Health Highlights: July 2, 201307/02/13
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Long John Silver's Has Least Healthful Meal: Watchdog Group
Long John Silver's serves the least healthful meal in the United
States, according to the watchdog group Center for Science in the
The group tested the restaurant chain's Big Catch meal -- which
includes batter-fried haddock and side dishes such as hush puppies
and onion rings -- and found that it has 33 grams of trans fat.
That's more than two weeks' worth of the two-grams-per-day maximum
recommended by the American Heart Association, the
Los Angeles Timesreported.
The AMA says that trans fats increase the risk of heart disease
and stroke, and are also linked to type 2 diabetes. Some other fast
food chains, such as Taco Bell and KFC, phased out trans fats years
The analysis of the Big Catch meal also revealed that it
contains 19 grams of saturated fat, 1,320 calories and nearly 3,700
milligrams of sodium, the
Girl Who Got Lung Transplant Has Follow-Up Surgery
Double-lung transplant recipient Sarah Murnaghan was to undergo
follow-up surgery Tuesday to repair her diaphragm.
The 10-year-old received adult lungs after her parents sued to
change national transplant rules. She had to receive a second set
of lungs after the first set failed within hours of the first
transplant on June 12, the
The second transplant was a success and Sarah was able to take a
few breaths on her own, according to her mother.
However, her mother said Sarah had to be put back on a
ventilator due to partial paralysis of her diaphragm, a
complication of her transplant surgery, the
Copyright © 2013
. All rights reserved.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.