Credit: CC0 Public Domain Health care spending among the Medicare population age 65 and older has slowed dramatically since 2005, and as much as half of that reduction can be attributed to reduced spending on cardiovascular disease, a new Harvard study has found. Led by David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, a […]Continue Reading ...
Boston pediatrician Dr. April Inniss has read the studies. She has reviewed the reports. She’s spoken with colleagues. She has even done her own research. Yet the information remains shocking to her, flying in the face of her medical training and even, seemingly, common sense: “Black women with a college education or greater have higher […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Weight loss wisdom suggests chewing every bite 15 or more times to give your brain time to process what you’re eating and send the signal that you’re full. Now a group of studies has found that counting the bites themselves could be an effective way to lose weight. Knowing that dieters often underreport how many […]Continue Reading ...
Economic activity is associated with mortality trends. Credit: chuttersnap on Unsplash In recent decades, Europe has experienced a downward trend in the annual number of deaths. Not only was this trend not arrested by the economic recession that started in 2008, the rate of decline increased during the recession years. This acceleration is evidenced by […]Continue Reading ...
Martin Gibala, Professor of Kinesiology at McMaster University. Credit: JD Howell, McMaster University It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published in the journal Applied […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Wikipedia / CC-BY-SA-3.0-de The consumption of yogurt and other dairy foods is associated with healthier dietary habits and cardiometabolic profile, according to a new study by University of Maine researchers. The study by Georgina Crichton, Olivia Bogucki and Merrill Elias published in the International Dairy Journal explored the relationships among yogurt and other dairy […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The marketing of direct-to-consumer “neurotechnologies” can be enticing: apps that diagnose a mental state, and brain devices that improve cognition or “read” one’s emotional state. However, many of these increasingly popular products aren’t fully supported by science and have little to no regulatory oversight, which poses potential health risks to the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A policy designed to reduce hospital readmissions through financial penalties was associated with a significant increase in post-discharge mortality for patients with heart failure and pneumonia, according to a large-scale study by researchers in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology. The study appears in […]Continue Reading ...
Older adults go to the emergency department more often than other age groups, stay longer, and typically require more resources and medical interventions. The most common conditions among geriatric frequent users include diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, congestive heart failure and blockage or damage to veins or arteries, according to new research in Annals of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cycling and treadmill workstations may be ‘healthier’ than standing versions, because their use seems to be associated with greater positive physiological changes in the body, finds a systematic review of the available evidence, published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. But treadmill versions can interfere with computer work, the findings indicate. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Dear Mayo Clinic: How can you tell when a headache requires additional diagnostic testing? A: Headaches come with a wide range of accompanying symptoms and severity. Most often, they are due to a primary headache disorder, such as a tension-type headache or migraine. In older adults, most headaches are still primary […]Continue Reading ...
On average, Americans eat about 17 teaspoons of added sugars every day. That adds up to a whopping 57 pounds a year. Credit: UCSF Walk into any grocery store, grab a few packaged products, and flip to the ingredients. You’ll likely spot added sugars — lots of them — provided you can discern their dizzying array of names: […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Anyone who has ever put a small child to bed or drifted off in a gently swaying hammock will know that a rocking motion makes getting to sleep seem easier. Now, two new studies reported in Current Biology on January 24, one conducted in young adults and the other in mice, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that smoking in the three months prior to assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment was associated with higher adjusted odds of cycle cancellation resulting in no embryo transfer and cancellations before fresh oocyte retrieval or frozen embryo transfer. Associations […]Continue Reading ...
November and December are defined by parties and social events. And in the U.S., alcohol is synonymous with socializing, with Americans particularly likely to overindulge during the holidays. Older people as a group have not historically imbibed during social events, particularly women. But recent evidence suggests that baby boomers may be shifting away from this […]Continue Reading ...
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