Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research links outdoor air pollution—even at levels deemed safe—to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A toddler’s self-regulation—the ability to change behavior in different social situations—may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for boys. Self-regulation is something all children must develop, and poorer self-control in childhood is associated with worse adult […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Infants who sleep less may have lower cognitive and language skills by age two, but early intervention to reduce risk factors could help avoid more serious behavioural, cognitive and emotional problems down the road, new University of Alberta research has found. In a pair of studies led by Piush Mandhane, an […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Warning labels that include photos linking sugary drink consumption with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay, may reduce purchases of the drinks, according to a new study by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Business School. In a field study conducted in a hospital cafeteria, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from the University of Mauritius have shown that factors such as family size, type of diet, multi-usage of towels, among other factors, impact the growth of pathogens on kitchen towels, potentially causing food poisoning. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, […]Continue Reading ...
There are now many gender categorizations, from the traditional ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ to ‘gender fluid’ and ‘undifferentiatied.’ Health researchers can work with these to gain a more accurate understanding of disease susceptibilities. Credit: Shutterstock When you think about gender, what comes to mind? Is it anatomy or the way someone dresses or acts? Do you […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Inadequate sleep is a public health problem affecting more than one in three adults worldwide. A new study in the journal Sleep, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that insufficient sleep could also have grave economic consequences. Community sleep surveys suggest that inadequate sleep is substantial and increasing. Surveys performed several […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death? Recent cohort studies have contested that relationship, but a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology by investigators from Brigham and Women’s […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Shutterstock/JaromirChalabala Paramedics face violence on a daily basis so a new law which will bring in tougher sentences for those who attack emergency workers when they are on duty is most welcome. It is hoped it will act as a deterrent because offenders currently escape what many would see as meaningful justice (attackers are […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Vera Kratochvil/public domain Ex-smokers may not be able to resist lighting up again in order to recover a sense of ‘who they are’– according to new research from the University of East Anglia. New findings published today in the Journal of Substance Use suggest that smokers who have quit often relapse because they want […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Among Medicare beneficiaries on hemodialysis, few patients are enrolled in hospice at the end of life, regardless of the spending trajectory during the last year of life, according to a study published in the June issue of Health Affairs. Ann M. O’Hare, M.D., from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues examined hospice use […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Exercise boot camps get you in shape through one or more days of intensive training. Some have a celebrity aspect, like camps run by the dance squads of pro sports teams, while others promise the secrets of elite military training forces. There are so many that a quick internet search could serve up dozens in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Vera Kratochvil/public domain Vaping helps people stop smoking—even when they don’t want to, according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A study published today shows that smokers who switch to vaping may be better able to stay smoke-free in the long term. And that even people who didn’t want to stop […]Continue Reading ...
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