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Floppy Eyelids Linked To Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea. They reported that 53% of sleep apnea patients had upper eyelids that were lax and rubbery. The most severe cases of sleep apnea were associated with the most pronounced cases of floppy eyelids, but this association was not strong enough to be considered statistically significant. The study published in the journal The Ocular Surface.

Zika Virus Infection Poses "Unprecedented Challenges to Public Health"

Threatened by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2016, Florida residents felt more susceptible than others in the U.S. to get the virus, were more knowledgeable about it and were more likely to support taking community action against it. Floridians were nearly twice as likely as non-Floridians to say they took steps to protect themselves from Zika. Even so, fewer than half of Floridians said they actually did take preventive measures. The study is published recently in the journal Risk Analysis

Methods To Avoid Sunburn

A study determines that most Americans still aren't taking the easiest step to prevent the most commonly diagnosed type skin cancer, which will affect one in five people at some point in their lives. Only 14% of American men and 30% of women regularly use sunscreen when outside for more than an hour, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.