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Morning Medical Update: FAA may update emergency kits with EpiPens; Abortion internet searches rise; Does magnesium glycinate help sleep?

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The FAA may update emergency kits with EpiPens

The Federal Avian Administration (FAA) is reviewing their emergency medical kit requirements in response to a nearly fatal allergic reaction. In early March, Lindsey Ulin, 28,had a severe reaction on a flight from Arizona to Texas. Commercial airlines are not required to carry EpiPens in their emergency flight kits. Instead, epinephrin comes in a small vial only trained medical professionals can use. Luckily a doctor was present and administered the vial, which saved her life.

Abortion internet searches rise

After the overturn of Roe v. Wade, internet searches for abortion increased by 61% in states with the heaviest restrictions. “Google search trends are often strong early predictors of subsequent healthcare access and utilization changes,” Sumedha Gupta, an associate professor of economics at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI), said in an interview. Further research is needed to see if the search results resulted in seeking out-of-state care.

Does magnesium glycinate help sleep?

Insomnia continues to be a problem for many Americans. In the latest attempt to address it, many are taking magnesium glycinate because it absorbs faster than regular magnesium. Studies show that even though there is a strong correlation with magnesium and a good night’s sleep, magnesium glycinate specifically needs more research.

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