“Our study adds to the growing body of evidence that social and environmental factors contribute significantly to longevity,” says Rajan Bhardwaj, the study’s lead author.
More than one in 10 American adults — 34 million people — have diabetes, and more than 95 percent of them have type 2 diabetes.
Syphilis was just part of the considerable venereal disease problem in 18th-century London. “A far greater number would have contracted gonorrhea or chlamydia than contracted syphilis in this period,” the historians point out.
The study found that people with existing chronic medical conditions, as well as those who were healthy, tended to live longer when they met the physical activity guidelines.
All the strokes in the study were ischemic, the most common kind. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain.
The study found that African-Americans who had experienced the stress of lifetime discrimination were up to 50% more likely to develop high blood pressure than those who reported lower levels of discrimination.
A stitched, two-layer cotton mask was the most protective, limiting the droplet spread to 2.5 inches.
Researchers explored the link in American society between perceived necessity and something called “permissible consumption” — what we consider socially acceptable (or not) for other people to buy.
Each year, 2.8 million Americans develop an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, leading to an estimated 35,000 deaths annually.
Other top symptoms were loss of smell and difficulty breathing. And, of course, people with COVID-19 can be entirely symptom-free.
“The COVID-19 crisis is amounting to much more than a temporary stay-at-home order,” the economists say. “It is leading to tremendous economic loss, uncertainty, and insecurity. That is why birth rates will tumble.”
The tests on 22 oils revealed that more than 80 percent of the products had significant quality problems. Fifteen were oxidized — or had gone rancid — before their expiration date.
“We were surprised by the overall remarkable resilience in response to COVID-19,” says Martina Luchetti, the study’s lead author.
Sleeping just 90 minutes or so less than usual can have a significant impact on how quickly and accurately our brains function the next morning, according to new research from Norway.
More than eight in 10 Americans (83 percent) say that the future of the country is a significant source of stress in their lives, the surveys found.
People in their 70s and 80s who adhere to four or five behaviors — a high-quality diet, regular physical activity, not smoking, light-to-moderate alcohol consumption and staying intellectually engaged — are 60 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease over the next decade of their life than others.
In the study, individuals who ate their last meal of the day at 10 p.m. rather than 6 p.m. burned less fat overnight. They also had higher blood sugar levels.
Three-quarters of the people surveyed said they were sleeping longer on most nights — from 25 to 51 minutes more.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated COVID-19 pandemic guidelines to help people reduce their risk of either contracting or spreading the infection.
The perceived threat posed by COVID-19 was the strongest predictor of toilet-paper hoarding. The more people felt threatened by the pandemic, the more they crammed their cupboards with toilet paper.