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New sepsis guidelines; Bullying rates on the rise; Researchers want smoking age to rise to 22 - Morning Medical Update

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New sepsis guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new sepsis guidelines yesterday. The seven guidelines, called “Sepsis Core Elements”, are a result of rising rates. According to the CDC, around 1.7. million adults in the U.S. develop sepsis every year and 350,000 die during hospitalization.

Bullying rates on the rise

Bullying rates have increased dramatically over the last five years according to an annual survey by the Boys and Girls Club of America. The survey shows that since the pandemic disruption, kids are struggling with stress management, navigating peer relationships. Despite this, 75% of students intend to go to college and 62% believe they have the skills to become successful in a job.

Researchers want smoking age to rise to 22

After reviewing their research that shows quitting is harder before age 20, Japanese scientists are asking officials to raise the Japanese smoking age from 20 to 22. Their research focused on 1,382 smokers from a clinic in Kyoto. Their findings were presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2023 in Amsterdam.

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