Daily Rounds: More Measles; Hold The Extra Calcium; Overweight Workers and High-Blood Pressure By 30

Vaccinated Boston toddler gets measles - "Measles continues to spread in the state, with two new cases confirmed on Monday. One involved a 23-month-old boy from Boston who had received his first measles vaccination last year, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. The other was a teen-age boy from outside the city who was treated at a Boston health care facility." (

Extra Calcium May Not Do Older Women Much Good : Shots - Health Blog : NPR "A huge study in the British Medical Journal, which followed 61,000 Swedish women for 19 years, found that their bones got no benefit when they consumed more than 750 milligrams of calcium a day. "It's good news for women who are trying really hard to get a lot of calcium a day," says Eva Warensjo, an epidemiologist at Uppsala University in Sweden, who was lead author on the study." (

New Clue in Obesity Epidemic Points to Workplace - "A sweeping review of shifts in the labor force since 1960 suggests that a sizable portion of the national weight gain can be explained by declining physical activity during the workday. Jobs requiring moderate physical activity, which accounted for 50 percent of the labor market in 1960, have plummeted to just 20 percent. "(

Nearly 1 In 5 Young Adults Have High Blood Pressure | WBUR & NPR "Perhaps most troubling, the majority of the youthful study participants had no idea they had high blood pressure. That's likely because 20-somethings don't routinely visit the doctor or even have their blood pressure checked on a regular basis." (WBUR | 90.9 FM)

This program aired on May 26, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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