Medical Week in Review 9.28.14

Hello, hello! I apologize for the delay in posting this week's medical review. I have been camping this weekend. Yes, that's right- sleeping in a tent sans cell service and laptop-free, my husband and I had an amazing time doing some good 'ole Tennessee camping. A few s'mores by the fire and a 9 mile hike through the woods later, I feel refreshed and rejuvenated.  Better late than never, here's a look at this week's more interesting health and medical news. 

Hitting the gym makes you more likely to hit the bottle. New research shows that we drink more alcohol on days of increased physical activity. Researchers didn't look at the cause of the link between exercise and alcohol consumption but plan to do future studies. 

Now this is concerning. Nearly 5 percent of young U.S. women have chlamydia and don't know it

Keeping track of babies' vaccination schedules is hard enough in the U.S. where computer systems prevail let alone tracking immunization schedules in third world countries. Advocates of worldwide vaccine efforts are now developing a fingerprint recognition system to track infant and childhood vaccines in developing countries

Cafeteria face-off: Google vs. hospitals. Which environment serves up healthier fare?

Healthcare goes green. In her new book "Greening Health Care", Kathy Gerwig sets forth a few ways hospitals can ease the environmental burden they place on local communities. 

West African nursing student Fatu Kekula uses her newfound education to save relatives stricken with Ebola. Because of her dedication, Fatu's patients are surviving at much higher rates than those in the region overall. 

The crazy evolution of workout clothes from petticoats to Lululemon

How peanuts are cooked may help explain why so many are allergic. Dry roasting, a common method of peanut prep, may be responsible for the prevalence of peanut allergies in the Western world.  Rates of peanut allergies in East Asia where the nut is consumed raw are noticeably lower. 

I've written about 'transpoosition' before. Here's why Europe is giving fecal transplants the go ahead

Airlines constantly redesign seats to cram more passengers into the cabin. The result? An uncomfortable flight. Perhaps a lesson in ergonomics could help solve both issues. Here's the problem with the reclining airline seat

Have a fabulous week!