A study published in the BMJ found the important thing is to get up and move — and to do it regularly and often. That also means not sitting for prolonged periods of time.
“Using robust data to challenge these sorts of myths is important,” sociologist Leah Ruppaner says, “especially given that women continue to be bombarded with work, family and household tasks.”
Interestingly, the effect of grandchildren on the lives of the people who took the survey was mixed.
“It’s close to being settled science that repetitive head hits are their own source of permanent damage to the brain, independent of concussions,” said senior author Brad Mahon.
Research has shown that realistic warnings — ones with color illustrations or photos that graphically show the potential health consequences of smoking — can motivate existing smokers to quit and prevent young people from starting to smoke.
“We need to do hunter education as to why they should be testing their animals, and we need to devise new and better tests,” said Michael Osterholm. “That’s the kind of research that we need to support.”
Most of the volunteers first went through a period of digital “withdrawal,” marked by anxiety and feelings of frustration. Those negative emotions eventually gave way to acceptance, enjoyment and even “liberation.”
The study’s participants come from four U.S. communities, including Minneapolis.
In spite of the fear it inspires, rabies is not common in Minnesota.
People are unlikely to visit their neighborhood park often unless they perceive the park to be easy and safe to get to on foot, the study found.
Changes in the brain associated with dementia can start 15 to 20 years before any clinical symptoms appear.
The finding underscores the role that “built environments” — the structures and features in our communities — play in the obesity epidemic.
The organizations urge public officials to implement a number of steps to reduce gun violence, including background checks for all firearm purchases and the elimination of “physician gag laws.”
The researchers found that older binge drinkers were more likely to be men and to be smokers and users of cannabis.
“There’s absolutely no causal evidence that violent video game play leads to aggression in the real world,” said Andrew Przbylski, one of the authors of an Oxford University study.
In 2019, 86 percent of Americans had at least “a fair amount” of confidence that scientists act in the public interest — up three percentage points from the previous year.
The analysis found that the optimum time to take a shower, bath or footbath was one to two hours before going to bed.
The finding was true for all four groups looked at in the study — police officers, financial advisers, white-collar criminals and corporate executives.
Most nonfatal TBIs in children are the result of falls, motor vehicle crashes, being struck by a moving or stationery object, and assault. Football was the leading cause of TBIs among 15- to 19-year-olds.
“Our findings suggest that urban greening strategies with a remit for supporting community mental health should prioritize the protection and restoration of urban tree canopy,” the researchers concluded.