployed might be just as unhealthy, they added. The study was published in the Aug. 1 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Time of presentation to the hospital may influence treatment and mortality for patients with myocardial infarction, according to research published online July 29 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Older adults with dementia are more likely to receive a pacemaker than those without cognitive impairment, according to a research letter published online July 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Despite these improvements in medical technology, diabetic nephropathy remains unpredictable and life-threatening. Identifying high-risk patients at an early stage could help clinicians take appropriate steps to reduce risk.
Both high levels of physical activity and low levels of leisure time sitting may be necessary to reduce the risk of obesity, according to research published online July 31 in Diabetologia.
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