Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sugar can silence a key protein required for colonization by a gut bacterium associated with lean and healthy individuals, according to a new Yale study published the week of Dec. 17 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The gut microbiota plays a key role in human health, […]Continue Reading ...
Linda P. Fried, dean of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, explains the secrets to living a longer, healthier, and happier life—and why the graying of America may be a good thing.Continue Reading ...
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one out of every eight U.S. households experiences food insecurity. Access to healthy food is an important socioeconomic factor, or social determinant, in one’s health, and for millions of Americans, it remains elusive. “An inability to access healthy food, and the important nutrients they contain, can cause both […]Continue Reading ...
“Healthy aging” sounds like a priority we all can share, but for geriatrics healthcare professionals–the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physicians assistants, social workers, and many others dedicated to the care we need as we age–that term represents something specific, and something worth defining. Led by Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP, AGSF, colleagues from the American Geriatrics […]Continue Reading ...
More than a quarter of otherwise healthy six-year-old children may have metabolic risk factors that put them at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to results from an Acta Paediatrica study. Among 212 children in the study, 26 percent showed abnormal metabolic profiles, including insulin resistance, a sign of type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance was […]Continue Reading ...
For decades, doctors have been prescribing low-dose aspirin for healthy people over the age of 70. Credit: shutterstock.com Taking low-dose aspirin daily doesn’t preserve good health or delay the onset of disability or dementia in healthy older people. This was one finding from our seven-year study that included more than 19,000 older people from Australia […]Continue Reading ...
August 21, 2018 Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meats could help promote healthy cellular aging in women, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. “The key takeaway is that following a healthy diet can help […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain People who want to increase their participation in regular exercise and adopt a healthier lifestyle may be best to mentally visualise it, new research by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the leading journal Health Psychology, found that ‘mental imagery interventions’, or visualising an activity or task, may be […]Continue Reading ...
A healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may offset the acceleration of atherosclerosis, the slow narrowing of the arteries that increases with age, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Women participating in the Study of Women’s Health […]Continue Reading ...
While living with a serious and complex health condition such as atrial fibrillation, there are many approaches and health behaviors that can increase your quality of life. My colleague Paul Wang, MD, director of Stanford’s Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, describes three steps AFib patients can take to improve their health: increase physical activity, eat a healthy diet, and […]Continue Reading ...
Staying healthy can be a challenge, but simple lifestyle changes can help a lot—like eating heart-healthy meals and being physically active. Research shows that these changes can help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. These recipes from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute show you how to prepare tasty, heart-healthy meals that […]Continue Reading ...
Being thin doesn’t mean you can eat unhealthy foods and get away with it. Credit: www.shutterstock.com According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 63% of Australian adults are overweight or obese. But it’s much harder to estimate how many are within a healthy weight range but have poor diets or sedentary lifestyles. These […]Continue Reading ...
In a large clinical trial to determine the risks and benefits of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin did not prolong healthy, independent living (life free of dementia or persistent physical disability). Risk of dying from a range of causes, including cancer and heart disease, varied and will require […]Continue Reading ...
Special Issue: Parenting Print this issue Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices Many things can influence a child, including friends, teachers, and the things they see when they sit in front of the TV or computer. If you’re a parent, know that your everyday behavior plays a big part in shaping your child’s behavior, too. With […]Continue Reading ...
June 2018 Print this issue Have you heard the advice to exercise, choose a healthy diet, keep a lean weight, never smoke, and limit alcohol? Researchers wanted to find out whether people who follow this advice live longer than those who don’t. So, they compared lifespan and other data from thousands of adults with all […]Continue Reading ...
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- 3-D printed implant promotes nerve cell growth to treat spinal cord injury
- Automated texts lead to improved outcomes after total knee or hip replacement surgery
- Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase risk of future heart attack, finds new study
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- Formlabs 3D prints anatomical models
- Heart-Healthy Living Also Wards Off Type 2 Diabetes
- Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media (for Parents)
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