Recent studies “have advanced our understanding and offer new insights” into the importance of physical fitness and the kinds of physical activity that are most likely to promote a healthy heart, a trio of cardiologists write.
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People who are optimistic are significantly more likely to live past the age of 85, the study found.
As of Aug. 22, 193 potential vaping-related illnesses in 22 states — including Minnesota — had been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
People with celiac disease must follow a gluten-free diet. But they are a relatively small group — about 1 percent of the population.
“The greatest benefits from having a pet were for those who owned a dog, independent of their age, sex and education level,” said Andrea Maugeri, the study’s lead author.
People “should not be encouraged” to take omega-3 supplements for diabetes prevention, said epidemiologist Lee Hooper, the study’s senior author.
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.”