Sushi Sashimi and Parasitic Infections Video

Learn how patients who eat uncooked fish and sushi are at risk for ingesting the parasitic worm Anisakis which causes diarrhea, vomiting and bowel obstruction.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicine in 60 from Japan. Sushi and sashimi can be associated with parasitic infections. Patients who eat uncooked fish are at risk for ingesting the parasitic worm anisakis. While the worm cannot survive in humans, its larva can. This parasite can cause diarrhea, vomiting and small bowel obstruction. From Liverpool, taking a nap may have significant health benefits. Researchers studying nine healthy nappers, showed that taking naps both lowered blood pressure and the risk of heart attack. In a previous study on over 23,000 people, those who napped had a 37% reduction in death from heart disease. From Boston, knee buckling may be a prelude to falls. In a study of over 2,000 patients, knee buckling was reported by 12% and was associated with a raised risk of falls. If you experience knee buckling, you should talk to your doctor. And finally from Washington, depression rates may be job dependent. In a survey of over 60,000 people, personal care workers such as those who worked in day care or hairdressers have the highest rates of depression with over 10% suffering from the condition. Engineers and architects had the lowest rates with only 4%. Nearly 7% of all workers reported having suffered from depression. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.

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