Health News You Can Use

May 5, 2018

Research published this week in the journal Circulation, reported findings of a 34 year study on over 100,000 people found five modifiable lifestyle       behaviors associated with a 14 year longer life expectancy in women and a 12 year long life expectancy in men at age 50. The health behaviors ...

Read more »

Researchers aiming to identify lifestyle factors related to weight management followed more than 4,500 young adults (average age 24) for ten years. At the end of the study period, 77% of the men and 72% of the women had gained weight. The lifestyle factors associated with no weight gain among the ...

Read more »

The results of a study of over 100,000 people spanning 12-16 years looking at the intake of grilled and well-done beef, fish and poultry revealed that the risk of developing high blood pressure was 17% greater among those who ate these foods grilled more than 15 times per month as compared to those ...

Read more »

Researchers in Denmark studied the health records of more than 300,000 people born between 1930 and 1989 and found that those who were shorter than average height between ages 7 and 13 had a greater risk of stroke as adults. The results of this study were published in the February 15, 2018 issue of ...

Read more »

Researchers in China studying the consumption of “burning” hot tea, alcohol, and smoking habits of greater than 450,000 people ages 30 –79 for more than nine years found a five time greater risk of esophageal cancer in those who engaged in all three of the behaviors and a two time greater risk in ...

Read more »

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on the sleep habits of more than 15,000 high school students ages 13-18 in 30 showed that 72.7% of them sleep less than the recommended 8-10 hours on school nights, with six percent sleeping less than four hours. The report is published in ...

Read more »

A study published In the December 20, 2017 issue of the journal Obesity conducted by researchers using MRI techniques to measure fat accumulation and distribution in the abdomen, found an association between the extent of time spent sitting, especially uninterrupted time, and the amount of visceral ...

Read more »

Man-flu may be for real! Joanna Hayden, PhD, CHES A study published in the British Medical Journal on December 27, 2017 reporting the results of an investigation into the existence of “man-flu” suggests that flu in men may really be more severe and cause worse symptoms than flu in ...

Read more »

If you doubted the link between sugar consumption and obesity, doubt no more. Researchers from around the world reviewed 30 studies published since 2013 involving close to 250,000 people that looked at obesity and sugar sweetened drink consumption. The results of 93% of these recent studies ...

Read more »

A recent study published in the British journal Vet Record found that in the U.K., dogs were more than four times as likely to have chocolate poisoning during the Christmas holidays than any other time of the year. The exposure was most often from eating chocolate bars or gift boxes, but also cake, ...

Read more »

Prompted by increasing wine consumption among the British population, researchers at the University of Cambridge in England investigated the change in wine glass size between 1700 and 2017 as a possible reason.  They found glass size increased 700% over the past 300 years, from slightly more than 2 ...

Read more »

A study published in the journal Cancer Research this past week looked at the oral health of over 120,000 people in the U.S. for 10 years and found a 21% increase in the risk of esophageal cancer when people had gum disease caused by certain kinds of bacteria.    National Library of Medicine ...

Read more »

A national poll of almost 1700 people age 50 - 80 conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Institute for Health Care Policy found that only a third of them who take at least one prescription drug had talked to a health care professional about drug interactions in the previous two ...

Read more »

                    1. Wash your hands, often Especially after shopping, handling raw meats, before eating and/or preparing meals.        2. Manage stress Walk (10 minutes 3 times a day) Make a realistic plan for what you want to get done on any ...

Read more »

New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology announced last week revised the reading at which high blood pressure is diagnosed from 140/90 to 130/80.  This change increased the number of Americans with high blood pressure from about a third to almost ...

Read more »

A study done in the U.K. looking at the lead and cadmium content of the lip area of decorated drinkware, (drinking glasses, shot glasses, beer glasses, etc.) found these heavy metals in 70% of the samples they tested. All were made in China or a European country.  All colors of paint and glaze ...

Read more »

An analysis of 36 previous studies of the relationship between sugar sweetened beverage consumption and risk factors for heart disease – diabetes and high blood pressure -  published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society this week, revealed that one sugary beverage a day increases the risk of ...

Read more »

The results of research conducted on almost 140,000 people published last week in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that those who walked two-and-a-half to five hours a week (one to two times the recommended amount) reduced their rate of premature death by almost 30% when compared ...

Read more »

Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the October 6, 2017 issues of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, found the highest suicide rates across the country in 2013-2015 were in rural counties. While the overall suicide rate was just under 14 deaths per 100,000 ...

Read more »

In a review of over 600,000 people with cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Cancer Institute found that 13 cancers representing 40% of all cancers, were associated with obesity. The 13 cancers include: cancer of the brain, esophagus, thyroid, gallbladder, stomach, liver, ...

Read more »

Researchers looking at the breakfast habits of over 4000 people ages 40-54 found that almost 75% of those who skipped breakfast every day had early buildup of plaque in their arteries, compared with 57% of those who ate a big breakfast every day. The results of this study were published in the ...

Read more »

The results of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week, found a concussion rate of 19.5% in 13,000 teens (male and female) in grades 8, 10 and 12 across the country. Of these,14% reported having one ...

Read more »

Research results presented last week at the annual conference of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes showed an association between salt intake and the risk of developing type II diabetes. Study participants that consumed the highest salt intake, about 1.25 teaspoons (2800 mg of ...

Read more »

Dr. Steve Xu and colleagues at Northwestern University examined the ingredients of the 100 top selling skin moisturizers and found that 83% of those claiming to be ”hypoallergenic” contained an ingredient that could cause an allergic reaction and 45% of those claiming to be “fragrance free” had a ...

Read more »

    Researchers looking at the association between activity patterns and mobility disability (inability to walk) of 134,000 people ages 50 – 71 found that those who watched TV more than 5 hours a day and were physically active for less than 3 hours a week, had a three time greater chance of ...

Read more »

 According to a report released last week by The Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) fatal bicycle-motor vehicle accidents  are on the rise after two decades of decline with adults, rather than children, now more likely to be the victims. In fact, in 2015 (the data year being reported) ...

Read more »

When researchers at Northwestern University reviewed 80 previous studies involving more than 25,000 people looking into the effects of the stress hormone cortisol on health, they found that when it remains consistently high throughout out the day, instead of fluctuating as it normally does, it is ...

Read more »

The rate of alcohol use among adults in the U.S. increased from 65% in 2001-2002 to 73% in 2012-2013, according to survey results of nearly 80,000 people conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and published last week in the Journal of the American Medical ...

Read more »